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I Give You Authority

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  112 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
What spiritual authority is and isn't, the legitimate exercise of spiritual authority, conditions for its responsible exercise, and helps for exercising authority in key areas.
Paperback, 349 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Chosen Books
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Gary B
Aug 24, 2014 Gary B rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic book that describes the authority the believer has as a result of their relationship with God. Charles details how this authority can be used within the home, employment, churches, within ministry settings and in the community.

I think this book provides foundational understanding for the believer's effective life and ministry in the world.

Some of the more interesting aspects of the book are that God has ordained authority structures on earth; and that it is perfectly reasonable that
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Jennifer Hoyer
Apr 27, 2014 Jennifer Hoyer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book will change the way you think...about God, Jesus, authority, hierarchy, spirits, miracles, and how to glorify God. The Bible says to stir up or exercise the Spirit...this book tells you step by step how to do just that.

Some anecdotes don't count as proof, some leaps in logic do occur, and there's still the fact that Jesus says in Matt 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22
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Hye Sung
Jun 22, 2012 Hye Sung rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In charismatic circles, you hear a whole lot about the authority given to us by Jesus. But what does it mean? Kraft gives a biblical understanding of our authority as believers and how we can use it practically. This is refreshing and definitely woke me up to the great authority I have been blessed with. I have quenched the power for too long.
Patricia Dietz
Jan 15, 2014 Patricia Dietz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent, practical perspective on spiritual warfare. The most helpful book I've seen on the subject.
Justin Tapp
Jun 13, 2014 Justin Tapp rated it really liked it
Shelves: spiritual, church

Kraft is a former missionary to Africa who, like I did, found out that he was ill-prepared on the mission field for all the demonic activity around him. He hadn't been taught much about demonic influences in peoples' lives, including fellow Christians. His church hadn't spent much time looking at instances in the Gospels where Jesus' disciples cast out demons, and certainly had never practiced it.

Kraft later returned to school, studied Scripture, got a better understanding of who he was in Chris
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Bradley
Mar 18, 2016 Bradley rated it really liked it
Shelves: theology
Interesting book recommended by a conservative Baptist seminary graduate friend of mine. Are there things in your life you have given permission for the evil spirits to control? As an example, have you made a vow contrary to what God says is true: "I will never be happy. I will never know joy. I could never be loved by God."? If so, then these give the evil spirits permission to work in your life in those areas. If you have said "God could never love me", then the spirits can speak into your min ...more
Malak Sabri
Jul 20, 2012 Malak Sabri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Malak by: Hye Sung
Shelves: christianity
So many Christians are unaware of the authority given to them by Jesus and the responsibility that comes with such power and authority. We live such boring and unbiblical lives when we don’t walk in the fullness and power God intended for us. We are the Body of Christ called to do the work Jesus did while He was here and yes, even greater things (Jn. 14:12). In his book Kraft not only opens your eyes to the authority you have, but shows you how to walk in that power and authority. Stop letting t ...more
Rose on aish
Sep 14, 2016 Rose on aish rated it it was amazing
I'm overwhelmed by the things I've read in this book. I have learnt very much from it and I pray that I can take the authority which Jesus gave me and use it for His Kingdom and for His glory!!! The author, Charles Kraft, relates about the truths of authority. Awesome book :D
Alex
Aug 15, 2012 Alex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was recommended in one of Terry Wardle's books so I bought it on Kindle. I appreciate the clear writing on our position in Christ and our responsibility to take up the authority that was given to us. Walk by faith and not by feelings. Take hold of all that Christ died to give us and free the captives!
Brian
Jun 08, 2013 Brian rated it really liked it
a little overboard in details & implications and stretches the implications of some Scripture (in my view). However, really worth reading and practicing. If you take the good and leave the rest it can be life chaning
Deb
very enlightening, I must read this again as I am sure I will glean more information from it
Byron Harrison
May 23, 2012 Byron Harrison rated it it was amazing
Reading again..... for the first time
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Rev. Dr. Charles H. Kraft is an anthropologist and linguist whose work since the early 1980s has focused on inner healing and spiritual warfare. He is the Sun-Hee Kwak Professor of Anthropology and Intercultural Communication in the School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, teaching primarily in the school's spiritual dynamics concentration. He joined Fu ...more
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“God has set certain limitations on Himself by giving to humans and, apparently, to angels a certain amount of autonomy that we can use, if we choose, even to oppose the One who gives it to us.” 0 likes
“An important part of responsibility is to not neglect it. I wonder how often we have neglected the authority Jesus has given us by not applying His power to illness, weather, poverty or other life situations that He expects us, as His agents, to deal with? I wonder how many people Jesus heals directly because we do not participate? Worse yet, how many go unhealed because we who have been commissioned to operate in Jesus’ authority and power have neglected our responsibility?” 0 likes
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