"Newsletter February 2013GOD’S SPOTLIGHT IS ON THE CHURCH
In Finland and in Europe God’s spotlight is now specially on the Church. He is watching us if we are willing to receive His plans, or if we continuously want to go according our own programs…
Years ago He gave to us the gifts of the Spirit, but the Church was not willing to receive… He called us to praise and worship Him, because He wanted to show Himself to us with His power, but the Church took a stand against praise and worship… He called us to pray for our cities, but the Church was not willing to listen to Him….
Finally with those He found listening and receiving Him, He started home groups, prayer groups and houses of praise and worship and prayer to fulfill His plans…
Now He is calling the Church to prepare every believer for the work of the Gospel (Eph. 4:10-16). He wants to get the Body ready for the last big harvest in Europe as well as for the coming rapture of the Bride of Christ. How He is preparing the saints? Through those people the Lord has given to the offices of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, like Eph. 4:11-12 says. Is the Church in Europe receiving those people? That’s the question!
He is speaking very seriously about this in Matthew 21:33-35 and verses 40-42 as well as Matthew 23:37-39. He is reminding that the pastors in His vineyard are His servants and He is the Owner, they should listen to Him and receive those servants He is sending to the vineyards. Then He is speaking about builders forsaken the Cornerstone stepping themselves to the place of the Head and thus causing their house to be forsaken. He is saying He will not come until we say Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the Lord, meaning that if we don’t receive those He has sent in His Name, we are not actually receiving Him and He has to turn away from that house and find those who are receiving Him…
In Finland we have just last week read about a good ministry of God, One Way Mission, going to start groups in every city and village in Finland in order to prepare believers for the work of the Gospel. Here we see how God has to take somebody who is listening to Him and receiving His plans, although it means He has to do this in another structure than in the local churches… How long it takes from us to understand that God is not to obey the Church, but the Church has to obey God!
We live in crucial time of separation; there is going to be those who are serving the Living God and those who are serving themselves and finally the Deceiver. The whole Christianity has to choose; to belong to the Body of Christ, which is the Bride of Christ or to belong to the world church, which will be the harlot church. That’s why the Lord said of this time, that everyone has to watch and pray and not be deceived."
This is also a call for the intercessors to pray for the Church of Christ in Europe
33 Lyssna till en annan liknelse. En husbonde planterade en vingård, satte stängsel kring den, högg ut en vinpress*och byggde ett vakttorn. Sedan arrenderade han ut den till vingårdsarbetare och reste bort. 34 När skördetiden närmade sig, skickade han sina tjänare till vingårdsarbetarna för att få sin del av avkastningen. 35 Men vingårdsarbetarna grep hans tjänare. En slog de, en annan dödade de och en tredje stenade de.
40 När nu vingårdens herre kommer, vad skall han då göra med dessa vingårdsarbetare?" 41 De sade till honom: "Onda som de är, skall han låta dem få en ond död, och han skall arrendera ut vingården till andra vingårdsarbetare, som ger honom avkastningen i rätt tid." 42 Jesus sade till dem: "Har ni aldrig läst i Skrifterna: Den sten som byggnadsarbetarna kastade bort har blivit en hörnsten. Herren har gjort den till detta, och underbar är den i våra ögon?*
37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, du som mördar profeterna och stenar dem som är sända till dig. Hur ofta har jag inte velat samla dina barn, så som hönan samlar sina kycklingar under vingarna, men ni ville inte. 38 Se, ert hus kommer att stå öde. 39 Ty jag säger er: Härefter skall ni inte se mig, förrän ni säger: Välsignad är han som kommer i Herrens namn."