Apr 182014
 

Pristina April 6-8, 2014 :

Again we were welcomed with open hearts at the international church in Pristina, which was really in the center of town. We received a good explanation of the history of Kosovo and especially of 2 very significant monuments in the country ; The place where the Sultan’s heart was buried and a monument of the Serbs and their victory over the Ottomans. Both places are like pilgrimage places feeding nationalism and the claim of the land.

SultanThe burial place of the Sultan’s heart. The Sultan that had invaded Europe and wanted to islamisize it in 1489. Burying a heart like that is pure witch craft and influences the Balkans even today.

monumentClose to this is a Serbian monument. Milosovic gathered about 1 million people in the fields in front and spoke (probably very much like Hitler) before the ethnic cleansing started there in the 1990’s. We had a powerful time of prayer there and it would be great to see exactly what happened as we prayed.

Later in the afternoon, we were able to go to the mayor’s office. He had been elected 5 months ago. His party was the 3rd biggest party in the country, but surprisingly he was elected. Maybe because he wanted to fight corruption. We had selected 4 people to go and see him in his office as we thought not many could go, but he invited all the team, 30 in his office. The testimonies afterwards from the Kosovars, was that they were impressed by his humility and wanted to pray more for him.

After that we split up the teams to go in front of the court of justice and the minister of justice. Justice and corruption are prayer subjects in the Balkans. God seems to be doing something about that in Kosovo as well as Albania.

The last day, we finished off by praying in front of the parliament, especially according to Psalm 2 and Psalm 24, for God to enter in to that place of importance.

Mar 182011
 

Tirana April 1-6, 2014:

We were very well welcomed by Pastor Barry Ogden and the International Protestant Church of Tirana. That was a great help in every way. Such servant people are a big blessing.

There were also a very good participation from the churches in Tirana. About 40 people came for he teachings in the daytime, but there were more than 100 people in the evenings. They were hungry for more of God and His Kingdom. Also there were more than 60 people going out on the streets to pray at key places in town, which is a really good participation.

The minister to who we prophesied is to the left of the woman. Here is session.One day we were able to visit 2 Ministers of the new Cabinet that came into power about 5 months ago. One of them was raised as an orphan in a Missionary orphanage, and received Jesus as personal Lord as a child. He is now in a key position of the Government of Albania, a predominantly Muslim nation (!)

All of us who went into his office prophesied to him the Word of the Lord for Albania and for him personally. Here is a part of what I told him after I read Jeremiah 29:10-11 (notice the 70 yrs of captivity):

In 1944 Albania came under Communism; in 2013, 70 years were completed and the time of captivity of the Albanian nation by the powers of Darkness came to an end. The manifestation of the shift of seasons in the natural world was the change of Government; the previous one was Muslim and corrupt (e.g. there was no social welfare paid to the citizens for over 6 months). The new Government has Christian Ministers, cares for the good of the nation, and cares for the people.

Last week the new Prime Minister of Albania went to Germany. The (Christian) Minister with whom we met was one of the delegates, and shared with us that Angela Merkel spent 4 hours with them. It was the first time Albania was received so well in Europe, even by the most powerful leader in today’s EU. That was a confirmation of the shift in the spirit realm.

Final photo of team in front of
Skaderberg statue

The day after we had prayed inside the parliament, the leader of the other party that had been prime minister for 22 years before this new government came to power, he resigned from politics. That’s another clear change!
We were also able to pray and prophesy over 3 other VIP’s in the nation.

Our presence in Albania this week, and the opportunity to prophesy to members of the Albanian Cabinet, is God’s additional witness to the message of the times:
He wants to give Albania a new identity, a hope and a future! We give God glory for all that happened during our time in Tirana