Of Kings and Prophets: Understanding Your Role in Natural Authority and Spiritual Power
From New York Times Best-Selling Author
Power is only as strong as the authority that sustains it.
Be a better leader. Receive a healthy dose of accountability through applied spiritual authority.
The biblical prophets did not live or prophesy in a contextual vacuum. They spoke into real-life circumstances to real-life leaders such as kings, queens, governors, and generals. Drawing largely on the biblical accounts, Dr. Mark Rutland shows how these interactions, sometimes in the form of advice but more often as dramatic confrontations, demonstrate the tension between heaven’s authority and the princes of this world. Readers will discover that:
- God positions His messengers to confront and advise those who lead in the natural realm. Likewise, Satan is also working to position his own servants near the world’s leaders hoping to steer them away from the things and plans of God. To whom those leaders listen will determine, to a large extent, the fate of nations.
- God often positions His servants at the right elbow of leaders in a wide range of disciplines, from business to education to entertainment to politics. Every believer should be open to being “God’s prophetic voice” in someone else’s life, whether that person is a child, a boss, or a town councilman. Likewise, every believer should be in constant prayer for and humbly sensitive to wise counsel sent from God as a gift of grace.
God makes and unmakes kings. When they can discern and listen to His voice, He sustains their well-wielded authority with His supernatural power.
About the Author
Mark Rutland, PhD is a New York Times best-selling author. He is president of Global Servants and the National Institute of Christian Leadership, having served previously as the pastor of a mega-church and president of two universities. Rutland and his wife, Alison, have been married and in ministry together for more than fifty years. They have three children and nine grandchildren. Through their ministry, Global Servants, the Rutlands established House of Grace in Chiang Rai, Thailand, a home to protect tribal girls from sex trafficking. Since 1986, House of Grace has been “saving little girls for big destinies.” Its work in West Africa, largely in remote villages, has built churches and village hygiene services in five countries.
Publisher: Charisma House (October 5, 2021)
Hardcover: 208 pages
Item Weight: 12.5 ounces
Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.9 x 9.32 inches