This book starts off with a brief about the author’s life: early childhood, conversion story, struggles with sickness and the call to preach etc. Her stepping into her calling occurred after she had a night vision in which Jesus assured her of His presence in the course of their conversation. This book is in my opinion, a testament (in part) to the steadfastness of Jesus’ Word!
Subsequent chapters are (to me) a compilation of sermons she preached, although published in her day (based on the epilogue). The efficacy of the blood of Jesus and the works of the Holy spirit (in signs, wonders and miracles) as seen in Scripture, the author’s ministry and in the life of a believer are in my opinion, the why of this book! She notes the reasons for the success of the disciples, evidenced by the many revivals recorded in the Acts of the Apostles.
Personally, the book cleared my confusion about the sequence of end-time events as recorded in Scripture i.e. the rapture, the battle of Armageddon, the final dealing with of satan etc. It stirred in me the need to live prepared for the soon return of Jesus Christ for His saints. I found lots of encouragement to be faithful to Jesus therein.
Exhortation to believers:
“We have to stand by Him and lift up Jesus, though men and devils howl and speak against Him and the wonderful works of the blessed Holy Spirit. Can He find messengers, men and women, who will interpret the Word of God correctly and show what the mighty power of God is? He says that if we will stand by Him now and blow the trumpet, the Word of God will encircle the earth. God will be here to judge His people, and the glory of heaven will be brought down to fight our battles. Let us lift up Jesus.” Pg 265
To the sinner, the author says:
“Jesus has spoken to you many times by His Spirit and told you that this world is not your home and it is not all of life to live and all of death to die, but that after death comes the judgement. He has shown you that you are a sinner, lost and undone, that the wrath of God hangs over you. If you die in your sins, it will be an awful thing to “fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb 10:31).
Heaven was prepared for you, but if you are not pure in heart, the pearly gates will be closed against you. You will have to die someday, and there is no repentance in the grave. As you go down in death, you will rise in Judgment. Before the sun rises or sets again, you may be cold in death, and your soul may be lost.
The voice of God has spoken to you, saying “Take warning, fly to Christ, and seek shelter from the storms of the great judgement Day.” pp 271-273
I highly recommend this book.
God bless you 🙂
© Lydia Ndagilaya for PneumaWord