Nothing Can Stop You…
If you are like me, you want to finish the work God gave you to do. And it's not always easy, but I have good news.
Hi, I'm Michael Christian. As a disciple of Jesus Christ, a pastor, and an author, I desire
to see you move forward in becoming the person God called you to be,
that He may be glorified through you.
When I First Accepted Jesus,
I Was Unprepared for What Came Next…
When I became a Christian, I just wanted my sins to be forgiven and to go to heaven when I died. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior, believing I would never have another bad day. LOL! Was I naive!
Within a few months, my slow-to-grasp-spiritual-things mind concluded that saying Yes to Jesus had painted a spiritual target on my back.
An enemy was attacking me I had never believed in, couldn't see, and knew nothing about. Thrust into conflict without warning or preparation, I had no training, no weapons (that I was aware of), and little success.
I had recently graduated from college and thought I had it all together. But to my dismay, I discovered I was Biblically illiterate, and my spiritual ignorance qualified me for kindergarten in God's school. So far as understanding spiritual realities, my college studies were irrelevant.
As a result, I had to humble myself, admit my ignorance, and start “school” again in this new frontier of biblical wisdom.
My new life sprang up with joy, but the heat of misunderstanding and trouble tried to wither me before I became grounded and established.
It was hard for my roots in Christ to grow past the stony places of brokenness, pain, and self-centeredness in my heart.
I had to fight for my spiritual life, and I am thankful to those who prayed for and mentored me in those challenging early days.
I Even Got Mad at God!
When I accepted Christ as Savior, I vaguely perceived that a spiritual realm surrounded me, but I knew nothing about it.
But shortly after accepting Christ, evil began attacking my mind in a way I had never experienced. Thoughts constantly popped into my head, reminding me of past sins and making me feel ashamed and unworthy of God's mercy. I was not happy about this, and I started questioning the Lord.
Why had He made things this way? Why was there evil? Why was there an adversary? Why was I being attacked for doing the right thing for once?
I actually wondered if I was a “sacrificial pawn” in some cruel, cosmic chess match between God and the devil! (Later, I realized Jesus was the only sacrifice necessary.)
Fortunately, the Word of God was a light to my path, so I read the Word as much as I could, getting up-to-speed on spiritual truth.
I was so desperate to know what was going on that I asked dozens of questions about God, spiritual things, and the Bible.
Maybe You Can Relate to My Story
I looked for a resource to help me understand, but all I could
lay hands on was a Bible (much of which I did not grasp) and a Strong's Concordance.
But I wished for a Bible-based book that explained spiritual realities in a clear and understandable way, so I could train myself more quickly to understand God's Word.
You, too, have probably discerned that more goes on spiritually than meets the eye.
You also want solid, scriptural information that uplifts Christ and shows you how
to fight the good fight of faith. So, if that's you, I encourage you to keep reading.
I Prayed for God to Make Me
Wiser than My Spiritual Enemy
I was serious about overcoming the resistance I felt. I did not want to be a doormat for something I couldn't see. The Spirit of God was a big help, for He stirred up the desire to put these things under my feet. I was willing, if only I knew how.
As if all this weren't enough, I was knocked unconscious in an accident on an oil rig where I was temporarily working.
The blow to my head caused a severe concussion. As part of the healing process for my “foggy” brain, the Lord called me to do something unusual. I began hand copying Scripture four hours a day.
It did not take long for the brain fog to lift, although the headaches and sensitivity to noise lasted longer. But I received such deep peace while copying the Bible that I didn't want to stop as I became better.
So, during the next twenty years, I spent over 10,000 hours hand copying verses from the Bible on many topics. I looked up the Bible's words in the original languages.
In addition, I kept reading the Bible through every year and prayerfully sought the answers to all my questions.
But I'm not trying to get you to do what I did for twenty years (unless you're led to). But I do want to offer you what it produced.
After Years of Prayer and Study, I Gained
Some Simple and Practical Wisdom
I learned the answers to the questions I asked as an overwhelmed young Christian, and I want to share them with you.
God destined us to be overcomers.
As our role model, Jesus encountered much opposition. But He took charge of His destiny and fought back. He won a complete victory on the cross over everything darkness arrayed against Him.
His victorious Spirit now lives in you and fights through you.
But suppose Jesus had given up. Suppose He had said, “This is too hard. These people don't like me, so I'm going to quit and go back to heaven.”
I don't even want to imagine where my life would be without the Savior. I'm so thankful He toughed it out to the end. And you and I can fight like He did because His Spirit lives in us.
God has an amazing plan for you that only you can fulfill. Your contribution to the body of Christ is unique, and nobody else can make it. It doesn't matter whether you have a neighbor-to-neighbor ministry or a pulpit ministry.
The Lord has foreseen you doing things you don't think you can do. But you can do them with His help if you don't allow the resistance to stop you.
The Lord Has a “Promised Land” for You to Take!
Fear of the giants kept the children of Israel out of the promised land flowing with milk and honey for forty years. Likewise, opposition may stand between you and the promised land of destiny God has shown you. Fear will keep you living in a dry, spiritual desert, if it can.
But you don't have to perish in the wilderness for fear of the “giants.” God wants to equip you to go in and possess your land!
Imagine what it will feel like when you are doing what God designed you perfectly to do. You'll taste peace, fulfillment, and a deep sense of purpose, knowing you have found your unique place in the body of Christ.
I Want to Assist You in Achieving Your Kingdom Dream!
And Here’s How:
I Can Help You Put On…
THE ARMOR OF LIGHT!
I just finished writing the book that I desired as a young Christian. What took me years to discover, I have compressed into one volume.
In the Bible, God has deposited nuggets of truth on spiritual warfare from Genesis to Revelation. But in The Armor of Light, I extract and condense that wisdom into one place. Each chapter focuses on a key to your strength and strategy.
Though talking about the spiritual conflict that makes some people uncomfortable, I want to make one thing clear: the most effective spiritual warfare is always Christ-centered, not devil-focused.
Our loving Savior taught more about God's enemy than any other religious figure. Why? Because we need to know what we face, so we can fight and break free.
It's important to follow His lead. We must not deny the existence of an adversary or pretend we don't have to contend with him just because the subject makes us uneasy.
But another thing is also clear—Jesus mostly talked about the kingdom of God. And I think His is the wisdom we should follow.
Benefits of The Armor of Light
- 1Shows you how to be a champion for Christ.
- 2Helps you live a victorious life and not as a “victim.”
- 3Reveals the secrets of divine protection.
- 4Opens your eyes to your Christ-given authority over the spiritual realm.
- 5Instructs you how to “put on” the armor of God in a way you've probably never heard before.
- 6Is well-documented from Scripture and easily used as group Bible study curriculum.
- 7Comes with a free, downloadable study guide, including handouts.
- 8Is comprehensive, covering multiple topics that deal with divine protection.
Below Are Some
Questions I Answer
in The Armor of Light.
What Others Are Saying
Feel the weight of the words…
Ever pick up a book and begin reading it and feel the weight of the words causing you to slow down, pause, and really soak it in. In a good way! This is The Armor of Light. —RANDY SCHRUM // Faithdriveneconomics.com
Powerful biblical affirmation of the Christ-filled life...
Michael Christian has a gift for putting complex ideas into understandable words. When you read a chapter, you know that you have to make a choice. To live a life of weakness or choose a life of victory. This book is a fantastic aid in making a decision for victory. Excellent choice for those who really want to truly know the God who is. —MICHAEL DECKER // Retired Veteran
Full of wisdom, knowledge, and insight...
This book is so full of wisdom, knowledge, and insight that it is impossible not to receive from this labor of love. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting more of God. —BRAD THOMPSON // Pastor
Everyone needs to get a copy...
This book breaks down how to deal with strongholds and the spiritual battles that each and every one of us goes through. It is easy to read with great insights into living a life free of the devil. You do not need to be a Christian for years to read this book. It helps new believers live a fulfilled life in Christ and prepares them for battle. I recommend this book to all. It is great for Bible studies, too. —RIC STEINERT // Pastor, Author of The Tzaraath Chronicle: Book 1 The Turn, Book Trailer
Here's How You Can Get Your Copy of
The Armor of Light
God is calling you to do something significant for Him, and you must not be stopped. The Armor of Light helps you break through the spiritual barriers you face. It puts you on the fast track to victory, so you can finish the work God created you to do. You owe it to yourself, your family, and your personal ministry to invest today in a victorious spiritual future.
The Armor of Light is a beautifully designed, 184 page, 6 x 9 paperback, also available in Kindle format.
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About the Author
Pastor Michael Christian lives in Paradise, California. He served for thirty years at Jubilee Church as a Teaching Pastor and in a multitude of other ways. He is an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God, headquartered in Cleveland, TN.
He and his wife Debbie have two amazing married sons, two great daughters-in-law, and three wonderful grandchildren.
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