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I apologize for not being more active, but not having other reviewers or books to review, it's been a little difficult. However I want to let you know about this wonderful DVD "God's Not Dead." Working at the library I found it on our shelves and took it home. When I brought it back I raved about it. I wanted to take it out again, but it seems word gets around. It's always on hold for someone else. That's great.

The opening scene is in a freshman college philosophy class. The professor states he is an atheist, and asks that if everyone will sign a paper with 3 little words on it he can dispense of the dust and get to the subject. Those 3 words are "God Is Dead." One student cannot sign that. He is given 3 chances to argue the case of the existence of God before the class.

Fueled by hate on one side and a determined love of God on the other this is not your simple movie. The poor kid researches and goes off on a journey of his own to state his case. The end is nothing short of amazing. I guess telling people stuff like this is one of the reasons I can't get a hold of it a second time. It's really that good.

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May our Lord be with you now and always. Remember, God is in control, even when things look like they're crashing all around you. David

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Some Have Entertained Angels, by James Robert Wilson

In yesterday's review I talked about angels, and I talked about prayer as one of our most valuable weapons. Today let's focus on another weapon, one James Robert Wilson also focused on in Some Have Entertained Angels. It is our sword. Even in Scripture we sometimes see angels with swords. Remember the angel set at the entrance to the Garden of Eden? He had a sword, a flaming sword. In Ephesians 6:17 the apostle Paul talks about the "Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God."

In conversation and even in one study I did I talk about spiritual swordsmanship. You don't become a master swordsman just because you are given a sword. That is why so many Christians today live in defeat. To become a master swordsman you must get to know your sword. In the military, especially basic training, soldiers are made to sleep with their weapons, or at least some drill instructors find this effective. The idea of spending time with their "sword" seems to make them better soldiers. There is also training on the firing range. When talking about a literal sword the same thing holds true. You must spend time with your sword. You need your hand to feel the grip, the way it balances in your hand, the way it responds to your own movement. So they train. They will pair up with another and practice blocks, thrusts, parries, and the like. The more time they spend getting to know their sword and the way they can control it, the better swordsman they become.

In the spiritual sense, the Word of God, as I've already pointed out, is our sword. We have to spend time with God's Word. We have to get it into us, but intellectually and spiritually. Intellectually only helps us so far. We only understand the way it feels. As we begin to understand it spiritually we begin to see how we can use it in our own lives for our own battles. This is true because we are getting to know the "Sword Maker" better, and it is His Spirit, not ours, that will ultimately make us great and feared swordsmen of the Lord.

Unfortunately I was not able to find a website for James Robert Wilson. You can find his book for sale on the following sites:

Legal notice: I received this book in order to write and publish a review. My review is seen, even by me, as payment for such a service. However, let me hasten to state that this in no way diminishes what I've written. If I say a book is awesome, then I found it to be so and believe others will as well.

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