Friday, August 31, 2012

The Power of Prophetic Blessing by John Hagee - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from Worthy Publishing)
How would your life change if you knew that every blessing recorded in Scripture--the power to receive spiritual and material prosperity, to gain health and peace of mind--is available to you for the asking? And what would you do if you knew that the only reason you had not was because you asked not? New York Times best-selling author John Hagee’s new book, The Power of the Prophetic Blessing, offers this exciting understanding of God’s abundant provision by showing how a powerful prophetic message of blessing flows throughout the Bible. Hagee further discusses how to ask for and receive the blessing that God the Father ordained specifically for each of us since the beginning of time. A message of hope and deliverance, The Power of the Prophetic Blessing emphatically proclaims that you have the potential to lead a blessed life ...because


My Thoughts:

I’m not sure that I totally agree with or understand the total scope of this book.  However, what I do understand is that John Hagee wants believers’ lives to be bathed in the truth of God’s Word.  He truly believes that if we live in total obedience to God’s Word, and follow His direction in our lives that we will indeed be blessed.  That I totally agree with!

His study of the Beattitudes and how they apply to our lives is just so encouraging!  I also enjoyed his explanation of the blessings fulfilled in the Old Testament.  I learned a lot through those chapters.  I was encouraged.

Now a lot of his theology toward the end of the book sounds a bit like – well – not something that I’m in agreement with.  I get the distinct impression that the author thinks his words and his dreams and plans are in perfect unity with God and therefore all he has to do is stand a certain way, speak a certain way, say certain Scriptures, and he is obligating God to bless him.  I don’t agree with that.  If that were true churches across the land would be bursting at the seams and passionately serving others.  My own church would be filled with amazing things.

Oh, but wait! It is! And no one is following this prescribed way of standing, speaking, praying ect…So I will give this a mixed review.  There are parts of the book that are amazing and encouraging, and there are parts that sound presumptive and manipulative – "I’m doing my part God, so You are obligated to do yours."  Hmmmm!  Something a bit out of kilter there.

About the Author:
John Hagee is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, as well as Jerusalem Countdown, which itself has sold over 1 million copies. He is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a nondenominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members, as well as the founder and president of John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts his radio and television teachings throughout America and in 249 nations worldwide. Hagee is also the founder and national chairman of Christians United for Israel, a grassroots national association with over one million members to date.

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