Spiritual Warfare The Battle For God's Glory Summary

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Introduction Author Jerry Rankin has worked most of his life to support the work of the God in many ways. He has been a Pastor, Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, Director of Baptist Student Union, and Missionary. His education accomplishments include a Bachelors, Master of Divinity, and two honorary doctor degrees in divinity and missions. Currently, Dr. Rankin is President Emeritus of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has also authored or co-authored several books pertaining to Christians living powerfully for Christ. In this book, Spiritual Warfare: The Battle for God’s Glory, Dr. Rankin has certainly revealed how spiritual warfare can make or break a Christian’s ministry in this world. He states in relation …show more content…
Rankin equates this to having a good offense. Rankin wrote, “We have been given the victory, but it becomes a reality in our life only when we believe God and walk with Him, consistently appropriating the power of His Spirit every day.” Victory begins with faith just like the spiritual journey began with salvation through faith. Renewing the mind is the next step to victory after the faith is firmly established. Romans 12:1-2 calls for one to be transformed by the renewing of the mind from the lies of the enemy. Rankin wrote, “Renewal of the mind is a constant process of consciously choosing to believe God, choosing to stand on the principles and values of what He has said rather than embracing the things of the world. The next two steps to victory is to be committed and obedient to God to “continually yielding” to the power of the Holy Spirit to renew the mind of the influences of the sinful world. The position of being in Christ is essential to victory as well as love. Rankin wrote, “love makes possible the phenomenon of sacrifice, rather than living for self, giving of one's life for others and for a lost world.” The six steps for success in the battle against the enemy, then, are faith, mind renewal, commitment, obedience, position, and sacrificial

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