When You Put On the Armor of Light, Nothing Can Stop You from Fulfilling Your Destiny!
You are probably like me in desiring 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 unhindered in becoming the person God called you to be,
so that the Lord's church may grow, and 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 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 a spiritual target on my back.
It came as a shock to realize a spiritual 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, and little success.
I had recently graduated from college and thought I had it all together. But I discovered to my dismay that I was Biblically illiterate and my ignorance of spiritual things qualified 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 become willing to start “school” all over 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 penetrate 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, 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 next to nothing about it.
But 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 Jesus, not I, was able to fulfill that role.)
Fortunately, the Word of God was a light to my path, so I read the Word morning and evening, trying to get up-to-speed on spiritual truth.
I was so desperate to figure out what was going on that I asked a dozens of questions about God, spiritual things, and the Bible.
Maybe You Can Relate to My Story
I was looking for a resource to help me understand what was happening, but all I could
lay my 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 laid out in a clear and understandable 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 was a big help, for He stirred in me the desire 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 working temporarily.
The blow to my 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.
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 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 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 you do not want the dark side to stop you from becoming who the Lord called you to be. You know in your heart that God destined you to be an overcomer.
When we look at Jesus, our role model, we observe that He encountered much opposition. But we also see that 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 now 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 don't even want to 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 neighbor-to-neighbor ministry or a pulpit ministry.
The Lord has foreseen you doing things you may not think you are capable of doing. But you can do them with His help if you make up your mind the resistance is not going to 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 will force you to remain 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 do. 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 Here’s How I Can Encourage You:
By Helping You Put On…
THE ARMOR OF LIGHT!
I just finished writing the book that I desired as a young Christian. What took years for me 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 the 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.
Jesus, the kind and loving Savior, is the One who 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 become 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 the subject 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
- 1The Armor of Light shows you how to be a champion for Christ.
- 2The Armor of Light helps you live a victorious life and not as a "victim."
- 3The Armor of Light reveals the secrets of divine protection.
- 4The Armor of Light opens your eyes to the Christ-given authority you possess over the spiritual realm.
- 5The Armor of Light instructs you how to “put on” the armor of God in a way you've probably never heard before.
- 6The Armor of Light is well-documented from Scripture and easily used as group Bible study curriculum.
- 7The Armor of Light comes with a free, downloadable study guide, including handouts.
- 8The 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 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.
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 may 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 two wonderful grandchildren.
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