The world has wandered so far from God that nothing short of revival will reignite the fires of awakening. But God is about to set the world ablaze, and the nations will burn for him once again.In this book, filled with empowering inspiration and astonishing real-life stories, pastor and speaker James Levesque offers twelve biblical principles to help you return to the passion you felt at the beginning of your faithand carry the torch to your community and nation. This book is an exhortation to action, to ignite the fire inside you and see your life activated for signs, wonders, and miracles. Say goodbye to powerless Christianity and become a burning brand for God.
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About the Author
James Levesque serves as an international speaker, church planter and young emerging apostolic voice in New England and across America. He longs to see awakening and revival overtake every culture. James and his wife, Debbie, have three children and pastor Engaging Heaven Church in New London, Connecticut.
Table of Contents
Foreword Brian Simmons 11
Introduction: Fire in the Streets! 13
Principle 1 Learning to Receive 29
Principle 2 Living in Pursuit of His Presence 41
Principle 3 Walking in Boldness 52
Principle 4 Walking in Supernatural Courage 64
Principle 5 Learning to Dream Again 76
Principle 6 Living with Holy Spirit Increase 89
Principle 7 Living Surrendered 101
Principle 8 Living a Life That Worships 114
Principle 9 Never Forgetting the Purpose 125
Principle 10 Activating Your Spiritual Senses 138
Principle 11 Shaping Your Life with Encounters 151
Principle 12 Believing Outpouring Can Continue 162
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
From the Back Cover Get Set on Fire for God! As the world slips into greater darkness, wandering more and more from biblical truth, the need for spiritual awakening becomes ever more critical. And as pastor and speaker James Levesque reveals, God is about to set the world ablaze. In these enlightening pages, you will find twelve biblical principles to lift your faith–and ignite the fire inside you! Here is an exhortation to action, a challenge that will empower and inspire you to help carry the torch of revival. As your heart answers the call, you will find your life being activated for signs, wonders and miracles to reach your community–and the world. My Review I was very excited to read Fire by James Levesque for review. The introduction is long and it gets the reader for the fire that only the Holy Spirit brings. The author then covers 12 principles. Principle 1 “Learning to Receive” explains what the Fire of God is and how to keep it burning. Principle 2 “Living in Pursuit of His Presence” explains how the constant hunger and thirst for God’s righteousness is pivotal in the days ahead and even the days that we are now facing. James Levesque compared the spiritual walk to a marathon runner and how we must be prepared if we are to achieve victory in our lives. Principle 3 “Walking in Boldness” explains how to live a life of boldness following the example that Jesus demonstrated. My favorite quote is “When Jesus came to this earth, He was sent to show us a better way. He was not sent to be God parading around in all /His glory, but to show us what is possible for all men who have a new-birth experience.” This point is so powerful. Our world would be a different place if more people would understand how Jesus walked while He was on earth. Principle 4 “Walking in Supernatural Courage” explains through scripture references the difference between boldness and courage. Principle 5 “Learning to Dream Again” explains how dreamers stand out and make a way for the dream to not die. Principle 6 “Living with Holy Spirit Increase” explains how our faith and not confusing our confession allows a way for the Lord’s increase. Principle 7 “Living Surrendered” explains how the requirements that God has for our lives has not changed over the years despite the culture. Principle 8 “Living a Life That Worships” explains how worship changes our focus point from our situations to God. Principle 9 “Never Forgetting the Purpose” explains how being alive today is critical to the move of God in our nation. Principle 10 “Activating Your Spiritual Senses” explains how our desire opens the door to our spiritual senses. Principle 11 ” Shaping Your Life with Encounters” explains what we need to do for encounters to increase in our lives. Principle 12 “Believing Outpouring Can Continue” explains how we are vessels for the Master’s use and how we keep our vessel clean and undefined allows us to be used more. I enjoyed this book. I greatly encourage anyone to read this book who wants to understand more of how the Holy Spirit is moving today. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Bethany House/Chosen Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Truth bombs all over this book. Some people won’t like what they read but those are the people that probably need a wake up call. For example: “If your only worship experience is on Sunday morning, I have to question if you truly have met Jesus. We are transformed by our exposure to His glory. Worship transforms us. Every time you take time to worship the Lord, you are being changed.” Loved that quote above. If you want to get stirred and remember why you asked Jesus in your heart in the first place this is a book that will get you there. A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own.
This book is FIRE! Definitely written under the anointing. Anyone who loves Jesus would love this book, because Jesus is the baptizer of the Holy Ghost and fire, and the church needs the fire to accomplish the plans and purposes God has for each of us. I highly recommend this book, and I highly recommend leaving a review for it anywhere you can to help broaden the reach and increase the impact. We the church need the fire!