Divine Decrees III

Prayer Declarations for Present Day Issues

Author: Clem Esomowei

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504935837

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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This second edition adds about forty six pages to the first one and brings interesting declarations like, ‘Victory over the Edomite or Fainting Spirit, Prayers against Tongues of Backbiters, Gossips and Evil Spirits,’ etc. Prayer is the art and act of communicating with God. It is our link with heaven and the realms of the spirit. It is the power source of any human being who desires to succeed God’s way. Prayer is our most important Christian duty after righteousness. It is an art because we have to engage in it according to biblical principles. It is an act because prayer cannot be totally delegated but be embarked upon daily and incessantly for individual victory. Communication with our bridegroom becomes a necessity for meaningful relationship. Prayer is the life giving breath of a modern day Christian. God does not do anything without speaking forth and this is the ministry of the prophet. John reveals that, ‘in the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God (John1:1-3). God created the universe by spoken word. In the Hebrew language a word represents the very thing spoken because God created all things by His word. The word therefore defines the reality of the object. In the Hebrew the word for object devarim or dawbar is the same used for ‘word’ because a word does not just represent size, colour, shape but the very spiritual essence since it was the word that brought it into existence. God made Adam to name all the animals He created because Adam had the ability to speak like God and become co-creative by the spoken word. Speaking should be backed up with faith and that’s the reason why the spoken word is referred to as the spirit of faith. Our words are not supposed to be empty or void of power. God says, ‘so shall my words be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I send it.’ (Isaiah 55:11).

The Divine Decrees

Author: Tiffany Snow

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984927422

Category:

Page: 30

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What if you were given written prayers specifically worded by God just for you to help perfectly manifest guidance, protection and healing for you and your family now, in the past and the future? What if these prayers already carried God's approval, promise, and power to expand your awareness, cleanse the governments and religions, calm the storms, feed the hungry and transform the environment? Wouldn't you want to be part of that and say those prayers? That is what the Divine Decrees are and more! The Divine Decrees are what God has blessed the children of man with to assist them in this crucial time of shifting into the timelessness of God's Love. People of all faiths in all parts of the world know this time we are living in is a very critical time - and indeed it is. God knows how many are suffering, and has shown numerous times in the scriptures that it is through the spoken word that the power of transformation can take place. God has now given his children additional ways to become stronger and interact with him and the Holy Angels. These are the words of God, shared with you to give you additional protection and assist you in your choosing of Love over fear, and in helping manifest these changes and transform the world.

Kun Fayakun – The Divine Decree

Author: Sabeen Roshan

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1684665612

Category: Self-Help

Page: 156

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The conundrum around creating a life of infinite abundance and everlasting joy is still very real for many who are struggling despite the wealth of knowledge available on conscious creation, including the famous Law of Attraction. While this law has given us a solid foundation, there are multiple layers to deliberate manifestation that influence our quantum creation capacity. The book integrates the various approaches many manifestation masters have taken to share their invaluable insights with the world. The purpose of this book is to highlight, that despite diverse forms of expression of the various laws, the heterogeneous angles from which manifestation is attempted to be understood and tackled, it is important to grasp the underlying principles and the science on which intentional manifestation is based. An understanding of all the theories makes it clear that these are all, in fact, interconnected constituents with strong mutual correlation. Resultantly, it can catapult our manifestation powers to unprecedented heights. The author attempts to give the readers an expansive view of the co-creation dynamics enabling them to identify abundance blocks plaguing their lives and the keys to unleashing their full potential. Kun Fayakun – The Divine Decree is a simple, yet comprehensive guide to harnessing the cooperative and constructive energies of the universe for positive manifestations.

Manual of Christian Doctrine

Author: Louis Berkhof

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802816474

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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Basing this work on his own full-scale Systematic Theology, Berkhof summarizes the body of church doctrine, beginning with the doctrines of Scripture and God and proceeding through statements on anthropology, Christology, soteriology, and more.

The Divine Decrees

Author: Oshea Davis,Jonathan Edwards

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781424175956

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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aThe ultimate end in a decree, [is] the shining forth of Godas glory, and the communication of his goodness must indeed be considered as prior, in the consideration of the Supreme Disposer, to everything.a Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is widely held as perhaps the greatest American preacher and writer. In his sermons he had the amazing ability to combine the best of both worldsarich, deep theology and intense, practical implications. In his writings he shines as one who leads people to climb summits of thought and worship where few have gone. His God-centered direction in teaching is much needed today. His God-centered view of the Glory of God and Jesus Christ is more relevant than most understand.

Dogmatics I

The Christian Doctrine of God

Author: Emil Brunner,Olive Wyon

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780227172155

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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Available in three volumes, this is one of the great works of 20th century theology. Brunner presents a profoundly biblical systematic theology, finding a path between the ideas of Barth and Bultmann. Vol I - Christian Doctrine of God

Four Views on Divine Providence

Author: William Lane Craig,Ron Highfield,Gregory A. Boyd,Paul Kjoss Helseth

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310547954

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Questions about divine providence have preoccupied Christians for generations: Are people elected to salvation? For whom did Jesus die? This book introduces readers to four prevailing views on divine providence, with particular attention to the question of who Jesus died to save (the extent of the atonement) and if or how God determines who will be saved (predestination).But this book does not merely answer readers’ questions. Four Views on Divine Providence helps readers think theologically about all the issues involved in exploring this doctrine. The point-counterpoint format reveals the assumptions and considerations that drive equally learned and sincere theologians to sharp disagreement. It unearths the genuinely decisive issues beneath an often superficial debate. Volume contributors are Paul Helseth (God causes every creaturely event that occurs); William Lane Craig (through his “middle knowledge,” God controls the course of worldly affairs without predetermining any creatures’ free decisions); Ron Highfield (God controls creatures by liberating their decision-making); and Gregory Boyd (human decisions can be free only if God neither determines nor knows what they will be). Introductory and closing essays by Dennis Jowers give relevant background and guide readers toward their own informed beliefs about divine providence.

John Edwards (1637–1716) on Human Free Choice and Divine Necessity

The Debate on the Relation between Divine Necessity and Human Freedom in Late Seventeenth-Century and Early Eighteenth-Century England

Author: Jeongmo Yoo

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647550426

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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Yeongmo Yoo examines John Edwards’ (1637–1716) doctrine of free choice, focusing on his understanding of the relation between divine necessity and human freedom. Even though free choice is an important theme in the history of Reformed theology, Reformed teaching on free choice has gained much less attention by modern scholars than other Reformed themes such as faith, grace and predestination. Moreover, the traditional Reformed doctrine of free choice has been frequently criticized as metaphysical or philosophical determinism by modern scholars. The crux of this criticism is the claim that the classical Reformed doctrine of divine necessity such as divine decree, providence, and grace rule out human freedom or contingency of events in the world.Filling the historiographical gap, Yoo raises a fundamental question concerning the criticism of the Reformed doctrine of free choice in relationship to divine necessity as determinism. Unlike the deterministic interpretation of traditional Reformed thought on free choice, the substantive and careful study of Edwards’ writings on free choice in the intellectual context of the seventeenth and the eighteenth century shows that in Edwards’ view, human beings retain the natural freedom from compulsion and freedom of contrary choice even after the Fall, and divine necessity such as decree, predestination, and foreknowledge does not exclude human free choice at all. Therefore, in so far as human freedom and contingencies are maintained by Edwards, especially with respect to divine necessity, his thought does not conform to the stereotype of Reformed theology as a deterministic system. Consequently, the examination of Edwards’ view of free choice points toward the need for a broad reassessment of Reformed understanding of free choice in the Reformation and Post-Reformation eras.

Outline Studies in Christian Doctrine

Author: George P. Pardington

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 160066962X

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Outline Studies in Christian Doctrine has been a primer for many thousands of Bible school students who, as missionaries, ministers and lay Christians, have carried its teaching to every part of our world. George P. Pardington, son of a Methodist minister, had the advantage of a classical education (Drew University), earning his doctorate in 1898 from New York University. Early drawn to A.B. Simpson and his "Friday meetings" in New York City, Pardington devoted most of his professional life to teaching at Simpson's Missionary Training Institue—now Nyack (New York) College. Severely handicapped as the result of a merciless beating at age 10 by his schoolteacher, Pardington did not let physical suffering suppress his victorious spirit or his keen sense of humor. He regaled his students with his wit and motivated them by the warmth of his unwavering devotion to Jesus Christ and the Scriptures. Published posthumously following the author's untimely death in 1915 at age 49, has been in continuous print for nearly three-quarters of a century. The chapters of this book, prepared personally by the author just prior to his death, distill the essense of his classroom teaching.

Ravished by Beauty

The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality

Author: Belden C. Lane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199831685

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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In this novel exploration of Reformed spirituality, Belden C. Lane uncovers a "green theology" that celebrates a community of jubilant creatures of all languages and species. Lane reveals an ecologically sensitive Calvin who spoke of himself as ''ravished'' by the earth's beauty. He speaks of Puritans who fostered a ''lusty'' spirituality in which Christ figured as a lover who encouraged meditation on the wonders of creation. He presents a Jonathan Edwards who urged a sensuous ''enjoyment'' of God's beauty as the only real way of knowing God. Lane argues for the ''double irony'' of Reformed spirituality, showing that Calvinists who often seem prudish and proper are in fact a people of passionate desire. Similarly, Reformed Christians who appear totally focused on divine transcendence turn out at times to be closet nature mystics, exulting in God's glory everywhere. Lane also demonstrates, however, that a spirituality of desire can be derailed, ending in sexual excess and pantheism. Ecologically, holy longing can be redirected from a contemplation of God's splendor in the earth's beauty to a craving for land itself, resulting in disastrous misuse of its resources. Between the major chapters of the book are engaging personal essays drawn from the author's own love of nature as a Reformed Christian, and providing a thoughtful discussion of contemporary issues of species diversity and the honoring of an earth community.