Hey Pastor: Just finished the book & it was excellent, very touching & sound & actually inspiring.
On Sunday, in church, I read some excerpts of the testimonies. We’d like to start some meetings here as soon as we can secure a place. Thanks so much for being available & led by God in this cutting edge line ministry.
I would really love to reach this precious segment in our part of the world. Thanks also for the kind gift of the book which will in the future be in our Bible College here in Kitwe, Zambia.
We love you,
P. Adam & Melinda
The second principle in the Grace Overcomer’s book is the faith principle; that of belief. Essentially it is a simple, yet systematic application of personal faith; personal faith based on sound Bible doctrine. Why is this important for the person struggling with an addiction, or besetting sin problem? We are saved by grace, through faith, not of works (Eph. 2:8-9). Many times we attempt to overcome our problems in the energy of our flesh, or by good works. While good works always follow salvation by grace, they are brought about by the indwelling Holy Spirit who constrains us by love (2Cor. 5:14). That love is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit that brings about patience. Faith causes us to be justified,, hope causes us to rejoice in God’s glory and be not ashamed. God’s love causes us to have peace, an inner peace that passes understanding (Rom. 5:1-5).
Satan panders to our fallen nature (our flesh) which lusts against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh so that we cannot do the things that we would such as stay clean and sober (Gal. 5:17). But they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh because by grace, through faith we walk and live in the spirit (Gal. 5:22-25). “For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world and this is the victory that overcomes the world even our faith (I John 5:4). Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” (I John 5:5)