Satanist-Turned-Evangelist Gives You the Inside Strategy to Defeat the Devil’s Plans! Many people, even Christians, deny the devil’s power. John Ramirez doesn’t have that luxury—he experienced the prince of darkness up close and personal. In the impoverished streets of the South Bronx, John Ramirez found “acceptance” from a family of witches and warlocks. These practitioners of dark arts trained him to be a high-ranking satanic priest—a story told in his first book, Out of the Devil’s Cauldron. However, everything changed when he met the living Christ. In Unmasking the Devil, John Ramirez shares an insider view of how satan operates so you can avoid his traps and learn how to: discern between the voice of God that directs to victory and satan’s voice that leads to destruction. close the demonic doors satan uses to enter your life: entertainment, unhealthy relationships, greed, and false religion. activate the spiritual weapons of prayer, intercession, and Scripture to render hell powerless over your life. recognize how the spirits of Jezebel and Delilah attempt to infiltrate the church, create disunity, and render God’s people powerless. No army goes into battle without first knowing the tactics of their enemy. Receive behind-the-scene glimpses of satan’s strategies and equip yourself to live victoriously over the powers of darkness! “Spiritual warfare is a must for every Christian if they are going to survive in the coming years,” says John Ramirez. “It’s time to stop playing patty-cake with the devil and learn how to put hell on notice.”
Dramas of Sin and Grace in the World of Flannery O'Connor
Author: Regis Martin
Pubpsher: Ave Maria University Press
Unmasking the Devil is the first in the Sapientia Gateway to Literature Series. Dr. Martin's keen analysis, informed by a life's work as literary critic and theologian, reveals the central action of O'Connor's stunning fiction - the violent breaking-in of grace into lives barren of the awareness of God. He links this consistent theme of her work to the shape of her won faithful and cross-filled life. Usually seen as a preeminent Catholic fiction writer of the twentieth century, O'Connor's work has set the standard for how serious writers must address God's salvific actions while maintaining the highest standards for literature. A kind of faithful Catholic counterpoint to James Joyce, O'Connor's work is of enduring even classic value. Dr. Martin's larger argument points out that only fiction with a passionate religious vision has a chance of enduring, thus consigning, as Lionel Trilling once did, most liberal fiction to the remainders table.
Understanding Satan's Battle Plan and Biblical Strategies for Fighting Back
Author: Richard Mayhue
Pubpsher: Kregel Publications
Diffusing the hype and hyperbole that many Christians hear about Satan and how he works, the author presents a popular and authoritative look at the real person of Satan—the one he doesn't want us to discover.
Release on 2010-12-02 | by Bethany McLean,Joe Nocera
Unmasking the Men Who Bankrupted the World
Author: Bethany McLean,Joe Nocera
Pubpsher: Penguin UK
Category: Business & Economics
According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, no-one has put all the pieces of the financial crisis together. The finger was pointed at greedy traders, cowardly legislators and clueless home buyers, but many devils helped bring hell to the economy. All The Devils Are Here goes back several decades to explore the motivations of everyone from CEOs and politicians to anonymous lenders, borrowers and Wall Street traders. It exposes the hidden role of companies including AIG and Goldman Sachs. It delves into the powerful mythology of homeownership. And it proves that the crisis ultimately wasn't about finance at all; it was about human nature. Bethany McLean's The Smartest Guys in the Room was the best Enron book on a crowded shelf. All the Devils Are Here will be remembered for finally making sense of the meltdown.
The Invisible Forces That Determine Human Existence
Author: Walter Wink
Pubpsher: Fortress Press
Angels, Spirits, principalities, powers, gods, Satanthese, along with all other spiritual realities, are the unmentionables of our culture. The dominant materialistic worldview has absolutely no place for them. But materialism itself is terminally ill, and, let us hope, in process of replacement by a worldview capable of honoring the lasting values of modern science without succumbing to reductionism. Therefore, we find ourselves returning to the ancient traditions, searching for wisdom wherever it may be found. We do not capitulate to the past and its superstitions, but bring all the gifts our race has acquired along the way as aids in recovering the lost language of our souls. In Naming the Powers I developed the thesis that the New Testament's principalities and powers is a generic category referring to the determining forces of physical, psychic, and social existence. In the present volume we will be focusing on just seven of the Powers mentioned in Scripture. Their selection out of all the others dealt with in Naming the Powers is partly arbitrary: they happen to be ones about which I felt I had something to say. But they are also representative, and open the way to comprehending the rest. They are: Satan, demons, angels of churches, angels of nations, gods, elements, and angels of nature.
Destroy the devil’s works! As a former high-ranking satanic priest, John Ramirez is well-acquainted with the enemy’s strategies. Now, as a liberated follower of Jesus, Ramirez offers exclusive intelligence on discerning and demolishing satan’s schemes. Today, so many lives are destroyed by addiction, isolation, torment, and darkness. What can the average believer do to fight back? Exposing the Enemy—excerpted and developed from Ramirez’ first book, Unmasking the Devil—lays out a plan to recognize the devil’s works in your day-to-day experiences, bring them to light, and emerge victorious! Discover how how to: Identify gateways that the devil may use to enter your life. Thwart hell’s plan to steal and destroy your identity in Christ. Discern the difference between the enemy’s voice and the voice of Truth. Expose Jezebel and Delilah Spirits—the destroyers of the church. Fight back against every power of darkness through the power of the Holy Spirit. Featuring practical strategies and stronghold-demolishing prayers, Exposing the Enemy is a must-read for every believer. Fight back, and expose the devil’s work in your life today!
Why was the earth in such a dilapidated state, after God had created it a perfect earth? If this revelation is true as we believed it is, what then happened? Well, there must be an opposition to God's good governance that could have caused such wreckage. If it were so, who could that possibly be? The scriptures gives us the answer... We know there once existed one of the archangels referred to as Lucifer. We are also aware that this archangel exuded some level of power and influence within the ranks of angelic beings. It was this same arch angel that staged a war against the entire hosts of heaven. (Rev 12:7-9) Here shows that God created the earth and had declared Lucifer, who later degenerated to the entity called Satan the devil, to be ruler of this planet. But 'Lucifer' got puffed up with his beauty and wisdom and desired the throne of God and tried to usurp authority. He swayed one-third of the angels to revolt with him. Thus, there was a 'war in the heavens. The heavens (the galaxy or firmament, not the Throne of God) were destroyed in this battle and darkness fell upon the earth. This was why the earth of Genesis Chapter 1: 2 was formless and dilapidated before Adam's emergence. It played host to a power tussle and ended up a war casualty The big question is, what is man's own in this matter? Where does man come into the picture? Why was Satan out to destroy man from day one until now? What was man's offense? At least if the devil felt offended for any reason, it should be a case between him and God, or even the angels by extension. But the reverse was the case. The devil was seen to be waging war with mankind right from the creation of man. Having considered the strength, the wisdom and wealth of experience imbued on Lucifer, the final resolution of the God-Head was to create an entity that would be in the class of God, no longer in the class of angels. "Ye are gods" An entity that would possess the life and Spirit of God. An entity that would absorb every storm from Lucifer and still remain an overcomer. That entity was found in Adam, progenitor of the human race. Even though you are an heir of God, the Devil still has robbed you your birth-right through his deceptions. We can no longer be deceived. Get up and Unmask Satan's Lies, and Embracing Man's Superior Placement
Days of the Lord is an excellent guide to the riches of the Church's liturgy, and a welcome companion to the Sacramentary, the Liturgy of the Hours, and the Lectionary. First published in Belgium, this outstanding seven volume series will enable all Christians to enter into the mystery of the liturgical year, to pray with understanding, to proclaim the beauty and wealth of the liturgy. More than a thorough commentary on the readings, more even than a reflection on the liturgical seasons, this series comprehends the totality of the liturgical year-that vehicle developed by the Church to express, summarize, and present "the whole mystery of Christ," the mystery that we are called to profess and celebrate every day. Since this mystery belongs to all Christians, the writers of this series have written their reflections with the average reader in mind. Yet the knowledge and insight that they bring to this work make it invaluable even to those who are themselves well versed students of the liturgical calendar. Readers will come away not only with a greater understanding of the liturgical year, its structure and meaning, but with a deepened appreciation of the prayer life the liturgical year provides through its structure.
Release on 2012-01-03 | by Heather Bauer, RD, CDN,Kathy Matthews
Win the Weight Loss Battle by Taking Control of Your Diet Demons
Author: Heather Bauer, RD, CDN,Kathy Matthews
Pubpsher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Stop mindlessly inhaling the breadbasket and stop shoveling in the M&M'S-Bread is the Devil is the solution to all of our diet saboteurs. Nutritionist Heather Bauer can count on the fingers of one hand the number of her clients who don't already know what they should eat to lose weight. So why can't they (and their best friend and their neighbor) lose weight? Because Bread is the Devil! Yes, that's Bauer's shorthand for the inevitable, demonic pull that certain bad habits exert on people who try to change their eating routines to drop the pounds. Many of us have been there: You had a sensible, healthy breakfast, high in protein with complex carbs. Ditto for lunch-soup and a salad with a warm rush of accomplishment and self control for dessert. But now it's dinnertime and you're out with friends: enter a large basket of warm, sliced, crusty sourdough bread with a little tub of chive butter. Suddenly you're in the seventh circle of hell-the one reserved for gluttons. Bread's not your devil? How about ice cream or chips or that big slab of buttercream-frosted birthday cake? Bread Is the Devil will help you fight those hellish cravings that stop you from losing the weight you want. By identifying how certain factors promote overeating, Heather will: * Identify the top-ten Diet Devils that challenge healthy eating * Provide specific, proven strategies that free you from these devils once and for all * Offer up a simple, flexible guide that will help you reach your goal in twenty-one days and make eating fun again * Suggest an easy, affordable, and doable shopping list for eating at home as well as great meal choices when eating out Bread is the Devil will help you say good-bye to your devils, for good.
Wrongly Diagnosed exposes the true source and nature of addiction that has been hidden, denied, and disbelieved. It provides correct information as it relates to God and recovery using the Word of God. It reveals the misrepresentation of God in the twelve-step program and exposes the deception of its concept of spirituality and a higher power. Wrongly Diagnosed is an unflinching look at the true nature of addiction. Pastor Johnson gives the reader an inside look at this national tragedy and the path he has found to healing. This book is the work of a refreshingly honest and engaging writer who repays the time you invest in him with substantial hope. Sharilyn Grayson, Freelance Editor As a co-dependent, and mother of four children married to a cocaine addict, I found this book to be extremely enlightening into the issues and struggles of an addict. It is insightful, informative and an honest look at what an addict goes through during and after their addiction. Monica Grier Wrongly Diagnosed is biblically sound with information that helps to identify our true source of power to be free from addiction, which is Christ. It has revealed to us, the strategies of Satan's counterfeit behavior. The masking and delusional practice of lies and deception orchestrated by our adversary the devil. Pastor Maria Salas, Joshua & Caleb Ministry. Bell Garden, CA John Johnson is an ordained pastor, a Certified Alcohol and Drug counselor RAS, CSC. He was the Co-founder and Director of the Wings of Healing Alcohol and Drug ministry at Greater Bethany Community Church in Los Angeles, CA 1991 to 1999. Freed from $300-$400 a day heroin and cocaine habit. In 19 Years of recovery, he has never had one day of withdrawals, cravings or a desire for drugs.