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Ett ord till Sverige

Message for Sweden
(November 3, 2011) 

God gave me three prophetic words and observations at our last visit to Sweden, and I am sharing these words, hoping to help and encourage those that hungry for more of God.

The first revelation is that the Kingdom of God is within us and that everything starts as a revelation within us not outside, because God works from within, in our hearts (Luke 17:21).

I can see that many in the church world in Sweden are praying and waiting for the Lord to send revival, not realizing that they do not have to wait for something to happen on the outside, but that they themselves, by praying and seeking God, can have rivers of living water flowing out of their own bellies (spirits) (John 7:37-38).

Others are praying for healing thinking that it will come from the outside instead of the inside. The Word says: Keep thy heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life (Prov. 4:23).
That is why forgiving others is a must in order to keep a free spirit and a healthy body.
Healing and health is an issue of life that also comes out of a heart filled with Gods loving Word, for the Word is life to those that find it and health to all their flesh Prov. 4:22.

As a matter of fact, all success comes from within, because as we meditate in the Word day and night we shall have good success Josh 1:8, as we pursue our God given dream.

The second revelation is that in our calling as Christians to spread the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, we need to be more target group oriented and more target group sensitive, in order to get the job done.
Jesus said that he would teach us to be fishers of men (Matthew 4:19).

A fisherman knows that different kinds of fish require different methods of fishing. You would for example not try to fish whale with a net, or shark with a bamboo rod.

Nevertheless the Church as a whole have in many cases tried to apply the same approach in different cultures and nations, and had therefore had somewhat limited success in the spreading of the Good News of the Kingdom of God to all peoples, cultures, and nations.

Paul the Apostle and maybe the greatest missionary of all times said: “I am made all things to all (men), that I may by all means save some.” (1 Cor. 9:22)
I am made all things to all men - I become all things; that is, I accommodate myself to them in all things, so far as can be done with a good conscience. "That I might by all means, that I might use every possible endeavor, that some at least might be saved.
He knew better then to try to apply the same method to everybody, and could therefore as a servant reach many nations with both Jews and Gentiles, rich and poor, weak and strong 1 (Cor. 9:19-22). In other words Paul was target group sensitive.

The third revelation is a word from the Lord about Sweden. The Lord said that the Church in Sweden has a small window of time to repent before judgment will suddenly come upon the nation.
Judgment (correction), not destruction, is something positive because it will save the nation, and it must start in the house of God.
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begins with us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? (1 Peter 4:17)

Roger Wågsjö

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