The Secret to Defeat the Goliaths in Your Life with Leif Hetland

The Secret to Defeat the Goliaths in Your Life with Leif Hetland

What can you do to defeat the giants that come against you? Listen as missionary Leif Hetland shares the secret to make your Goliaths seem smaller. Learn the three keys that are rooted and grounded in love.

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Episode Notes

 

The Strang Report

With Stephen Strang

Guest: Leif Hetland

What can you do to defeat the giants that come against you? Listen as missionary Leif Hetland shares the secret to make your Goliaths seem smaller.

Learn the three keys that are rooted and grounded in love.

Introduction

Stephen Strang: Each of us have Goliaths in our lives, but we have to be careful that we're not fighting the wrong battles. Hello, everyone. This is Stephen Strang, and welcome to the Strang Report. The Bible says that Jesus was full of love, power and wisdom, and we as Christians need to tap into that wisdom. My guest today, Leif Hetland, who is a longtime friend of mine and has a very respected ministry virtually around the world, has some real insights about this. So, let me welcome you to the podcast, Leif, and just talk to me and my listeners about love, power and wisdom and how we can tap into that wisdom and how we don't necessarily have to fight the wrong fight.

 

·         Read the Strang Report: Pakistain’s ‘Ambassador of Love’: Jesus Turned My Breakdown Into a Breakthrough Miracle

 

Leif Hetland: Yes, I do believe we are supposed to be be rooted and grounded in love. So, the root system and the foundation of our life needs to be love because perfect love always takes away fear. We do not operate in fear. Jesus was full of the love of God and all he did is what he saw his Father do. All he said is what he heard his Father say. So, He lived in such a relationship with the Father. But the Father that He represented was a good, good Father. That's who He is, and loved, that's who I am. That's what the world got to see through Jesus. Then what we also see is that Jesus was full of the power. So, even if I have love and love people, but I need the power to do something with it. That's why I love the Charisma family that is helping people to plug into the power of the Holy Spirit so that we are sons and daughters that are full of love and power. But another thing with Jesus that is very interesting is the very wisdom of God. Lately I have seen it because sometimes, for me, there's these giants on the inside that you have to fight before you fight with the Giants on the outside.

 

Some of Leif Hetland Books

·         Called to Reign: Living and Loving from a Place of Rest

·         Healing the Orphan Spirit Revised Edition

·         Giant Slayers: Ground Rules for Overcoming Life’s Greatest Obstacles

·         Seeing Through Heaven’s Eyes: A World View That Will Transform Your Life

 

And I've realized just that even as I started to hear a lot of the bad news, what happened in Sri Lanka, what's been going on in Pakistan … there has been this horrific news where we're hearing how big Goliath is. That's why it's important to have the wisdom of God to tap into how big God is. Because if you have a big God, you have a small Goliath. The wisdom of God is, first of all, when you are facing a giant, sometimes on the inside, but also on the outside in life, and we all face that Goliath. He uses fear. He's trying to intimidate us. And the second thing Goliath often does is he is trying to get us to have shame. Shame focuses on who we are not instead of who we are. Papa God always focuses on who we are. That's why the identity is so important. That’s what I believe, that the very wisdom, when you're faced with a giant, is learning how to show up. And we all need to show up if we're going to solve our giant. A lot of people are not showing up, they are letting the giant show up.

You know you have a Goliath or a giant if he's there in the morning and you just can feel that heaviness. Goliath is there mocking. You go to bed and it's still there, then there is a giant in your life. When that happens, you need to just show up. If it’s fear, then you just show up and face fear. Then, show up for the right battle. This is where I felt for the listeners and for myself has become very important. When I'm facing and listening to the news of what's going on in this news, that we as believers, we are showing up for the right battle, that we stay within our lane, and not get involved in fighting all these battles. So, when Goliath is there, we are showing up for the right battle. And another thing that is very important for me is that we do not just talk about the giant, but we learn how to speak to the giant. So, the very giant of fear, I release perfect love and perfect love is going to cast out fear. If it’s a giant of poverty or whatever is going on, it’s learning to speak to the giant. The words that we speak, that it is life. So, that's why I feel that we're going to need a lot of wisdom, especially as we are heading toward an election and all the noise and turmoil that is going. My heart is that we're going to raise up all these giant slayers, these giant killers in this season, that can deal with some of the giants. It releases supernatural courage every single time a giant comes down. A breakthrough comes to our life. As you know, we talked in a previous podcast about one of the biggest giants that seems to take me under and then some of these principles of wisdom came in, that brought actually shift and change. In the middle of all the breakdown came the breakthrough. I believe that's what God has for us and his people.

Stephen Strang: Well, let's talk about these giants in two different ways. First of all, each of us has in our lives, giants. It may be very serious illness, it may be a lot of conflict in the family, maybe even with children that are wayward; it may be conflict at work, or intimidation, as you mentioned, or you mentioned poverty. These are all struggles. These are giants that individually we have to face ourselves. Then you also mentioned in our society an election. How can one person speak to the giant of what's going on in our country? There's like two different ways to do it. I realized that we're dealing with the power of the Holy Spirit, and the Lord will give us wisdom. But I'm just trying to understand for myself, and also the listeners, maybe how we should approach each of these things.

Leif Hetland: I think that one of the most important things is that we are coming from a place of love. Because if we're coming from a place of love, we're coming from a place where we represent the very heart of God, because God is love … 1 John 4:16. The biggest thing for me is making sure that I'm rooted and grounded in love. So, when I'm looking there, it is not fear speaking. That's what the enemy is trying to do, to get us away from love so that we start to operate in fear. It is God that loves this world so much, and God that loves America. So, our motivation for what we're doing, it must come from a place of love. When there's love, we have a proper identity of who we are and who our Papa is. So, when I realize this fear, anxiety, and restlessness, all of those things, when I'm looking at a giant, what I always do is I just go back again to this place of receiving and becoming so I can release love. So, when there is love there, then from that place, it is to tap into the Holy Spirit and to the very power that is needed to deal with it. I think it's important for us also, and this is part of the wisdom part, when you see the giant, it's to name your giant. Be specific on what our giant is. For me, lately, if I need a provision, then I know that, as I know the giant that is coming against my finances, I'm tapping into my Papa who is Jehovah Jira. He is my provider. If I need healing … I've had a broken neck, a broken back; I've had a tumor, I’ve had these things, which seem like the giant of sickness and disease was going to kill me. Then, I'm tapping into God, the covenant that I have with God. I'm at one with Him, that He is my healer. He is Jehovah Rapha, he is my healer. He is my peace. He is my joy. So, I'm focusing on Him so that I see how big He is. So, I name the giant, but then I have the name of God to deal with that giant and I've released that. For that sickness, I just release healing, I release love. But let it come from a place of love. Even in America, it's very important for me to position my heart, if that's toward Democrats, if that’s toward any groups of people that are not coming from a place of love. You can do that from love, power and wisdom and still stand firm and love well. There is not a compromise that you can stand firm and love well and keep your love on so that people can see how good Papa God is and how loved they are in the middle of the storm.

Stephen Strang: I want to give my listeners a special offer of getting two years of Charisma magazine for only $20. This is better than two for one. I hope you want Charisma in your home where you can read it, where you can share where you can keep it around the house and sometimes look at an article later. With everything that's happening with digital, we have found that people still want Charisma in print. I've been sharing this in my last few podcasts. And it's interesting that the subscriptions are coming in. I hope that you'll take advantage of this offer by going to charismamag.com/two. That means two years for the price of one for only $20.

 

Connect with Leif Hetland

·         At globalmissionawareness.com

·         On Facebook

·         On Twitter

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

 

Episode Notes

 

The Strang Report

With Stephen Strang

Guest: Leif Hetland

What can you do to defeat the giants that come against you? Listen as missionary Leif Hetland shares the secret to make your Goliaths seem smaller.

Learn the three keys that are rooted and grounded in love.

Introduction

Stephen Strang: Each of us have Goliaths in our lives, but we have to be careful that we're not fighting the wrong battles. Hello, everyone. This is Stephen Strang, and welcome to the Strang Report. The Bible says that Jesus was full of love, power and wisdom, and we as Christians need to tap into that wisdom. My guest today, Leif Hetland, who is a longtime friend of mine and has a very respected ministry virtually around the world, has some real insights about this. So, let me welcome you to the podcast, Leif, and just talk to me and my listeners about love, power and wisdom and how we can tap into that wisdom and how we don't necessarily have to fight the wrong fight.

 

·         Read the Strang Report: Pakistain’s ‘Ambassador of Love’: Jesus Turned My Breakdown Into a Breakthrough Miracle

 

Leif Hetland: Yes, I do believe we are supposed to be be rooted and grounded in love. So, the root system and the foundation of our life needs to be love because perfect love always takes away fear. We do not operate in fear. Jesus was full of the love of God and all he did is what he saw his Father do. All he said is what he heard his Father say. So, He lived in such a relationship with the Father. But the Father that He represented was a good, good Father. That's who He is, and loved, that's who I am. That's what the world got to see through Jesus. Then what we also see is that Jesus was full of the power. So, even if I have love and love people, but I need the power to do something with it. That's why I love the Charisma family that is helping people to plug into the power of the Holy Spirit so that we are sons and daughters that are full of love and power. But another thing with Jesus that is very interesting is the very wisdom of God. Lately I have seen it because sometimes, for me, there's these giants on the inside that you have to fight before you fight with the Giants on the outside.

 

Some of Leif Hetland Books

·         Called to Reign: Living and Loving from a Place of Rest

·         Healing the Orphan Spirit Revised Edition

·         Giant Slayers: Ground Rules for Overcoming Life’s Greatest Obstacles

·         Seeing Through Heaven’s Eyes: A World View That Will Transform Your Life

 

And I've realized just that even as I started to hear a lot of the bad news, what happened in Sri Lanka, what's been going on in Pakistan … there has been this horrific news where we're hearing how big Goliath is. That's why it's important to have the wisdom of God to tap into how big God is. Because if you have a big God, you have a small Goliath. The wisdom of God is, first of all, when you are facing a giant, sometimes on the inside, but also on the outside in life, and we all face that Goliath. He uses fear. He's trying to intimidate us. And the second thing Goliath often does is he is trying to get us to have shame. Shame focuses on who we are not instead of who we are. Papa God always focuses on who we are. That's why the identity is so important. That’s what I believe, that the very wisdom, when you're faced with a giant, is learning how to show up. And we all need to show up if we're going to solve our giant. A lot of people are not showing up, they are letting the giant show up.

You know you have a Goliath or a giant if he's there in the morning and you just can feel that heaviness. Goliath is there mocking. You go to bed and it's still there, then there is a giant in your life. When that happens, you need to just show up. If it’s fear, then you just show up and face fear. Then, show up for the right battle. This is where I felt for the listeners and for myself has become very important. When I'm facing and listening to the news of what's going on in this news, that we as believers, we are showing up for the right battle, that we stay within our lane, and not get involved in fighting all these battles. So, when Goliath is there, we are showing up for the right battle. And another thing that is very important for me is that we do not just talk about the giant, but we learn how to speak to the giant. So, the very giant of fear, I release perfect love and perfect love is going to cast out fear. If it’s a giant of poverty or whatever is going on, it’s learning to speak to the giant. The words that we speak, that it is life. So, that's why I feel that we're going to need a lot of wisdom, especially as we are heading toward an election and all the noise and turmoil that is going. My heart is that we're going to raise up all these giant slayers, these giant killers in this season, that can deal with some of the giants. It releases supernatural courage every single time a giant comes down. A breakthrough comes to our life. As you know, we talked in a previous podcast about one of the biggest giants that seems to take me under and then some of these principles of wisdom came in, that brought actually shift and change. In the middle of all the breakdown came the breakthrough. I believe that's what God has for us and his people.

Stephen Strang: Well, let's talk about these giants in two different ways. First of all, each of us has in our lives, giants. It may be very serious illness, it may be a lot of conflict in the family, maybe even with children that are wayward; it may be conflict at work, or intimidation, as you mentioned, or you mentioned poverty. These are all struggles. These are giants that individually we have to face ourselves. Then you also mentioned in our society an election. How can one person speak to the giant of what's going on in our country? There's like two different ways to do it. I realized that we're dealing with the power of the Holy Spirit, and the Lord will give us wisdom. But I'm just trying to understand for myself, and also the listeners, maybe how we should approach each of these things.

Leif Hetland: I think that one of the most important things is that we are coming from a place of love. Because if we're coming from a place of love, we're coming from a place where we represent the very heart of God, because God is love … 1 John 4:16. The biggest thing for me is making sure that I'm rooted and grounded in love. So, when I'm looking there, it is not fear speaking. That's what the enemy is trying to do, to get us away from love so that we start to operate in fear. It is God that loves this world so much, and God that loves America. So, our motivation for what we're doing, it must come from a place of love. When there's love, we have a proper identity of who we are and who our Papa is. So, when I realize this fear, anxiety, and restlessness, all of those things, when I'm looking at a giant, what I always do is I just go back again to this place of receiving and becoming so I can release love. So, when there is love there, then from that place, it is to tap into the Holy Spirit and to the very power that is needed to deal with it. I think it's important for us also, and this is part of the wisdom part, when you see the giant, it's to name your giant. Be specific on what our giant is. For me, lately, if I need a provision, then I know that, as I know the giant that is coming against my finances, I'm tapping into my Papa who is Jehovah Jira. He is my provider. If I need healing … I've had a broken neck, a broken back; I've had a tumor, I’ve had these things, which seem like the giant of sickness and disease was going to kill me. Then, I'm tapping into God, the covenant that I have with God. I'm at one with Him, that He is my healer. He is Jehovah Rapha, he is my healer. He is my peace. He is my joy. So, I'm focusing on Him so that I see how big He is. So, I name the giant, but then I have the name of God to deal with that giant and I've released that. For that sickness, I just release healing, I release love. But let it come from a place of love. Even in America, it's very important for me to position my heart, if that's toward Democrats, if that’s toward any groups of people that are not coming from a place of love. You can do that from love, power and wisdom and still stand firm and love well. There is not a compromise that you can stand firm and love well and keep your love on so that people can see how good Papa God is and how loved they are in the middle of the storm.

Stephen Strang: I want to give my listeners a special offer of getting two years of Charisma magazine for only $20. This is better than two for one. I hope you want Charisma in your home where you can read it, where you can share where you can keep it around the house and sometimes look at an article later. With everything that's happening with digital, we have found that people still want Charisma in print. I've been sharing this in my last few podcasts. And it's interesting that the subscriptions are coming in. I hope that you'll take advantage of this offer by going to charismamag.com/two. That means two years for the price of one for only $20.

 

Connect with Leif Hetland

·         At globalmissionawareness.com

·         On Facebook

·         On Twitter

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

 

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