As shared in a recent post, for 3 months in 2017, the Lord had me sit intensely in prayer with Him, listen, and write out a book which had been on my mind and heart since early 2006. Finally, finally, He was giving me the words to express for you what I believed He had been showing me about Himself and worship. It was and is for military to gain more situational awareness about the invisible, supernatural spiritual battle ongoing around us at all times, but it is also for you–because all of us find ourselves immersed in this spiritual battle. TRUTH: Spiritual Manual for Battle has been published and is available on amazon.com. However, He has also laid on my heart to publish periodic excerpts here, so you can begin to read a bit (if you so desire). This post starts the process. PLEASE REMEMBER and respect, that this material is under copyright and is not for use or reproduction in whole or in part in any way without permission. Email address for contact is at the end of the post.
Let’s begin with prayer: LORD GOD, Most High Ruler over all. You desire to be known. And You desire us to understand the principles by which You operate, so that even in the midst of life’s worst, we can experience thriving in You and because of You. Guide us now. Guide each reader. Bring the ones for whom this excerpt is for and speak to them interiorly what information is specifically for each one and move in them to recognize what they are to do with it. You are greater than we can imagine. Help us to gain a greater grasp of You and the over-riding, supernatural spiritual dimension which is around us at work at all times. Help us be cognizant of You as well as the other side and to learn to wield well the sword of Truth which helps us to stand strong in life’s battles and persevere until Your victory. Your ultimate victory is eternal. Your gift: unending life with You. A healing and destiny no evil can steal away. Lead us, Lord. Guide each one specifically into the more You have for Him or her. In Your mighty and precious name, Amen
TRUTH: Spiritual Manual for Battle – Excerpt 1–“Table of Contents” and partial “Introduction”
The Table of Contents gives insight into some of the topics you can expect to see covered in this book:
- Destiny of Forever-Life
- Invisible War Behind War
- What Does God Sound Like?
- Pow-er of Worship
- Supernatural Spiritual Atmospheric Shift
- Worship Pray Listen Obey
- As Already in Heaven
- Getting Started
- Inviting Him In
- Creating a Space to Meet with God
- How to Worshp
- Thanksgiving Worship
- Remembering Prayer
- Throne Room Worship
- Worship when Hearts Hurt
- Walk-on-Water Worship
- Warring Worship
- Worship to Re-Take Lost Gound
- Worship in the Waiting
- Soaking-in-His-Presence, Surrendered Worship
- Wordless Worship
- No Separate Categories
- Soul Care
- True Purpose–Ambassadors for the King
- A Word About Suffering
- An Army of Worshippers
Excerpt 2 – “Introduction”
There is power (“pow”) with which God promises to respond when we choose to worship Him. Sounds unbelievable, but its true–based on irrefutable principles. That’s “pow” as in superhero, where you partner with God in your battles for His one-two, knowck-out punch for your adversaries (both visible and invisible.) Read on and learn what, why and how. If you dare, it could change your life in indescribably positive ways…forever.
What if I were to tell you that there is a wisdom greater and higher than what people have taught you that catapults you into a supernatural realm where true life and purpose are found? There God is waiting to provide His protection, provision and direction for your life now through forever. And it’s better than you think.
This booklet is specifically for deployed military and those who love them. It presents a perspective on your military mission and your life. Please take it or leave it. But before you decide, maybe just read it and see what you think. Throughout, you will come to understand why this Worship Toolkit (gift bag) has been sent to you.
Let’s begin with some background. When I finish, you may have decided I’m just crazy. But I beg you to consider, what if I’m not?
First, even though you don’t know me, I’ve been praying for you and holding you (and those who are important to you) in my heart since the terrorist attacks on NYC and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. It doesn’t matter if you were in the military already then or not. It is irrelevant if you weren’t even born until later. I was and am praying for all those who serve and stand in the miltiary against enemies of all sorts for the rest of us. That includes you. I pray for you when you train, when you serve, if you deploy and after you come home. I pray God would bless you and lead you into all the good He has for you and those you love.
Though this little book is about God, I didn’t always believe in Him. Raised with faith as a child, I went through a ten-year period in my twenties when I wasn’t sure He existed. Life was dark and hopeless. I struggled with depression. I knew I was missing something, but I didn’t know what. One day I finally reached the point I wasn’t sure I wanted to keep living if this was all there was, so I turned toward where I thought God might be and uttered a mental request. “If you’re real, God, could you give me just a little mustard seed sized amount of faith? I’ve heard that’s all I need and it will grow from there. Help me to believe in you.” Well, He answered this prayer very specifically. Step by step it did go forward from there and suffice to say, I now have absolutely no doubts in the existence of God and fully acknowledge that the missing piece to life satisfaction for me indeed was relationship with God. But that is a story for another day. This story is about and for you.
Be forewarned, I’m going to share stuff about God, which includes concepts beyond what may seem comfortable and doesn’t seem to be talked about enough. But I have to be real with you!
One “a-little-out-there” topic is that as I continued to work to learn more about God (to “seek” Him) and He answered, I learned that He does speak to us and promises to teach us to understand Him if we ask and are diligent learners. In the years that followed, He taught me how to recognize His voice. He also encouraged me to practice having the courage to obey what He laid on my heart in interior wispers, especially when initially these requests didn’t seem to make sense.
In autumn 2003…
(end of Excerpt 1)
NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOMGod’s Wisdom is more precious than gold. This blog by Elizabeth Fulgaro helps readers discover God’s way versus the world’s one “nugget” at a time. http://www.ascendinworship.wordpress.com
Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist. She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way.
For more information on books, worship albums, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro please visit www.elizabethfulgaro.com . Newly published is a book called: Truth-Spiritual Manual for Battle now available on amazon.com. Music can be purchased and audio clips heard at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.
Elizabeth also posts brief devotions and prayers on Facebook on her page: Spiritual Armor and Ammo where you will find more posts of God’s truth and His way to help you stand strong against the battles of this life in which we all find ourselves.
Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org