Going into this book I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t say I was a little intimidated by the title. Afterall, it’s a little “in your face” to satan. For someone who doesn’t really go after stirring up the pot, I certainly would rather not stir up the darkness. That’s my flesh talking for sure!
I’m reminded often of the power I have at every turn of every moment of my life. Christ in Me! The Hope of Glory! The God who rose from the grave and turned water into wine! The God that defeated Goliath and withstood the fiery furnace, the God that created man from dust and thousands of years later walked on water. The very God where darkness cannot be found — it’s not allowed! That’s the power I have — because Christ lives in me and through me!
With that in mind . . . I read this book!
First of all I must let Ms. Iris know how thankful I am that God laid these truths upon her heart, gave her the spirit of obedience and put them on paper. They were a true testament to the nature of who she is in Christ and who we all are who call on the name above all names!
Our children are so precious! More than legacies and more than little people. As Ms. Iris says, they are unique spirits clothed in an earth-suit of their own. As parents we spend the majority of our time caring for the earth suits, but little to no time nurturing their more valuable identity — their souls. Robbed of their innocence, the truths of the Kingdom and their dependence on Christ alone, our children are wandering in the desert and clinging to false faith, false hope and false love.
It is our responsibility as parents to protect them from the scalding arrows of satan and his never-changing lies. We must PRAY! Pray for our children at all times! Present them at Christ’s feet, surrendered but not silent! It’s past time to be intentional about talking, praying and teaching the Truth, boldly, honestly and fearlessly to our children.
I could go on and on — this book fired me up! Can you tell? Every Christian parent should read it for no other reason than as a reminder that our battle is not against flesh and blood — and our children are walking aimlessly inside the lion’s pride.
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by: Mark Cruver