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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Week 1 — Jesus
- Week 2 — The Holy Spirit
- Week 3 — Abba (Father)
- Week 4 — The Crucifixion of Jesus
- Week 5 — The Resurrection
- Week 6 — Jesus' Ascension and Glorification
FORGIVENESS, HEALING, AND GUILT
- Week 7 — Repentance
- Week 8 — Forgiving Others
- Week 9 — Healing
- Week 10 — Fear and Faith
- Week 11 — Freedom from Guilt
- Week 12 — Faith
- Week 13 — Hope
- Week 14 — Unconditional Love
- Week 15 — The World
- Week 16 — The Flesh (Human Nature)
- Week 17 — The Devil (Spiritual Warfare)
THE HEAVENLY PLACES
- Week 18 — Praise and Worship
- Week 19 — Intercession
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 Eucharis (The Breaking of the Bread)
- Week 24 — Prayer
- Week 25 — Sunday
- Week 26 — Pro-Life
THE KINGDOM OF GOD
- Week 27 — The Kingdom of God
- Week 28 — Holiness
- Week 29 — Evangelization
- Week 30 — Discipleship and Ministry
- Week 31 — Vocation (Callings)
- Week 32 — Prophecy
THE NEW LIFE
- Week 33 — Work
- Week 34 — Money
- Week 35 — Sex
- Week 36 — Marriage and the Single Life
- Week 37 — Family
THE LAST THINGS
- Week 38 — Redemptive Suffering
- Week 39 — Death
- Week 40 — Jesus' Second Coming
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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