Are you ready for battle?
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If you have found this series on Spiritual Warfare helpful, why not continue on through other related series on our site:
Good News About Satan: A Gospel Look At Spiritual Warfare
by Bob Bevington (Foreword by Jerry Bridges)
For authentic Christians, the bad news of Satan and the kingdom of darkness, while serious, is overshadowed by the good news of Jesus and the Kingdom of God.
Yes, there is a cosmic clash. Yes, we are in the middle of it. Yes, we need to become equipped to recognize and resist the enemy. But those who are united to Christ by genuine faith need not fear Satan. Not now. Not ever.
The truth can be summed up in this simple statement: The good news about Jesus, the victorious one, far outweighs the bad news about Satan, the evil one.
Good News About Satan is a short, reader-friendly text that cites no extra-biblical sources. Instead, it walks the reader through the plain teachings of Scripture regarding Satan, demons, and spiritual warfare, at all times from an explicitly gospel-centered perspective that exalts the sovereignty of God and the finished work of Christ as paramount. Because of this focus, the book, while treating our enemy soberly and seriously, is devoid of the unfruitful speculations and illegitimate extrapolations so common to this topic. For these and other reasons, we believe this book differs significantly from nearly every other book on the subject.
The Christian Warrior: Wrestling With Sin, Satan, The World, And The Flesh
by Isaac Ambrose
In The Christian Warrior, Isaac Ambrose (1604-1664) provides armament and strategy to fight our tireless adversary, the devil. He begins by showing, from Ephesians 6:12, how all God's people are warriors engaged in a battle, that our enemy is both powerful and malicious, and that we must wrestle and strive hard against him.
Ambrose illustrates how Satan attacks us at different stages of life: in childhood, at our first conversion, during the prime of life, and at the time of death. Ambrose gives practical, point-by-point advice throughout the book on how to cope with these attacks. He illustrates how Satan attempts to foil the believer coming to Christ at each stage of his conversion. He then shows how Satan tries to convince the doubting believer that his conversion is not genuine, and how to answer those arguments. He continues by showing how to endure persecution, how to resist temptations of the flesh (lust, pride, anger, condemning others, dishonest gain), and how Satan attempts to exploit the special vulnerabilities of both weak and strong Christians. He concludes by preparing the believer for 'the final battle' in the hour of his death (which is often his most intense time of attack), by illustrating how to avoid the extremes of presumption and despair.
Even readers not accustomed to Puritan works will find Ambrose's warm and engaging style both eminently useful and Christ-exalting. Includes a helpful biographical preface to the life and times of the author.
Available to order from Amazon in Paperback or on Kindle (US or UK), and from the publisher - 162 pages.
The Bondage Breaker
by Dr. Neil T. Anderson
Do you feel trapped? You find yourself locked in habits you cannot break. You're a Christian and this sort of thing doesn't happen to Christians - or so you've been told. You can break free! The Bible warns repeatedly that all Christians will struggle against Satan. While the conflict is real, so are the answers. This solidly biblical book reminds us that our struggle involves more than sinful desires and psychological disorders. Dr Anderson guides us through God's practical means and provisions for victory.
Featuring a new introduction and cover, Anderson's bestselling book 'The Bondage Breaker' leads you away from the shadows and shackles in your life and toward the freedom that comes when you:
- realize you have the right to be free
- confront the power of Satan
- fight the temptation to do it your way
- trade deception for grace
- affirm your identity in Christ
Anderson ultimately helps you break negative thought patterns, control irrational feelings, and break out of the bondage of sinful behaviour. If you're struggling, discover how to embrace the promise of Jesus to win the spiritual battles confronting you.
The Holy War
by John Bunyan
The Holy War is considered by many to be amongst John Bunyan's best writings. An allegory, like 'Pilgrim's Progress', the story portrays the continuous conflict between man and the devil. The city of Mansoul is attacked by Diabolus using ruse, intrigue and force. The battle is long and bitter, but through the intervention of Prince Emmanuel victory is secured, in spite of the weaknesses and failings of the inhabitants of Mansoul.
This is an extremely gripping story which, especially in the modern english form, will be appreciated by both young and old, Christian and non-Christian. There is a depth of understanding of scriptural truth which is presented in such a way that it cannot but impress the thoughtful reader.
We recommend the version for today from Evangelical Press (although it is hard to get), in which Thelma Jenkins has succeeded in retaining the beauty of Bunyan's style whilst rendering the book more accessible to the 21st century reader: amazon.co.uk, amazon.com, icmbooks.co.uk. (176 pages ISBN: 0 85234 267 5)
The Christian In Complete Armour
by William Gurnall
William Gurnall's 'The Christian in Complete Armour' is one of the classic Puritan books on practical daily living. John Newton said that if he might read only one book beside the Bible he would choose, 'The Christian in Complete Armour'. David Wilkerson (author of The Cross and the Switchblade) writes: 'I believe The Christian in Complete Armour, should be in the library of every man and woman of God. No Christian leader, teacher, pastor, evangelist, or Christian worker should be without it'.
The original is available in one volume, or you can purchase the modernised abridgement in three smaller volumes - all available from The Banner Of Truth Trust. A version edited to form daily readings is also available from amazon.com and .co.uk.
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices
by Thomas Brooks
'Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices' by Thomas Brooks ranks right up there with 'Pilgrim's Progress' in terms of time-honored Puritan classics. This book is a must-read for every Christian, especially those who are struggling or tampering with sin. The enemy hates 'Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices' because it exposes his methods. More than that, it offers biblical methods to avoid and overcome temptation. The message and content of this classic are as useful today as they were many ages ago when it was written.
The profound depths of insight that Thomas Brooks delivers makes it worthy of reading over and over again. Whether you are downhearted, unsure about the topic of spiritual warfare, or want to successfully battle pride, unbelief, or lust, this book has it all. Included are tips on how to uplift and purify the thoughts, and how to fight more fiercely against the sin that so easily taints our hearts and minds. Though written hundreds of years ago, it is extremely relevant to our time. The remedies are unabashedly from God's written Word and are effective 'treatment' for the issues at hand. 'Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices' can be used as a devotional, discipleship reading, or tool for counseling
A free PDF and Kindle version of this book is available from Preach The Word on our Bookstore page. You can also buy a Kindle version from Amazon, or get the paperback from Banner Of Truth - 286 pages.
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