Combat faith / Hal Lindsey.
- ISBN: 0553343424
- ISBN: 9780553343427
- Physical Description: 238 pages ; 21 cm
- Publisher: Toronto ; Bantam Books, 1986.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238).
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I. Hope for the gathering storm -- Will the church go through a great persecution? -- Few dare call it conspiracy! -- The advent of an age of paranormal -- The dawning of the "New Age Movement" -- The religious invasion from the East -- The New Age "diets" -- The New Age and physical fitness -- The New Age invasion of education -- The New Age and visualization -- The New Age and "alternative medicine" -- The coming collision -- The Communist threat -- True Christians are at top of Communist hit list -- The need for a "combat faith."
II. The many facets of faith -- God's definition of faith -- Being sure of what we hope for -- Being certain of what we do not see -- Faith is object-centered -- The paradox faith -- No faith, no fellowship -- How faith relates to grace -- Faith is a gift of God -- How grace relates to works -- How faith relates to good works -- Faith only grows in the atmosphere of grace -- Faith-rest: God's base for victorious living -- Faith-rest operates through a new worldview -- Flying by instruments and the divine viewpoint -- Some close parallels -- The faith-rest defined.
III. Cracking the "faith barrier" -- Introduction to God's rest -- The meaning of God's rest -- Our new Sabbath -- God's faith course No. 101 -- VI. The impact of parents' faith -- The heritage of faith -- Abraham's greatest sacrifice -- God's commendation of Moses' parents -- Encouragement for today's parents -- Concerning teaching children -- V. An act of faith that changed history -- Moses' amazing decision -- Source of Moses' knowledge -- Who was the fool? -- Settling the question of whose will.
VI. God's B.D. degree -- Disciplined by grace -- The flight into bootcamp -- How God turned failure into blessing -- God's forty-year seminary -- Nice going, God! -- God's gracious providence -- The lost forty years -- A lesson in solitude -- The principle of broken things -- Another broken vessel -- Principles of God's B.D. degree -- VII. Power perfected in weakness -- God re-calls his champion -- Any old bush will do, Moses! -- God's glory in earthen vessels -- Moses! Moses! -- Moses tries to "chicken out" -- Excuse no. 1: "I don't know your name" -- Excuse no. 2: "What if the Israelites don't believe God sent me?" -- Excuse no. 3: "I am not eloquent" -- Lord, I believe; help my unbelief! -- Keeping a covenant and busting a marriage -- A comforting reunion -- VIII. How faith humbled an empire -- The Moses who returned -- Moses' first confrontation with Pharaoh -- God's strongest promise -- Reasons for delay -- Signs and wonders in judgment -- The occult in Pharaoh's court -- Israel's great liberation.
IX. The Passover: God's drama of the cross -- When the humble get angry -- Humility is no pacifism -- The night a nation was saved -- God's perpetual reminder to Israel -- X. The battle is the Lord's -- The miracle of Israel's foretold history -- The population of the Exodus -- The Lord's strange leading -- Where's that pillar going now? -- The Lord's way of leading -- Pharaoh takes the bait -- Israel's glorious opportunity-fumbled! -- "Spiritual geometry?" -- Moses cracks the faith barrier -- When it's wrong to pray -- How one man's faith saved a nation -- The baptism of Moses -- Moses' reputation: from hero to bum to hero -- Israel's 20/20 hindsight faith -- The Red Sea and you -- XI. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory -- The curse of a short memory -- One of life's most dangerous addictions-grumbling -- The "wrong king of water" test -- Growing from smaller to greater faith exploits -- The dynamics of praise -- Faith is like a muscle -- God's solution for bitterness -- a tree -- The Lord who heals -- Palm Springs of Sinai.
XII. The no food, no water test -- Surprise! Surprise!ÖIsrael gripes again! -- The sin of looking back -- The worst sin Christians commit -- Promises for the worry addict -- The sin the Lord could not forgive -- Grace upon grace -- No water -- A smitten rock that became a spring -- Some sad lessons -- XIII. Grasshoppers or giants? -- The majority report, Part 1 -- The minority report, Part 1 -- The majority report, Part 2 -- You are what God says you are! -- The plague of the human viewpoint -- So what's new? -- The minority report, Part 2 -- One man and God are a majority! -- The majority is usually wrong! -- Upward to the pinnacle of faith -- True intercessory prayer -- Forgiven but disqualified -- The reward of faith -- The true fountain of youth -- The real tragedy of it all.
XIV. The real war -- The ancient conflict -- The beginning of sorrows -- Like begets like -- The great cause of human suffering -- Why man was created -- Satan won the first battle -- Round one -- Satan's strategy -- God has won the great battle -- Is God unfair? -- XV. The weapons of our warfare -- Three-dimensional warfare -- The filling of the Spirit, our source of power -- Jesus Christ is our model -- The war against the flesh, and the filling of the Spirit -- The indwelling of the Spirit -- The filling of the Spirit and spiritual gifts -- The filling of the Spirit and maturity -- The filling of the Spirit is not a mutual assistance program -- Why the believer can never be condemned -- Two principles of life contrasted -- How to be filled with the Spirit -- How to be filled with the Spirit -- The war against the devil -- Our strength -- Intelligence report on our enemy -- Checking out our armor -- The belt of truth -- The breastplate -- The shoes -- The shield -- The helmet -- Our sword -- Prayer, our heavy artillery -- Having prepared, be ready to fight -- Combating the world-system -- The battle for our affections -- Worldliness defined -- The delicate line -- Final briefing.
XVI. Why do Christians have trials? -- Need we fear trials? -- Do committed and spiritual people have trials? -- God's love for each believer -- The eternal perspective -- Discipline for sin -- 1. The discipline of divine love -- 2. Discipline versus punishment -- 3. Four principles of discipline -- Trials to keep us from pride -- Trials to build faith -- Trials that cause growth -- Trials that teach obedience and discipline -- Trials that prevent us from falling into sin -- Trials that equip us to comfort others -- Trials that prove the reality of Christ in us -- Trials that glorify God -- Trials for a testimony to the angels -- 1. God's revelation to the angels -- 2. In defense of Job -- 3. Jesus' negative confession -- 4. The twelfth commandment -- XVII. Endurance in the race of faith -- The dynamics of waiting on the Lord -- Learning to run in God's race -- Casting off excess baggage -- Endurance: the essence of combat faith -- Jesus, the supreme example of combat faith -- When deliverance is delayed.
XVIII. Focusing on things not seen -- The eternal things that are not seen -- Our new bodies -- Our new dwelling place -- Our crowns -- The crown of righteousness -- The crown of life -- The crown of glory -- The crown of exultation -- Our new garments -- God's special books -- The book of tears -- The book of remembrance -- Kings and priests -- Higher than angels -- We shall know God as He now knows us -- Hope, the key to a dynamic present faith.
Now, more than ever, we must learn to break the "faith-barrier" ... to overcome worry, anxiety, and fear and enter into a new dimension of peace and stability ... to claim the invincible inner peace that God has promised each of us -- no matter what the circumstances.
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