Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation.
Are you watchful in your Christian life? Although watchfulness is not as familiar as spiritual disciplines like meditation, prayer, and fasting, it is just as necessary for a healthy spiritual life. Scripture exhorts all Christians to be watchful, regardless of their station and season in life. In Watchfulness, Brian Hedges provides a fresh look at the what, why, how, when, and who of watchfulness, drawing principles from Scripture and instruction from believers of the past who have understood this discipline and written about it. Designed for reflection, self-examination, and personal application, with “Examine and Apply” questions at the end of each chapter, this book will chart your course toward greater watchfulness, increased holiness, and deeper communion with the triune God.
From the bestselling authors of The Rise of Babylon and The ISIS Crisis, the essential guide for Christians about what Bible prophecy foretells concerning current events in the Middle East—especially the rise of ISIS and the resurgence of Russia—while providing a way to find peace and hope in the face of end times concerns.
ISIS, Russia, and Iran are daily atop headlines and are among chief sources of intensifying unease among Americans about how current world conflicts will unfold. Using the Old Testament texts of prophets Ezekiel and Daniel as foundational passages, Bible experts Charles Dyer and Mark Tobey explain the connection between Bible prophecy and real-time events such as the growing alliance between Russia and Iran; the unsettling of the region as ISIS ravages countries and redraws boundaries; and the pull of Turkey and Saudi Arabia into the fray by Russian encroachment, Iranian meddling, and the United States’ inability to create and lead a coalition. Simultaneously, Dyer and Tobey provide practical encouragement and spiritual principles for finding comfort, strength, and perspective in an unsettling time while laying out a strategy for responding out of faith rather than fear in the face of end times concerns.
Publisher: Propiv Press
Has God given his people authority over evil powers that oppress cities and nations? Or have we only been authorized to cast demons out of individuals?
A problem came to the forefront in Christian circles in the 1990s. Believers were suffering devastating demonic attack after attempting to assault “regional principalities.” As a result of these negative and even scary experiences, many concluded that God never gave us authority over these evil powers in the first place.
Jonathan Brenneman re-examines that assessment. While drawing from the lessons learned by previous leaders of the “spiritual warfare” movement, he also challenges many deep-rooted assumptions. He brings to light serious scriptural problems with the position that Christians only have limited authority over Satan’s power. Rather than dismissing the problem of “needless casualties,” he offers a re-diagnosis of the cause.
Readers are saying this teaching has removed the fear and confusion surrounding the topic of spiritual warfare. It also includes:
•Modern-day testimonies of overcoming the severe demonic attack, and the lessons learned
•Scriptural and historical examples of a single righteous person displacing a principality
•Testimonies of God’s kingdom advancing regionally as Christians confront and trample on principalities
•How to trample on principalities
•Several problems with trying to distinguish between evil spirits in the second heaven and those on earth
•Why there are no levels of authority over Satan for Christians, only “all authority.”
•How Christians sometimes mentally acknowledge gospel truths but don’t act accordingly
•How we leave a gospel position and thus become vulnerable to attack by trying to “break the devil’s power”
•Why the devil has no legal rights and the difference between a “legal right” and a “foothold.”
•How the legal approach to the demonic realm makes us vulnerable to attack
•How “identificational repentance” initiatives, although bringing healing and reconciliation, have been misunderstood
•How fear can make us vulnerable to demonic attack
•How to avoid the trap of “practicing the presence of demons”
•Why a “heavy spiritual atmosphere” is a lie
•Why the heavy emphasis on “amassing a spiritual army” has become unbalanced and falls short of scripture
•Lone rangers of the Bible
•Why we should reconsider warnings about mocking Satan
•Should we “bind” territorial spirits?
•Is our sword any different than the sword of the Lord?
What Really Causes Needless Casualties Of War? is practical and encouraging, rooted in both scripture and experience. Stimulating fresh thinking, it leads to a renewed vision for what God is able to do on the earth through Christ’s body, the church.
Informative, challenging and often humorous, this work explores mentoring the basic types of children and provides real-life insights on how to help them reach their full potential. Whether you have a driver, a diplomat, or a dreamer, you need to give your child permission to dream big and to dream right. Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child provides the tools for parents who want more than average for their children and who seek to inspire the pursuit of vision larger than they are.
“For too long I have lived life on comfort mode, making choices for life engagement based on safety, ease, and convenience. It has left me very little wiggle room, just a small parcel of real estate upon which to live, move, and have my being. It’s not quite the abundant life Jesus was offering.”
Whether we’re aware of it or not, our minds, bodies, and souls often seek out what’s comfortable. Erin Straza has gone on a journey of self-discovery, awakening to her own inherent drive for a comfort that cannot truly fulfill or satisfy. She depicts her struggles with vulnerability and honesty, and shares stories of other women who are on this same path. Straza also provides practical insights and exercises to help you find freedom from the lure of the comfortable.
This detox program will allow you to recognize pseudo versions of comfort and replace them with a conviction to embrace God’s true comfort. Discover the secret to countering the comfort addiction and become available as God’s agent of comfort to serve a world that longs for his justice and mercy.
Tucked into Abraham’s biography is the story of Hagar, a young Egyptian slave with whom Abraham had a son named Ishmael. Hagar stood out because she was wounded—not physically, but in ways that were as emotionally and spiritually painful as any injury to a body would be. Some wounds were provoked by her own bad behavior, but others were inflicted by those who considered themselves God’s people.
Anne Graham Lotz, too, has been wounded by God’s people. Some wounds have been deeper than others, some have come out of nowhere, and still, others have been provoked by her own behavior, but all of the wounds have been deeply painful. They seemed to hurt even more when the wounders wrapped their behavior in a semblance of religion or piety.
As Hagar’s story unfolds, you will discover that wounded people often become wounders themselves. While Anne identifies with the wounded, the unpleasant reality is that she also identifies with the wounders, because she has been one, too. She knows from experience that wounding is a cycle that needs to be broken. And by God’s grace, it can be.
Many have had similar experiences. And perhaps you are among those who have been so deeply hurt that you have confused God’s imperfect people with God. Maybe you have even run away from God as a result. Or perhaps you have been a wounder to the extent that you are living in a self-imposed exile, believing you are unworthy to be restored to a warm, loving relationship with God or with God’s people. Whatever your hurts may be, Wounded by God’s People helps you to begin a healing journey—one that enables you to reclaim the joy of God’s presence and all the blessings God has for you.
God loves the wounded. And the wounders.
Beloved and bestselling author of Amish romance Kathleen Fuller reminds us that sometimes opposites really do attract.
“A heartwarming story of unexpected romance woven with fun and engaging characters who come to life on every page.”–Amy Clipston, bestselling author of A Seat by the Hearth
If there is one thing Christian Ropp will not allow in his classroom—or his life—it is chaos. So why is he drawn to Ruby Glick, a woman who seems to bring mayhem wherever she goes?
Christian Ropp moves to Birch Creek to accept a teaching position in the rapidly growing Amish community. He’s determined to put the rambunctious school in order as well as check another task off his list: finding a wife. Of course, that would be much easier if women were like textbooks, straightforward and logical.
When an accident puts Christian out of commission, a new community member named Ruby Glick takes over his classroom. But Ruby’s exuberant teaching style clashes with Christian’s careful methods and he worries his students will never be the same.
With a track record of catastrophe, Ruby always feels too clumsy, too distracted, too . . . much. Desperate for a chance to prove that she can do more than make mistakes in her life, she throws herself into her new teaching position. But when Christian can’t seem to stay out of her way, she finds herself slipping into old, chaotic tendencies.
What she doesn’t anticipate is that Christian’s heart is slowly catching up with his mind—and she, too, must decide whether to follow logic or love.
“Kathleen Fuller has written a sweet, oftentimes humorous, romance that reminds readers that the perfect match might be right in front of their noses.”–Kelly Irvin, bestselling author of the Every Amish Season series
“Kathleen Fuller is a master storyteller and fans will absolutely fall in love with Ruby and Christian in The Teacher’s Bride.” –Ruth Reid, bestselling author of the Amish Mercies series
“Kathy Fuller’s characters leap off the page with subtle power as she uses both wit and wisdom to entertain!”–Kelly Long, national bestselling author
“The story will captivate you from the first page to the last with Ruby, Christian, and engaging characters. You’ll laugh, gasp, and wonder what will happen next.” –Molly Jebber, Speaker and Award Winning Author of Grace’s Forgiveness and the Amish Keepsake Pocket Quilt Series