Strengthen Yourself in the Lord

How to Release the Hidden Power of God in Your Life
Narrated by: Tim Lundeen
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
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Today's believer is faced with situations unknown 50, 30, even 20 years ago. To stand in victory and enter our hour of promotion is to learn how to Strengthen Yourself in the Lord. You will learn how to: Encourage yourself, overcome seriously bad days, stay connected to your destiny, access Heaven's open door, and disarm hell with thanksgiving.

©2007 Bill Johnson (P)2007 Bill Johnson
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Great Read

This is one of the best books that I've read. I bought both the audio and paperback, just to get the most out of this study. The reader does a great job of conveying Bill's passion that is in the book. The book spoke so well to areas in my life that made it a relevant read. I actually played the audio version as I went about my day. This is a powerful and empowering book. It was just what I needed. I will be listening to this many more times. Highly recommend.

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Amazing Book

This book is such a great tool for believers to remain hopeful and kingdom-minded! Bill has done an excellent job explaining practical ways and truths in the Bible on how to keep ourselves from being discouraged.

Tim Lundeen has done an excellent job reading it too. Recommended.

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Premise is wrong!

What would have made Strengthen Yourself in the Lord better?

Rejecting the premise that the Lord is the author of testing. James 1:13 says that God is not the author of this testing. How did Jesus, Paul and the many other Apostles strengthen themselves in the Lord?

What was most disappointing about Bill Johnson’s story?

The character of David was not so hot when he was tempted while lusting after Bethsheba he did not strengthen himself in the Lord, nor did he seek the shelter of the Lord after he committed the adultery. To further hide his sin, he killed the husband of the woman he committed adultery with instead of trusting God to deal with the mess. See 2 Samuel 2:1 where David again asks God for direction (he did not ask where the woman was concerned).

How did the narrator detract from the book?

No life in the narration, like he is reading from some notes. WHAT is "...is a man after my own heart." Twice he uses the disciples in the boat to show their lack of faith (is that the only biblical examples he has?)

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointed in the book. No commentary on the only time David did not strengthen himself in the Lord where Uriah The Hittite was concerned. David knew it was another man's wife! God could have and would have helped David (2 Sam. 12:8) but, David did not ask...

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BTW, I listened to this three times...David and The Apostle Paul are my favorite leaders. How did Paul strengthen himself in the Lord? David was King, Prophet, Minstrel, and Psalmist; Paul was Prophet and later Apostle. I think we spend too much time in the Old Covenant and not enough time explaining the New Covenant and the Government of God for today and tomorrow.

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Packs a Punch!

This short read packs so much insightful information, I have had to listen to it a few times to process all of the "spiritual meaty" content! My only disappointment is that it wasn't read by Bill Johnson himself.

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A book every Christian should read

Be inspired to go deeper in your relationship with God! Awesome book! Guiding principles to find the encouragement, the power, and the destiny God has for us!

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Transformational!

I just finished reading this book during the quarantine. God had impressed these truths upon my heart in the preceding months. This book came to confirm God once and His direction for my life!

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Be strong in the Lord

I liked the Bible based teaching and personal experience shared in this book. The truths that Pastor Bill taught will help all believers become and remain strong in the Lord’s strength. I liked listening to it on the Audible app on my phone. Helped me read it in record time.

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Great book, very insightful.<br />

Loved it, gives a guide to seach for your inner you and learn to walk with the father. Enjoyed the soothing voice of the narrator.

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Great book!

Loved it! Great insight and teaching by Pastor Bill. Just what I needed. He shared stories that spoke directly to my heart.

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excellent wisdom

vital information for being strong in the Lord...a must read for anyone who wants stavility in their walk with Christ

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  • Joanne
  • 10-06-16

Amazing must read!!!!

Would you listen to Strengthen Yourself in the Lord again? Why?

Definately could listen to the hole book again and again and learn something new each time!!!!

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Dont miss out on the revelations revealed in this awesome book!!!Huge thanks to Bill Johnson.....

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-02-20

Very helpful

excellent book with all the reasons why, and how to do, what it teaches. Bill Hybels teaching is clear & straight forward

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-28-19

Change the narrator

I am very happy with the contents of this book. I have read the physical version on my own. I am however not happy with the narrator as he tends to read in one tone and I lost interest . I would love to listen to this book where a narrator reads the book better, putting the right ascent on the right syllable. I would love to listen when the book is available where the writer read the book himself. I think that the writer would have given the audio version more meaning and depth.

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  • Stephen Chestnutt
  • 05-22-19

Fantastic

Great book, one to read again and again . So much wisdom and revelation revealed

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-26-18

Good points

I have enjoyed this book it was fresh reminders of our humananity and God's working for us.

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  • Miss Draper
  • 05-20-17

Great book!

So much in this book. Going to read it again right away to get all the wisdom out of it I can.

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  • Diverse and refreshingly different themes
  • 05-01-16

What you have

I've been drawn to this passage in David's life for a few years and felt God stirring me to rely less on others to encourage me. He is my courage.

This book brought together a few ideas for me and immediately made a difference.
- we've been given all we need for life and godliness
- feeding the multitude Jesus asked " what do you have?"

I have all the things Bill discusses and I've been reminded of the truths. Not formulas, the power of thanks and praise and worship and word. My expectations have realigned with His Kingdom now. Yay

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-19-20

Fire

Loved it. really was the perfect time for me to read this in the season I'm in. and helped me see such deep revalation of things I had struggled with previously

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  • Haffy A.
  • 10-20-19

Thank You! Thank You!

The message contained this book is priceless. I’ve learned more from this book than many years of ministry school and leaders conferences. If you truly want to learn how to Strengthen yourself in the Lord, this book would show you how.
Highly recommended! A must read! Thank you for writing this book!