Tuesday, December 20, 2016

"Destined to Overcome" by Paul E. Billheimer review

Destined to Overcome
 by Paul Billheimer

The Problem
   “Humanity is beset by a host of self-conscious evil spirit personalities called demons who are responsible for much, if not most, of the personality difficulties, complexities, spiritual pressures, strains and the aggravated forms of evil that characterize our modern social order…
The Solution
   “When once the technique of overcoming is understood, it can be used effectively no matter what form the demon activity may assume. God’s method of overcoming is specifically set forth in Revelation 12:11. After describing the war in heaven and the expulsion of Satan and his angels into the earth, the writer explains that in the warfare set up against the brethren as a result of Satan’s expulsion, the victory was won by ‘the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony.’...the Holy Spirit has handed to the discerning saint weapons of supreme effectiveness in this spiritual warfare.
   “When one understands that evil spirits are self-conscious personalities who hear and see and feel and think, it becomes clear why the word of command in the Name of Jesus is effective… be specific and call them by their names, to command them in the Name of Jesus and upon the basis of the shed blood to go back to the abyss and stay there… Authority is transmitted and made effective only when you speak directly to them in the first person, always in the Name of Jesus of Nazareth and upon the basis of the shed blood.”
   Jesus Christ has delegated the enforcement of Calvary’s victory to believers. Luke 10:19 and Matthew 16:18-19

Prayer is where the action is!

   “And the least-gifted, the least-endowed, the least-known person in the world, by making prayer the main business of his life, may become greater in God’s book than the most highly endowed, the most brilliant and the most famous person in the world who fails to pray… God’s deepest secrets are reserved for those who take time to wait upon the Lord, who take time to be alone with Him. He has many secrets, many spiritual visions, many hidden revelations and insights which will be shared only in long hours of waiting upon God in the secret place of prayer… If we will not take time to be alone with God, we forfeit the most priceless and invaluable secrets known to divine intelligence.”

   Paul Bellheimer addresses the subject of illness, healing and sin when writing about his own health. The following information has been passed on to me by other sources.

Sources of Bodily Affliction:
V  Adam’s sin-death entered earth    Job 5:7; John 16:33; 1 Thessalonians 3:3-4
V  Personal Sin    John 5:14; Romans 2:9, 6:23
V  Satan         Job 2:7
V  For the glory of God    1 Kings 17:17-24; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

According to 2 Cor. 6:3-10, 12:7-10, not all affliction will be removed this side of physical death.

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