DO YOU KNOW HOW TO WIN THE WAR? Part 3.

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO WIN THE WAR? Part 3 When we are in war, soldiers might get wounded and some might even die. We do not need to die during the spiritual war. Some Christians are afraid of the enemy and they are hiding. They forget that Jesus already has conquered the devil on the Cross and we are therefore fighting on the victorious side. If you are living in obvious sin, I would recommend you to repent and stop before you enter warfare. Sinning is an opening for the devil and the more ... (read more)

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO WIN THE WAR? Part 2

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO WIN THE WAR? Part 2 I started last time to write about spiritual warfare and how we can succeed. I underlined the importance of the Word of God in order to succeed. That is like a weapon that Jesus Himself used when He was tempted by the devil in the desert. He said: It is written! We should do the same. When one enters a war, one needs to know the opponents very well. One needs to know how they think, what kind of weapons they use and how many they are. Do they know how to ... (read more)

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO WIN THE WAR?

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO WIN THE WAR? Part 1 I am not writing to you participating in the war in Ukraine nor in Israel or in any other war in the world. Wars are going on in many places in the world and many are suffering enormously because of that. I am a war-child from the second world-war and I can therefore understand how wars can influence generations afterwards. I will not write about a military war, but the spiritual one that all Christians are part of. Many Christians are blind for its ... (read more)

A TRUE IDENTITY LEADS TO DEVINE BEHAVIOR

A TRUE IDENTITY LEADS TO DEVINE BEHAVIOR! Your self image will color your identity. Both are formed by which country we are born in, our family background, our upbringing and our experiences. Our vocation will often be our identity. In Christianity one might have an identity in the gifts of the Spirit more than the One that has given the gifts. Some people have their identity in other people. Some people have their identity in their failures. When I was a child, I was brought up in a Lutheran ... (read more)

WHAT DO WE DO WITH NEWBORN BABIES?

WHAT DO WE DO WITH NEWBORN BABIES?   I can almost hear that some of you are protesting saying that you are either too old for having babies or too young to think about that. Others are saying that the midwives will tell me what to do when that time comes. I do not primarily think to write about the sweet newly born babies, but those coming into the kingdom of God. Sometimes I ask the evangelists what they do with the people that newly received Christ as their Savior. Some say that they ... (read more)

TAKE YOUR PLACE IN THE BODY OF CHRIST!

TAKE YOUR PLACE IN THE BODY OF CHRIST!   We read in the Bible that those that have received Jesus as their Savior they are the children of God and we belong to the Body of Christ. Christ is the Head on the body. We read in John 15 that Jesus is the true vine, we are the branches and God is the vinedresser. The branches cannot bear fruits by itself. We need to be rooted in Christ and without Him, we cannot bear any fruits. I do like that the Body of Christ is compared to our physical body. ... (read more)

ARE YOU TELLING THE TRUTH?

ARE YOU TELLING THE TRUTH?   I am thinking that some of you might say: “No, I only speak the truth. Do you really think that I am lying?” No, I do not really think that many are lying, but some do and what is the truth really? I often hear about people with fear or anxiety and that might make them lie or keep them from telling the whole truth. They are governed by fear or anxiety then and not The Holy Spirit. I will give you some examples making it easier for you to understand. I will ... (read more)

HOW DO YOU REACT WHEN LIFE DOESN’T GO THE WAY YOU WANT?

HOW DO YOU REACT WHEN LIFE DOESN’T GO THE WAY YOU WANT? Part 2 I often think that men and women might react in different ways. Some men become quiet and isolate themselves. They do not talk and they cannot say why and they refuse to talk. If a man has been to a doctor and received a bad report or he lost his job, it might take a long time before he tells this to his wife. Some might even lie and say that there is nothing wrong if they are asked why they are so quiet. They might need time to ... (read more)

HOW DO YOU REACT WHEN LIFE DOESN’T GO THE WAY YOU WANT?

HOW DO YOU REACT WHEN LIFE DOESN’T GO THE WAY YOU WANT? Part 1 I believe that all of us have been in that situation once, but more likely many times. In counselling I daily listen to one story worse than the other and I sometimes wonder how people have managed to survive. Yesterday I talked to a woman in another country and she was almost killed by her own sister. I know that this is extreme, but many things are happening today that are extreme. I will start by describing the reaction of ... (read more)

THE LAST DAYS.

THE LAST DAYS.   The Bible says clearly that we should not know exactly when Jesus is coming back. We shouldn’t accept a prophesy saying the time of His coming then. A prophetess I knew was sure that she was going to live till He came back, but she has been dead for some years now. We should be careful in prophesying times and places, but we cannot deny that there are many things happening in these days reminding us about the prophesies from the Bible. How do we react to wars and threats ... (read more)