David Wilkerson (1931-2011) was the founder of Teen Challenge and World Challenge and founding pastor of Times Square Church in New York City. He authored more than thirty books, including the bestselling The Cross and the Switchblade and Knowing God by Name. He ministered to people worldwide and was still ministering on the day of his death.
It Is Finished: Finding Lasting Victory Over Sinby David Wilkerson
Founder of Teen Challenge Shows How to Overcome Persistent Sins
This is David Wilkerson's capstone teaching, poured out from a heart that discovered the power God has given his people to triumph over sin. Through Wilkerson's expert ability to blend teaching with personal application, he shows that the key to defeating life-controlling habits is found in one thing
Founder of Teen Challenge Shows How to Overcome Persistent Sins
This is David Wilkerson's capstone teaching, poured out from a heart that discovered the power God has given his people to triumph over sin. Through Wilkerson's expert ability to blend teaching with personal application, he shows that the key to defeating life-controlling habits is found in one thing: the new covenant God enacted with his people.
In today's era of pop psychology, most Christians battle temptation and sin through self-help techniques or gritty self-will. Even Wilkerson, through decades of ministry that led hundreds of thousands to salvation and deliverance, struggled to know true peace as he battled his own "besetting sins." Determined to find victory, Wilkerson came to grasp the stunning reality that the vast love of God provides the spiritual resources believers need to obey his every command.
Gathered from some of his most prominent sermons, this is one of Wilkerson's most powerful teachingsone that will redeem countless lives into the life-giving experience of purity.
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It Is Finished by David Wilkerson will be one of my top books of the year. David Wilkerson was the pastor of Church and the author of several books, including The Cross and the Switchblade. He went home to be the Lord in 2011, and this book is one of the many blessings his preaching legacy has left us. Included throughout this book are testimonies written by men and women whose lives were changed by understanding the truth in here: That it is Finished. That through His work you are free of sin's dominion, because the Holy Spirit lives in you and is mighty to save. That triumphant cry from the Cross "It is Finished!" is the absolutely perfect title for this book, this book that unfolds the riches of the New Covenant for us. Listen to this quote: "Everything depends on Him. If there is going to be revelation, He must give it. If there is going to be deliverance from besetting sins, the Holy Spirit has to do it. If things in my life need fixing, He has to fix them. If I am to be a blessing and a joy to Him, He has to make it happen. If I am to walk in the Spirit, He has to show me how." And this quote: "I ask you, If you throw yourself on the mercy of the Holy Spirit-trusting Him completely, believing He is able to fulfill everything God demands of you- what enemy could stand against His power to accomplish all things in you? What temptation could overwhelm His might, which abides in you? The Holy Spirit simply asks that we come to Him believing that He has all power and authority to break sin's dominion over us?" It is Finished is a book that takes you back to your first Love, Jesus, by reminding us that it is His love that is constant and His work that saves. This book refreshes the heart by reminding us of the foundational truths we tend to leave behind and lose sight of. Learning them again brings joy to our spirit. I highly reccommend this book, It is Finished by David Wilkerson. Thank you to Chosen Books for my copy to review. One man quoted in this book said he wore out three copies of It is Finished. I can see why.
David Wilkerson was a great man of God who did amazing work for the Lord through Teen Challenge, World Challenge, and being a pastor at Times Square Church in New York City. Even though he suddenly passed away in a car accident in 2011, his work is still being read today. It Is Finished by Wilkerson was about finding lasting victory over sin. Wilkerson helps understand what the New Covenant is all about and what Christ did on the cross and how that affects the New Covenant. In the New Covenant, God still demand obedience of His people. Yes, we are in days of grace, but God still commands u to turn aside from sin and purify our hearts. Through the New Covenant we are able to be free from sin, only through Jesus Christ. Wilkerson expresses our need for relying on the power of God to overcome sin in our lives. Only through His Word and the Holy Spirit working in our lives will we be able to overcome the power of sin in our lives. This work can only happen if we die to self, just like Galatians 2:20 says, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” What I liked about this book is that it provided a good healthy, refreshing look at what the cross accomplished on the cross. It reminded me that I have to die to self-every day, and let God be able to do His work in my life. It help me understand more clearly that since I accepted Christ as my Savior, I have victory over sin through Jesus Christ, and no other way will I be able to have victory like I would through Christ. It also reminded me of another book that I read called, “The Gospel Primer,” which is really similar to the first four chapters of It Is Finished. I would encourage anyone to read at least the first 4 chapters of It Is Finished. What I didn't like about the book is the fifth chapter about the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Wilkerson makes some strong statements in how we are supposed to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Wilkerson claims that we are supposed to tell the Holy Spirit to indwell us and come into our lives. He backs this up by scripture in Ezekiel when God commands Ezekiel to do this very thing. I believe that this was an isolated event between God and Ezekiel, and is not an example we need to follow. This commanding the Holy Spirit to come into our lives is not an example given to us in Acts or in the New Testament. This commanding the Holy Spirit can lead anyone down a very slippery slope of name it and claim it type theology, which is very popular today. No creation can command the Creator to do something. God sits in the heavens and does whatever He pleases. What I am not saying is that we shouldn’t pray to God. I believe the Bible tells us to pray to God and rely on Him and trust Him to see things done in our lives. Most of the time what we think God needs to do is something totally different than what God thinks we need. I was given this book by Chosen Publishers which is a division of Baker Publishing Group.