Welcome to “End Time Talks!”
Why blog about “The End Times”? The main reason why I want to publish a blog focusing on the end time, is simply because I think there is too little talk about the end times among today’s Christians. One of our Grand Old Men of Ministry in Norway, Emanuel Minos, was very concerned with the end times, and he spent much of his time teaching on that subject. When he released his book “The Bell has Tolled for the Third Time,” he quoted another of our old chieftains, Levi Petrus, who said: “When the Christian people stop talking about the end time, well, here it is!”
I believe that what the Bible calls the end of this age, and the Second Coming of Christ, is just around the corner. I also believe that the Bible calls every Christian to ready themselves, and to present themselves as a chast bride to the bridegroom when He comes for His bride.
The focus of this blog will not be to immerse itself deep and intricated eschatology or end-time doctrine, because that would be far above my theologically qualifications, nor do I think that is the purpose of the prophetic word. The gospel is so simple that even a child can understand it, and so it is with the word of God. It’s written by simple people – for simple people. The kingdom of God belongs to all who believe, and the treasures God has entrusted to us, we hold in pots of clay. “Brothers, consider the time of your calling: Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were powerful; not many were of noble birth. But God chose thefoolish things of the world to shame the wise;God chose the weak things of the world toshame the strong.“says 1 Corinthians 1: 26-27
I hope that you as a reader will find relevant and available material that may teach you something about the end times. The blog will also take a closer look at all the signs of the times we live in, and what is happening around us that we should keep a close eye on.
You might find that some of the material presented here, may be perceived as challenging and at times shocking. I therefor encourage parents to be careful about letting their children see some of the articles and video clips shared on this blog. The world is a scary place, and there is a lot of evil deeds to be witnessed if you start digging utside the mainstream media. Some of the material is probably easyilly discarded as conspiracy theories, but then I would challenge you to not to let yourself scare off so easily without first asking yourself – who is labeling this stuff conspiracy theories, if not the very ones who is deceiving and conspiring?
My personal ambitions with this blog are quite modest. I have adjusted my worldview to one that I hope and believe is in par with the Bible. God has no plans to make it a better place, under Satans dominion – on the contrary! God’s plan for this world is to punish all disobedience before He returns, and establishes His Thousand Year Reign. Both the earth and all the deeds done upon it shall be burned up …
However, we look forward to new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. – 2 Peter’s letter 2:10, 13
I will conclude with some verses from Jesus’ own description of the end time…
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man.… For in thedays before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark. And they were oblivious, until the flood came and swept them all away. So will it be at the coming of the Son of Man.” – Matthew 24: 36-39
If we as Christians live purely and do not sin against God, then we too will be prepared and understand the times we live in. It is therefore my greatest wish that this blog will be able to help you prepare for the end times, so that you are ready the day Jesus returns for His bride.
God bless you!
ICE Agent Commits Suicide in NYC; Leaves Note Revealing Gov’t Plans to Round-up & DISARM Americans During Economic & Bank Collapse
BY THE DAILY COIN · MAY 9, 2016
After writing a lengthy suicide note exposing terrifying plans the government has for American citizens, a US Customs Agent walked onto a pier in NYC and blew his brains out.
Sources inside the New York City Police Department have revealed to SuperStation95, the contents of a suicide note found on the body and they are utterly frightening. The note, which says it was written over the course of a full week in advance, outlines why the officer chose to shoot himself:
“The America I grew up in, and cherished, has been murdered by its own federal government. Our Constitution has become meaningless and our laws politicized so badly, they are no longer enforced except for political purposes” the note said. “Our elected officials are, to a person, utterly corrupt and completely devoid of any love or respect for the country which pays them. To them, everything is about getting and keeping power, and making illicit money from backroom deals.”
The 42-year-old U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officer shot himself with a 40 caliber service pistol inside Pier 40 in Hudson River Park at around 11 am.
A source at the scene described how the officer calmly walked into the park, took out his pistol and shot himself in the head.
A ICE federal agent fatally shot himself in the head at waterfront Chelsea park (pictured) in New York Friday
Related: Prominent NY Holistic Doctor Found Dead of Alleged Suicide The 42-year-old worked as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officer and his offices were nearby to the scene of the shooting.He was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital but doctors were unable to save him.
ICE released a statement Friday afternoon: ‘Tragically, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officer from the New York field office suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and has passed away.’
It added: ‘The agency is not releasing further details pending notification of the officer’s next of kin.
According to the suicide note, the Officer said:
“I was hired to enforce the law; to capture and deport people who come to this country against our laws. But now, if I dare to do that, I face being suspended or fired because our President refuses to faithfully execute the duties of his office. Instead, I come to work each day, and collect a paycheck twice a month, for intentionally doing little to nothing. I cannot and will not be party to this fraud; to this usurpation of the law, or to the despicable politicians betraying our nation” the note continued.
ICE’s Office of Professional Responsibility is reviewing the matter and coordinating with the New York Police Department on the investigation.
The agent worked at a field office in lower Manhattan, just blocks away from the scene of the shooting.
MENTIONS “FEMA CAMPS” FOR AMERICANS
In the suicide note, the officer revealed what he claimed are terrifying plans the feds have been finalizing:
“If the American people knew what this government is planning, they would rise-up and overthrow it. If I or anyone else in the federal government revealed what is coming, we would be killed anyway, so now I will reveal what I know.
We in federal law enforcement have been drilling for several years to control riots and uprisings from a coming financial collapse and widespread bank failures. The drills involve life-sized images of American men, even women and children, whom we are told to shoot for “practice” and to “get used to it.”
We have been told that the economy is terminally ill and will fail in 2016. We are also told the banks are all insolvent and the FDIC doesn’t have nearly enough funds to bail out depositors. We are told these events are unavoidable and it is imperative that the government survive when people rise-up over this.
When the collapse takes place, detention camps created under the FEMA REX-84 program in the 1980’s to house illegal aliens whom we were going to deport, will instead be used to imprison American Citizens whom the government feels constitute a “threat.” American citizens will be rounded-up without warrants and imprisoned without trial for God knows how long.
These camps have been equipped to carry out Hitler-scale killings! An actual “purge” of Americans citizens by the very government which they, themselves, created and pay for! I cannot be party to this.”
The Note goes on to say:
“The government knows the military will rise-up to stop this, so our military is being deployed overseas and intentionally involved in foreign fights so they cannot be here to help Americans! This is why certain ammunition and weaponry has been removed from state-level National Guard Armories and over a Billion rounds of hollow point ammunition has been bought by the federal government. The states themselves have been disarmed of military-grade firepower so they cannot defend themselves from the federal activities. This is also why local police departments have been militarized and provided with armored vehicles and weapons of war” the note says.
“When the inevitable collapse begins to take place, electric power to the entire country will be shut off, as will all forms of communication. All banks will be immediately closed; no one will be able to get any money because all ATM’s will be offline. Credit, Debit and EBT cards will not function. Anyone without cash will have no way to get any. The Emergency Alert System will be used to takeover all broadcast stations and tell the public this is a result of a cyber attack.
But while the American people patiently await things to get back to normal, the government will unleash round-ups of citizens they deem militants or dangerous. With all civilian communications out, and all TV and radio stations taken over by the Emergency Alert System, by the time word spreads of what is taking place, the government will already have the upper hand.
Federal Prisoners to be GASSED TO DEATH
The note goes into a wide array of very specific plans and does so in extremely specific detail about what the feds are allegedly planning. For instance, it talks about federal prisons:
“Every federal prison has been outfitted with lethal gas systems. When things go bad, all prisoners in all prisons will be placed in their cells on lock-down. Prison staff will depart the facility, and a certain designated person will trigger a lethal gas system. All federal prisoners, regardless of their crime or their sentence, will be gassed to death in their cells. Once the gas clears, the dead will be removed and the prisons will then be used to house citizens who fight against the federal onslaught.”
The note makes mention about Priests, Rabbis and Clerics from various religious denominations having been recruited and trained to quell resistance:
“So intent is the government to succeed they have recruited priests, rabbis and clerics from various religions to quote appropriate Scriptures about “obeying government.” They are being trained to tell people not to fight back and that their best hope is to pray.”
EXECUTIVE ORDER 13603
The suicide note goes to great lengths about Executive Order #13603 signed by President Obama on March 16, 2012. The note details:
Executive order 13603 about “National Defense Resources Preparedness.” This 10-page document is a blueprint for a federal takeover of the economy. Specifically, Obama’s plan involves seizing control of:
* “All commodities and products that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals” * “All forms of energy” * “All forms of civil transportation” * “All usable water from all sources” * “Health resources – drugs, biological products, medical devices, materials, facilities, health supplies, services and equipment” * Forced labor ( or “induction” as the executive order delicately refers to military conscription) Moreover, federal officials would “issue regulations to prioritize and allocate resources.”
SuperStation95 took a look at this Executive Order from the Government Printing Office (GPO) web site and, sure enough, everything contained in the Officer’s suicide note about this Executive Order is true! To be sure, much of this language has appeared in national security executive orders that previous presidents have issued periodically since the beginning of the Cold War. But more than previous national security executive orders, Obama’s 13603 seems to describe a potentially totalitarian regime obsessed with control over everything. Obama’s executive order makes no effort to justify the destruction of liberty, no effort to explain how amassing totalitarian control would enable government to deal effectively with cyber sabotage, suicide bombings, chemical warfare, nuclear missiles or other possible threats. There’s nothing in executive order 13603 about upholding the Constitution or protecting civil liberties. In what circumstances, one might ask, would a president try to carry out this audacious plan? Executive order 13603 says with ominous ambiguity: during “the full spectrum of emergencies.”
DATABASE OF PREPPERS
The suicide note touches on the subject of “Preppers:”
“We in federal law enforcement have also been told that the government has a full database of all so-called “Preppers.” Those people will be dealt with first — by armed federal agents coming to take their guns, then their food stocks, so food can be re-distributed as the government sees fit.”
If the dead Officer’s claims about an unavoidable economic and banking collapse are true, would it then follow that the Executive Order put in place by Obama, might be activated? Would all of us find ourselves in forced labor, while the government takes OUR food and re-distrubutes it under the Executive Order’s paragraph about “allocating resources?” This is terrifying stuff! There is much more to the suicide note and SuperStation95 is considering how much more to publish. As such, this is a developing story and readers should check back for further updates.
THESE COULD SIMPLY BE INSANE RAMBLINGS
It is not our intent to cause panic or alarm and while we expect readers to be intelligent enough to discern this on their own, we feel compelled to point out that these could simply be paranoid ramblings of an insane person who killed himself.
On the other hand, these could also be revelations by a person who was so distraught over the ugly truth, that he killed himself. We at SuperStation95 just don’t know.
We urge everyone to stay calm, think rationally, and decide whether or not to take any action to prepare, in case this person’s suicide note is telling the truth.
Courtecy: BY THE DAILY COIN · MAY 9, 2016
Are we Missing it?
Byron Searle posted an important correction to all believers out there, wanting to live holy lives in godly fear and truth. We have to stay focused on what it’s all about. Stay grounded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the teachings of the Apostles, Moses and the Prophets. Remain in Christ, and do not seek truth for truths sake, as you might miss the point.
We have to stay loyal to Christ and the Gospel, put on the full Armor of God, and align us with Gods burden for the lost, preaching the Gospel wherever and whenever we can. If you call yourself a “truther” or a “remnant”, I believe you’ll find this message from the Lord, a good and timely correction. Buckle up, and stay in Gods will. The times are changing! Here’s the message: MISSING IT!
Red pill – Blue pill
It’s Wednesday morning, May 16, 2018. I’m in Hundborg, northwestern Denmark at a closed sports school that now serves as a Jesus Hub for longing souls from all corners of the globe. I attend Luke 10 Mission School, and along with the other students, I have just returned from a four day outreach in the world metropolis of Paris. I sit here with my Mac Book Pro and my herbal tea, and really feel a bit like Neo in the Matrix when he woke up after swallowing the red pill. Is this the real world? Have I really been fooled so thoroughly?
In the movie The Matrix, the protagonist Neo goes with a nagging feeling that something is wrong, but he can’t quite figure out what it is until one day he gets the security police on his neck. He is rescued at the last moment by the rebel leader Morpheus who tells him a harrowing truth. The world as he knows it is not what it claims to be. His nagging turmoil is confirmed by Morpheus, who reveals that his life is just a lie and scorn.
Morpheus offers him a red pill that will free him from the fantasy world he’s trapped in, but freedom has a cost. The real world seems far tougher than the dream world he is escaping from, and offers persecution and absence of luxury. What should he choose? If he chooses the red pill, he is free from captivity, but if he chooses the blue pill he can return to the safe and simulated reality of The Matrix.
I picked the red pill!
After finding myself in the safe lap of the congregation, constantly seeking the freedom and power we read about in the Acts of the Apostles, it has slowly but surely dawned on me that I have been deceived! The Western Church is just a shadow of the life we read about in the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. The Western congregation has become like the Laodicean congregation. It thinks about itself that it is rich and has abundance and lacks nothing, but does not realize that it is squalid and pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
How can I be so categorical, you probably might think. That’s because I’ve experienced both. I spent my 15 best years in a protected world, running from one conference to the other, hoping to get a bit of the visiting, anointed evangelist. As we play church, usually completely devoid of spirit and power, the devil is enjoying himself, deluding the gospel as best he can, to keep people down in sin and deception. Today’s congregation, with its many religious programs and rituals, is best suited to keep the regular churchgoer happy, just enough for them to attend the Sunday meeting and pay tithing, so the pastor can keep the wheels going. However, if you get the individual churchgoer on a bipartisan basis and ask if they feel they are effective in what God has called them to, most people will probably deny it, if they are honest, or conscious enough. The Church, as we know it, is simply not structured to equip the Saints for all good work, as we read about in Ephesians 4:11-16. There is no room on the stage for more than a small selection of the congregation. The rest of the congregation is doomed to a fate as vegetarian “chair warmers,” who get just enough food to stay alive, and pay tithing, but not so much that they start to get upset and ask questions.
My claim is that the regular church in the West has accepted a seductive image of what the church is. And that seduction has put us in a situation where we stand snugly and ribbed back like a Samson, without the power and anointing enough to do a fly. We have been subject to the rules of this world and the deception of wealth, and stand powerless in settlement with the enemy’s cunning play in the cunning art of delusion.
We preach a diluted gospel with a license to sin, and in the face of sickness, demons and sin, we are toothless and stripped of all authority.
The Big Sleep
My sleep process began in 2002, when the congregation I was attending at that time was moving towards a more “seeker-sensitive” style of meetings and programs. The Discipleship School for which I was then General Manager was closed down, with the result that until then I had been up before sunrise each day to pray, finding it increasingly difficult to keep up the motivation and praying spirit without the same challenges as before. Eventually, the prayer meetings were also closed, and people were encouraged to pray at home instead. The decentralized prayer meetings did not work, and the congregation lost the spiritual excitement it was once known to have in the old days. Sure, we were relevant, but spiritually, we were completely harmless to the enemy.
I, and many with me ended up in a spiritual sleepwalking that it would take many years to wake up from again. The church landscape around us was also changing. The resilience and pull of the Charismatic environment in Norway, the Lutheran Charismatic Movement, the Faith Movement also in Scandinavia began to wane, and one church after another imploded as a result of abuse of power and unhealthy structures. Unfortunately, our congregation was no exception to this, and in the end of the first decade in the new millennium, the congregation was almost like a leaf on the high seas. The rest is history.
Awakening, Part I
My first partial awakening came after a visit to the Saddleback Church Purpose Driven Church Conference in LA, summer 2008. I met a congregation who knew what it wanted, which had a clear understanding of the church’s biblical mandate, was concerned with healthy structures, healthy leadership, spiritual freedom for each to discover their ministry, and a common and individual view of how the congregation and the individual could live and act in harmony, loving God, loving people, and fulfilling the Great Commission. That was my impression at the time. I was so naiive. But thanks to God, who pulled me through this train of awakenings, I am able to see things quite differently.
When I came back to Norway after the US trip, I had a shocking experience. I suddenly saw the church – my own and other churches, with brand new glasses. Suddenly, I became aware of who was not present in our congregation, and the congregation’s unwillingness and lack of ability to reach out to the people in our environment with whom Jesus was concerned. My dawn awakening was far from complete, and in many ways I fumbled in the blind, but stumbled forward, with an ever-growing turmoil in my mind and a burning zeal to do Jesus’ deeds on earth. I first discovered that in our eagerness to seek the charismatic and spiritual gifts, I had become self-absorbed and superficial, without depth and mercy. Our gospel had become hard, and almost a “pull-yoursel-together-gospel,” only suitable to repel everyone except for the very hard-hearted enthusiasts. I needed a counterbalance, and engaged in what I could find of diaconal activity, to learn more about the service of mercy and charity. In the eyes of many, it was almost heretical to go from the utmost charismatic wing to the Church Mission (Kirkens Bymisjon), mostly dominated by liberal christians, but I really learned a lot about loving my neighbor, without waiting to get something in return.
Awakening, Part II
Spring 2016, I decided to attend a mission conference in Istanbul, June of that year. It was going to be a game-changing experience.
80 pastors and leaders from more than 20 nations, mainly from the Middle East, gathered to focus on what the Lord is doing in the Middle East. It was a sudden wake-up call, and I experienced the Lord challenging me with the following question: “Thor-Egil! How do you plan to respond to the Great Comission?” I was totally convicted, and felt that I had to repent of both disobedience and indifference. Norway was once a major missionary nation, mobilizing generations of Christians for inner and outer mission. Those who did not travel were actively participating in sock knitting and raffle to raise money for those who were out on the mission field. Over the past 50 years, we have seen an increasing degree of professionalization of the mission work, with the sad consequence that generations of Christians have no conscious or active relationship with mission field. The call still applies to all Christians, but in this area the churches have grossly neglected and depriving the growing generations of the opportunity to respond to the call from the Great Commission. The call applies to everyone!
My sudden alarm in Istanbul meant that I had to put everything on the altar – our house, my job, and all my plans of self fullfillment. I left Turkey with a new energy and a stronger urge to pray, than I had experienced for almost 15 years. I experienced Luke 10: 2 coming so alive to me, with the sincere calling for workers to the mature harvest fields hammering inside of me. I immediately began to sketch out how to mobilize the growing generations for a missions in the Middle East. Discipleship training is a key word, so I started pulling together a syllabus for a 3-month Discipleship School, with the Middle East as the main focus area.
The Mission Call
After attending a mission conference in Beirut, Lebanon, in the fall of 2017, I experienced that the awakening, made another bust. We had 100 Syrian pastors and church leaders as participants on our conference, and I felt that the cry for workers was only getting stronger and stronger. Syria is in a critical phase, where everything is possible for the believers who wants to sow its resources in good soil. The war has shaken the Christians, who have previously been characterized by divisions and a lack of unity. Now, after almost a decade of war, the church landscape looks completely different, and the Christians have “prayed together” as a result of the trials of the war, and few or no denominations find it worthwhile to stand alone any longer.
During the conference, I felt strongly about the call, but saw little or no opportunity to travel as often as I could possibly wish. Without financial support from Norway, a busload of debt and strained private finances, the opportunities were small to realize the mission call I knew God had called me to pursue. Thoughts of making some drastic changes in our lifestyle, began to rise up inside of me, and I became more and more desperate in my quest for changes.
In February 2018, I discovered that the movie “The Last Reformation – The Life” was to be staged at our local cinema. It immediately caught our interest. I had briefly heard of this movement a year in advance, but quickly dismissed it as a bunch of evangelicals who lived a carefree existence on the periphery of the established congregational structure. The movie trailer, and the obvious quality of the movie, triggered something inside of me. I had to find out more about this energic danish preacher, with his characteristic Danish-English accent. After hours and days of researching, I couldn’t really find anything problematic in his teaching, though I knew he was controversial in Norway. Sure, the message was radical, but his teaching at the PTS school I found on Youtube did not differ significantly from the teaching we taught at the time I managed our former Churches Bible School. Sure, the testimonies were noticable, and the number of healings we heard about was startling, but basically there was nothing controverial to be found, really. I decided to bring the whole family to the premiere, and what a premiere it was! The movie ended with prayers for the sick, and I also witnessed several healings, even demonic expulsions – a pretty unheard of thing to observe, even in the Bible Belt of Norway.
I was hooked and felt that I just had to go an check out this movement for myself.
Torben Sondergaard and his disciples, could demonstrate such a range of documented healings, demonic expulsions, miracles, wonders and signs that it simply could not be ignored. This was exactly what I had been longing for!
I discovered that Torben himself would be holding a so-called “Kickstart” at Easter that year, so I decided to propose to the family that we should go on a slightly different Easter holiday. Instead of relaxing at the coastline, go skiing or spand time at the familys cabin, we decided to attend a practically oriented 3-day seminar where the purpose was to learn how to pray for the sick on the street!
We were all challenged to the breaking point, and there was a lot of discussion in our family before we finally agreed to go to Denmark. Dut we decided to go. I increasingly felt that I really wanted Sondergaard’s experiences to be mine too, so I decided to fast for two weeks before the trip to Denmark, to prepare spiritually, and to dedicate myself to the Lord.
I really wanted to get the maximum benefit from this journey, and I felt in many ways that it was now or never. We had also played around with the idea of maybe selling the house, getting rid of some debt, and burdensome expenses, so daddy (me) could get a little economical slack, and mabe get the oporytunity to parttake in more mission trips. The breakthrough we experienced at the Kickstart in Denmark happened to be of such a character that I could not possibly have predicted, much less hoped for that kind of result in advance. Our oldest (son) met Jesus, and was born again. Our daughter was baptized and my wife was healed, and we all experienced being kick-started, wich means we all experienced praying for sick people, and seing them being healsed just before our very eyes. That was a totally new experience! We had seen some healings now and then, but this was totally different! The week after the Kickstart, our 12 year old daughter had the opportunity to pray for 20 fellow students, and they all experienced improvement or complete healing. Our son who struggled with gaming-addiction was unable to sleep in the same room as his expensive “gaming machine”, and had to put it in the hallway the first night after we returned from Denmark. He had been delivered!
My personal breakthrough came at the last meeting on Easter Sunday. There and then, I experienced taking my largest faith leap so far, namely putting our house up for sale – completely without any backup plan. It felt like jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet altitude – with no parachute! Still, it felt like the best and most important decision we as a family had ever made! During the weekend in Denmark, Søndergaard launched the plans for a 3 month practically oriented missionary school at their campus in Denmark. This one I knew was an instant draw, but I did not get all the details, and thought that this might be something that started in the fall, but no. Luke 10 Mission School was scheduled to start in May 1st., and that was less than a month away. With our house to be prepared for sale, a strained economy and uncertainty in terms of work and leave, participation in the Luke 10 school looked like a hopeless project. I brought it to God in prayer. I almost begged, but soon I realized that this would not be possible to force through, in respect for the rest of our family. Everyone had to be a part of it, and it also had a practically and financially side to it. The family eventually felt peace of mind, and the job gave me a 2-month leave. We got the house ready for sale, just before I left for Denmark, and a few weeks later the house was sold.
40 Days of Fasting
One week after I broke my period of 14 days of fasting, I experienced the Lord’s presence during a Conference in our hometown. God’s presence filled the Sanctuary that day, in a way I can’t remember having experienced before. The first set of praise and worship lasted for 1.5 hours, and God’s presence washed over us in wave after wave. The speaker that night experienced Gods presence so strong that he could not deliver his speech. He just had to prophesy for 10 minutes before he could concentrate on the sermon. The presence of God was just Awesome! I experienced that the Lord spoke to me and said; now is the time to get serious! God wanted me to take it up to what, for me, was an extreme level of initiation, and I decided to enter a 40 day fast. Again, I experienced that the spiritual situation I had entered, required maximum concentration, and an dedication to the Lord that I had never been close to before.
God is holy
We came home from Denmark late at night before the 2nd Easter Sunday, and were in bed at 02:00 at night. I usually tend to be up in the morning to pray, but this morning I got up a little later, due to last nights late arrival. When my wife got out of bed, I still hadn’t finished my morning prayer, thinking that I could move to my study, as I often do on weekdays. I was in for a real surprise. As I open the door to the the study, I get an acute feeling of having to vomit, and feel that if I do not close the door a little quick, I will simply empty my stomach all over the floor. I immediately understand what this is all about. As a private person, I am a community committed person. I used to represent the City Council for the Christian People’s Party, in addition to that, I was a board member of several organisations, and project leader for a charity project. For the past year, I had also been the prime mover for the establishment of a festival, promoting kindness and doing good for the local community. A project that has received wide attention in the local and regional press.
They were all good and socially beneficial projects, in isolation, but the reaction in my spirit could not be mistaken. This was far from what the Lord had on his agenda, and kept me away from what the Lord had actually called me to do. The next day, I had no other choice than to call my superiors, and start exit processes in all engagements.
It felt like I had been on a spiritual mountain top, and God reminded me about Psalm 24:3-5, which talks about spiritual purety and idol worship. It came rather as a shock to me that God considered me an idol worshiper, and that He also considered my study unclean. I got His point, and it was a great relief to experience how God lead me to act in obedience to what He had spoken to me.
A new chapter
I arrived at The Last Reformations “Jesus Center” in Hundborg on Sunday, April 29, a day before the start on May 1, 2018. I was already a few weeks into my 40-day fasting period, and found myself just as much in a inner as an outer journey. Day two I had another experience with the Lord, which made another powerful impression on my spiritual life.
My motives for applying to the Luke 10 School were strongly linked to the desire to see God’s power manifested throughout my life, and that my future ministry in the mission field should be marked by signs and miracles. It was as if the Lord said to me with a clear voice; “Thor-Egil. Do not be too busy seeking my gifts, but rather seek my face. The rest will come naturally as the fruit of a heart that loves Me who has given everything”, I felt God said to me. The gospel is the power of God for the salvation of every believer.
The next day, I received another message from the Lord and experienced that He once again challenged my focus and motives. “I am the head of the congregation, and it is I who build My congregation. Are you serving Me, or are you busy building your own kingdom?”, God said. Two years earlier I made a decision to put everything on the altar, and once again I found myself in the same situation where I had to put everything on the altar again – even the mission call I had experienced in Istanbul. God really made it all so clear to me: ”You have nothing in yourself that satisfies me! There is only one acceptable sacrefice I will accept, and that is the redeeming blood of My Son, Jesus Christ!”
Just as I had experienced during the Kickstart one month earlier, I found myself in a holy place, where the fear of God was at a level I had never experienced before. The first two days at school, Torben Søndergaard shared his story with the Lord with us students. We sat around a table, and Torben just shared – often with tears in his eyes, stories of trials, persecution, loneliness, poverty, mistakes, hopelessness and lack of the true gospel manifested through his life and service. The first breakthrough was to come almost 20 years ago after a 40 day fast. The first fruit of this fasting period was an increased fear of God. Soon after, he was to see his first healing through intercession, and shortly thereafter he was renowned for praying for people on national television. The walk was long and tough and the downturns many, but he experienced that the fear of God increased, and he managed to preserve his heart through all of the trials.
I was blown away by this simple man’s testimony, and experienced a presence of God, a power and authority with the Lord that I had not yet experienced among any of God’s men and women i had met so far. I was soon to discover that this was only the beginning. During the first two days of the mission school, we were told that Luke 10 students would be hosting a Kickstart in Paris with over 1,000 participants. We felt both fear and excitement. What would it be like, and how should we prepare for this? After all, we all knew that Torben’s seminars were characterized by strong healings, demonic manifestations and strong repentance, only that this time we should not be spectators. We were the “Team!”We were the ones to serve the other participants. Suddenly there was nowhere to hide. We had to decide to sink or swim!
On the same day that the conference began, I was up early as usual to be with the Lord, and that day I received just a word from the Lord: BREAKTHROUGH! I wrote this word as a heading in the prayer diary that day, and knew that now I am closer than ever to what I have been longing for. I did not have the fantasy to imagine what was to come the following day. It was just so far beyond my imagination.
After hand-raising on day two, we could estimate that about 120 participants who wanted to be baptized in water and the Holy Spirit. The final number ended on 180 baptisms before the day was over. In front of the stage, there was complete chaos of people asking for intercession. We felt acutely understaffed at first, but as we got started, things went really well. Among other things, I prayed for a former Jewish rabbi who had strong demonic manifestations, and was not totally delivered befor he ended up in the baptismal pool. Then he was redeemed and given the gift of the Holy Spirit with tongues as a sign.
I had several repentance talks with candidates for baptism. It is important that the candidate understands the Gospel and has a true repentance in his heart, and at the same time is willing to put his og her old life behind. Some of the baptismal candidates would like to be saved, but was not willing to repent of their sin, and then they where politely asked to return when they had repented.
One of the baptism candidates I talked to with was a 30-year-old Frenchman who had served as a worship leader in a Church in Paris. The story he revealed, he had never told anyone before, and he testified to sins of such severity that it was associated with bottomless shame. The sins he confessed, also represented an addiction and degree of temptation that it was difficult to escape. During Torben’s preaching of the Gospel, it was revealed to the young man that he actually never had any true repentance in his life and that he had served in the congregation while living in obvious sin. Now he was full of remorse, and seemed simply shocked that he had not seen this before. He was ready to turn around and looked forward to burying his sinful life once and for all.
When we enter the baptism pool and are ready to baptize the man, he asks for a quiet minute because he wants to pray to God. The next thing that happens, testifies to a meeting with the Almighty, Holy God, which causes such an awestruck reaction, like I have never seen before. The man was totally crushed. He broke down completely before the Lord, and was utterly inconsolable. Then the manifestations began! They were so strong that we had to be 3 big guys to manage to hold him upright. He is shaking, and shouting, and he spits out false tongues, oaths and curses. We calm him down a bit and the breaks down once again. My God, my God he cries, with his arms outstretched to the side. He agrees that it’s time to baptize him, and when he emerges from the water, the demons manifest themselves with renewed vigor, before eventually leaving the man with loud cries and screams. First it becomes completely silent, before the Holy Spirit comes upon the man, and he begins to whisper in tongues. His voice increases in volume and intensity, before he finally cries out the tongues of what sounds like the purest battle cry, and testifies to a strong spiritual manifestation and victory over sin. When he then sits on the edge of the baptismal pool, we witness a very relieved man, who looks up at us slightly, and says, “I come from somewhere far, far away.” A few days later I get some beautiful reports that our friend have been praying for sick people – and two of them havd thrown their crutches, and was walking with no support anymore. He baptized a comrade who rose straight out of the bath and preached the gospel to his brother-in-law who had a sore knee. The comrade who had just been baptized then laid his hands on his brother-in-law who was healed immediately. Kickstart works, and puts people into training disciples, baptizing them and teaching them to keep everything He has commanded us to do.
The point of no return
I have reached the point where there is no way back. I hope that the western Church will soon wake up, but I hope it is not too late. But if is should wake up, will the Church be able to hold on to the new life without losing its balance? Jesus says so himself; “It is impossible to put new wine in old leather bags, because then they just crack and the wine goes to waste.”
Each one of us has a personal responsibility for managing that call and the gifts the Lord has given us, some 30 fold, some to 60 fold and some to 100 fold. I want to be a part of this movement and invest my seed where I believe it can provide the greatest harvest. I hope that the congregation, as we know it, is finally willing to open up to those who know the call to a life outside the church walls, without trying to control the life.
The end-time congregation is promised a life of persecution, but at the same time with spirit and power as evidence. I think there will be a stronger distinction between those who have given their lives to the Lord and who are busy doing Jesus’ deeds on earth, and the congregations who are more concerned with building their own small kingdoms. Jesus has commissioned us to go out and make disciples of all nations — that is, followers of Jesus, who do the deeds He did, and who will even do greater deeds than Him. If we are only obedient to the Lord’s command, He has promised to build His church, Matthew 16:18
There is a reformation going on. If it is the last, I will not say, but it is not until Jesus comes again. Shall we not learn from the wise virgins, and be sure to have oil on the lamp when He comes, so that He will not find us asleep on duty?