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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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From Child of God into Son of God.

I always learn something of great benefit by listening/reading Bill Johnson. I live that this book addresses what goes on when no one else is looking, builds you you will be in the next public situation.

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Moving from enough to abundant

Bill Johnson is guiding the believer in this book from temerity to abundant blessings. He gives a step by step guide on how to become a body fully empowered to walk in divine power and favour. I highly recommend this book for every single believer in Christ.

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Great Book

The Book gives practical knowledge and insight with a revelation on how to strengthen yourself in the Lord

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Endure, walk faithfully and overcome

This book will open your eyes to Truth;excellent encouragement. Thank you Bill Johnson! Ilearned praising and thanksgiving are great tools.

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I was made for this!

We all have been made for this. Oh to know Him every moment and fall deeper in love with the One Who made me. Thank you Bill for your testimony. The Spirit has spoken to me through this book and I am encouraged that I’m already living some of this and am inspired to reach for more while resting in what He’s done and that I was designed for being His and bringing His kingdom to this earth by destroying the works of the devil.
Jesus! You Are The Desire of the Nations!!!

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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-03-21

The depth of God’s calling

The book offers an honest appraisal of the hope God has in the depth of our response to his call to follow the Lord. The author offers practical advice as well as setting out the cost of the journey we are being asked to embark upon. But it is a way that comes with great joy and God’s full equipping. Let us by God’s grace venture out as the author invites us to do.

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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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  • 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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  • Tracy Drew
  • 11-04-20

Faith building and life changing!

My life has been tangibly transformed by walking out the lessons in this book! The insights gained have given me courage to do the work to be established in God. Joy is now my norm! A must read for anyone who feels storm tossed and beached. Hope for transformation in the presence of Jesus!

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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!