Nothing Can Stop You from Becoming the Person Jesus Wants You to Be!

You are probably like me in desiring to be who God wants you to be. And it's not always easy, but I have good news.

  • With Jesus in your heart, you are destined to break through every barrier that stands against your pursuit of the Lord’s will.
  • Christ’s victorious Spirit will help you confront and overcome the challenges you face.
  • I can’t wait to encourage and assist you in this process, but first let me tell you my story.

Hi, I'm Michael Christian. As a disciple of Jesus Christ, a pastor, and an author, I desire 
to see you move forward unhindered in fulfilling the work God called you to do, 
so that the Lord's church may grow, and He may be glorified through you.

When I First Started Serving Jesus,
I Was Unprepared for the Spiritual Warfare.

When I became a Christian, I just wanted my sins forgiven and to go to heaven when I died. I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, believing I would never have another bad day. LOL! Was I naive!

Within a few months, my slow-to-grasp-spiritual-things mind finally came to the conclusion that saying Yes to Jesus had painted some kind of a spiritual target on my back.

It was sort of a shock to me to realize that I was in a war against an enemy I had never believed in, couldn't see, and knew nothing about. As a reluctant recruit thrust into conflict without warning or preparation, I had no training, no weapons, and little success.

I had recently graduated from college and thought I had it all together. But I soon discovered to my dismay that I was Biblically illiterate and my lack of knowledge of spiritual things prequalified me for kindergarten in God's school. When it came to the spiritual realities I would face daily for the rest of my life, my college studies were mostly irrelevant. 

As a result, I had to humble myself, admit my ignorance, and be willing to start “school” all over in this new frontier of biblical wisdom.

As a young Christian, I quickly found myself like those in the Parable of the Sower who received the good seed on stony ground (Matthew 13:5, 20-21). 

My new life sprang up with joy, but the heat of misunderstanding and trouble tried  to wither me before I became grounded and established.

Plus, it was hard to grow roots in Christ through 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, pastored, and mentored me in those challenging early days.

I Even Got Mad at God!

When I accepted Christ as Savior, I was vaguely aware that a spiritual realm surrounded me, but I knew very little about it.

However, shortly after accepting Christ, evil began attacking my mind in a way I had never experienced before. Thoughts constantly popped into my mind reminding me of past sins and making me feel ashamed and unworthy of God's mercy and grace. 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 trying to do 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!  

Only the Word of God was a light to my path, so I read the Word morning and evening, trying to get up-to-speed. 

I was so desperate to figure out what was going on that I asked a thousand questions about God, spiritual things, and the Bible. 

Maybe You Can Relate to My Story in Some Way

I was looking for a resource to help me understand what was happening to me, but all I could
lay my hands on was my Bible (truthfully, all I needed) and a Strong's Concordance.

But I wished for a Bible-based book that laid out in a clear and comprehensive way
an explanation of spiritual realities, so I could get trained more quickly.

You, too, have probably figured out 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 Intensely for God to Make Me
Wiser than My Spiritual Enemy

I was serious about overcoming the resistance I felt. Surely I did not want to be a doormat for an evil force I couldn't see. The Spirit of God stirred in me to rise up and 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 the head caused a severe concussion. As part of the healing process for my now “foggy” brain, the Lord called me to do something quite 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 out the Bible that I didn't want to stop after I got better.

So, during the next twenty years, I spent over 10,000 hours hand copying verses from the Bible on many topics. I even studied the Bible's words in the original languages. 

Further, I read the Bible through every year and prayerfully sought the answers to all my questions.

By clicking the following links, you can read about the accident that came within inches of killing me, and what I later discovered—that God commanded every king of Israel to hand copy Scripture. 

But I'm not trying to get you to copy Scriptures for twenty years (unless you want to). But I do want to offer you what it produced.

After Years of Prayer and Study, I Acquired
Some Simple and Practical Wisdom

After those years of praying, seeking, and meditating in the Bible, I learned the answers to the questions I had asked as an overwhelmed, young Christian. These are the things I want to share with you.

I suspect that you are like me in not wanting to be stopped from fulfilling your God-given purpose by things you cannot see with natural eyes. You know in your heart that the Lord wants you to be an overcomer.

Jesus, our best example, encountered much opposition. But He took charge of His destiny and fought back. Jesus won a complete victory on the cross over everything darkness arrayed against Him. His victorious Spirit lives in our hearts and at this present moment battles through us. 

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 can't imagine where my life would be without the Savior, so I'm thankful He toughed it out to the end.

God has an amazing plan for your life that only you can fulfill. Your contribution to the body of Christ is unique and can't be made by someone else. It doesn't matter whether you have a a pulpit ministry or a neighbor-to-neighbor ministry. 

The Lord has foreseen you doing things you may not think you can do. But you can do them if you don't let the resistance stop you.

The Lord Has a “Promised Land” for You to Take!

Fear of the giants made the children of Israel afraid to possess the promised land flowing with milk and honey. And opposition may stand between you and the promised land of destiny God has shown you. Fear wants to force you to stay in a dry, spiritual desert, if it can.

But you don't have to perish in the wilderness for fear of the “giants,” because 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 achieve. You'll taste peace 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 the Way I Can Help Is This:
THE ARMOR OF LIGHT

I just finished writing the book that I desired as a young Christian. What took me years to discover from reading the Word and listening to gifted pastors and teachers, I have compressed into one volume. 

As you know, the rich Bible truths on any given subject may be scattered from Genesis to Revelation. But in The Armor of Light, I've extracted and condensed that wisdom into distinct chapters. Each chapter focuses on a subject that is key to your spiritual protection and progress.

Though the book addresses spiritual conflict that surrounds us all day, every day, I want to make one thing clear: The most effective spiritual warfare is always Christ-centered, not devil-focused.

Jesus, the kind and loving Savior, is the One who taught more about the God's enemy than any other religious figure. Why? Because we needed to know what we faced so we could fight and be free from it.

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 it makes us uncomfortable.

But another thing is also clear—Jesus spent the majority of His time talking about the kingdom of God. And I think His is the wisdom we should follow. If we are risen with Christ, we need to seek those things which are above.

Benefits of The Armor of Light

  1. 1
    The Armor of Light shows you how to be a champion for Christ.
  2. 2
    The Armor of Light helps you live a victorious life and not as a "victim."
  3. 3
    The Armor of Light reveals the secrets of God's protection.
  4. 4
    The Armor of Light opens your eyes to the Christ-given authority you have over the spiritual realm.
  5. 5
    The Armor of Light teaches you to “put on” the armor of God in a way you've probably never heard before.
  6. 6
    The Armor of Light is well-documented from Scripture and easily used as group Bible study curriculum. 
  7. 7
    The Armor of Light comes with a free, downloadable study guide, including handouts.
  8. 8
    The Armor of Light is comprehensive, covering topics such as the three heavens of Scripture, holy angels, fallen angels, “pleading the blood,” the necessity of prayer, being led by the Spirit, how to walk in the light of Christ, and many others. 

Below Are Some Questions That Are
Answered
in The Armor of Light.

  • What authority do I have in Christ over the spiritual realm? How do I use the keys of binding and loosing?
  • What promises of protection has God made to His covenant people?
  • How can I walk in the light of Christ and push the darkness out of my mind?
  • What are the three heavens of Scripture?
  • How do holy angels protect me and my family?
  • Where did the devil come from and how has God limited his power?
  • If God is in control, why is it necessary for me to pray? 
  • What does it mean to “plead” the blood of Christ, and how do I do it?
  • How does being led by the Holy Spirit increase my protection?
  • What are the protective advantages of walking in wisdom? 
  • Why is learning to control my tongue a part of spiritual warfare?
  • How is personal authority increased by a proper relationship with a local church?
  • How do I stay balanced in spiritual warfare and not go off the deep end?
  • I've rebuked the devil but am still having problems? What do I do now?
  • How do I tell what is of God and what is of the devil, so I know what to resist?
  • How do I put on the armor of God? Do I visualize, vocalize, or receive the revelation about each piece?
Michael Christian

Author of 
The Armor of Light

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 ordained through the Church of God, headquartered in Cleveland, TN.

He and his wife Debbie have two amazing married sons, two great daughters-in-law, and two wonderful grandchildren. 

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