Item description for Overcoming the Accuser: (Combating Spiritual Strongholds) by Rick Joyner...
Overview We are now entering the period when the gates of hell and the doors of heaven will be fully opened. It is imperative that we be able to recognize reach, and use the authority given to us to close the gates of hell while opening the doors of heaven.
"The historic church, called to carry the gospel of salvation to the world, has been responsible for some of the deepest wounds that mankind has suffered. Inevitably the roots of these tragic mistakes can be traced to the same mistake-well intentioned men trying to use the civil realm of authority to accomplish spiritual goals. Whenever men have tried to bring down spiritual strongholds with carnal weapons it has only resulted in a terrible defeat for the gospel. Such will always fall to using another spirit to accomplish the purposes of God, and the spiritual strongholds of the enemy are only made stronger, regardless of the political consequences¿
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Studio: Morningstar Publications (NC)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.99" Width: 4.09" Height: 0.21" Weight: 0.16 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2003
Publisher DESTINY IMAGE #45
Series Combating Spiritual Strongholds
ISBN 187832747X ISBN13 9781878327475
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More About Rick Joyner
Rick Joyner heads MorningStar Ministries (also known as MorningStar Publications and Ministries), which he cofounded with his wife Julie Joyner in 1985. He is also the founder, executive director, and senior pastor of MorningStar Fellowship Church based in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Rick Joyner converted to Christianity in the early 1970s, and his ministry began following a period of spiritual renewal in his life, during which he wrote a number of books based on his assertion of a three-day prophetic revelation and vision of the state of the church and impendingend-times events.
A church he led during the late 1970s in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area broke up around 1980. Joyner resumed ministry later in the decade; some web sites say he resumed ministry around 1987.
He is closely associated with evangelist Todd Bentley, former leader of the Lakeland Outpouring. In March 2009, he announced his role guiding the rehabilitation of Bentley.
He is married to Julie Joyner and has five children: Anna, Aaryn, Amber, Ben, and Sam.
He also oversees MorningStar's University, Fellowship of Ministries, and Fellowship of Churches. He edits The MorningStar Journal and The MorningStar Prophetic Bulletin. The purpose of his ministry is the biblical mandate of Matthew 24:45–46 as well as a commitment to equip future leaders and work in relationship with current leaders to prepare and strengthen the church for the last days. This organization has several branches in North Carolina: Charlotte, Wilkesboro, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem.
Joyner is also a well-known author of more than thirty books, including his best-selling The Final Quest series published by MorningStar Publications. He is a highly sought-after speaker at international conferences. A number of his books are about the prophetic ministry in the modern church, including several books (The Harvest, The Final Quest) based on heavenly revelations he claims to have received himself, always stressing that no prophetic revelation can contradict scripture.
The Final Quest is the first book in a three book series written by Rick Joyner. First published in 1997, the book is written from the perspective of the author relating a series of open visions that he experienced. The book has been firmly accepted by some yet firmly rejected by others. This is due to the many characteristics that make it controversial among circles of conservative Evangelical Christians. Much these controversies stem from the fact that Joyner claims to have been transported to heaven and to have had extended conversations with Jesus as well as with past Saints. The book speaks of spiritual warfare and an impending 'civil war' within the church where the true and faithful Saints continue forward and those who are deadweight fall away. It also speaks of the 'throne room' where Joyner saw saints in different positions, some as 'foolish virgins' who resided far back from the throne, and others as 'overcomers' who were on thrones near the throne of Jesus. It became obvious to Joyner that many of those he considered great Christian leaders on earth were actually the least in the sight of God, and some who he considered to be 'nobodies' were actually the greatest kings in God's kingdom. Joyner saw a man who Joyner considered had 'gone off the rails' in his teaching, sitting on a great throne in the highest part of the throne room. This man is believed to be the late William Branham (although Joyner does not mention his name, his description of the man makes this obvious).
Some wish that Joyner had written the book as fiction so that the book could be marketed to a larger audience and avoid many of the controversies surrounding it, however others (including the author) say that the author can not lie about what happened to him. Joyner wrote that he is not totally sure that the conversations that he had with past Saints actually were real people, or if they were a representation of them.
Morningstar publishes a Prophetic Journal edited by Joyner quarterly, and his ministry is also known for their conferences and worship music.
In 2004 MorningStar purchased part of the Heritage USA complex (originally established by Jim Bakker and PTL in Fort Mill, South Carolina), including the Heritage Grand Hotel, which is being refurbished as a conference center and ministry base. The complex has been renamedHeritage International Ministries or H.I.M.
Joyner's organization often has been confused with Morning Star International, a denomination of churches led by founder Rice Broocks. Hence Broocks' organization recently changed its name to Every Nation.
Rick Joyner was born in 1953.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Overcoming The Accuser?
I thought this book was amazing... Jun 27, 2006
I really, really enjoyed this book. It wasn't at all what I expected. What I was expecting was a book on overcoming satan's accusations and condemnation, I think. Rather, this was more of a big picture book (or booklet, it's very short at just over 60 pages) that helped explain how until men's hearts are changed, all of the human doing and protesting and law changing in the world won't do any good, if anything, they will bring about more evil.
Rick Joyner discusses in the first chapter the German city of Cologne and how much wickedness has come out of this city (he also touches on some of the good that has come out of it). By showing parallels between the wickedness of the crusades (which, as he rightly pointed out in my case, is something that Christians don't want to learn more about since it brings about feelings of anxiety and guilt), and how apparent victory in man's eyes can often lead to horribly miserable failures in God's eyes, my eyes were really opened to what true spiritual authority is.
Joyner points out, for example, that if abortion is made illegal without men's hearts changing to realize the what an atrocity abortion is, more bloodshed will occur. Without revival, all of our efforts will at best come to naught, and at worst plant things that are more wicked than what they replaced.
I highly recommend. :)
A Good Tool ! Dec 24, 2000
I read this book a while back and much other material related to the Accuser of the Brethren. I found it to be right on the mark and a great deal of help. Rick's entire Overcoming series is very good and covers many of the common problems we have as Christians.
Many of Rick's books have greatly helped me to identify, pray into, and gradually overcome these issues in my life. Of course, we are all a work in progress!!
Highly recommended if you need help in this area. Marvin Miller
Not Joyner's Best Mar 29, 2000
First let me qualify my review in saying that I have ony read two of Joyner's pieces, "Overcoming Witchcraft," and "Overcoming the Accuser." I did not think that "Overcoming the Accuser" was very good. The book did not seem to go in a logical order or really say very much at all. There were a few good points, however, which is why I gave it 2 stars and not just one. It's okay, but read his other stuff first!