Out of Obscurity—Helping Women Find their Kingdom Power and Purpose is prolific author Alexys Wolf’s latest application of biblical truth to the modern church. As in her many previous books, Alexys applies the principles of God’s Word to the body of Christ as she dives deeply into a critical question: How can women bring their unique identity and calling to modern Kingdom ministry? Out of Obscurity answers the question by allowing every woman leader in the Bible to speak for herself. From Eve’s story in the first chapters of Genesis through the amazing experience of the adulterous woman with Jesus in John’s gospel, we see that women from the beginning of biblical history have been a unique and indispensable part of the revelation of God’s Kingdom. Nothing says it better than the chapter on Deborah and Jael—a prophetess and a housewife who together executed God’s judgment on a king. The two women were able to do what a kingdom full of men could not. ~Dr. Mike Turner, Senior Pastor, Lexington Baptist Church, SC
Out of Obscurity is a magnificent compilation of women mentioned in the Bible. Each one made an impact on Biblical history. While I have read and studied Bible stories that include these women throughout my life, this book has opened my eyes to see how one simple act or one short moment in time can change the outcome of life and affect world history. I hope reading Out of Obscurity awakens you to how important every decision we make and every action we take affects not only our own lives but the lives of others both now and forever. ~Judy Folk, NC
Alexys V. Wolf's book, Out of Obscurity, is truly an inspiration and testament to the many women of the Bible. This book awakened in me a newness of who I am and how I have and can make an impact in life today. Some such powerful women caused great movements in the history of life. Viewing their lives and journeys stirred a fire within me to know that God has a great purpose in each of us, no matter how insignificant we may think we are—people of God with a servant's heart. Author Wolf has laid down the written journey of those women for all to see. Author Wolf causes her reader to reflect on who, what, when, and how every woman can make a powerful impact on life's history yet to come. ~Carolyn McConnell Glymph, The Potter's Christain Life Center, SC
Every believer knows what it is to wrestle with the flesh—but far too many don't know how to fight the battle. In The War—The Flesh vs The Spirit preacher and writer Alexys Wolf takes on this crucial topic with her usual blend of biblical knowledge and practical application and shows how victory over the flesh can be won. After carefully teaching through the essential elements of sanctification, The War moves into the different ways the flesh often confronts us. In my long pastoral ministry, I’ve often encountered the particular power of the flesh that Alexys calls the “Haunted House”—when old memories of failed expectations, personal sin and disastrous decisions continue to haunt our minds and keep us from the victory promised by the Holy Spirit to those who surrender to Him. A spiritual principle much needed in today’s church, it’s just one of many vital truths Alexys delivers. Ten years ago the Lord sent Alexys Wolf to my church with a singular mission: to stand alongside my wife and me in ministry and be our strong support in prayer and intercession. She has done just that and along the way taught us much about spiritual maturity. I’m excited that she’s now taken some of the wisdom and revelation the Holy Spirit has given to her and written it down so that others might be blessed, too. ~Dr. Mike Turner, Senior Pastor, Lexington Baptist Church
"For generations, Christians have battled relentlessly with two natures: flesh and spirit. Many scholars cite that the born-again believer has two natures and we must battle without end. Others claim there is only one nature and if we sin, we may not have received Christ at all. I suggest that, according to Scripture, there are in fact two natures, but only one belongs to the believer. This has been vastly misunderstood and this misconception causes people to fall away from Christ left and right because the battle is too intense and they feel helpless and hopelessly inept. What we need to grasp is that one, outside the presence and leading of Holy Spirit, no one can accomplish a successful walk with Christ. Two, there needs to be a coherent comprehension of the two natures: one belongs to the believer, the other to the nature of the earthen temple in which we currently dwell." ~Alexys V. Wolf
Alexys V. Wolf is an extraordinarily anointed author who has written a life-changing book for the glory of God and for the spiritual growth of mankind. Her most recent book, Wrecked by My Ex, is filled with life-changing truths that will give you light bulb after light bulb moments of conviction, deliverance, forgiveness, growth, healing, hope, joy, and peace. It’s a must-read for the whole world! I saw myself in her book and it has worked on my soul. When I first started reading Wrecked, I almost put the book down and called Minister Wolf to tell her I couldn’t read it. My heart was convicted and heavy, but I kept reading. Wrecked by My Ex has truly helped me and it will help millions of people who want to be set free. It’s like God had Author Wolf choose me to read it so I would know truth and receive healing of past hurts. Chapter One, “A Cautionary Tale,” hit me hard. I saw my son who has behavioral traits like his stepdad because of the abusive environment in which we lived. I saw myself. There are many broken people who need this book. If you have made a bad choice in life that led to you almost dying, marrying the wrong person, abuse, rape, divorce, and remarriage, having buried unforgiveness, ministering while wounded, being married to a familiar spirit that touched you inappropriately as a child, dealing with sexual immorality while married or unmarried, painful soul ties, judging people and being judged with the same measure, etc., this book is for you. Please take the time to read through this powerful book! ~Willa N. Rolen, minister and prophetess
Wrecked by My Ex is a great book for anyone who has endured a harsh divorce or is getting ready to embark upon a divorce or bad break-up. I like that this book covers understanding covenant and what that means to God and to mankind. By understanding covenant, we can better recognize where we went wrong in our relationships, how we incorrectly entered unholy matrimony or fornication. Without realizing what God has to say about the matter, we as a people continuously go in and out of relationships doomed to fail in some capacity. Alexys then walks the reader through the steps of finding hope, peace, and resolve according to God’s instruction. As someone divorced more than once, I wish I could have had this information long ago. It would have saved me a lot of heartache or, at the very least, helped me through my recovery and kept me from making the same mistakes over and over. ~Pamela Scholtes, editor and intercessory prayer warrior
I highly recommend Wrecked by My Ex by author Alexys V. Wolf. The author is candid and transparent, something you don’t find much these days. She gives excellent advice, which she supports with Scripture all throughout the book. I give her book five thumbs up! ~Phil Stallings, Lexington Baptist Church, Prison Ministry Pastor
In her book, Extinguishing the Inferno of Anger, preacher and intercessor Alexys Wolf challenges every believer to deal with anger before it deals with them. Sure, there are times when anger can be the expression of righteousness but it’s more commonly a sign of emotional immaturity and spiritual bondage. As Alexys says, our anger becomes sinful when it flows from our pride and sense of entitlement.Extinguishing the Inferno of Anger takes us through many common experiences in which anger is the default response—race relations, politics, religion and illness to name a few—and brings us to a better way. Like the Old Testament figure Daniel, we can choose to live in faith and peace even in circumstances where everything in us cries out to give into anger. Ten years ago the Lord sent Alexys Wolf to my church with a singular mission: to stand alongside my wife and me in ministry and be our strong support in prayer and intercession. She has done just that and along the way taught us much about spiritual maturity. I’m excited that she’s now taken some of the wisdom and revelation the Holy Spirit has given to her and written it down so that others might be blessed, too. ~Dr. Mike Turner, Senior Pastor Lexington Baptist Church, SC
Extinguishing the Inferno of Anger is yet another amazing self-examination book by author Alexys Wolf. Her use of Scriptures and personal stories really caused me to examine my own heart and to realize the anger I had in me. She breaks down each Scripture and makes it so that I can relate personally to the wisdom in God's words. Each chapter felt like it was written directly for me. ~Charlene Race, SC
I wanted to read Extinguishing the Inferno of Anger so I could better understand others, BUT, it cut to the heart for me, myself, beginning in the first chapter. This continued throughout the book. I love how Alexys has focused on each cause of anger in separate chapters. It is evident that much thought and prayer has preceded her writing such a complete composite on anger. I appreciate the Scripture references given to further validate it’s content. Being one who needs to read when I find the time, I enjoyed short chapters allowing me to put it down to take care of life’s interruptions. This book has helped me to understand myself and others better and is helping me to improve myself and therefore, the world around me. ~Judy Folk, NC
Alexys Wolf's book, How to Get it Right: Being Single, Married, Divorced and Everything in Between is thought-provoking, stimulating, packed with insight, and a pleasure to read. Prepare to be challenged. You need not concur with her every conclusion or interpretation to profit from the author's wisdom. Her views are grounded in a profound knowledge of Scripture and reverence for God's Word. The enemy of truth is often not change but tradition. Appropriately, Wolf approaches marriage and divorce with what might be called a Biblically Christian perspective as opposed to a traditionally religious view. Sadly, many today who call themselves Christians base their beliefs and model their behavior on the standards of the world, not on Scripture. Alexys Wolf is forthright in confronting these failings, mincing no words in upholding biblical standards of purity. Refreshingly honest and open in sharing her own heartbreaking experiences, with candor and humility she tells a compelling, human story of God's grace and redemption. ~ Author Walter Brian Cisco
How to Get it Right is one of the best books I have ever read on all the deep questions involved in this topic. It does more than just provide opinions; it gives scripture to look at concerning these various issues. This isn’t a fluffy book filled with data; instead, it is a hard-hitting, thought-provoking book that gives honest answers and things to consider for your own life. The section on covenant is awesome! There is a way to be healthy within a marriage and God must be first and foremost for that to occur. Author Alexys V. Wolf shares personal experiences that help the reader relate to and come alongside her in her quest for knowledge. This is definitely one of the finest books I have read on this subject and one that I would recommend to others who want to build their marriage. This would be a great book for a church library. I look forward to additional resources to be printed from this author to draw strength and encouragement. There are encouraging prayers at the end of the chapters. HTGIR is absolutely wonderful, beautifully written without pulling punches, yet full of love and tenderness. Would love to meet her and listen to her in person. This is very insightful and full of wisdom. It’s 5 stars all the way! ~Pastor Darin Godby, Reader’s Favorite Book Awards Judge
In Marriage Beyond Mediocrity, we’re going to explore how to enter a holy marriage as God has ordained as well as how to rekindle a dwindling marriage. We will discuss at length various topics such as “what not to do” and “what to do” right where you are, be it the beginning, middle, or possible end. Everything about marriage is in direct correlation with our intimate relationship with Christ. What we do in marriage should mirror how we conduct ourselves with Christ and our marital covenant with Him. Since we as a people scarcely get our relationship with Christ correct, it becomes more and more difficult to get our relationship with our husband or wife in proper alignment. Marriage Beyond Mediocrity is designed for anyone married or considering marriage. In this world, within and without the church, people are jumping into marriage without thought of God, what marriage is, what it is supposed to be, or how to conduct themselves once they have entered. There is little concept of God’s will, God’s purpose, covenant with God or that our covenant with our spouse is in direct correlation to our covenant with God. This book contains what I consider to be of the utmost importance in attaining and maintaining a healthy, vibrant, Christ-like, Christ-driven marriage. Even within the confines of the body of Christ, we see marriages that appear, on the outside, to be successful yet, on the inside, they’re merely eking by year after dreaded year. Pastors, deacons, elders, preachers, teachers, and many others holding positions within the church are miserable in their marriages and this should not be. There is a better way! There is healing beyond the “we’re not divorced” scenario, as if that is sufficient in accordance to God’s will. Simply remaining married is not what God considers marital success. Marriages ordained by God should not simply avoid divorce; they should thrive in the joy of the Lord through thick and thin. Every marriage, given enough time, gets rocky as no one can avoid hardships in this flawed world, but turbulence should enable a stronger bond between husband and wife, not rip the marriage in two. The directive of Marriage Beyond Mediocrity is to guide people how to go beyond the humdrum and into a healthy, thriving union. If only I had known any of this prior to my first two marriages, I would not have married them. I would have waited upon the Lord to bring me to my ordained husband, Michael Wolf.
As I’ve read Holiness or Heresy several times over, I see more, and more, and more of the error (including my own) of the modern-day church. I have pondered within myself, “What is it going to take for the body of Christ to receive this great truth?” My prayer is that the vision and revelation God has given Alexys would be received as from the heart of the King; that the body would become one in mind, spirit, and body as we are with Christ. I pray that, through this book and from others from whom God is speaking a word of correction, people will be awakened in the deepest part of their spirit and connect with the Spirit of the living God. Holiness or Heresy is an eye-opener if ever I’ve read one! I’ve been in church all my life and have never ever heard such powerful, astounding revelation of the subject of the modern-day church. In reading this God-inspired writing, I recognize the vast difference between the original Church and how God’s people have diminished and even destroyed it throughout the centuries. We have digressed into a black hole of religiosity, the very thing for which Christ came to abolish. We must adjust according to God’s instruction and I realize it starts with one. Although I’ve read Holiness or Heresy several times over, I will joyfully read it again! I am beyond thrilled to have such a book for myself and I also pray that the whole of the body of Christ will read it as well. It’s a book for the ages! ~ Editor Pamela Scholtes, South Carolina
Alexys totally amazes me with such wisdom, insight, and revelation that she shares with the Body of Christ. It is easy to see how the Church has become unfocused upon that which is biblical and true, rather following after what is easy and accepted. This book, Holiness or Heresy, which I have read several times because of the depth and understanding that is unveiled, is not a book for just a casual reader. This book causes one to dig deep within their soul and search their deep inner chambers to discover their real relationship with God and if His divine holiness is living within. Scriptural references are given as the basis for each topic and eye-opening revelation that will cause one to think, be challenged, and allow one to move closer to our Holy God. For the believer who desires to get past the fluff and fake, this is the book for you. ~ Pastor Darin Godby, Kentucky
As you read this book, the weight of religion will fall off your shoulders; it will bring clarity to your heart as it permeates your intellect and your will as you keep in mind your desire to be active in your walk with God in Christ. As you draw with ease drinking of His living water. Alexys takes you into the court of His grace and the power of His faith and ministers the heart of Father calling those who purport to be His disciples to truly follow Him. Thy Kingdom Come is an enabling, powerful read, and you shall be blessed by every word of God put into print." Thy Kingdom Come, clarifies the difference in religion and the Kingdom; law vs. freedom; work vs. grace; powerlessness vs. power. ~ Dr. Amos J. Young, Sr., CA
Looking for God is well written and cohesive, no easy task. It has a purpose and flows straight to that purpose: how we can live more fully in the freedom Jesus has for us. Her writing is biblical and practical. I especially liked the prayers at the end of each chapter as well as the glimpses she gives throughout regarding your personal story. I must confess that I'm partial to "The Wilderness" chapter because that has been a theme I've wrestled with for years. ~Dr. Mike Turner, Senior Pastor, Lexington Baptist Church, SC
As a practicing Catholic for over seventy years, I was interested, enlightened, and challenged by Looking for God. It certainly might anger some, especially those who profess to be leaders of their church, because it clearly points out how ineffectual many of their approaches are in properly guiding their followers to find God. It provides the process and practical applications that not only church leaders should learn, but more importantly, every Christian should learn so others find God in them. It deserves to be read. ~MG (retired) Richard Scholtes (retired), FL
If you are looking for the TRUTH about God and what He thinks about ALL of us, then this book series, Looking for God, is for you! I HIGHLY recommend them to atheists and agnostics, as well as devout Christians. Looking For God books are enlightening and set the record straight on who God is and who we are as His creation! They are one of the most powerful, truthful, teachings of God’s Word that I have ever read! You’ve got questions? This series has the answers! Warning: This book series contains material that will reveal the truth and nothing but the truth. No fluff or smoke. Just truth. ~Helen Melcher, SC
I can honestly say that God used the book series, Looking for God, in my own life, before leaving Iraq, to prepare me for things to come. Thank you, Alexys, for allowing the Holy Spirit of God to lead you in your writing, and I’m sure He’ll continue to move through you in the years to come, my friend!! ~Eddie Crain, TX
Discovering the Person of Holy Spirit (previously Holy Spirit Who?) by Alexys V. Wolf is a spiritual journey to discover who the Holy Spirit is and the role the Spirit plays in our lives. Much like the author, I grew up in a mainstream traditional denomination where the spirit was stifled. We rarely ever discussed the Spirit. I grew up very uncomfortable with such talk. I praise God that it is no longer true. Scripture tells us that the Holy Spirit was sent to dwell within us and to be our comforter. He lives within us. This is where the Trinity comes in: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Much of what Mrs. Wolf leads the reader toward is total submission to the will of the Lord. Let's face it: most of us are not sure we want to submit. In fact we know we don't want to submit; it seems to be against our human nature. We want to be independent and self-sufficient. What we have forgotten is that God created everything and without Him we would not be here. Wolf defines who the Spirit is and the role it plays in our lives. I particularly enjoyed the section on the Fruit of the Spirit. I was also very interested in Chapter 11: Angels and Demons: Do You Really Believe? “The common Christian has become desensitized about the spirit realm and its validity in today's society.” Wolf points out that Satan has accomplished his task by desensitizing Christians. ~Anne B. of Readers Favorite International Book Contest
It is my strong opinion that Alexys’ book series, Discovering the Person of Holy Spirit, is the best of all her books. I found it not only wonderful but excellent and fantastic. Discovering the Person of Holy Spirit has Bible Scriptures as well as names of other authors you might be interested in reading. There are also prayers throughout the chapters that you can say and I said them all. This wonderfully fantastic book series will bring you closer to God. They tell you so many extraordinary things and also not so wonderful things; but the not so wonderful things are a teaching tool. When you read these books, not only will they help you get closer to God and find out how to get His Spirit, but Alexys also talks openly about some of her personal experiences. After reading those, I loved her all the more. I believe all Christians and non-Christians alike should read this book series. If you are a non-believer, read them and I guarantee you will turn your life over to God and ask Jesus into your life. I have been a born again Christian for over 10 years. Although I read my Bible every day, reading these books helps to clarify things from the Bible that I did not understand before. I have learned a lot from Alexys and all of her books but, by far, this one is the best as I find these extremely special. Please, everyone out there be you, man or woman, you really have to get this book series. You will be so happy and thrilled that you did. ~Cheryl Ann Kelly, Arnprior, Ontario
Minister Wolf's book 4 volume series, Discovering the Person of Holy Spirit, is well-organized and well-researched. She uses much scripture to back up her thesis. She ends each chapter with a prayer. This book's format is a reference guide. I can see many uses for this book. First, the average Christian would greatly benefit from the knowledge between the front and back cover. Secondly, pastors and teachers would find this book a great resource for their lessons. Mrs. Wolf obviously spent much time in research and definitely knows her subject. This is one book Christians do not want to miss. ~Pastor Darin Godby, Kentucky
Alexys is about to take you on a journey. Discovering the Person of Holy Spirit book series not like any book I have ever read about Holy Spirit. I am not even sure if I would call them books; they are a reference, a study guide, and a testimony of the very heart and character of God. Discovering the Person of Holy Spirit takes you deeper into the word of God than most would endeavor. Alexys has a way of breaking it down and feeding you line upon line, precept upon precept. Discovering the Person of Holy Spirit books are foundational, yet a tender haul over the coals for the intellectual who thinks he may have “read it all.” Subtly, she will eliminate every excuse you have to not walk fully in His will for your life and eradicate the very justification you thought you had for not knowing and walking in His word. I believe she actually writes, “Partial surrender is really equal to rebellion.” Accepting who we are and then understanding who we are with Holy Spirit is a revelation that can only come from “knowing” His word and Him personally. Alexys ensures that accurate interpretation is expressed and her findings are explored thoroughly. She dissects Scripture within the Word of God, digging deeper into the original intent and language. She leads us with assurance leaving no room for uncertainty. There comes a point in each of our lives…a kairos moment; a point in time that extraordinarily changes you, one that can’t be defined by human efforts, and one that couldn’t be expected. I believe at one point while reading this expose’ on Scripture, you will have your defining moment. You will begin a sentence and by the time you are finished, you will be altered. It’s not by anything that Alexys can say but rather how she aims you to His Truth. Like an arrow, you are about to be thrust headfirst into a deeper knowledge of a source so powerful and a supply so sweet that, not only will you be changed, but those around you will have an encounter because of your experience.
It’s not unreasonable to believe we can keep ourselves unstained from the world, that we can walk in love and be a sweet aroma unto the Lord, if we have an understanding of Holy Spirit – if we “know” Him. Let us not be deceived into thinking that He can be separated from Truth, love, or God’s Word. There is no righteousness apart from Him; you cannot tame your tongue without Holy Spirit, and you cannot please God without Him. Above all else, you cannot decide what parts of Him you want, accept, or believe. You may want to think twice before continuing to read any further. Whether you are ready or not, you are about to be changed. His word is powerful and Alexys has filled these pages with His word, His interpretation and His Truth – Truth convicts and transforms. There is no need to find a place on your bookshelf for this book series. The moment I finished, I wanted to go back to page one and begin again. If you are like I, you will want to be sure your hi-lighters are full of ink and pen is in hand. Don’t get too comfortable. Discovering the Person of Holy Spirit will bring you to your knees; it will bring you to a place of repentance, a place of desperation, and true freedom. Oh, and I should probably warn you that the passion that Alexys carries is largely contagious. I thank you, Jesus, for Alexys and her pursuit of You. I thank You for her desire to build Your house first. Bless her, Lord, for her desires to see Your people walk in Your Truth and the freedom that accompanies it. Bless her, Father, for her pursuit of righteousness and for her walk of obedience at any cost. I thank You that your will be done and that Your Word will not return void. Thank you for all that You are and for all that You have done for us already. Amen. ~Written by Carrie L. King, Kingston, Ontario
“In their affliction, they will earnestly seek Me (Hosea 5:15, NAS).”
Myles Munroe once said, “The religious are cowards because they want everything perfect all the time, but those who are Kingdom-minded aren’t afraid of anything!” That struck me to the core because truer words have scarcely been uttered. If you’re a faithful churchgoer yet you remain bound in fear under the pressure of hardships, you have yet to transition from being religious to Spirit-led. Spirit-driven people experience pockets of fear, absolutely, but knowing the secret of overcoming it (walking in faith) is key. Overcomers praise instead of murmur and give thanks for the trials because they know in their inner-most being that God has already resolved the issue and that it will work for good because they love Him. The Bible expressly states Christ came to abolish religion; therefore we, Christ-followers, are not to be religious but Kingdom. In other words, instead of trying with futility to do all the right things all the time so that everything will go our way all the time, rest. Well-meaning religions folks are exhausted, but when we abandon religious traditions made by man so as to control people, we can finally be free. We are then free to understand that we’re living in a condemned world that has zero to offer God’s people; free to endure tumultuous situations without shame and free to praise God in faith through every burden of life. Freedom means we have great expectation that He will be glorified, He has already delivered us from evil, and that His promises will prove themselves fulfilled as the end result. Only Kingdom-minded people can suffer intense agony and come out better on the other side free from bitterness and anger. Countless people throughout the ages have weathered immeasurable storms: Noah, Jonah, Job, Jael, the midwives who faced Pharaoh at Moses’ birth, Mary, Jesus’ mother, Mary Magdalene, David, Uriah, Paul, Peter, Daniel, and the list goes on and on. Once we begin to see through the looking glass of the King, we’ll see things vastly differently, and, in this, we’ll approach them differently with great clarity and the calm of God Himself. Instead of God’s people trying to make everything fit into a perfect little man-made idea concocted by Satan and exacerbated by religions of the world, let’s look at things with a fresh perspective – with the eye of the King. Let’s stop caving to fear and begin being so Kingdom-driven that we’re afraid of nothing, that we’re no longer intimidated by circumstances thrown our way and stop giving Satan any credit for our attacks. Let us begin again no matter how long we’ve practiced our religion that poses as something Christ-created. Come out from among them and the world’s system and be ye separated unto the King of kings! Philippians 1:28 reads, “in no way alarmed by your opponents--which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God.” Your “opponent” can be a person, place, thing, religion, situation, or anything that causes you fear and anxiety. This book is purposed to assist the body of Christ so as to become so powerful that they no longer give allowance to fear and begin to gird their loins and face every obstacle with confidence in the God who has made us (past-tense) overcomers through faith. We don’t need to become overcomers as religion would teach; conversely, through seeing everything as “already complete” we’ll become awakened so as to respond with the attitude of “I’m already an overcomer through Jesus Christ, our Lord, King and Savior!”
Alexys Wolf ’s first book, What Was God Thinking: Why Adam Had to Die, opened my eyes to knowing who God is and what my place is in this life. I now talk about God like he is a real person because he is real in me. Being a Christian is not easy, but a lot of her topics help new Christians like me in our daily walk with God. Looking for God is not only for Christian people, but for people in general who may not have found him yet. I say this because when she gave me this book, it was a time when I had family members in a crisis. Her books have taught me patience and endurance, and what it is to have hope in God. I am learning to believe in myself as a child of God—to let go and let God handle all. She has taught me the real meaning of praise and worship and what it is to really have an intimate relationship with God. She gives Scripture to back everything she says. ~ Jimmie Lynn McNeil, SC
I felt really blessed and enlightened when I read Alexys V. Wolf ’s book, What was God Thinking, Why Adam have to Die. I would recommend it to any new or old Christian. It is a God-breathed book in which Alexys was an instrument of the Holy Spirit! Bless you Alexys! ~ Debra Finney, KY
I’ve been reading a book a good friend of mine, Alexys V. Wolf, wrote, What Was God Thinking? Why Adam Had to Die. This is a great book! Without you knowing it, the book gets you walking a little closer with God. I’m sure that is exactly what the author had in mind. Great job Alexys!! ~ Becky Henderson Sutton, SC
In this life, we are taught to fight and fight harder, to pray and pray harder, work, and work harder. Life becomes exhausting drudgery in our feeble attempt to control, manipulate and fix everything we don’t like or that which is simply going haywire. The harder we try, the worse things often become because we needlessly wear out. We are enslaved by the heaviness of life. If only we knew all that is required of those who are in Christ is to rest. Rest is the place of peace amid any storm, faith in the face of the impossible, quietude during chaos, joy in the midst of the unbearable, and to bask in the love of Christ when all other love has failed. After all, how is working harder going to get God to usher into your life what He’s already finished? What is praying harder going to do to move Him? Why do we think more of us is required when less is actually the key? Praying once in confident faith God has already moved on your behalf is far more powerful than praying relentlessly expecting little to nothing to happen. There is nothing unresolved where God is concerned. We see this defined in Hebrews 4:3 which states with clarity, “For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, ‘As I swore in my anger, “They will never enter my rest!”’ And yet God’s works were accomplished from the foundation of the world.”It is simply our position in Christ to rest during our prayers and fasting expecting the greatness and the fullness of God’s love to surface. The idea of “praying harder” is not something to which God has called His people. Rather, we are incited to pray in faith because His yoke is easy and the burden of following Him is light. Addressing life’s issues should be from the stance of, “Christ, You have completed this situation. Father, reveal to me how to pray so as to usher Your completed work. It’s already resolved, in Jesus’ name.” We pray from victory, not for it.
If you are content with your religious Christianity, this is not for you. This book is intended for those who are born-again followers of Christ purposing to strengthen their relationship with Yahweh or those looking to find Christ so as to come out of death and into new life. This whole concept God has set before His people of “care casting” is easy to quote, yet can be altogether difficult to live. The world’s system, as a whole, is set in motion and controlled by Satan. With this knowledge, we can certainly understand why it is imperative to live according to the Spirit of God. Only in the Spirit can anyone accomplish the nearly ridiculously impossible instruction of casting all our cares upon Christ. As my pastor, Mike Turner, said, “We were not built to carry the anxieties and burdens of this life.” He is correct 100%. Nevertheless, around every turn, I witness people, including well-meaning Christians, who fret, worry, and toil over the woes of this life, big and small. Their anxiety is over the limit of what is possible for anyone to bear. In this book, I hope to lend a visual for people so as to learn what casting is, both in the natural and the spiritual, as well as how to accomplish such an otherwise daunting task. When led by the Spirit of God, it’s much easier than one may think. In fact, casting our cares upon Jesus can become so effortless, we will find ourselves unable to abide anxiety ever again. The bottom line is this: anxiety is a choice and is always self-inflicted. In other words, people may propel us into a situation where anxiety is a natural reaction (fleshly), but we choose our continued response, whether or not to allow anxiety to remain when the pangs of it arise. We can be in any given predicament and, if we can’t immediately reroute our location (metaphorically or literally), we can, through Christ (heavenly supernatural reaction), decide if we will go through it in anxiety or peace. Anxiety can stem from a billion different outlets but, at the root, what we who are in Christ all need to learn is that the only solution, ultimately, is to know the Son of God and the identity only He can give. Medication is not out of the question but, it should be a segue to healing, not the end-all solution. Only in Christ can we have peace amid the anxieties of life. Salvation from hell isn’t enough so as to save us from anxiety. There must, of necessity, be a deeper, more intimate, personal relationship with God bridging the gap of who God is and understanding who He has caused us to become through His blood. We are powerful and authoritative as kings, ambassadors, priests and friends of God from Heaven invading a corrupt world. To quote Apostle G.S. Jackson of The City of Truth International Church in Arizona:CLINICAL+BIBLICAL+CLINICAL+BIBLICAL. It is my sincerest belief/faith that Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is the answer to all and everything which attacks and plagues the heart, mind, mental stability, emotions, intellect and soul of humanity – period. We can’t preach, teach, prophesy, declare, and decree that Jesus is the Answer, but then insert the words “but” and “however”. Yes, I agree 100% that we need godly and spiritual representation in all areas in the marketplace but, when we refer them for clinical help, let’s make sure clinical help is linked to biblical truth, spiritual healing, and real deliverance. Both are needed, yet both clinical and biblical counseling need the Lord Jesus Christ so as to both heal and deliver. Everyone doesn’t need a prescription. Many need a sincere encounter. Jesus has the power over demons and deficiencies.
We are called to “take up” the Sword of the Spirit, the mighty Word of God. We are to do so without hesitation and in great confidence in its power. This is done in prayer, declaration of God’s promises and covenant, as well as praising in the face of certain death or destruction trusting God cares for us. Learning how to ask with right motives, to decree without wavering, and praising God with a thankful heart all stem from proper use of the Sword of the Spirit. We need to realize that how we speak to friends, family, coworkers, strangers, and enemies in everyday life is of vital importance if we truly desire to be of Kingdom value in this life. We are not called to swing widely the Sword of the Spirit when we have not studied the Word of God so as to show ourselves approved. We are not allowed to operate the Sword of the Spirit if we are not mature enough in Christ to do it with precision.
Your point of view has everything to do with the choices you make. The choices you make have everything to do with where you are in life. Some may argue, “Not always. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball.” Of course, many things in life come without notice and without consent, but again, it’s how we respond to those curve balls that make or break our path. Attaining and maintaining a Kingdom-of-God perspective at all times will allow us to actually thrive through the worst of times. People’s biggest downfall in this life is not the circumstances, but how we perceive those circumstances. After all, perception is reality. Throughout life, it is inevitable to be hit head-on with tough situations that produce a need to talk ourselves off a proverbial ledge from which we’d like to jump! Life isn’t smooth as depicted in works of fiction. Life has a million and one unexpected twists and turns and they can, invariably, cause one to want to inflict bodily harm to self or someone else, say things they ought not, run away, or even bring a sudden end to their life or another’s. Life is hard because we live on a planet condemned since The Fall of Man and it can cause a person to experience surges of mass emotions that are not controlled by Holy Spirit. In these situations, one must choose to mature into a place in Christ where it is possible to talk ourselves down without waiting for someone to come to our aid; sometimes there simply isn’t anyone available. These are the times where we grow if we so choose. These are the times where we can stop being dependent upon others to do for us what we who are hidden in Christ ought to be able to do for ourselves given the fact that Christ, who is our all-in-all, is the very breath we breathe. Holy Spirit is our comforter, our balance, our sanity, our calm, and every other thing required to conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. He encompasses everything required to encourage ourselves back into sanity, balance, peace, rest, and a desire to move forward in His power. This book is written so as to give some guidance on how to do just that: talk yourself off the internal ledges of life from which we’d like to jump.
Not all lies are blatant. In fact, they’re generally the long-term falsehoods stemming from the pride of life that go undetected and, in turn, unrepented. And, if they do become aware through conviction that they’re living a lie, they do not acknowledge it as such simply because the truth of the matter is too hard to swallow, too embarrassing to make a move toward living a life of truth instead of a façade, or some other selfish reasoning. How many people want to admit to the world around them that what they’ve always portrayed is a lie? Only a humble, surrendered person can accomplish such a task. The bottom line is, so far as I can tell, people don’t want to change from living a lie to living the truth because it will mess with their money, their power, their sexual pleasures, ego, and their overall life status quo. I pray wholeheartedly that this little book will bring readers to a place of absolute truth so they may live a life of peace, holiness, righteousness and humility. In this, the love of God will abound more and more, for them first, and then for those around them.