Articles by else

COMMUNICATION

COMMUNICATION Part 1 Some of you will think that I write about something that isn’t spiritual enough, but I have wanted to teach on this subject for a long time back. Lack of good communication is a reason for many divorces and there have been a lot of misunderstanding both among friends, family and in working situations. God can definitely use communication. He actually wants to communicate with us all the time, but this is also an area where the devil can play. Do not give him room. I will ... (read more)

WHAT IS COMING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH?

WHAT IS COMING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH?   We read in Matthew 15:18 that we are not defiled by what we eat, but by what we say. I have recently been to another country and was asking if we could drink the water at the different places I was visiting. I didn’t want to get some germs in me. Are we just as careful about the germs coming out of your mouth? What are we spreading around us? What do you talk about when you are together with your family? I do hope that you are eating dinner together quite ... (read more)

DOES THE LORD HAVE LIMITATIONS? PART 2.

DOES THE LORD HAVE LIMITATIONS? Part 2 My answer to that was both a yes and a no. God has created heaven and earth and His abilities have no limits. He has created everything that has life and I am amazed over how He has thought of every little detail. He has created everything that grows on earth and every cell has its purpose and function. God’s creative abilities have no limits, but everything created is built on exact laws of nature and that has its limitations. Palm trees ought to be in ... (read more)

DOES THE LORD HAVE LIMITATIONS?

DOES THE LORD HAVE LIMITATIONS? Part 1 I will right away answer yes and no. I will use the next hours to explain what I mean by that. Yes, I do spend some hours on the writing in two languages. God is not a floating mass. No, we call Him Daddy or Father and Jesus and The Holy Spirit are also parts of The Deity. Our Father is seated in Heaven and Jesus is on His right side. The Holy Spirit is on the earth and He can be present at many places at the same time. He is not limited by time nor place. ... (read more)

SPRING-CLEANING.

SPRING-CLEANING.   I believe that you have to live in the Nordic countries to fully understand what I am writing about this time. Here we have four different seasons. March, April and May are considered to be the spring months. The trees are without any leaves and there are no flowers or other herbs growing during the winter. It is cold and the ground is often covered by snow. Everything is hidden underneath the ground, ready to spring forth when the sun is warming the ground. In what ... (read more)

THE RESSURRECTION

THE RESSURRECTION!   I closed the last chapter by saying that the tomb is empty and Jesus has overcome the power of death. “Jesus is risen, hurrah, hurrah, He is alive today.” This is a song that my children sang when they were small. My favorite Easter song starts like this: “Easter-morning quenches the grief, quenches the grief for ever.” What kind of grief? The sorrow of being separated from the intimate relationship with the Father because of sin. Adam and Eve caused this ... (read more)

EASTER 2019

EASTER 2019 Easter is celebrated at different times in different countries, but in Scandinavia where I live, the week of Easter starts the same day as this comes out. The six weeks before Easter are often called a time of fasting. Some people avoid eating certain food that is considered to be unnecessary. Others avoid eating for several days, a few for forty days. Those with a full fasting need to drink and take certain vitamins. I was at a place where they restrained from sugar over a period ... (read more)

WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR RUCKSACK, part 2

WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR RUCKSACK? Part 2 Last time I mentioned what a child might be born with and how the rucksack could be filled with new heavy stones if the child was brought up in a home with insecurity and quarreling. If the norms of the pre-school and the home differ, that could become a problem for the child. Any kind of harassment from either children or teachers are like heavy stones in the rucksack. I also mentioned wrong words that could be like curses with lasting effect unless ... (read more)

WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR RUCKSACK?

WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR RUCKSACK? Part 1 You might wonder what I am referring to, but I do believe that you understand that I write symbolically. I do write occasionally about the things I am dealing with daily both through teaching and counselling. I am now back to the problems that we can harbor in our soul and body. Our born-again spirit is totally clean and righteous because of Jesus. I just arrived from a meeting where I was teaching, using three rucksacks. I started with the small one. ... (read more)

WE DO NO WRESTLE AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES AND EVIL POWERS.

  WE DO NOT WRESTLE AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES AND EVIL POWERS.   This head-line is taken from Ephesians 6. Last time I was writing about discerning the spirits and I said that we should pray for our leaders to receive this gift. Why is that so necessary? Some pastors are very kind and they really want to be very loving. When new people come to their church with gifts of The Spirit, they allow them to use their gifts. Some pastors are actually impressed by ... (read more)