Recommended books by Eddie Snipes
Stop Trying to Fix Yourself. Everyone has struggles of the flesh. Whether your struggles are life-controlling issues, such as substance abuse, uncontrollable habits, or you are longing for more meaning in your life of faith, this book explores the scriptural teachings that guarantee the life lived more abundantly.
Jesus said, “The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Most religious practices (even those under the title of Christianity) are built on a flawed principle. They seek to strengthen the flesh and depend on coping mechanisms, and try to force our source of weakness to become our strength. This can only create very limited success, and is often a guarantee of failure.
God’s design is to die to our weakness, and grow in the life where the Spirit is more than willing to empower us to live and thrive in a fruitful life, built around acceptance and perfect fellowship with God. You can’t fix the flesh. You can’t fix yourself. It’s God’s job to subdue your sinful flesh and empower you to live and thrive in the life of the Spirit. God is your strength; not your condemner. God is your righteousness, not your punisher. As you learn to walk in the Spirit, you’ll understand the Bible’s statement, “Now all things are of God. Old things have passed away. Behold all things are new.”
You were meant to bloom in every circumstance, and the Bible says that a joyful and fruitful life is a guarantee. This book explores the principles that help you grow in this promise!
The Revelation of Grace. One of the greatest hindrances within the church is that Christians don’t believe what God has declared, that those who are in Christ have been freed from both sin, and the law that condemned sin. Scriptures teach that through one man, Adam, sin came into the world, and through that offense, mankind came under bondage to sin. Yet the Bible then explains that the grace that came through Christ much more abounded over the sin that came through Adam, and that Jesus appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
God declared that His grace much more abounded over sin, but the church believes that sin abounds over the grace that came through Christ. We have been taught to believe that our sin can defeat the work of Christ, instead of being taught that as we learn to walk in grace by faith, sin cannot stand.
God has revealed grace so we can understand that there is no barrier between us and perfect fellowship with God. The Old Testament believers were forbidden to come into God’s presence, but once Christ conquered sin, the veil that stood between us and God’s holiness was torn from heaven’s side down to man. Now we are commanded to come confidently before God without fear, because Jesus made and end of sin. Until you understand grace, and how it is the defeat of sin, you will never grow beyond superficial Christianity. My prayer is that this book will be a tool to guide you into faith in His grace.
The Spirit-Filled Life. The Bible teaches that we have a new nature, born of the Spirit, and hidden with Christ in God. The scriptures teach that because our new nature is born of God, we cannot sin (referring to the inner man), we are sanctified, and we have been given all things that pertain to life and godliness. If this is true, why do we struggle to rise above our temptations and weaknesses?
We struggle when we try to live through the flesh, but we are victorious when we walk in the Spirit. Our promises include, walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh, this is the victory that overcomes the world – our faith, and if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Until we understand what it means to walk in the Spirit, the Christian life will be a rollercoaster ride, filled with disappointment and frustration.
This second book on the Founded Upon Grace series continues to build upon the foundation of Christ. We first looked at how Christ defeated sin, now we’ll look at how we live according to the Spirit. The flesh cannot produce righteousness for the Spirit, but the Spirit will produce righteousness in our outward life. May this book be a tool of your journey of walking by faith in the Spirit.
Predestined for Good Works. Most people view works as their gift to God. The truth is that God has prepared His works for you, and it is His gift to you. It’s not how you earn rewards, but how you fulfill Jesus’ promise, “It’s the Father’s good pleasure to give you His kingdom.” Once you understand that works are gifts of God’s grace (or favor) toward you, then it eliminates burn-out, fear, and the pressure of success. Success is a guarantee – if you are walking in God’s prepared gift for you. This book discusses the Bible’s teaching that God prepared the path of good works for you to walk in (Ephesians 2:10). We’ll also examine what the Bible means with the promise, “If you do these things, you will never stumble,” and “You will bear much fruit.” The one walking in God’s plan by faith is guaranteed a fruitful life.
It is Finished! The finished work of Christ is God’s gift of love to you. Because of the cross, you are no longer bound by sin, fear, or doubt. The wrath of God was poured out on sin on the cross, and now you have the gift of perfect fellowship. God’s acceptance is complete. Your forgiveness is complete. Two-thousand years ago, Jesus paid for every sin so you could have fellowship with God. According to the Bible, you have been invited into the fellowship between the Father and the Son. Yet fear and doubt robs most Christians of this fellowship.
God’s love is not dependent upon your performance. God’s love is the expression of His nature, and He delights in taking sinful people and replacing human failure with His divine favor. My prayer is that this book will guide you into believing in the love of God. It’s time to wave good-bye to the weakness of sinful flesh and receive the gift of God’s favor. It’s not until we fail that we discover that righteousness can’t be obtained by human effort. It can only be a gift of God’s favor. Your failure is not a barrier to God. Once you learn to believe in the love God has for you, sin will drive you to His righteousness instead of into defeat. In Christ, it is finished. Once you learn to trust in God’s gift of grace, you’ll never view life through the old eyes of human performance again. Enjoy the fellowship you already have been given!
Tempted No More. Pornography is a taboo in the church, but it’s not going away. In this era of easy access, sweeping the problem under the rug can no longer work. Using guilt and fear to shame people into changing does not work. Research has shown that pornography addictions have very similar effects on the brain as drug addiction. Most people with sexual addictions want to stop, but they find themselves powerless to do so. I was such a person. Was.
God does not rage against the addict. Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” In my despair, no one had more spiritual poverty than I did, and instead of wrath, I found grace. I learned that it was God’s job to overcome my sin. As I learned to walk in grace by faith, my addiction withered up and died.
God is not waiting for you to clean up your life. The Lord walks with you in loving kindness as you learn to allow Him to transform your life. Don’t believe the lie that God casts you off until you learn how to be holy. Take this amazing journey of faith where God draws you into His holiness with the promise, “If you walk in the Spirit, you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.”
The porn addict has a great opportunity to experience the life in the Spirit that others have a hard time seeing, for where sin abounds, grace much more abounds. You can not only be free from this addiction, but one day you’ll grow to realize, “I am tempted no more!”
The Promise of a Sound Mind. The Lord has promised His people power, love, and a sound mind.
God’s design is for you to live life in His power, have strong relationships, and have a mind that is at peace and filled with joy. Yet life is filled with things that cause stress, break down relationships, and rob us of joy. For those who look to God’s design, joy becomes the strength to endure, and the scriptures give us the path to thrive in every circumstance. The Lord doesn’t merely want you to endure life, but to live it abundantly. The abundant life is not dependent upon circumstances.
Learn how to reprogram your mind into positive ways of thinking and overcome negative attitudes and behaviors. Whether you have deep rooted struggles or want to experience joy on a deeper level, this book covers the truths every person should know. A godly attitude changes everything, and if you live by God’s principles, the abundant life is yours. Instead of having an attitude dictated by your circumstances, explore the Bible’s plan for a joyful attitude that overcomes your trouble. Don’t live outside of God’s promise!