|About the Book|
Following on from his groundbreaking work, “Biblical Church: a Challenge to Unscriptural Traditions and Practice”, the author here turns his attention not to wineskins, but to wine. If that book dealt with the externals of what church life ought toMoreFollowing on from his groundbreaking work, “Biblical Church: a Challenge to Unscriptural Traditions and Practice”, the author here turns his attention not to wineskins, but to wine. If that book dealt with the externals of what church life ought to be like, then this one deals with the internal work of the Spirit in the lives of individual believers in order to mature and sanctify them.The author expounds the story of Elijah, bringing his life, times and message fully into the modern era, applying, with unnerving clarity, the prophet’s relevance to Christians today. From his very first calling to his eventual replacement by Elisha, the way in which God dealt with him, plus the prophetic words He gave him, are outlined and applied to the present time. The parallel between Israel’s spiritual condition in Elijah’s day, and the current spiritual condition of the Christian Church, is nothing short of incredible, and the author pulls few punches in highlighting the similarities.From the need for a full restoration of biblical church life and practice to the need of a personal revelation of what oneness with Jesus in His death and resurrection means for the Christian life, the issues the Lord would have His people face are tackled head on. From the errors of the so-called ‘charismatic movement’ to the need for a re-discovery of the genuine leading, guidance and moving of the Holy Spirit, along with the vital importance of a renewed commitment to the Word of God being our final authority, truth and falsehood are laid side by side, the deceptions so prevalent amongst Christians today being clearly exposed and refuted.Written in a relaxed and engaging style, the author gives real insight into how the Lord has dealt with him personally through the years, extending hope to even the most despairing disciple. Both disease and cure are carefully and biblically laid out in this challenging, inspiring and uplifting book.This is a powerful, prophetic and intensely personal work, quite unlike much Christian literature of our day. No believer, given a prayerfully open mind and commitment to the absolute authority of scripture, could but derive spiritual benefit from its pages.