A must-read for anyone who has doubts about spiritual warfare, The Awakening provides a rare glimpse into the eternal fight between the forces of good and evil...
When Johann Christoph Blumhardt, a nineteenth-century German pastor, agreed to counsel a tormented woman in his parish, all hell broke loose. But that was only the beginning of the drama that ensued. Zündel’s account provides a rare glimpse into how the fight between the forces of good and evil plays itself out in the lives of the most ordinary men and women. More than that, it reminds us that those forces still surround us today, whether we are awake to them or not.View Table of Contents
A contrast may be made between the stories of Gottliebin Dittus/ Pastor Johann Christoph Blumhardt and that of Anneliese Michel and her advisor/priests. Blumhardt was of the opinion that these torments and there source should be defeated whereas in the case of the latter the belief was that suffering (whether it be physical or spiritual) produces piety and should be embraced even when it is demonic in nature. The outcomes of these two theologies show which one was false and which one was true. The gospel of the kingdom of God must again be taught not merely in word but also in deed. There is a severe lack of training in these areas of healing and deliverance and the cause had been documented. We must remember that when Jesus told His apostles to teach others to observe all that He had commanded them He was not merely teaching them to communicate THE WHAT to observe but also to train and teach THE HOW to observe it. Jesus taught in more than just lecture format. Blumhardt was but one who shows to the church its future and the land that it must and will possess.
After reading only part way through this book, I was prompted to get down on my knees and confess. I have been living a dead Christian life and now have a renewed hope and longing to have a deeper more meaningful relationship with my God and Savior. I long for an out pouring of the Holy Spirit to fill the emptiness inside me with God's love, peace and mercy.
This is the most compelling e-book to read, it has opened my mind and given me a passion to read further books by Johann and his son Christoph. These books are equally a must read. There are demonic forces out there, just as there has always been. This book shows us how one man, took on Gods calling regardless of what he thought or what the theologian school taught him. He took a leap of faith, and became Jesus disciple, this book has shown me we are all Jesus disciples, all we need to do is pick upcross and follow his calling.
I downloaded and read this book from your website and it led me to learn the importance of confession of sin and of unremitting prayer and to continue in the Lord's prayer where he told us to pray to Him to 'deliver us from evil'. The testimony of a simple man who followed God and loved him and obeyed his commands and the effect of that! Thank God for the translation. I downloaded it and share it with people who are struggling against evil, especially evil that has shown its face. It really encouraged me and helped me undersatnd many things and helped me to overcome fear of the evil one and his works. Jesus is Lord and He heals and delivers. May His name be praised. Thank you for the good work at Plough. May God continue to bless you and provide for your upkeep and well-being.
This is a very interesting book. It shows that the call to serve the Lord and to serve people is in many different roles. It is a fact that demonic possesion is still happening and to confront these forces takes deep commitment to the Lord so that you can be used. There is power in the name of the Lord and all things will be done.
It was a great opportunity to have read this book that really touched my heart.. It is time this century we are living in that we need a awakening like this as people are lost. I pray that this book is read by many and come to know the living Lord... They do not know and believe what Jesus said... What ever you ask in my name, I will do. God bless you and the download of books.
My wife and I enjoyed this book immensely! It has all the elements needed to make a great, suspenseful movie (and, to boot, it has an amazing redemption at the end). Thanks, Plough.com, for making this available--and the rest of your wonderful material as well.