Northfield Development Series brings a new family into existence to develop a new work in Northfield. The growth into Northfield, Minnesota comes with major surprises. Its work is to bring the life of Jesus to this small Midwestern college town. The true believers have been driven into hiding. The Lord is tired of it, no one has realized how far He’ll go to right a wrong. I’m glad vengeance is His…
As usual, these books are about family. Especially the family whose blood relations are only tied with the blood of Jesus. That’s where it’s been in my life for nearly fifty years. The family members are almost entirely married couples—for marriage is indeed the core of the way Yeshua designed society in the Kingdom.
The Church mostly has no idea how powerful marriages are. In this time of the Laodicean church, worldly ideas now rule most of the visible church. They teach that the church has the same divorce problem as the world. We’re just like them. But that’s not even close to reality, except among the nominal, maybe believers. Divorces among power-filled, reborn believers are rare.
But the key to that is the decision to not get married until the Lord shows you whom He has chosen for you. If the Lord truly picked out the man and woman He wants to see married, your marriage will last. Unless, you have such a shallow faith that unrepentant sin is constantly dragging you down.
For the true believer, the expectation is that the Lord will show you all your sin—so you can rid of it. As John told us in chapter three, verse nine, of First John, “No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or known him.” Under these conditions, it is expected to get amazing in Northfield, Minnesota pretty quick. That’s the way it works.
Northfield Development Series brings a new family
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The Fiery Spirit
Book 1: Northfield Development series
Originally, Edvard Odegaard merely thought that he was supposed to do a gallery like his brother, Nils, had with Spirit of Fire Gallery in Red Wing, Minnesota. But then the Lord disciplined him a bit, which resulted in him meeting the Lord Jesus for real, this time.
Shortly after that, the Lord sends him a wonderful wife. You know how that works. The Lord normally works through strong marriages. He is doing it again. He works a miracle, getting him the property he needed. But in the process of that, the Lord gives him a property in which to build a school for artists.
Northfield has two wonderful world-class colleges: St. Olaf and Carleton. The creative focus of these schools is mainly on performance art. St. Olaf has the St. Olaf Choir—which may be the best college choir in the world. They’re better than most professional choirs. Carleton has the Weitz Center for Creativity with a strong focus on performance art like dance, theater, and so on.
Both schools offer coursework for artists—you know, painters, sculptors, and the rest of the fine arts. But there is nothing practical to show students how to support themselves as artists. The Haugean School of the Arts is a profit-making school specifically designed to give their trainee/apprentices practical help toward living a live of creativity supporting themselves by their skills. Many of the ideas and concepts result from Hans Hauge, who lived in Norway at the end of the eighteenth century.
The people the Lord pulls together to do this for Him are a delight. The changes to the entire city are immense. As I said, the Northfield Development Series targets religious elitism. What fun!
Book 2: the Northfield Development series
They are actually redeveloping the ugly side of the Downtown District—bringing life, love, and peace—along with life-changing power. The Lord’s plans quickly blow right past Edvard and Astrid’s preconceptions. They had tried to be as open to what the Lord wanted as possible. But the Lord keeps expanding the boundaries. At this point there don’t seem to be any, except of course, if they doubt. It’s just another walk of faith. But this one’s really fun.
All they’re doing is making room for the school, right? But, a hundred thousand square foot living quarters? Then the school building doubles or triples in size. The artists the Lord brings in are the normal motley crew of damaged individuals who are transformed by their rebirth into the Kingdom.
What’s the Lord’s agenda? It certainly goes far beyond the school. But all they have are hints and sometimes obscure clues. Like this time, He starts rescuing cooks and bakers. But these are highly skilled chefs and pastry chefs. The food is spectacular, but that’s not Jesus’s focus.
These creative people are part of the harvest of individuals that the Lord has been working on throughout all of the Ascended Light works. But they are beginning to see that the Lord has a larger target this time. We know that vengeance is the Lord’s. As His people, we are told to forgive and love the enemy. However, the Lord has some real problems with what the traditional church has done to some of his favorite people.
Book 3: the Northfield Development Series
Now it starts to get really exciting. The Lord’s plans are much bigger than they thought. But it’s His plan, and His power—as always. He sets the agenda, IF you are listening.