Monday, November 9, 2015

The Power That Changes The World: Creating Eternal Impact In The Here And Now by Bill Johnson {Review}

The Power That Changes the World: Creating Eternal Impact in the Here and Now by Bill Johnson

This is our brightest hour!

Every day we make choices that influence the culture and atmosphere around us. We are designed, as part of our purpose, to invade and solve problems here on earth. We've been given the keys to unlock infinite change in the here and now.

Take hold of God's power and God's wisdom.

As we wield the long-term strategy of His wisdom and the immediacy of His miracle-working power, we will live out the most undeniable demonstration of the heart, passion and nature of God. We will touch--and restore--the hearts of individuals, families, communities, cities and nations. We will create eternal impact and significance right now.

What a moment to be alive!
As we live out God's power and wisdom, and fully yield ourselves to His purposes--maintaining a heart of hope and promise for the days ahead--we will work wonders for His Kingdom.

My Thoughts:

The one book I always tell my friends, or anyone who asks, that changed my life ten years ago was Bill Johnson's When Heaven Invades Earth. Bill has a way of teaching that is both intelligent and down-to-earth. I am always both challenged and encouraged when I read his books or listen to his messages. When Heaven Invades Earth taught me so much about God's heart as a good Father and about my responsibility as a believer in Jesus Christ to bring heaven to earth. And now, The Power That Changes The World continues the same message and goes even further, specifically pointing out the importance of wisdom and power. 

Do you ever find yourself longing for more? You may have been a believer for 5 years or 45 years but you know there is something missing in your life. It's like this deep craving for something you know to be true but haven't  yet seen materialize in your life. I can relate. One of my favourite Scriptures is Psalm 34:8, "Oh taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!". Once you get a taste, you know there is so much more. If you have been craving more, I encourage you to read this book. In The Power That Changes The World, Pastor Bill shares the values he deems as crucial to us as believers, the church, the Bride of Christ. How are we to think? How are we to behave toward unbelievers? How are we to serve our communities to see Kingdom culture become a reality? He lays out ideas and principles for us to ponder and emulate. 

There are many passages I could quote from the book, but here are just a handful I find encouraging:

Seeing a Kingdom culture established on earth is the dream of God, and it must become the dream of His people. (pg. 15)

Heaven is the model God set for us by which we are to approach life. (pg. 16)

The Gospel is good news for eternity, but also for now. (pg. 24)

Creativity is normal for any believer who is not influenced by anxiety. The purest expression of our faith often can be seen in the unique way we approach life - conscious of a perfect, loving Father, and with a heart that beats to see the impossibilities of life bow to the name of Jesus through our lips. We live as people with access to heavenly solutions for earthly problems. (pg. 67)

Discovering our significance in God's eyes is one of the most important and gratifying revelations we can ever receive. It frees us to live life as a joyful offering unto Him. (pg. 180) 
If wanting to know more about how to live from heaven to earth and how to see more of heaven on earth in your own life, family, community and nation is burning in your heart, get this book today! You will be encouraged and, I believe, you will begin to see Kingdom culture come to fruition. 

Buy now!

Blessings and love. xo

Disclosure: I received this book from Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This post contains my affiliate links. Thank you.

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