by Teresa Yanaros, August 13, 2020
Spiritual Warfare is Real.
There are so many books out there on spiritual warfare that it can be pretty overwhelming if you don't know where to start. If this describes you, worry not my friend. I've read a TON of books on this topic since the Lord delivered me from the occult.
This list is in no way exhaustive, but it's some of the books that I read in the very beginning when I really had no idea what was going on. These books helped me SO much. In short, spiritual warfare is very much so real. Some people might think it's not true, that Satan is not real, and that no spiritual entities exist in the supernatural spheres that seek to influence us. This is not true. Long story short. I've seen demons. I've been bruised by demons. Physically bruised. This is called demonic vexation. I was being harassed by demonic forces who sought to destroy me. I came under God's protection, and first-hand experienced what it's like to be delivered from Satan and transferred into the kingdom of Jesus. (Praise the Lord!)
If you are reading this because you are experiencing demonic harassment, please get rid of all objects that you have that are tied to the occult. Humble yourself and confess your sins to the Lord. Start reading your Bible. Faith is awakened by the message and the message that awakens come by the Word of Christ. Jesus Christ is the only one who saves from evil.
This stuff is real. It might seem innocent at first. But I am dead serious when I say that playing in the worldly realm of Satan because you don't think what you're doing "is a big deal," I'm telling now, it's not worth your soul over. It's the biggest deal in the world. Beyond the world. This isn't just your physical life we are talking about here. We are talking about eternal consequences. I was disobedient and lost in my sin, thinking that what I was doing was not only good but spiritually generative and positive. Boy, was I wrong. Satan's lies are shiny and sweet. But they lead you down an endless bottomless pit black hole of despair. Jesus gives us rest. Satan wants you to continue working and trying and giving, only to run you face-first into the ground. And he takes pleasure in tearing God's children away from Him. There is no rest in Satan. There is only endless searching and seeking and never finding.
In Jesus, you are home. You are found. You are loved.
After reading this list, if you have other books that you would like to recommend, please comment down below in the comment section to join the conversation.
Enjoy these books.
"You’ve trusted the Amplified® Bible to deliver enhanced understanding of all the rich nuances and shades of meaning of the original Bible languages. For this kind of in-depth study, no working knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required—just a desire to know more about what God says in his Word. Amplified Bibles use a unique system of punctuation, italics, references, and synonyms to unlock subtle shades of meaning as found in the original languages."
"Here is everything you need to become armed and dangerous against every adversary that threatens your relationship and growth with Jesus. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, you can destroy the power of the enemy and protect all that God has given you."
"In this readable, biblically-based book, Derek Prince answers these and many other vital questions. If you are struggling with problems that never seem to go away, has it ever occurred to you that demons may be at work? Or perhaps you want to help others with such problems."
FR. GABRIELE AMORTH
"From Fr. Gabriel Amorth, the renowned exorcist in Rome, comes this powerful, eye-opening book on the deadly antics of Satan and his fallen angels, as well as spiritual remedies for each. These pages provide a basic orientation in the dark phenomenology, succinctly explaining Catholic doctrine on the fallen angels and the innumerable manifestations."
"An introduction to counseling individuals who are involved in occult activity. Includes actual case histories."
"A thorough discussion of the work of demons and the firsthand observations of people involved in demonic activity."
"This landmark text offers the most important and practical guidance Derek Prince imparted to believers in his last years: how to prepare for and take their places in the ultimate, ongoing spiritual battle."
"Christians everywhere are facing opposition from unseen but powerful spiritual enemies that are seeking to conquer us spirit, soul, and body. With relentless deceptions, Satan is scheming to destroy the church from within, keeping us from the divine love and protection of God. But what can we do?"
FR. GABRIELLE AMORTH
"In this powerful book, the renowned exorcist of Rome tells of his many experiences in his ministry as an exorcist doing battle with Satan to relieve the great suffering of people in the grip of evil. The importance of the ministry to expel demons is clearly seen in the Gospels, from the actions of the Apostles, and from Church history. Fr. Amorth allows the reader to witness the activities of the exorcist, to experience what an exorcist sees and does. He also reveals how little modern science, psychology, and medicine can do to help those under Satan's influence, and that only the power of Christ can release them from this kind of mental, spiritual or physical suffering."
10 - Bible Doctrine:
"How do we know the Bible is God’s Word? What is sin and where did it come from? How is Jesus fully God and fully man? What are spiritual gifts? When and how will Christ return? If you’ve asked questions like these, then "systematic theology" is no abstract term. It’s an approach to finding answers every Christian needs to know. Bible Doctrine takes a highly commended upper-level textbook on systematic theology and makes it accessible to the average reader."
NOTE FROM TERESA: You might be wondering why I put this book on this list. If you have realized that you need deliverance, it's imperative to get help from a Christian as fast as you can. Also, get serious about reading your Bible. Then, as you are going through this, you'll likely begin to appreciate that there are many things that you need to unlearn. There are false beliefs that you hold from the world that God will start shifting inside you to reorient you toward spiritual wisdom (instead of the faulty wisdom that comes from the world). The Bible doctrine book above was paramount in helping me unwind the lies of Satan and become reoriented toward a theologically-based faith in Christ.
About the Author
Teresa Yanaros is a millennial Texan who joyfully follows Jesus. After being heavily involved in witchcraft and the occult and after suffering demonic harassment and vexation, she was (by the grace of God) delivered into the kingdom of Jesus Christ. She now discusses spiritual warfare, deliverance, salvation, and sanctification.
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