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Vendor: Charisma House
Publication Date: 2012
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Walking in and under the favor of God
Do your prayers, praise, and worship sometimes feel like a routine? Weeks or months may pass with no demonstration of any financial, spiritual, or personal breakthrough. In Opening the Gates of Heaven, Perry Stone shows you how to release the flow of heaven’s blessing through both God’s revelation and the intervention of angelic messengers. With powerful examples from the lives of biblical characters and current examples from his own life, he reveals:
- Twelve truths he learned from the greatest prayer warrior
- The keys to recognizing the gates of heaven
- What you should do when God says no or delays answers
- Seven spiritual laws you must follow for answered prayer
- How to pray through the battle of the firstborn
Mark Thompsonchicago, ilAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5outstandingSeptember 5, 2012Mark Thompsonchicago, ilAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5this is one of the best books from P. Stone, very informative and personal, also applicable. must keep this one handy.
Galesburg, IllinoisAge: 45-54Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5Not So Great This TimeAugust 12, 2012Galesburg, IllinoisAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 2Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1I usually devour Perry Stone's books with great enjoyment...I have so far spent months just getting through this book (literally). Almost all of the pages have actually fallen out of this book except for a few towards the back that I have not gotten to still. I am frustrated with the book at this point because it has taken me so long to get through what I expected to be able to get through in a week!!! There are some excellent treasures to be dug up in this book but you have to work so hard to get through it!!! There is too much information. It is similar to expecting a steak dinner(what Perry's books normally are) and instead being served a live COW you have to butcher and cook yourself. I have been chewing on this like a cow chewing a cud but not getting very far! I am determined to finish the book because I know there will be some information I will need to learn.
Red WagonTexasAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A real eye openerJuly 13, 2012Red WagonTexasAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have read many books from Perry Stone however this is my first e-book. Its a real eye opener as Perry covers a lot of material backed by tons of Bible Scriptures as it should be. Perry hits the mark once again in this awesome book. I was torn between the e-book and the paperback book so took a chance and went with the e-book and could not have been anymore pleased . Not just an everyday book but one you can go back to time and time again.
Ardon Arthur4 Stars Out Of 5A very good book on prayer.June 16, 2012Ardon ArthurQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This book on prayer references the word of God. The words are not just the opinions of the author. Knowledge expressed is revelation knowledge and not just sense knowledge. A must read and an excellent reference book.
Lauren CaldwellNortheastGender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Informational Resource BookMarch 29, 2012Lauren CaldwellNortheastGender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3I so wanted to immediately LOVE this book, but I got bogged down with tedious, although Scriptural, multiple details within the first couple pages. So much information! The author, Perry Stone, writes on an important topic but supports almost every statement with some Biblical reference to the geography of Israel, the specifics of tabernacle sacrifices, geology specifics--and that's all in the first chapter!
Perry, Perry! I want to exclaim. Help us out here! This is the reason why many people are frustrated in their prayer lives: they can't figure out what they're doing right from wrong because it all seems so hard, so much, so confusing.
But there are many nuggets of gold in this book-- you just have to expect to do the hard work of a miner and dig for them. I wouldn't try to read this book in one sitting, that's for sure! A page a day and you could have plenty to chew on and think about.
And one minor detail: for some reason, there are so many references to what God did back then, back in 1982, "many years ago," sometime back in..., I recall when.... , that it seemed like answers to prayer happened, for him, long ago. It's just how it came across to me, initially; but as you read you discover, of course, that God is working NOW as well as then in his life, and God will give you history with Him as well as a future. It was just a reminder to me, though, that we need to tell a current story of God's favor and deliverance and help.
My favorite chapter was Chapter 13: it's motivating, encouraging, and specific. There are some concrete truths that he puts words to that are helpful, such as "Grace is unearned and is a free gift from God, but favor may be deserved or gained." Hmmm, tell me more, I think. He addresses questions such as "Why some (people) seem more 'highly favored' (than others)?"
The last chapter is powerful: "Important Principles for Opening Heaven's Gates." And that's when you discover that, like getting through this book, walking in "the favor of answered prayer and blessing" is not walking, or tiptoeing, through the tulips. You want favor with God? You want your prayers to be answered? Don't give up after saying one prayer, after reading one chapter of a book on prayer. Persevere. Study God's Word. Make the pursuit of God your aim, and the answered prayers will follow.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Charisma House, a Strang Company, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own
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