May 152015
 

Torshavn April 30 – May 3, 2015

In the Faroe Islands, north of Scotland, between Norway and Iceland, it’s normally raining a lot, at least several times a day. But when we were praying there, we had sunshine for the 3 days. That was a miracle by itself and it was very good for us as we were praying outdoor in Torshavn. Someone in the team had received for this trip “an open heaven”. And we got it physically and spiritually in Torshavn and in Reykjavik as well. So we praise the Lord for that.

Flags from the 8 nations

Flags from the 8 nations

We joined in with the nordic prayer conference which is Norway, Sweden, Finland, Aaland, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland. It was a good time of fellowship, worship and praying for the different nations.

Praying in the city was also very powerful. The nation is only 50 000 inhabitants so the capital is small. There are maybe 20% of the inhabitants who are Christians, which is a lot.

We prayed at important places like :

Where the nation had set up a monument to thank the king of Denmark for his visit. This is a good symbol of honor and a good attitude of the nation.

Another monument for the people who died in the sea during the second world war and as fishers. The deep seated fear and anguish in the nation probably has its root in these traumas. We prayed for healing of the Faroe’s soul here.

Inside government office TorshavnWe were also able to go into the parliament and the government office. It’s so small and we were able to sit down in the ministers’ chairs. Our canadian friend sitting in the prime minister’s chair on the photo. There are not much security there and several of the MP’s we could meet in the churches. It’s another world compared to many of the parliaments of the world. But it was a very precious time to be able to go Torshavn and pray in these places.

We finished off the conference with praying for Israel and the muslims with all the terror around the world. The day we left for Iceland, it started to rain again.

Mar 202011
 

Reykjavik, May 5-7, 2015

We had 3 sunny days in Reykjavik and Iceland as well, which was another miracle. There was still snow on the mountain tops around, so it was cold. But we thank God for the favour with sun shining and warming us.

Praying where they want to build the alter to thor

Praying where they want to build the alter to Thor

Iceland is a completely different ballgame than the Faroe Islands. There are a lot of spiritists, occultism and the worship of the Norse gods is popular. So we could feel the tension in the air and the confusion raining over Reykjavik. We met with a small group of intercessors in Iceland. We had a good unity with them during the whole time we were there. Since the worship of the norse gods is strong and they want to build an alter to the god Thor: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/05/why-iceland-is-building-a-temple-to-its-pagan-gods.html , we decided to go there to pray. We received clear direction of how to proceed ; among other things putting a stone there like in Dan 2:34 and 1 Pet 2:4-8. Right now there are only a memorial of one of the forerunners, Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson, for this worship in modern day. There were big machines there to start the work for the altar, but we prayed that it would not happen.

We walked around in Reykjavik praying at other important places.

Thingsveiller

Thingsveiller

The last day we went to where the nation was founded and had its first government ; Thingvellir, a very special place, an UNESCO heritage site today. It was founded as a Christian nation officially with the cross in the flag, but to continue the pagan worship privately. So from the beginning there has been this compromise in the foundation of the nation which is a reason for all the pagan worship today. So we prayed into the foundation of the nation, for God to pull out idolatry.

Then we went back to Reykjavik to pray at the today’s ministries and government ; for the future of the Iceland, for God to enter in and bring Iceland, the nation of fire and ice, into His destiny.

Last evening we had feedback and sharing. There was a lot of thanksgiving and testimonies of a special and blessed time. Everybody seemed to be encouraged and having faith to continue the good fight. We thank God for this special time.