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To walk in true spiritual authority, a believer must be submitted to God’s sovereign authority.

John Bevere shows readers how submission to this divine order grants the Kingdom’s provision and protection, in this Christian classic which has 500K copies sold. Bevere is an international speaker and bestselling author known for his bold and uncompromising approach to God’s Word. John and his wife Lisa are the founders of Messenger International― a ministry committed to developing uncompromising followers of Christ who transform our world.

The purpose of the book according to Bevere is “to reveal to us the importance of submission to God’s authority…and to create a love and passion for obedience to it”. Are you struggling to submit to God, leaders at home, work, church or government? This book will help you understand through scriptures why and how we should submit to authority – the way God commands.

This is a book who dare to live on the edge and can handle a challenge. It will challenge, it will make you think. When reading or listening to John Bevere one cannot go away unchallenged. It is not because he himself challenges us, but it is because he presents God’s word as the pure and irrefutable truth.

The central theme revolves around the truth that God is our only authority; if we are to be under His covering of protection and provision, even a hint of insubordination and disobedience to God is still regarded as sin. Seek God and have first hand revelation from the Holy Spirit about His word, so that we can obey Him with our heart and not out of prescribed truth.

Some reviewers misjudge the message and see it as a license for control freaks, but it’s not. It’s the spiritual equivalent of “if you break rules, expect to be in trouble.” And, if you were to impersonate the delegated authority, the legitimate authority will soon deal with that – so be very careful before you assume authority in a church setup that wasn’t legitimately given to you. Stay UNDER COVER within God’s hands and light. God will give what is meant for us at the right time.

This well-loved writer effectively uses his personal mistakes to illustrate riveting truths about repentance and forgiveness. As he focuses on the true authority of God, he is careful to explain by example the important difference between “submission” and “obedience.”

The same struggle with divine authority is also represented through the lives of John the Baptist, the Apostle Paul, and other biblical figures.

An especially helpful book for Christians who want to develop a serious pursuit of God.

Rating: 8/10

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