Right now you possess the same authority as Jesus. God was already there when history began—supreme in His power, in total authority over all that existed. Who gave you such right? Kraft is an anthropologist and linguist whose work since the early 1980s has focused on inner healing and spiritual warfare. It was there that, equipped as I was with good theological and anthropological preparation, I realized there was an area of Scripture that I could not handle: spiritual warfare. Kraft shows believers how to exercise the authority they have from God through Jesus Christ. A new phase of my life launched with the start of that course in January 1982.
Kraft shows believers how to exercise the authority they have from God through Jesus Christ. If the horse or goat moved as far as possible from the post and tried to walk, it would create a circle. It is our responsibility to be informed, engaged and fighting rather than ignorant, wounded and ineffective. This is a good resource for those needing answers in deliverance ministry and spiritual warfare. Some of his recent popular books include Two Hours to Freedom: A Simple and Effective Model for Healing and Deliverance; Confronting Powerless ChristianityEvangelicals and the Missing Dimension and I Give You Authority: Practising the Authority Jesus Gave us Koorong -Editorial Review. I thought it was too subjective without substantial evidence. I attended an evangelical, noncharismatic church and went first to an evangelical college Wheaton and on to an evangelical seminary Ashland.
I give this book 4 stars out of 5, and would love to start a group study on it. This book will change the way you think. Kraft has done a wonderful job in this book. Are there things in your life you have given permission for the evil spirits to control? We studied scriptural truth that can be understood rationally and focused on the need for commitment to Christ. By obeying Lucifer, then, Adam gave away the authority over creation that God had given him. Neither colleagues nor students expected me to change radically from the solid evangelical approach to Christianity and its relationships to culture that I had been teaching for more than a decade. Coming from a Christian Pentecostal tradition with solid hermeneutical education, I thought that the concept of spiritual warfare was rather simple and only practical and necessary for people coming out of pagan religions, or for missionaries living somewhere else.
But this irony is paralleled by another: the fact that God has done the same thing with humans. Kraft has lived an amazing life, had fascinating, exciting, and tremendous experiences that most won't even care to imagine, and I am glad God has blessed him with the journey that He has. Like so many other Christian authors with views like this, Kraft lumps women in the same category with children. With incredible insight, respected scholar and teacher Dr. By moving into spiritual authority and power, I feel I have become more biblical than I was previously. What about a single woman who doesn't have any brothers and lives on her own? As believers, our name is added to the credit card the Father gives to his children.
Then we see the change that takes place when the daughter gets married and begins to function under her husband's authority. The author of more than thirty books, Kraft conducts seminars around the world on spiritual warfare, healing, and deliverance. The Bible says to stir up or exercise the Spirit. For now, though, I will say that as I look back over my life, I see that before 1982 I had gone a long way in experiencing the allegiance and truth dimensions of Scripture. I had been taught well in church, college and seminary in the areas that evangelicals specialize in.
After His resurrection, Jesus did the most amazing thing: He passed His own authority on to His followers. Kraft would say no, but I believe, the Bible clearly says yes. Having provided a lovely garden for them to live in, God made Adam and then Eve, placing them high above all other created beings. He and his wife, Meg, live near Pasadena, California. Another major issue with this book is Kraft's views on women and authority. How will you use it? Authority to drive demons from people, to heal the sick, to claim protection from harm and harassment. There is not a single instance in Scripture of anyone dialoguing with a demon to the extent that Kraft does.
This book doesn't mention the secular fascination, but reading it will give you a different perspective on these shows and the supernatural activity they're seeing. Take hold of all that Christ died to give us and free the captives! Sometimes the tether was short and the area small within which the animal could move. Jesus frequently rebuked demons and commanded them to be quiet. That was when a course on healing was first offered in the School of World Mission now the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, where I have been teaching since 1969. There are many preconceptions and objections that he has to address, and he does so with a sense of humility but with the confidence of someone who has been in the battlefield. But I simply can't ignore the many weaknesses and errors in this book.
Packer This popular book from respected leader Charles H. When the Father resurrected Jesus, a cosmic battle was won and the usurper was defeated and deposed from second place in the universe. He was certainly one of the archangels, perhaps the highest of them. Perfect for anyone charismatic or non to understand a hugely important issue. Jesus came under an agreement with God the Father never to use His divine abilities while on earth.