WOMAN, RISE UP!

WOMAN, RISE UP!   It is obvious that the Lord is in the process of restoring the Christian women and women in general. Some people are saying that Jesus can,t come back for His bride before the restoration of women. Quite a few congregations are dominated by men and the women are not allowed to come into their calling. I remember a time when I was preaching in India and I started jumping with only one leg. The Lord said that this was a symbol of those churches that primarily used men. The ... (read more)

DO NOT GET BURNT OUT!

DO NOT GET BURNT-OUT!   We use this expression when we have done too much and one is totally worn out. We might also say that somebody has hit the wall. This describes a situation when we really can’t do more. It’s enough. Does God want us to hit the wall? No, He has never given us yokes that are so heavy that we hit the wall. “But I have worked for a Christian organization or I have worked for my church”, some of you might say. That doesn’t convince me. You ... (read more)

HOW DO WE REACH THE GOAL?

HOW DO WE REACH THE GOAL?   What kind of goal? Many people are living without any specific purpose and may sing a song that is translated like this: “What happens, happens and I can’t say or do something about that. They have surrendered their lives to fate, but what is fate? It certainly isn’t God. They do not take responsibility over their own lives and do not know exactly where they are headed. Others live with a very strict program and there is no opening for ... (read more)

THE IMPORTANCE OF WORDS.

  THE IMPORTANCE OF WORDS.   I know that I have written quite a bit about that in different connections, but I write a separate theme about it now. This is a theme that The Holy Spirit often brings me back to. We can go back to the very beginning. The third verse in the Bible goes like this: “God said: Let there be light; and there was light.” In the sixth verse God said that it should be a firmament in the midst of the waters and that should divide the waters from the ... (read more)

NOTHING CAN SEPERATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD.

NOTHING CAN SEPERATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD.   The text is taken from Romans 8:35 and the rest of the chapter. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which ... (read more)

DROP EVERYTHING.

DROP EVERYTHING.   I am sure that you are wondering what will be coming. Even I am not quite sure, but I do have an idea behind the title. I recently came in a situation where I had to drop all my plans. I all of a sudden got sick. There were many plans connected with the main plan. I was supposed to go both to Norway and Poland and I had several commitments in Norway. It was not too difficult to drop all the plans, but it led to the fact that the Lord started talking to me about the ... (read more)

MARRIAGE Part 2 I refer to last teaching where I emphasized the preparation before the wedding, seeking help for one’s problems and making plans for a future together. One must go in the same direction and must have the same faith even if there should be points one disagrees with. This time I will keep to the marriage. Two individuals have come together with different history and maybe different backgrounds. Everyday life has started and I mentioned a couple of conflicts already in my last ... (read more)

MARRIAGE. Part 1 I have recently been asked to host seminars about marriage counselling and to counsel married couples. I just arrived from Ukraine where I had seminars about marriage and I counselled quite a few couples. Pastors from different churches saw this as a need for their churches. I always started by talking about the rucksack that each part carries with them into the marriage. This was like a teaching from my book where I clearly separate soul and spirit and where I describe how ... (read more)

WE ARE IN THE WORLD, BUT NOT OF THE WORLD.

WE ARE IN THE WORLD, BUT NOT OF THE WORLD.   Some people think that they have so many problems or they might think that so many bad things are happening that they desire to get away, far away. Some people desire to leave this world and the suicidal statistics are quite high, especially among the youth. Others turn their attention towards heaven and want to go home to God. Both categories desire to run away from the present. I am thinking about the Christians when I say that we are in the ... (read more)

WHAT ARE MY PRIORITIES WHEN IT COMES TO TIME AND MONEY?

WHAT ARE MY PRIORITIES WHEN IT COMES TO TIME AND MONEY?   This theme is about our focus. What is important to us and what priorities are we making? That really differs from person to person, from family to family and also from different cultures and religious groups. We are also having a variety of more factors as well concerning our choices. Yes, that’s what it is all about, our choices. You might protest and say that you have other people deciding over your choices. If you are an adult ... (read more)