The Spirit-Filled Life by Eddie Snipes (@eddiesnipes)

Aug 26

The Spirit-Filled Life by Eddie Snipes (@eddiesnipes)

“As long as we believe our actions are what creates godliness, then we’ll continue to live life from a position of defeat, trying to find a way to victory.”

– Eddie Snipes, The Spirit-Filled Life

 

The Spirit-Filled Life by Eddie Snipes provides a very clear explanation of what it means to live in dependence on the Holy Spirit. If the title makes you squirm, let me assure you he’s not a tongues-speaking Pentecostal, but neither is he a fundamentalist. His middle road navigated some rugged terrain with ease. I say that because he would point out the flaws with extremes on either side of a theological issue and show ample support from scripture to lead you forward toward a Spirit-filled life.

The author begins by explaining our new nature in Christ. Then he talks about the anointing of the Spirit, which is the result of placing ourselves under the authority of Christ. Next, he talks about the mind of Christ, and what it means to renew our minds. He talks about being filled by the Spirit, which is true of every believer. And he explains a simplified version of spiritual warfare because Christ has already won so all we have to do is keep our eyes on Him, not the enemy. He then talks about grace and life in the Spirit, which are one and the same to him. The gospel is a lifestyle of faith. Anything else is flesh-centered.

Eddie Snipes teaches a gospel of grace, not personal achievement, good works, or legalism. There’s nothing more (beyond believing) for us to do to be “good enough” for God. There’s nothing we need to do to earn God’s favor or blessings for our lives. Grace is the Good News.

This book made me re-think a couple points. I think it would benefit most readers. It’s well written and easy to understand. Plus, he’s very good at backing everything with Scripture as he explains things. The Spirit-Filled Life is definitely worth a read.

“When you sin, shift your focus from sin to Christ and believe His Word to be true. You are dead to sin and it cannot have dominion over you. Stop looking at your weakness and failures and focus on Christ and reckon yourself to be alive.”

– Eddie Snipes, The Spirit-Filled Life

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Eddie Snipes (@eddiesnipes)

2015

140 pages

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