There is an active, destructive, and intelligent enemy who will do anything to derail you from realizing your full potential and accomplishing your purpose: The devil adapts his temptations and tricks to suit your natural inclinations and desires, modifying his lure to match your lifestyle. The enemy will oppose and resist you, and may choose to stand in the way of the answer to your prayers. For those times, God has given you the power and authority to crush the enemy! Crushing the Devil is a guide to spiritual warfare that helps you discover your purpose. Purpose which gives rise to discipline, restraint, and self-control, is one of the most fundamental and crucial tools in the journey of life. In it Pastor Pedro Okoro, (New Covenant Church, Wallington, UK) defines spiritual warfare and helps you to be equipped with the weapons needed to fight in the battle. Using several examples, Okoro shows how God allowed His people to defeat the enemy throughout the Bible over and over again. With a challenge to examine where the devil has a stronghold in your life, Crushing the Devil helps you uncover battles you may be attempting to fight today in your own power. By understanding spiritual warfare, you learn to stand on the Word of God and use the authority given to you as a child of God to command the enemy to flee using the name of Jesus. Unpack burning issues such as:-Who are we in Christ Jesus?-Who is the enemy?-What is our authority over the enemy?-What is spiritual warfare and what are some of its strategies?-How do I handle the enemy's disobedience? Crushing the Devil dares you to take God at His Word-because winning the battle does not require physical brawn, but spiritual brains!
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About the Author
Pedro Okoro moved from Nigeria to start a law firm in the U.K. He was named the ACAS Employer of the Year (UK Trade & Investment/Black Enterprise Awards, 2004), and was a legal columnist (the Voice newspaper, London 2006). He is the Pastor of New Covenant Church, in Wallington, U.K. near where he lives with his wife and two daughters.
Table of Contents
A Poem: Satan, You're Under Arrest! 11
Foreword Dr. Hugh Osgood 15
Prologue: The Good Is the Enemy of the Best 17
Chapter 1 Right, Capacity, Ability 23
Chapter 2 Who Are You? 37
Chapter 3 Spiritual Warfare 57
Chapter 4 Strategy in Spiritual Warfare 75
Chapter 5 Your Authority Over the Enemy 97
Chapter 6 Demonic Schemes and Methods 117
Chapter 7 How Does the Enemy Disobey? 143
Chapter 8 Fulfilling Your Obedience 153
Chapter 9 Preparation for Battle: The A-Z of Spiritual Warfare 171
Chapter 10 Punishing the Enemy's Petulance 195
Chapter 11 Walk the Talk 213
Epilogue: I Hear the Sound of Abundance 221
A Poem: Lord I Need You, I Really Do 239
End Notes 245
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Lorraine Carey for Readers Favorite "Crushing the Devil" will open your eyes and astound you with things about the devil you never thought were possible! This novel hit home for me because it came at the right time in my life to open my eyes to the real power we have from Jesus - one that we had all along to defeat this ugly beast! You will see just how ugly he is and learn his evil tricks as he tries to destroy your life. This book is a true interactive program for life for born again Christians that includes scripture, examples, action points that recap each chapter and prayers. You are given real tools to regain your faith and abolish his presence immediately. Some shocking things were revealed here that I never had taken into account with the inner workings of the devil, as his intent is to take you down, whether it is a full blown possession or the simple fact that you are stagnant in your career and not going anywhere. No matter at what stage of your life you are and what you are ailing from, there is a way to conquer it by affirming your place as a child of God and you can extinguish the devil by using the prayers, and the steps outlined in this book. Words have such power, and they are provided right here along with mind blowing statements to affirm. A very strong statement is given at the end of the book, for all of us to ponder at a time when our world is in such a state. It is one of hope if you choose to follow the steps in the book. Pedro Okoro has been granted Divine Intervention to be able to write this book for you! He is one who has done his homework on this subject and knows how to go into battle and is well-armed with the armor of God as he shares these great messages with an easy to follow format. He writes with such strong voice on this powerful subject. The book was organized with such balance and reflection. Everything seemed to flow together. Yes, I can honestly say every bit of information here had impacted me in a way that will be reshaping my life for the better. I have printed out the action points and prayers that I have immediately put into practice too.
The title of this book reveals its central thesis, the way to effectively build God's kingdom is through "warfare with the Devil." According to Okoro, crushing the Devil involves taking the offensive, in prayer, against the demonic principalities and powers which are at war with God's kingdom. In his book, he expounds on the fight and the force we should use to get what is truly ours; blessings and prosperity. We must claim the gifts stolen from us by Satan, and retrieve them back into our lives. He gives us all the answers in this book, which is a good teaching for Christians and those trying to find their way to the Throne of Grace. Once you pick up this book, its hard for you to put it down. Your eyes are just opened to one thing after another. Filled with knowledge and TRUTH, every Christian and should have a copy of this book as their guide to warefare. I am an avid reader and this book has touched me in a way that not many books have. I especially like the chapter on "Preparation for Battle: The A-Z of spiritual warfare". Okoro's exhortation enabled me to walk away with the conviction that we must take seriously the fact that we are involved in spiritual warfare and, because evangelism treads on the enemy's turf, it must be accompanied by fervent prayer in order to produce great results. Scripturally well-balanced, the book is written in easy to read and understand layman's terms, with a user-friendly format, filled with practical application. I received new insight into spiritual warfare that will forever change my mindset. The emphasis given to prayer and holiness is commendable. I love it!! An ideal Birthday gift for a good friend.
"Crushing the Devil" is no light read, and that's a good thing! As I journeyed through the chapters of this book I was struck with more knowledge and more truth in my life about God's word and the lies that the devil is circulating through this world. I love that the author, Pedro Okoro, "crushes the devil" with nothing but absolute TRUTH. The words in this book are truths that every Christian and non Christian needs to hear. Not only does this book spread the truth with love and grace it is also a wonderful encouragement to the body of Christ. I give " Crushing the Devil" 5 out of 5 stars!
The title of my review resonates with my heart as this was clearly stated in Crushing the Devil. I am a Christian author. After reading this amazing book, I want more….more of God and more knowledge of God’s ways. This tightly wound book, overflowing with scriptures gives an understanding in concise ways on how earth operates. I have read a plethora of books on spiritual warfare. Having said this, I absorbed another perception of how to fight Satan from reading Crushing the Devil. I recommend reading it more than once, taking notes; as it moves with great wisdom and tools in how to defeat the enemy. If you are a child of God you will have an encounter with Satan. He comes to destroy the testimony of God’s children and make us doubt the goodness of God. But if God is for you, then it is impossible to fail. The tactics and strategy used by the Devil are explained in great detail. My regret is that I am limited to giving only 5 stars to this great read! Samantha Ryan Chandler Christian Author
Wow! First, this is the perfect title for this book! We are all in a spiritual war whether we choose to acknowlegde it or not. And as a follower of Jesus Christ your battle is ALL the more powerful and more intent! No doubt the enemy wants to get you to abort yuor God given purpose and take you out in every way possible! When I received this book, I was in, what felt like, a relentless tormenting spiritual battle. I was weak and worn out from the enemy, about ready to give in and give up. Little did I know I was about to endure even more because the Devil surely did not want me to read this book, to receive this knowledge along with the skill of God's word to defeat him. Picking up this book brought on an even greater attack from the enemy! Realizing this, I knew I had to finish reading it. I say there must be a WARNING label placed on the book. At first I thought for the reader, but now I'm sure who it's for. With knowledge comes power and the Devil is crushed in your life when you know what it takes to defeat him! This book give you that knowledge! This book helps to open your eyes spiritually to even more from an educational perspective. To the enemies tactics in ways you were not even thinking! I have read about spiritual warfare before and yet have not been enlightened in this aspect. Mr. Okoro's approach on spiritual warfare in this book was from a deep knowledge and educational point of view along with spiritual enlightening giving you the skills and the right mind set to be an overcomer and know that you CRUSH the devil for good before, during and after a battle! Every person whether a beleiver or not needs to posess this book! You'll be crushing the Devil EVERDAY! He gets NO play!
Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite Author Pedro Okoro was a practicing lawyer in Great Britain when he was faced with the fact that the good he was doing was the enemy of his best. He knew that he had to go where God wanted him to go, and one of the paths Author Okoro walked upon was writing this book, "Crushing the Devil: Your Guide to Spiritual Warfare and Victory in Christ". The lives of people like Peter Jones, Joseph Leek, and Mary Guthrie Essame are cited as being "millionaires in rags" for they lived like paupers but died leaving great amounts of money to charities and those in need. The author admonishes the reader to both pray and fast and to ask God why they were created. Author Okoro gives many helpful guides in the fight against Satan and tells the reader to continue their walk with God regardless of physical conditions. On page 155, the author encourages the reader not to worry about being morally perfect in the battle against evil, Satan, but just to have a heart that is fully after God. Don't give up, the battle with Satan is not over until God says it is. "Crushing the Devil" is a well-written and well-edited book that is for the Christian readers or the potential Christian readers who know that they must live their faith 24/7. Author Pedro Okoro depicts man's fight against evil as one of going into battle. He even lists the spiritual armor one will need in this relentless crusade. PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens) is advocated and the author shows his in-depth knowledge of Scripture by numerous stories from both the New and Old Testaments. "Crushing the Devil" is not a feel-good book in the traditional sense, but the reader who takes it to heart will be deeply inspired.
Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite In "Crushing the Devil: Your Guide to Spiritual Warfare and Victory in Christ" Pedro Okoro shares his personal witness with readers. The year was 2000 and God revealed he had a plan. Pedro puts emphasis on Creation and stresses that God is our creator. At the end of the chapters the reader will find Food For Reflection which has questions to ponder, Prayer Features has suggestions of things to pray about and Action Points makes suggestions of things to do. In chapter 3 the author describes Spiritual Warfare and explains the elements of the armor of God. I very much believe there is a spiritual battle going on around us. Satan loves nothing better than to stir up a hurt feeling or memory we think we have buried. In today's world all Satan has to do is plant a temptation and we do the rest to ourselves. This book is written in the form of a Bible Study with commentary. In each chapter the author uses stories and examples to demonstrate his main theme. The most important part of this book is the way the author introduces Christ. This book is well written, making the content easy to read and analyze. I highly suggest readers pick up a copy.
Reviewed by Lori M for Readers Favorite Spiritual warfare is being waged all around us and “Crushing the Devil: Your Guide to Spiritual Warfare and Victory in Christ” by Pedro Okoro is a wonderful book to help us better understand what is going on and how to win that war. Fear not, because if you cheat and turn to the back of the Bible before reading the whole thing, you’ll learn in Revelation that Jesus wins the war, so rest assured that God has given us the weapons we need to equip us in this battle. Anyone who has a relationship with God will be up against a battle with Satan because he desires to tear us away from God and he is very good at the evil that he does without making it seem like evil. Okoro speaks of the Adamic curse, generational/ancestral curses, and curses that one brings against oneself as a result of one's own actions as being part of the battle with Satan. I like Okoro’s final advice, “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” Well-written without the fancy academic or seminary wording, the book uses both scriptural references as well as personal experiences to make the author's point. This is a book that the average person can understand, relate to, and benefit from reading. Just because it is an easy read doesn’t mean it is a “light” read because we are talking about some serious issues here, but you’ll walk away from this book encouraged and filled with God’s truth.