Friday, October 29, 2010

Everyone's Guide to Demons & Spiritual Warfare

Have you read any good books lately?  I have! 

Ron Phillips, a Holy Ghost filled Southern Baptist Minister, shares scriptural truths concerning the reality of Satan's demonic influence and how we - as Christians - should be ready, willing and able to do spiritual battle in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ for the sake of those who are oppressed, possessed, or harassed by the enemy.  In his new book, Everyone's Guide to Demons & Spiritual Warfare, Ron begins by revealing his personal journey to understanding the unseen spiritual world.  The Lord awakened this seasoned pastor with fresh oil after a bout from "ministry burn-out" that almost drove him to go AWOL and abandon his call altogether.

As Ron emerges from his "life-changing encounter with the Lord" this Spirit-filled, fire baptized preacher of the gospel comes face to face - not only with a deeper worship experience - but also, a full blown attack from the enemy that was sent to scare him back into mediocrity.  In his two year journey of spiritual combat, the Lord taught Ron about the very present reality of the demonic and how Christians are to win the victory. 

This book is 278 pages of teaching that will help believers to walk in freedom.  Ron unfolds scripture to expose Satan's strategies.  God says that we are "more than conquerors", but if we don't know how to apply His word to our situation, many times we - as Christians - live in slavery to the devils wiles.  Then, there are those who willfully open themselves up to demonic spirits through sinful, godless lifestyles.  Jesus came to heal the sick, restore sight to the blind, and set the captives FREE.  The church needs to wake-up to the sobering fact that the devil still exists and that he is adamant on taking as many people (who are made in God's image) down, as possible.  If he can't stop them from becoming a born-again Christian, his next tactic is to thwart God's plan for their life by keeping them in bondage. 

Ron does an excellent job of teaching the church how to prepare for battle.  His book is easy to read, informative, powerful, uplifting, and scriptural.  Nothing spooky - just sound, biblical understanding of the power of the gospel when it is "applied" as a medicine.      

Sadly, when the church chooses to either remain "ignorant of" or "afraid of" this important aspect of the ministry of Christ called deliverance, many will suffer a life-time of crippling mind and body offenses that Jesus has already given them the victory over.

A great book!   
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