Sid: We want everyone everywhere to understand the Father heart of God to understand your value; to understand how much God loves you. But not just intellectually; not just a cliché but in your heart of hearts; it revolutionize change your life. There is a problem in the land and the problem has to do with a loss of fathers. Many families in the United States are single parent families; many have fathers that are workaholics because not even that they have to be a workaholic but because they need the money to keep up with the Jones. Many fathers are just plain not able to show the love they have for their children. Many fathers just plain don’t have the love for their children because they were abused and they don’t know anything else but to do the same thing. I have on the telephone Leif Hetland and Leif has been intrusted with a special message from God called “The Father’s Loves You.” And Leif what is it costing our nation to have this hunger for a father that we don’t have?
Leif: Let me first just …statistics doesn’t tell everything but I decided after I received the revelation of the Father Heart of God I decided to do some research because the Father spoke to me. Or the Holy Spirit spoke to me very clearly that the faithlessness is the root issue of the United States of America and most nations. And it is part of if I were the devil that’s exactly what I would do. And he knows very clearly Malachi 4 verse 5 to 6 where it says “Behold I am going to send Elijah the Prophet before the great and the terrible day of the Lord and He will restore the hearts of the Fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers less I come and spite the land with a curse.” So if there is not a restoration of bringing both in a natural sense; earthly sense and a spiritual sense there will be a curse on the land. So let me give you some from a statistic that I’ve found from the government. Sixty-three percent of all youth suicides are from fatherless homes; Ninety percent of the homeless or runaway children are from fatherless homes; Eighty-five percent of the children that is having behavioral disorders is coming from fatherless homes that is from the center of disease control. Eighty percent of the rapists is motivated from displaced anger that is from fatherless home; Seventy-one percent of high school drop outs is from fatherless homes. Seventy-five percent of all adolescents of chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes. I’m putting this in a very simple terminology if you are from a fatherless home either you had a abuse father, an absentee father, or a father that was not there you have 5 times more likely to commit suicide, 32 times more likely to run away, 20 times more likely to have behavioral disorder; 14 times more likely to commit rape; 9 times more likely to drop out of high school, 10 times more likely to be addicted to drugs; 9 times more likely to end up in state operated institution; and 20 times more likely to end end up in prison. And 4.7 million children live totally absent from there biological father in America and I can continue with this list and 17 million children are living with their single mother. So what government and scientists and specific leaders; this is government and we’re talking about a government that did a major research and I took and I went through internet and I did the research. And it came up with one key word for the biggest disease that probably costs according to what we estimate about 500 billion dollars a year the consequences of a broken homes and all the things that have taken place of the faithlessness. Five hundred billion dollars a year and the result of this is just a devastation for this nation. And the where the scientists and the leaders came up with is what I love. They said “The biggest problem we have in America today is father hunger; father hunger.” And that touched my heart and it touched my spirit and since then I’ve been on a mission. And I’ve been on a mission that I know Messiah Jesus He was on the same mission because He was the perfect Son that related to the Father. And He had a mission and He was the way, He was the Truth and He was the Life; a way to the Father.
Sid: And you know in your case because I read your story you had a father that loved you; you had a lots of love but for some reason you could not even feel his love.
Leif: Yeah, and I think that many people are like me and it is like the prodigal son and even the prodigal bother. You can come from a home where parents says “I do love you.” You come from a home where they provide for you but many of them came from places that you can still have these love deficits in your life that creates an orphan spirit.
Sid: You know in my case and this is true of a lot of Jewish people my father loved me but in our family the man would show love to the daughter but not show the love to the son. And I don’t know if that is confined to just Jewish homes I assume that’s a lot of homes.
Leif: Well, in Muslim countries you will find where the opposite to a certain degree.
Leif: Where often the son…I just had the top Muslim leader in Pakistan oh actually he is the leader of the biggest mosque his name is Mohammed he visited my home last year. He ignored my daughter, he ignored my wife and everything was about my son when I was in Pakistan recently when I had a trip in the Middle East and the Arab nation I visited him. All he asked about was my son; he could careless about my wife and my daughters. And that’s just a very interesting to see in Islam and also part of the enemies strategy is also to destroy the femininity that is there. So what we see that God created us in His image to man and woman He created us; the image of God is. And I’m not talking about the liberal theology where God is female. I’m just talking about where there is a giving side; there is a receiving side; there is a rational side, there is an emotional side and it is important to understand that and operate in that. And that became very important thing for me there is a certain part of the month I needed to be more sensitive, operate more from a feminine side be more sensitive to my wife. And she need to learn to be more rational, she needed to operate out of more of the masculine side and I think that that has been a revelation that has helped our marriage just to be able to understand how these things operates.
Sid: Out of curiosity not to get too far astray-ed but you use a word love deficit which in many instances come from our mothers or our fathers. And then we transfer to our relationship with God. For someone that’s a born again Christian what kind of behavior compensates for these love deficits?
Leif: Usually what I’m seeing is it’s one out of two things; one of them is rebellion and rebellion doesn’t need to be in the sense that it’s very visible but you see it in the invisible where you have this give me> Where a lot of the people there would have a value system towards God; towards church; towards leadership where your value is where what you are going to do for me. So I didn’t like this sermon, I didn’t like this music so I’d go somewhere else. So the whole thing is this give me, give me mentality so this one tendency is that they have love deficits. And that is that the value system towards God, towards church, towards even marriage. I often said and I’m almost scared to say this over the radio station but I just want to be blunt it is almost like having two ticks but no dog in marriage.
Leif: And that’s the way it is this me, me, me and it’s about me. And you will see that in renewal conferences and I can be honest say that it’s in where I’m working most of the time in the Charismatic and the renewal circles that has often been the tendencies. It’s been kind of bless me, give me, fill me, instead of valuing God for who He is.
Sid: You see the trend in Christian media is there is a true legitimate law in the scriptures called “The law of sowing and reaping.”
Sid: However, it’s kind of intermingled with self and greed and you get a perversion.
Leif: You do so that’s I think that that is one of the perversion and we see that clearly and that’s definitely the sadness is that we are exposing this also to the third world. The other one is the religious where I feel a lot of where I came from. I was a Southern Baptist Pastor for ten year and that is that evangelical camp where we and my identity was “Look what I am doing for You God.” The prodigal brother issue is what I call it and that is the other love element that shows love deficient where your value system is in what I am doing for God. I am praying, I’m studying, I am a good provider; I am this I am that. And my whole identity after being a prodigal son I become a prodigal brother and you saw that in my whole identity. So I came home to my wife she was wrong with me because I mean I lead 1000’s to the Lord. Talk about the ones that was healed; talk about the ones that saw my anointing. My identity was my giftings and what I was doing instead of who I was.
Sid: By the way, how was your marriage after you repented and walked this out of what you said you were going to walk out?
Leif: It’s been amazing; it’s been fantastic. I can be honest to say that I’ve been married for over 16 years and I’ve always been faithful to my wife and I can say that over the radio. But there is something different that has connected; first of all my wife came from a very difficult background where her father was unfaithful on several occasions. A Southern Baptist Pastor, she has a brother in prison, one that killed him…or that jumped from a bridge with two children went through a lot of different. So she had a lot of insecurities in her life to a certain degree and then she married this Norwegian Viking that somehow had all of his love deficits.
Sid: Sounds to me like it was a set up.
Leif: I think that it was a set up but to see now what God has done. The good news for me was God spoke to me and it didn’t make sense because I had a big ministry base and still as an orphan to be honest. The saddest thing is that most of the greatest things that people know about me is that I did not know it. Out of hyper religious activity and trying to please God; and through his grace he used me in a powerful way and I have 21 video’s to show and prove that and that was His grace at the same time period. Right now there is very little sweat or anything else, but my wife she see’s that she doesn’t get the left over. My wife knows also and one of the major…
Sid: Oh, we’re out of time,,,