By Haррy Felix
I have greatly enjoyed the writings of the Canadian/American writer Frank Peretti. I bought four of his books and two of them I read twice: This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness. The guy is a great suspense writer and has made so many people aware of the presence of Angels. In his voluminous books the Angels are fighting the demons but their battle runs kind of parallel with the battle between human beings, the battle between good and evil. The Angels can win only when there is a prayer basis. Not everybody would agree with that view on Angels but it can't hurt to see it like that.
Peretti is a great enemy of everything that may be related to the new age movement and I find also a lot of humour in his books.
If you think that you might profit from the awareness that God has helpers all around you, you might do wise to read the two books mentioned.
In his other books there are no Angels. I wonder why he dropped them, since his books became popular because of them. Maybe he got tired of writing two novels in one: the humans and the Angels. Does someone know?
After the first two books I read Billy Grahams "Angels" and also the same title translated from the Italian work by journalist Paola Giovetti. Really great stuff all this.
But it is said that Angels must not be worshipped and should not replace the Holy Trinity in any way. Unfortunately, in the new age movement the approach is quite different
This is the cross, both just and true,
That I should give My life for you.
More than tears and blood alone,
More than a life or broken bones.
Through the pain, beyond all fear,
I took those steps to make it clear.
The Father’s love, so deep and wide,
That He would give His Son to die:
To suffer loss and feel despair…
To lead the way and meet you there.
A place of peace and joy abounding:
Many a voice in praise resounding.
It was for you, I bled and cried…
The curtain rent to open wide.
That you may come into My throne,
And know My Father as your own.
The price of sin and death was paid,
When on the cross My life I gave.
But now you must stand up and run,
From sin and strife, deceptive ‘fun’.
Into My light and joy and peace…
Now is the time: Proclaim Release.
(originally given to me in 2003)
Daughters Eve'n O Hushhhhh, ye Daughters Eve'n -- Now come!, Draw close., Now closer 'till, gathering 'round about Me, being reverent, finding quiet – still … Now well hearken to My prudent words, to the silver-aged counsel of thy Mother – “Wisdom - wise”; Take stock., Be sure. Seeing alway, that ye are ne'er sage, not clean, nor righteous, “in thine own eyes”. For all such vainglory is e'er unbecoming; yet now mindfully keep foremost the one encompassing, yea, all-important thing, 'tis that Christ Jesus, upon the cross, died for precious you – Wonder and Marvel! at such unfathomable love that God has toward the sinful being. Behold now your Saviour - the Lamb Victorious!!!, Conqueror over the foul dominion of Satan – sin, selfishness - death and the grave; Amidst innumerable angelic throngs, ascended to the Holy Hill, His Father on High, whom it was to the world forever, His Son, He gave. O, ye shoots of Miriam, take up in thine instruments the Redeeming strain! sing praises, hallelujahs and amens, praying for His Kingdom come; for thine own triumph is also assured when thy heart is submitted to His, saying, “God, thy will be done.” Faithful Children -- Now careful!, Be watchful., lest ye soon forget to heed the Spirit that ye ought “Remember, Lot's Wife”, that pillar of salt; so therefore, keep close the promises of God, who being utmost able to present thee before His throne - without fault. So, take up thy Bible, thy daily duties, thy church family, thy husband, thy children, with prayer; lifting up thy voice unto God, e'er with cheerfulness, thanksgiving, compassion and care. I charge thee now beloved, most sacredly solemn, that ye keep to the Way, cease not also in Jesus to believe in; ...Yea, take the time to remember that ye are His… Daughters Eve'n. ******* [The Oral Recitation (suggested notations on how to recite before a live audience)] Daughters Eve'n [smooth voice, one of the Lord's peace, tone of reverence, prayerful motherhood's rule of her children] O Hushhhhh [draw out the “sh”], ye Daughters Eve'n -- Now come! [now, motioning as a mother to children], Draw close. [as a mother hen gathers her children about her, speaking as of great importance/significance is about to be said], Now closer 'till [motion, to come even closer, that the attention may be fixated upon one goal of listening], gathering 'round about Me, [look to and address left-side audience] being reverent, [pause] [look to and address right-side audience] finding quiet [pause, holding up hand to cease action] – [look to and address center audience] still ... Now well hearken to My prudent words, to the silver-aged counsel of mother – “Wisdom - wise”; [Serious, yet firm, but gentle] Take stock., [Admonishing as a mother cares, positively with single finger wave to all audience] Be sure. [woefully shake head side to side, as if thinking of such a particular foolish one] Seeing alway, that ye are ne'er sage, not clean, nor righteous, “in thine own eyes” … For all such vainglory is e'er unbecoming; [lean in while speaking, for the greatest secret of life is to be made known] yet now mindfully keep foremost the one encompassing, yea, all-important thing, [solemnly, looking and pointing upwards at the Heavens] 'tis that Christ Jesus, [serious importance, pause] upon the cross, died for precious you – [stunned!!!] Wonder and Marvel! [let this thought sink in] at such unfathomable love that God has toward the sinful being. [Triumphant voice of God's Wisdom over men's] Behold now your Saviour - the Lamb Victorious!!!, [Joyous voice, recounting a great and mighty deliverance] Conqueror over the foul dominion of Satan – sin, selfishness - death and the grave; [Looking upwards and pointing to the Heavens with your hands] Amidst innumerable angelic throngs, ascended to the Holy Hill, His Father on High, [precious voice, tender and awe at something we will never fully fathom, even in eternity] whom it was to the world forever, His Son, He gave. [Mothers's firm and joyous command] O, ye shoots of Miriam, take up in thine instruments the Redeeming strain! sing praises, hallelujahs and amens, [hands of prayer] praying for His Kingdom come; [pointing to the women audience] for thine own triumph is also assured when [pointing to your heart] thy heart is submitted to His, saying, [looking upward] “God, thy will be done.” [Gentle, kind voice of concern] Faithful Children – [cautious of danger] Now careful!, Be watchful., lest ye soon forget to heed the Spirit that ye ought “Remember, Lot's Wife”, [sadness of a daughter lost, mournful] that pillar of salt; [back to reasoning with the will of children] so therefore, keep close the promises of God, [promises assured, He cannot fail, cannot lie, confirmed by two immutable things] who being utmost able to present thee before His throne - without fault. [Time to get to the work of the Lord, Finish the work] So, [holding up the Bible] take up thy [KJB; ] Bible, thy daily duties, thy church family, thy husband, thy children, with prayer; [cheerfulness] lifting up thy voice unto God, e'er with cheerfulness, thanksgiving, compassion and care. [Solemnly charging a sacred duty, the Commission from God/Jesus] I charge thee now beloved, most sacredly solemn, that ye keep to the Way, cease not also in Jesus to believe in; ...Yea [pause], take the time to remember that ye are His… Daughters Eve'n. (free to copy and distribute)
Whenever I feel Alone,
A Mighty Force rises from
The outside In, and
Searches My Heart...
For I have been in places I never
Should've been in,
But you brought me out Nonetheless,
And your Spirit brought me Comfort...
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
Continue to fight for me-
Teach me what I've missed before
the blindfolds come off entirely...
My family and friends left me to
Eat the crumbs of my leavened bread...
Let me not die as a Hypocrite or as a
Person with a Wicked Heart of Unbelief...
I pray you Break the Chains
As the Moon hides to let the Sun Shine...
Shalom to you alml!
I would like to set up a childhood project: owning a Christian library but I don't know how to start neither when. In church I help a brother with selling books such the Bibles in lots of versions and other Christian books but they all are in French since I live in a French-speaking country. I would rather a Christian library where the public could come and borrow books and provided that they keep them safe of course.
By the way I also plan to help students (pupils) with English books because here they dislike English and have a few opportunities to read about English. It is also another way to share and teach the Gospel.