Love of Law VS. Law of Love Pt. 2

For thousands of years, people related to God through the law. They concocted over 600 commandments in order to foster and maintain a relationship with the Father but could not fully relate to the Father. In other words, they made sacrifices for love, to be in the “right place” with God.   When I think of…

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Love of Law VS. Law of Love

How do you know if you are living under the Love of Law or from the Law of Love? The love of law binds, but the law of love frees.  The love of law says that you reap what you sow, but the law of love says that you reap what Jesus sows. The love…

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What Does Love Look Like?

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching; roses, chocolate, and the color red are all around us! This annual holiday serves as a celebration of love. We’ve all seen the movies and read the romantic tragedies, but, what does love actually look like?  It’s a question that’s been asked for ages and the definition differs depending on…

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Ep. 93 – 3 Questions That Lead to Reformation

Do you know what time we are living in? What is God doing around the world and what is your part to play in the bigger picture? We are currently in a kairos moment and 85% of the world is unaware. Kairos is defined as an opportune or seasonable time. It calls for action, conversion…

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Ep. 88 – Living a Surrendered Life feat. Mark Haywood

This week on Kingdom Family Talks, I sit down with my new friend Mark Haywood and discuss his ministry Marvelous Ways International. Mark and the Marvelous Ways team develops and implements innovations that safe guard the welfare and future of children and youth in vulnerable regions across the globe. Mark and his family have surrendered all to…

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Ep. 82 – Even Jesus Wept

We all face grief in our lifetime. Afterall, even Jesus wept at the tomb of Lazarus! How do we encounter Him in the midst of our grief? In this episode, Leif Hetland shares personal stories of navigating grief and how he allowed Jesus to lead him through difficult circumstances in his life. To stay connected,…

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Ep. 76 – When God Becomes Real feat. Joseph Harris

Welcome to this week’s episode of Kingdom Family Talks. Leif Hetland sits down with celebrity chef, pastor and worship leader,  Joseph Harris. You will be encouraged as you hear Joseph share his story about finding God in his “winter season.” This quick episode is jam-packed with vulnerability, encouragement, and powerful stories of hearing God’s voice.…

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Ep. 75 – Family & Legacy feat. Robby Dawkins

Welcome to Kingdom Family Talks, in this episode Robby shares his personal stories about legacy, the importance of family, and how he helped transform a city because of his “Yes” to God. If you have said “Yes” to God, I dare you to listen to this world-changer. His story will inspire you to live a…

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Ep. 74 – The Algorithm of Love feat. Mark Siljander

Welcome to Kingdom Family Talks! In this episode, you’ll hear from the Deputy Ambassador to the UN, Mark Siljander. Much like Leif, Mark has worked with governmental and religious leaders in Islamic Nations for years building bridges of unity among the Christian and Muslim religions. This podcast will give you an insight into what it…

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Finding Focus, Favor and Freedom in 2020

The beginning of the year is a great time to evaluate all that happened over the past year and to look ahead into the possibilities of the new year. At the end of last year, I heard the Lord say, “2020 is a year of focus, favor, and freedom.”  Do you want more focus, favor, and…

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God’s Redemptive Plan For Women

I remember watching the last few minutes of the 1995 Miss America competition in Atlantic City, NJ.  The atmosphere was tense.  The final five waited eagerly to hear Regis Philbin announce who had won.  When he announced the name, the crowds erupted in cheers and screams—all except for the winner, Miss Alabama.  You see, she…

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WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM MUSLIMS

One morning—years ago in the early days of my ministry—I heard a knock at the front door of my home in Norway.  It was during my office hours, but still, it was rare to hear a knock that early.  I was shocked to see a couple with their three children standing before me.  They clearly…

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LIVE FULL AND DIE EMPTY

I was in Chile the day Billy Graham died.  Shortly after receiving the news, I felt the glory of God fill my room and I started to weep.  It lasted well into the next morning, when the glory filled the breakfast area of our hotel—so much that I had a vision of his homecoming. I…

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HOW TO DISCIPLE NATIONS

Keep watching the nations around you, and you will be astonished at what you see. I am going to do something that you will not believe when you hear about it. – Habakkuk 1:5 What does it look like to disciple nations? And what does a nation look like that’s been discipled properly? Perhaps systemic…

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WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR HAND?

I want to tell you about a valuable tool you can use when something feels “off.”  Perhaps you’re in pain, you’re suffering, there’s something you’ve been praying about for years… whatever the case, it’s the most valuable tool I’ve ever learned when I feel stuck.  And it’s pretty simple.  It involves picking up a stick,…

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CHRISTIANITY VS. JESUS

THE 5 LIES OF RELIGION Christianity does not always look like Jesus.  That statement makes me uncomfortable! But I have seen so many people who reject Christianity until they meet Jesus.  I grew up in a Christian home, church, and country, but I realized that sinners were trying to stay away from the church.  The church…

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REACHING THE UNREACHED

Many years ago, I was at one of our healing meetings in Pakistan when a Pakistani woman came up to me. She had been healed at one of the meetings and for the first time, she experienced the love of God, the light of God and the goodness of God. Her husband, who had died…

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THE POWER OF SHALOM

4 Ways to Thrive in Supernatural Peace Ribbet, Ribbet, Ribbet…that’s all I heard… all night! I had just arrived in the Philippines, jetlagged and exhausted.  I prayed for peace, put on my noise-canceling headphones, and still heard the frogs croaking all night.  At one point, dogs joined the chorus of noise with barking.  To make…

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12 RULES FOR OVERCOMING LIFE’S GREATEST TRIALS

How to Become a Giant Slayer Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at a few trends in world events and discovered how God is moving through it all.  It’s easy to look at the state of world affairs—or maybe even your personal affairs—and feel hopeless.  But that’s not how God sees it.  God is giving His…

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Ep.51- Profound Good FEAT. Blake Healy

Welcome to another episode of Kingdom Family Talks. In this episode, Leif catches up with his friend Blake Healy to talk about his new book, Profound Good. Blake has been able to see in the spirit the angelic, demonic and other spiritual things from the time he was a child. Blake takes his readers on a…

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WHAT IS GOD DOING IN OUR GENERATION?

Imagine you’re in the ocean, a mile out from the shoreline.  You squint toward land and can see the remnants of a 50-foot tsunami wave receding after flooding the beach, completing its course.  You hear a low rumble and look behind you.  There’s a 100-foot tsunami wave coming.  If you’ve ever been under a tsunami…

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THE 3 REVIVALS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD

Throughout history, there have been several powerful movements of God. Countless revivals, miracles, stories, and encounters that the world couldn’t contain if they were all written down. There’s also been wars, chaos, and destruction—we touched on some of this in my blog last week and looked at why this happens. This week, I want to focus on how those…

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THE TREND INFLUENCING THE WORLD

We’re living during the greatest time the world has ever seen.  There’s global tensions and shakings, but God is also raising up people who are called to shift different parts of society.  When our worldview changes and we can see events in the world as opportunities rather than problems, we begin to realize that God…

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IS THE WORLD GETTING BETTER OR WORSE?

Imagine waking up tomorrow morning to the sound of sirens blazing outside your house.  As your eyes crack open, you can see the pulsating red lights from the government emergency vehicle glaring at you through the curtains.  You don’t know it at the time, but the outcome of this day could change the course of…

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WANT TO BE A CULTURE CHANGER?

What it Looks like to be an Ambassador of Love Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation.  All that is related to the old order has vanished.  Behold, everything is fresh and new. (2 Cor 5:17) In my previous post, we discussed how you can become an Ambassador of…

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BECOMING AN AMBASSADOR OF LOVE

We are ambassadors of the Anointed One who carry the message of Christ to the world, as though God were tenderly pleading with them directly through our lips. (2 Cor 5:20) Shortly after 9/11, my dear friend Jason was deployed to Iraq with the U.S. military.  On one of his missions, he was hit with…

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5 KEYS TO ENCOUNTERING GOD

For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. – Rom 8:19 Change is never easy. Sometimes life circumstances force you to change—maybe you’ve received one too many speeding tickets and if you don’t change your driving habits, you’ll receive some unfavorable penalties. Sometimes you learn enough in life…

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3 WAYS TO OWN YOUR CALLING

Sometimes God leads you to a mountaintop.  It’s beautiful on the peak.  Not a cloud in the sky, light breeze, bright blue sky, maybe even a rainbow from the aftermath of a recent storm.  Visibility is great as you take in the breathtaking mountain range singing songs of majesty, opulence, strength and position. Then something…

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THE JOURNEY OF FINDING CLARITY

I cried to God in my distress and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears! Gaze upon him, join your life with his, and joy will come.  Your faces will glisten with glory.  You’ll never wear that shame-face again.  -Psalm 34:4-5. Which direction am I supposed to take? I find myself at…

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