What’s it all about?

There is nothing more important than settling the eternity question.

But once you get it settled that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and that no one comes to the Father except by Jesus, you aren't finished. In fact, you have just started to live by faith.

The bible says over and over:

The just shall live by faith.

Everything we do, think or say is a reflection of what we believe. What you believe and don't believe has direct bearing on your pleasing God or not. It really matters to God whether or not you believe Him and the things He has said.

My goal here is to get you to think about not only what you believe, but why you believe it. I also make it my aim to introduce you to (or remind you of) some amazing promises He has given us. It will be up to you whether or not you believe Him, but I will do my best to assist you.

Along the way, I want to help remove doubts from you. Doubts about God, about the bible and about yourself.

In these pages, I hope to give you plenty of reasons to trust our most awesome God in every area of your life. Nothing is too big; nothing is too small. Nothing is impossible with Him! All things are possible to him who believes.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
[Ephesians 3:20-21]

Author

Kevin McCabe
Rowlett, TX

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Book Recommendations

People struggle just to bring up the name of Jesus with a friend, co-worker, or even family member. The truth is we have been called to something so much higher: to represent Him to this world. He has called us to be ambassadors for Christ.

The world around us longs to see Him and know His power, but they don’t know how to go about it. They look at most churches and conclude God has no power or, worse, is not real. The reason is because many churches do not teach the truths in the books below, much less practice or encourage them.

But look out once you get a hold of the truth and The Truth gets a hold of you!

All the books below have impacted our lives greatly and helped us to realize that God desires all of His people to be ministers for Him.

Each of the titles below is a link to the book on Amazon where you can purchase or get more details, and possibly take a peek into some of the books. Links will open in a new page.

HEALING

You need to get a hold of this idea: God wants you whole–spirit, soul AND body!

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
[3 John 1:2]

Until you grasp that, you will struggle with your own sickness and totally miss the fact that God desires to use you to minister to others! These books do a great job of teaching what the Bible says about healing. Don’t let what you’ve been taught stand in the way of victorious living. Learn what God has to say about the subject.

Healing the Sick: A Living Classic
T L Osborn
This was our first purchase of a book regarding healing. It was an awesome eye opener for us and a real faith builder. Teaches many of the promises of God and how to pray them. I had never even heard of T L Osborn until this book. There is a section in this book that will help erase doubt that God wants to heal as much as He wants to save.

How To Heal The Sick
Charles & Frances Hunter
Kind of a “how to” book. Lots of great encouraging testimonies of the power of God and different approaches to getting healed or getting others healed. Your faith cannot help but go up when you read this.

Christ the Healer
F F Bosworth
A demonstration that it IS God’s will to heal and how healing is provided for as much as salvation is provided for in the atonement (Isaiah 53). Addresses some of the “what about this or that?” kind of questions such as the common belief that Paul was sick and God did not heal him.

Divine Healing: A Scriptural Approach to Sickness, Faith and Healing
Andrew Murray
This book is about a hundred years old–which goes to show you that healing is not some modern-day movement. If you really think about it, the bible has been saying this for thousands of years already! Explores the biblical connections between sin and sickness.

Doing What Jesus Did
John and Sonja Decker
I love this book! This book is based on John 14:12.

Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

It teaches ministry in very practical ways. It also centers on how all believers of Jesus should be continuing His ministry the same way He did: by relying on the Holy Spirit.

HOLY SPIRIT

I first want to say that most of the catholic and protestant churches I attended did little to teach me about the Holy Spirit.  As a matter of fact, they did a pretty good job of convincing me that if anything supernatural happens in the world around us it is probably the devil–as if God were not supernatural! The first two books were written by pastors who attended Dallas Theological Seminary and pretty much held the position I just described. But each of them had a wake up call of sorts. Great introductory books on the 3rd person of the trinity, and how reliance on Him will transform your life.

If you are reluctant to buy these books, it is because there is a war on for your mind. But if you don’t read these, at least respond to God’s own word on the subject.  And don’t stop asking until the day you die.

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him! [Luke 11:13]

Experiencing the Spirit: Developing a Living Relationship With the Holy Spirit
Robert Heidler

Surprised by the Power of the Spirit
Jack Deere

Handbook On Holy Spirit Baptism
Don Basham
Great job on answering common questions.

FAITH

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
[Romans 10:17]

Faith also comes from hearing testimonies of others who have trusted God. Couple that with the fact that God is no respector of persons, and you will move from “Will God answer me?” to “If God did it for that person, surely He will do it for me!”

Greater Works
Smith Wigglesworth
Awesome testimonies of the power of God and the power of walking in faith. This large book is really 4 books in one, and it is chock full of Smith’s experiences and shows what a man wholly submitted to and having simplistic faith in the promises of God can accomplish for Him and by His Spirit. This is the kind of book I kept on my night stand and read a little bit at a time. I usually was reading this one nightly for some time, while I was going through other books.

Like a Mighty Wind
Mel Tari
Stories from a revival in Indonesia back in the 1970s. These stories are awesome miracles and read just like the book of Acts or like stuff Jesus and the apostles did. It will challenge you to dream and believe and expect great things.

DELIVERANCE

The disciples wanted Jesus to teach them to pray. Luke 11 is His answer. Part of the Lord’s prayer (what some refer to as the “Our Father”) says to “Deliver us from the evil one”. Ephesians 4:27 tells us we can give place to the devil. These books are all  about reclaiming that ground, and moving on to help others achieve freedom from destructive patterns in their lives. One of the main ideas is to understand that ALL believers and followers of Jesus have authority in His name over the enemy.

And, yes, there really is an enemy.

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  [Ephesians 6:12]

Pigs in the Parlor: A Practical Guide to Deliverance
Frank Hammond
Quick and easy read. This book is referenced by no less than 27 other books on the subject!

The Bondage Breaker: Overcoming *Negative Thoughts *Irrational Feelings *Habitual Sins
Neil T Anderson
How doors are opened to the enemy and practical steps to closing them. Disclaimer: I haven’t read this one, but my wife said it was good. However, I have read the workbook that you can get that goes with this: Steps to Freedom in Christ: Booklet by Neil T. Anderson

When Pigs Move In: How To Sweep Clean the Demonic Influences Impacting Your Life and the Lives of Others
Don Dickerman
This gentleman started out in prison ministry with just basic gospel presentation and discipleship teaching. Nothing wrong with that, but then he started experiencing the Holy Spirit and next thing you know is praying for healing and getting results and then setting people free from demonic oppression. Numerous testimonies used to support the teachings. He still does prison ministry.

They Shall Expel Demons: What You Need to Know about Demons – Your Invisible Enemies
Derek Prince
This man has many good books out there on numerous topics. He was a solid preacher of God’s word. This book helped us get freedom in some areas of our lives.

 

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