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TAKING OUR CITIES FOR GOD Paperback – July 20, 1992

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About the Author

John Dawson is a well-loved author and leader. He is founder of the International Reconciliation Coalition, a global network dedicated to healing wounds between people groups and elements of society. He is former founder/director of Youth With A Mission-Los Angeles.

 

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 219 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (December 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0884192415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0884192411
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,383,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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While curiosity about the occult and the supernatural pervades our society, the devil's best defense has been the successful delusion of mankind into thinking that the kingdom of darkness does not really exist. Consequently, there is a widespread ignorance about the evil power, even among Christians. Many churches that preach the existence of Satan and demons do not acknowledge that people need help and deliverance. John Dawson's experience and the word of God lead to another conclusion. John Dawson presents a spiritual and systematic way of understanding and dealing with the kingdom of darkness that tend to block the progress of the Kingdom of God in an urban area. He states these problems and offers a strategy for faith and intercessory prayer. In the fourth section, Mr. Dawson deals with the subject of crossing the Jordan to take the land. Christians were born to fight the spiritual warfare. Mr. Dawson challenges us to catch the demonic arsonist and bind the demon with God's power. He provides us with a theology of the unseen realm such as the Angels, the evil spirits and the territorial control. With Scripture and fascinating personal testimonies, he shows us the reality of territorial control and spiritual strongholds. Mr. Dawson gives us a five-step strategy for faith and intercessory prayer. This includes worship, waiting upon the Lord, confession, overcoming evil with good and travailing in prayer. This topic challenges our so-called "enlightened" western minds. It is not a scientific book but it is a biblically based theological reflection on the question of spiritual territorial control. Demonic influences affect many in varying degrees and the cities need the Gospel of Christ. John Dawson explains that Christians can take authority over the demonic realm and bring freedom to those that need it so desperately. Mr. Dawson speaks very effectively to a much-neglected aspect of the Gospel in the church today.
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What I like about the book is that it teaches techniques and practices that worked to take dominion over a city or region for God and His kingdom. Very interesting read with clear insight into natural applications as well as supernatural applications.
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I've read the Kindle version of this book so I'll use the section numbers for reference, but that may not help anyone with a paper version of the book. The Kindle verson has 2018 locations, so you may be able to use that to help find roughly where the part referenced is located.

In this book, Dawson writes so many things that simply left me asking "Where is that in the Bible?"

For example, in locations 105-106, Dawson claims, concerning the account in Joshua of Israel marching around Jericho, that "Marching in silence around a wall for days on end made no sense militarily, but the people were gaining spiritual authority by the exercise of faith, obedience and self-control"; however, nothing is said about such a thing in the biblical account itself. So, "Where is that in the Bible?"

In locations 224-226, Dawson claims that cities have what he calls "a redemptive gift". He gives no Scripture in support of this statement. So, "Where is that in the Bible?"

In locations 235-237, Dawson says that he believes that God has stationed high-ranking angels over each city. He tries to use a part of Daniel 12:1 which talks about Michael, the angel who seems to watch over Israel, but that passage doesn't mention angels being assigned to cities, not even for that matter the city of Jerusalem, but only Michael having some of kind protective role over the nation of Israel. So "Where is that in the Bible?"

In location 346, Dawson claims that "In the place of prayer we will receive from God a specific strategy of spiritual warfare and a specific strategy of evangelism." I can't think of anyplace in the Bible where such a thing is said, and there is no scriptural support given to this statement. So, "Where is that in the Bible?
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Wait till u get a hold of these spiritual truths--be careful not to jump out of your skin.
Excellent book for more that a Sunday school lesson. Every pastor, church in America
needs to read and work this study.
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I highly recommend this book! It is not only an inspiration to pray more, but there is tremendous insight into why prayer works, how to pray, spiritual warfare, and God's perspective on your town. Especially enlightening was the section that teaches you how to examine the past to discover the strengths and weaknesses of your city.

This is easy reading and well worth the time it takes to read it.
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Excellent book to read which helps you with the spiritual boundaries that are in our cities and it helps you to understand more on how you can reach out to people in your own city
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The combination of spiritual depth and sociological and statistical facts make this a must reading for any minister that is interested in taking his city for Christ.
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Basic and encouraging as well as a challenge for us to assert normal Christianity, the only effective kind in today's world.
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