Though her life was difficult, Hannah Whitall Smith's message was joyful. In the "Christian's Secret of a Happy Life," she writes that "Jesus came to save you fully now, in this life, from the power and dominion of sin, and to deliver you altogether." Passionate and practica... Read More
Though her life was difficult, Hannah Whitall Smith's message was joyful. In the "Christian's Secret of a Happy Life," she writes that "Jesus came to save you fully now, in this life, from the power and dominion of sin, and to deliver you altogether." Passionate and practical, Whitall Smith's classic of the Holiness movement focuses not on human effort but on simple, stubborn faith in the Savior and Sanctifier of the soul.
"Our part is the trusting," she writes, "it is His to accomplish the results."
- Product type: Book
- Format: Book
- Release Date: Jun 1, 2009
- UPC: 9780802456564
- Height: 0.63
- Width: 5.04
- Length: 7.03
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 233
- Publish Date: Jun 1, 2009
- Language: English
- BISAC: "REL012020 , REL012040 , REL012502"
- ISBN: 0802456561
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- Uncovers Path to Joyful Living by inspiredbooksguide on 1/1/2014
Sin and repent. Sin and repent. Sin and repent. Did Jesus sacrifice himself on the cross to give us eternal life in the future and leave us under the power of Satan in our present lives, repeatedly subject to his lies and deception and suffering the consequences of sin? The Hannah Whitall Smith book The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life reminds Christians we have the power to live free from sin.
She points out that Christ removed the curse, power, and love of sin from us and gave us the power to live delivered from the dominion of sin, if only we open our eyes and minds to understand the greatness of His power.
How do we receive this power? By faith. By faith, we accept the gift of salvation through the death of Jesus on the cross and deliverance from sin. The author directs us to the book of Romans chapters 6 and 7 as Scriptural evidence: The death He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life He lives, He lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 6:10-11). She urges us, through faith, to tap into the power of the freedom from sin provided to believers through the death and resurrection of Jesus.
The author challenges believers to acknowledge the full power of being “buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life” (Romans 6:4).
The reality: those baptized into Jesus are baptized into His death and resurrection, enabling Christians to walk in a newness of life. Jesus provides a new life free from the bondage of Satan.
Christians can walk into this new realm of life by simply believing. Trust God and allow Him to do the work of deliverance.
According to Whitall Smith, if we desire to walk in this new life, we must completely abandon ourselves to God. We are to abandon our feelings, weaknesses, temptations, temperaments, our inward affairs to Him. We are to abandon things to Him that worry us or may bring us into bondage and darkness.
Concerned about the difficulties Satan may cause you to encounter as you enter this new life? The author has you covered. The book encompasses how to handle obstacles concerning consecration, faith, Godly guidance, failure, doubts, temptation, and submission of your will.
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? (1 Corinithians 3:16) The author says God provides a soul-union with even the weakest and most failing believer. Yet, unless the believer knows and lives in the power of this connectivity to God, it is as though it does not exist.
Hannah Whitall Smith’s book The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life offers believers or those seeking a better way to live their lives an excellent guide to the passageway to peaceful and joyful living.