Things went well at my last book signing. Dorie & Rachel both were there giving me their faithful support. Rachel had the poster made (can’t see details because of the glare but it was just what I needed) and provided me with the stand. This will be handy for future book signings. While there were family members who weren’t able to attend (some just too far away!!!), it is comforting to know they would have been there if they could have. Having my family’s support in this endeavor is a blessing from God.
I haven’t any personal ambitions concerning this book for what’s important to me is that other’s learn how to equip themselves to fight victoriously the battle against fiery darts. With each book I sell, I’m encouraged that one more person has been given instructions in how to defeat the Enemy.
And if I’ve discovered anything, it’s that the skill to identify fiery darts grows with practice. But I’ve also discovered that with increased skill comes increased attacks. That’s not necessarily bad news folks! It’s good news actually because it means more and more Christians are experiencing victory instead of defeat. AND we live in a time when spiritual warfare has been intensified, SO we need to be prepared.
I’m particularly concerned for young people who live in a world that has trashed God’s standards for conduct. I’m concerned for parents who have become confused and disoriented about how to raise their children to be strong in the LORD. I’m concerned about the Church’s failure to support missions and to encourage discipleship; focusing instead too much on themselves. I’m concerned that godly men and women in the political arena seem to be so confused about the difference between right and wrong.
At the core of the above problems are people who have become delinquent in their communication with God through prayer and Bible study. Because of this, they aren’t aware of the most subtle and destructive weapon of fiery darts. BUT I BELIEVE, that these same people will, if alerted, step up to the plate and cooperate with God in transforming their lives to becoming young people who are singleminded about serving their LORD; to becoming parents who know how to shut down the influences of the world on themselves and their children and instead raise up their children to be bold and active in living for God; to becoming the Church that never lacks the resources to send out missionaries (no matter the economic state of their environment) and has their priorities set on making Christ known to the world; to becoming a politician who isn’t confused about right and wrong and is bold and fearless when it comes to taking a stand for Christ.
Hosea 4: 6 (KJV) My people perish from a lack of knowledge.
The ability to obtain knowledge and not perish is available to anyone who desires it. Hopefully, what you read in my book (and others like it) will alert you to the manipulation you might have succumbed to and you will turn to God and His Word and keep the Enemy at bay!