The spiritual warfare when you write a book

Marines in war
Marines in war

Are you writing a book and wondering what in the world is going on? Are you experiencing intense spiritual warfare? Then, welcome to the club!

In today’s scope, I shared that if you want to write a book or have a book idea, I believe it’s usually God who put that inspiration into your heart. Then when you step out to do it, all hell seems to break loose against you! This is because of spiritual warfare.

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The Bible teaches us that Satan is the thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. (John 10:10) He doesn’t want you writing that book and sharing the message or story God put inside of you, and he’ll do everything he can to hinder or stop it. 

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”–Ephesians 6:12, NKJV

You will experience this spiritual warfare:

  • before you start writing the book. You’ll battle many fears (especially fear of rejection, thinking nobody will like or buy your book, people will hate it, you have nothing important to say, this is stupid, who are you to write a book, etc.), perfectionism, procrastination, etc. Every writer I know struggles with all of this. It’s the enemy resisting you. He doesn’t want you to write a book and will do all he can to try to stop you. Do it anyway, for God’s glory. It’s time to write your book! And if you haven’t started writing your book, there’s still time before 2016 arrives!
  • as you’re writing the book. You’ll encounter many distractions such as social media, chores, errands, people calling you on the phone (I let mine go to voice mail), family crises, laziness, and the perfectionism, procrastination, and lies of the enemy again. Satan will do whatever he can to hinder or stop you from finishing the book. Last week, my former client and friend Stephanie Carter wanted to just delete her book file as she battled thoughts like, “You think you are a writer? You have nothing to say,” etc. Stephanie has many, many books inside of her and I can’t wait to read them! I told her this morning that I’ve felt this way every time I write a book. You just have to rebuke Satan and keep pressing through to victory. If your book wasn’t a threat to him somehow, he wouldn’t mess with you.
  • when you’re launching the book and after launch. My client from last year and friend Dana Arcuri is experiencing intense spiritual warfare right now as she’s launching her third book, more than any other she’s written. I believe that just means God has big plans for the book, satan senses it, and he’s fighting it. God will have his way. You might experience an all-out demonic attack, like I did in the weeks preceding and during the launch of my book, The Hands of a Woman: Everyday Women in Everyday Battles, when I uploaded it recently as an eBook on Amazon for Kindle. Three weeks prior to and during the book launch, I was falsely accused and attacked by some people. I finally realized what was happening. My book’s topic is spiritual warfare, so no surprise! The book is now available for sale in print and on Amazon. God has the final say! Satan can’t stop what God is trying to do. “So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”–Isaiah 55:11, ESV

If you are wanting to write or finish a book, and are encountering spiritual warfare, realize that you’re not alone. It’s actually normal! The enemy Satan doesn’t want you to write or publish that book. Keep writing. Don’t stop until you finish.

Keep on your armor each day. Stay in a posture of prayer and study God’s word each day, because the Bible is your greatest weapon against the enemy. (Hebrews 4:12) It is the weapon Jesus used in the wilderness when Satan tempted him. (Matthew 4:1-11) Ask intercessors to pray for you and cover you. (Philippians 1:19; Ephesians 6:18)

The battle belongs to the Lord. (1 Samuel 17:47)  God will help you and you are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:37)

Me and my books in print; amazon.com/author/bethmjones
Me and my books in print
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The Hands of a Woman: Everyday Women In Everyday Battles eBook for Kindle

The Hands of a Woman: Everyday Women In Everyday Battles Available at Amazon October 23, 2015
The Hands of a Woman:
Everyday Women In Everyday Battles

 

Are you hitting those goals you made earlier this year—or even last week? On Friday, October 23, 2015, my eBook The Hands of a Woman: Everyday Women In Everyday Battles will be uploaded on Amazon. This will accomplish a goal I’ve had TWO years now–to get all ten of the books I’ve written available as an Ebook on Amazon for the Kindle!

This powerful book has eight women’s true, inspiring stories of how they overcame their strongest spiritual battles through prayer, faith in Jesus Christ, and standing on God’s Word. Stories dealing with topics like:

  • panic attacks
  • suicidal depression
  • a bank robbery
  • the death of a child
  • the death of a baby
  • abortion
  • a husband addicted to cocaine
  • childhood sexual and physical abuse
  • a missionary’s child harassed by a demon
  • domestic violence

Whether you realize it or not, every day you’re surrounded by spiritual warfare, even though you can’t see it with your physical eyes. But the battle is real. Satan comes as a thief to steal, kill, and destroy.(John 10:10) 

In this book, you learn about the most powerful weapon you have as a believer in Christ to defeat the enemy Satan–the word of God. It is the weapon Jesus used when he was tempted in the wilderness by the devil. God’s word stands forever! (1 Peter 1:25)

I plan to offer the eBook FREE to you all day and night on Friday, October 23, 2015; then it will be for sale for only $3.99. 

Beth Jones
Beth Jones International Speaker Amazon Best Selling Author

Grab your copy tomorrow at Amazon and please be sure to share about this with your family, friends, and business peers. 

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Fight the enemy with the sword of the Spirit

One of Ray's swords
One of Ray’s swords

My husband Ray loves to collect swords and other weapons. Downstairs in his “man cave” (recreation room – a combination of his office and where he relaxes to watch sci-fi movies with our daughter Leah after his hard shifts at work), he has hung up swords, knives, guns, and other weapons on the walls, as well as his various certificates and ordinations from different trainings (he has done so many amazing things and is the most certified person I know!). He could tell you the history of each weapon. 

Ray's collection of weapons
Ray’s collection of weapons

Ray is a former combat-medic Marine (14 years in the military), a former police chief and policeman, a former fire chief and fireman, and a former SWAT team medic. He’s also been to Haiti five times for medical/security missions trips.

Ray Jones
Ray Jones

After the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake that killed an estimated 100,000 to 160,000 people, Ray flew there to help our pastor friend Dr. Jay Threadgill, setting up a medical tent and treating 200 to 300 patients a day.The medical clinic is now a permanent part of Fishers of Men Ministries. Ray has a black belt in Taekwondo martial arts. He’s been a paramedic for over 25 years. He’s been through a lot of hardship in his life. He knows a lot about warfare.

The Hands of a Woman: Everyday Women In Everyday Battles Available at Amazon October 23, 2015
The Hands of a Woman:
Everyday Women In Everyday Battles

This is why I asked him to write the foreward for my book, The Hands of a Woman: Everyday Women In Everyday Battles–a book about 8 women’s true stories of overcoming their greatest moments of spiritual warfare through faith in prayer and by standing on God’s word.

This powerful book is available in print and is launching in eBook format at Amazon for your Kindle on Friday, October 20, 2015. 

Ray's Japanese sword
Ray’s Japanese sword

Ray’s swords are mounted on the wall of his man cave and on his mom’s antique ceramic table. But swords weren’t created to stay on a wall or in their sheath; they’re to be used to fight. As a Christian, your weapon is the Sword of the Spirit, spoken of in Ephesians 6–the Word of God. 

When the devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness, Jesus responded to him, “It is written.” He used the word of God as his weapon against the enemy and it is our greatest weapon, too; God’s word stands forever. (Psalm 119:89, Isaiah 50:8, 1 Peter 1:25)

In the movie War Room (I highly recommend it), the elderly prayer warrior Miss Clara said, “Very few of us know how to fight the right way.”

This coming week I’m having a free telecall about prayer and spiritual warfare and the soft launch of this new eBook on Amazon. Be sure to share with your family and friends! Stay tuned for details on my scopes at Periscope (follow me @bethmjones) and here at BethJones.net.

Beth Jones
Beth Jones, International Speaker Amazon Best Seller Author

 

 

 

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