May 182016
 

Day One

We arrived in Mariehamn in the morning and disembarked. We were immediately met by 2 unexpected difficulties: the possibility that one teammate might have to cut his trip short because of difficulties at home, and the other was that the pastor couldn’t meet with us because he had to get his blood tested. So we began in worship, then launched right into prayer for both of these people and issues.

One of the group is a missionary, called to Åland, so we prayed for him, and one person saw a vision of the missionary planting a sword into the ground. We believed this to mean that God is establishing him and his family here by His Word. Psalm 118:15-17 was proclaimed for him:

Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!” I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.

Another person saw God’s glory come streaming in, unstoppable.

The Discussion

Shamanism, witchcraft, and yoga are issues in the Åland islands. The locals were not aware of any Nordic gods being worshiped, but a look at the tourist shops will reveal it because they will probably have figurines. So we proclaimed Matthew 13:43:

Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.

Mariehamn was so named by Czar Alexander II for his wife. He was said to be a good czar. All of Finland (Åland included) was under Russian rule since 1917. Putin has a hunting cabin in Åland, but they say that he’s never been here. Åland is demilitarized, and Finland is not in NATO, being neutral.

Eighty different native tongues are spoken in Åland, most in Mariehamn. The island group enjoys a special deal with the EU for tax-free shopping. There is a saying: “Åland is the trigger to the pistol aimed at the heart of Sweden.”

Because we couldn’t meet with the pastor, who was going to give us a brief spiritual history of Åland, we couldn’t really do much of anything at the church. And we couldn’t check into our hostels until the afternoon. So we agreed that the best thing would be to go to the town history museum to teach ourselves something of the history. So we decided to walk around town, blessing the town and enjoying it (as in Jeremiah 29).

Prayer Walking

So we walked to the history museum, but it is closed for renovations until August. On the way, we had seen and noticed a ley line between the city hall and the mariner’s school. And this being a seafaring place, we decided that we could probably get the pertinent history at the Seafaring Museum.

So we went to the Seafaring Museum and walked through, learning something of the maritime history of Åland. Then we broke for lunch and to check into our hostels.

Addressing the Church

That night, Henning spoke to the church about Operation Capitals of Europe and introduced the team.

Day Two

We enjoyed a time of glorious worship, during which we were encouraged to praise God in our native languages. Afterward, we prayed to release an anointing of beauty, glory, and joy upon one of the worship leaders of the church who will bring God’s glory and beauty.

The Discussion

One person had dreamed of a resistant door, but with persistence it opened. This encouraged the pastor, who said that he had long been praying and battling with the “resistant door here in Åland. He has had this burden for Åland since 1982 when he fell out of bed one night and God told him to go hear Reinhardt Bonke speak. The resistant door was said to be the influence of Freemasonry witchcraft.

One local believer said that she was going to the Russian church meeting and asked for prayer. We prayed for her, and her appointment to go to the Russian church suddenly was canceled.

Prayer Walking

Praying in front of Town Hall

Praying in front of Town Hall

First we walked to the City Hall, which was noted to be the highest point in the eastern side of the city. We prayed and declared Psalm 24 in English and in Swedish:

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for He founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in His Holy Place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face, God of Jacob. Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of Glory may come in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of Glory may come in. Who is He, this King of Glory? The Lord Almighty—He is the King of Glory.

Then we declared Ezekiel 11:22-25, followed by 3 blasts on the shofar:

Then the cherubim, with the wheels beside them, spread their wings, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them. The glory of the Lord went up from within the city and stopped above the mountain east of it. The Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the exiles in Babylonia in the vision given by the Spirit of God. Then the vision I had seen went up from me, and I told the exiles everything the Lord had shown me.

Finally we went around the building, placing a stone at each of its 4 corners while declaring Isaiah 28:16

So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.

In front of statue of Mary

In front of statue of Mary

At the statue of Marie, for whom the city was named, it was noted that Russia had put the statue there on the 200th anniversary of Mariehamn, and that no other nations were represented at the celebration, only Russia.

We declared Mark 11:22-24:

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

And all the time one person had her hand firmly gripping the statue’s fan. At that declaration from Mark, she felt the statue shift violently as though dropping several inches.

After more prayers at the statue the shofar was blown and Isaiah 47:2-3 was declared:

Take millstones and grind flour; take off your veil. Lift up your skirts, bare your legs, and wade through the streams. Your nakedness will be exposed and your shame uncovered.

Then we walked to the Parliament building where we prayed and declared Isaiah 52:1-2; 9:6; and 11:1-5:

Awake, awake, Zion, clothe yourself with strength! Put on your garments of splendor, Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you again. Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck, Daughter Zion, now a captive.

For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—and He will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what He sees with His eyes, or decide by what He hears with His ears; but with righteousness He will judge the needy, with justice He will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth; with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked. Righteousness will be His belt and faithfulness the sash around His waist.

The Holy Spirit led one person to walk around the circle of flagpoles in a clockwise manner. There were 12 flagpoles, and as she walked, she felt like the Lord was saying that time is up for the unrighteous. Just as she got to the last flagpole, the shofar was blasted (none of which was planned in advance).

The architectural influence of Freemasonry was noted in the grounds of the government buildings as we walked to the entrance of the underground parking garage. There, under the government buildings we placed a stone in the foundation, declaring it a new cornerstone, and the shofar was blasted 3 times.

Back above ground again, we noted a fountain and a series of square gates. We prayed and worshiped at the fountain, then walked through the gates praying and worshiping in tongues.

We declared Jeremiah 2:13; Proverbs 3:5-6; and Genesis 22:18, to take the gates of the enemy:

My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken Me, the Spring of Living Water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed Me.

Then there was a final, triumphant shofar blast.

Then we walked to the office building where the president has his offices. It was noted that the president is not a Christian, but whenever he tries to bring in good reforms he meets with much resistance. We prayed to break all Freemasonry witchcraft off him, that he could be released from all spells and curses.

We noted that it is God who places people in office, so we prayed, blessing the president and declaring that those who dig a trip will fall into it.

We also prayed that the president would open the nation to allow the Jews to return to Israel. He is a key man who can make connections with rabbis and Russian Jews here in Åland. He must stand up to “Pharaoh” (evil Masonic death cult) for life and resurrection. Then the shofar was blown 3 times for healing.