National Prayer Conference in Grimerud, Norway

It has been a privilege to go back and forth between Norway and Israel for the past 5 years. I was recently invited back to speak for the National Prayer Conference in Grimerud, Norway. There were around 500 people who attended this prayer conference. I was asked if I would share a word I gave to the nation in 2014 as a fulfillment of what God has done.

In Dec 2014, I saw a vision of a balance before me and the right side of the balance was full of burning coals. The left side of the balance had fewer coals that were hardly burning and underneath this side, it was written, “Norway.” Since the right side was full it was heavier than the left side that was lower.

Then I saw a hand begin to take the burning coals from the right side and move them to the left side of the balance where “Norway” was. This continued until both sides were balanced. I believe this was the condition of the altar of prayer in Norway as well as the moral condition of the nation.

On October 22, 2018, the Lord gave me another vision while sitting up on a high place in Norway. As I was overlooking the view of the mountain tops, I saw a palm tree growing on top of mountain peaks in Norway and a menorah blooming on top of this palm tree.

After this vision, the Lord spoke to me from Zechariah 4 about the menorah and the olive trees on each side of it. There are two main oracles in this chapter that I felt the Lord was giving me as a message for Norway. The first oracle was that God’s power would prevail over all the obstacles in rebuilding and maintaining the temple according to His purpose.

“This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel, you shall become a plain and he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’”

Zechariah 4:6-7

The message of the second oracle, found in verses 8 to 10, was that Zerubbabel would finish the temple. When he finished the temple, it would make clear what God had spoken through Zechariah.

“The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands shall also finish it. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you.”

Zechariah 4:9

Before leaving for Norway, the Lord told me to buy a menorah made of REAL silver and gold to present to the nation with the declaration of these two oracles. To my amazement, the Lord was orchestrating a reconciliation between Ireland and Norway and used the menorah I brought from Israel.

In AD 793, during the Viking Age, Vikings attacked an island Monastery in Northern England. This was the start of many attacks on some of the most central Celtic monasteries throughout England. These attacks caused the end of the Celtic prayer and missions movement; which never recovered.

At the prayer conference, there was an Irish man who had been walking the streets of Norway asking God to heal the wound between Ireland and Norway. He has also been praying for the prayer movement in Ireland to be restored. When he came for the prayer conference, he was given a place to stay with a Norwegian family. Last year they had communion together, but this year they found out some more details about the Viking attacks. After attacking the Irish Celtic Monasteries, the Vikings had stolen gold and silver from them. They later traded them with Israel. The Norwegians had been praying that God would restore to Ireland the gold and silver that had been traded in Israel.

What they did not know was how to get silver and gold from Israel, and they never communicated with me about it. These revelations had only been realized two days before the conference began. When the Norwegian prayer leaders heard about what the Lord had spoken to me, they decided to humbly present the Menorah to the Irish people and ask for forgiveness.

– Rania

The last morning of the conference, before the reconciliation took place, the Lord reminded me of when I was in Bangor, Ireland during Pentecost 2016. There was a gathering in the Valley of Angels where a menorah was presented with a coal from Wales that the fire would not go out in Ireland. They declared that the oil would continue to flow into the menorah of the remnant of believers in Ireland.

There was a lot of rejoicing in how the Lord orchestrated the healing of these two nations. I was amazed at watching the Lord’s sovereign hand, and I was thankful to see Him healing these nations. I also recently learned that there is going to be an upcoming gathering in Bangor in the Valley of Angels this coming Pentecost. There will be 24/7 worship and prayer between the Norwegians and Irish leaders!