By Janis Backing
CHICAGO, IL. – “If God is for us, who can be against us?” The answer to that question, posed centuries ago by the Apostle Paul in Romans 8, would seem obvious: No one!
Why, then, aren’t more of us seeing victory in our lives?
“Victory over the flesh, the world and the devil is all provided for us. Appropriating that victory and walking in it is our responsibility,” explains Dr. Mark I. Bubeck, author of Warfare Praying: Biblical Strategies for Overcoming the Adversary (Moody Publishers).
During his decades of faithful ministry, this 88-year-old prayer warrior has “fought the good fight” through the practice of doctrinal prayer. In this follow-up to his bestselling book The Adversary (250,000 copies sold), Dr. Bubeck shares this practice, along with dynamic biblical teaching on the armor of God and our position in Christ.
The author says, “God has taught me to use doctrinal prayer, which is biblical truth applied in prayer, over my family and for our troubled world for many years. I am more convinced than ever that God’s truth always wins! We are always on the side of victory when we are able to focus the truth on every situation of life.”
Moreover, God means the fullness of the Spirit to be a part of the normal, daily living of every believer, Dr. Bubeck adds: “The Word of God keeps the formula simple. We are not talking about a condition available only to ‘super saints.'”
A practical “handbook” on spiritual warfare, Warfare Praying helps readers look beyond their present battles and highlights the protection and victory in Christ due to His death and resurrection, the Holy Spirit’s role in that protection, the power of prayer and the armor of God outlined in Ephesians 6. The book also includes doctrinal prayers penned by Dr. Bubeck to help guide readers in their intercession.
“This is a book that should be read by every thoughtful Christian,” says Erwin W. Lutzer, pastor emeritus of The Moody Church. “Mark Bubeck not only exposes the work and strategy of our enemy Satan, but also teaches us how we can overcome him by participating in the victory Jesus Christ wrought on our behalf.”