Led by the Spirit
Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days in preparation for His public ministry. We also need a time of preparation to enter into the fullness of the Christian life. This book is for that purpose.
It is set up for forty weeks. Some may question the length of this process. Actually, this is an extremely short period of time to transform a person's life, but God can do the impossible.
Day by Day
Read these pages very carefully and slowly. Be sure to read the Scripture passages for each day, pray over them, and intercede for others who read this book. If you take seriously this request for intercession, this book will change lives and the world for the glory of God.
Try to follow the book's directions as closely as possible. Take your time. Go day by day. Some of the things in this book will sound stupid. You will be tempted to judge these words rather than receive them. Keep your eyes on Jesus, not on the author of this book (Heb 12:2).
A Spiritual Order
Some may question the order of the book. It is a spiritual and psychological order, not a logical one. This is the order received through prayer. Most of this book was written in the intimate presence of Jesus during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
FORGIVENESS, HEALING, AND GUILT
THE HEAVENLY PLACES
LIFE-STYLE IN THE SPIRIT
Week 20 Life-Style in the Spirit
Week 21 The Word
Week 22 The Church and the Christian Community
Week 23 The Eucharist (The Breaking of the Bread)
Week 24 Prayer
Week 25 Sunday
Week 26 Pro-Life
THE KINGDOM OF GOD
THE NEW LIFE
THE LAST THINGS
Brothers and sisters,
Thank the Lord for the wonders He has worked in your lives during these last 40 weeks. One thing more you must do. Put your light on the lampstand (Lk 8:16). Ask God to point out others to whom you should give this book. Give them your copy or send for additional copies. Intercede for those receiving the book. God promises to do more than we could ever ask or imagine (Eph 3:20). Thank you for your obedience to the Lord. Thank you for being concerned about others' salvation and holiness.
Excerpts from Scripture are taken from The New American Bible, copyright 1970 by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C., and are used by permission of the copyright holder. All rights reserved.
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert J. Buschmiller, July 13, 1995.
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati, July 25, 1995.
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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