We were . . . buried with him.
For twenty-nine years after World War II ended, Hiroo Onoda hid in the jungle, refusing to believe his country had surrendered. Japanese military leaders had dispatched Onoda to a remote island in the Philippines (Lubang) with orders to spy on the Allied forces. Long after a peace treaty had been signed and hostilities ceased, Onoda remained in the wilderness. In 1974, Onoda’s commanding officer traveled to the island to find him and convince him the war was over.
For three decades, Onoda lived a meager, isolated existence, because he refused to surrender—refused to believe the conflict was done. We can make a similar mistake. Paul proclaims the stunning truth that “all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death” (Romans 6:3). On the cross, in a powerful, mysterious way, Jesus put to death Satan’s lies, death’s terror, and sin’s tenacious grip. Though we’re “dead to sin” and “alive to God” (v. 11), we often live as though evil still holds the power. We yield to temptation, succumbing to sin’s seduction. We listen to lies, failing to trust Jesus. But we don’t have to yield. We don’t have to live in a false narrative. By God’s grace we can embrace the true story of Christ’s victory.
While we’ll still wrestle with sin, liberation comes as we recognize that Jesus has already won the battle. May we live out that truth in His power.
Heaven Hears Each Whisper
written by Kelsey Tyler
Reader Comment: An affirmation of all of my prayers, my faith and all of the miracles that I have experienced!
Prayer has always been the most personal and unique way to celebrate faith. It provides an occasion to talk, to meditate, to ask, to praise, to say “thank you.” … Google Books
THE MANY FACES OF MARY,Readers Comments: “You need a box of tissues when you read it.” “I couldn’t put it down.” “The stories allowed me to experience all of The Immaculate Mother’s Apparitions.”
A BOOK OF ANGELS
By Sophy Burnham
Reader Comment: The book’s opening tells of angels lovingly playing with man in happiness and fun until man became bored. The angels from that point on, decided to hide in the hearts of man. The big question today, is whether or not man will seek within his own heart God’s joy?
A BOOK OF ANGELS tells not only the extraordinary true stories of present-day encounters with angels, but also traces the understanding and study of angels through history and in different cultures. …
Author: Andrew M. Villarreal
Reader Comment: “Triumphal Procession” is a historical perspective that re-examines the conscience of the nations of the world, living in today’s darkness.
Read: “Triumphal Procession” and you will understand why nations continue to struggle in great spiritual chaos. Every Christian and every reader seeking Christ should be reminded: the more prayer, the mightier we become in God’s mercy to be blessed against evil.
Has your prayer life come to a standstill? Is it quiet? This brief history of France during WWII reveals the pitfalls and dangers that dampen the prayer life of a believer.
The Nation of France has a history of triumphs, but in 1940 the streets of Paris were empty and quiet.
The darkest hour of it’s existence was at hand. What happens next? Could history repeat itself? Without prayer, triumph cannot exist.
Step into your position of becoming a prayer warrior. Enter a campaign of effective fervent prayer. Recover what has been lost; not only for yourself but for your family, church, ministry, city and nation.
Storm Warning, by Billy Graham
Reader Comment: “Truly powerful…prompting everyone to bear witness to these times.”
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