Thursday, May 23, 2019
Strike the Match Review and Giveaway!
Prayers that strike the mark are specific prayers authorized by the Holy Spirit and endowed with divine power to accomplish the will of God in your life and for the needs of the world. On the cross, Jesus fulfilled the ultimate answer to all of our prayers, but He awaits our invitation to come into our situations and circumstances. When people of prayer intercede, they create a meeting place between the heavenly Father and His children. God comes upon the person who is praying and moves them from the natural to the supernatural. Empowered by God, the intercessor has the authority to cut down enemy forces and pick out "targets" for God’s lightning bolts of glory, bringing victory and breakthrough.
Intercession could be called "extreme prayer” because it links extreme needs with the extraordinary power of God. Inserting ourselves into the gap between God and a need, we call upon the Holy Spirit, our Helper, who is ready to move us from finite ability to infinite ability, take hold of difficult situations, and help accomplish the will of God. We have the great honor of being called to “paint targets” on cities, churches, ministries, family members, contemporary "Sauls" (those who persecute or cause difficulty), and even ourselves. Our believing, persistent prayers will Strike the Mark!
“He covers His hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark” (Job 36:32 NASB).
My thoughts: I'm torn on what to say about this book, since it wound up not being a great one for me. I appreciate when James talks about the obstacles that can be in our prayer life, those sins that we need to work towards getting rid of in our lives. But, I didn't care for some of his methods when it comes to how to pray, especially when he seemed to be advocating for us to pray telling God what needs to happen. I know we all are guilty of focusing on our wills when we pray, but I like the quote "Prayer does not change God, but changes him who prays." since I think that is so true. I have looked back in my life and been thankful for the times when God has chosen not to answer my prayers in the ways I had hoped. So, if you pick up with book, then please do so with some caution.
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
About the Author:
JAMES W. GOLL is the president of God Encounters Ministries and has traveled around the world sharing the love of Jesus, imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry, and life in the Spirit. He has recorded numerous classes with corresponding study guides and is the author of more than forty books, including The Seer, The Discerner, Releasing Spiritual Gifts Today, Passionate Pursuit, The Lost Art of Intercession, and The Lifestyle of a Prophet. James is the father of four wonderful children with a growing number of grandchildren, and makes his home in Franklin, TN.
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