The following is taken from the Forward of R. L. Brant's book:
Gifts For The Market Place available from amazon.com., published in 1989:
The Forces of Darkness are making a fearsome onslaught on our world.
The unleashing of the powers of Hell
Gives evidence of the prevalent spirit of Antichrist.
But Almighty God, the Omnipotent One,
Has the Antidote to this abounding SIN.
It is none other than the Holy Spirit.
The Church cannot cope with the world, the flesh and the devil
Apart from DIVINE help.
God's work cannot be effectively done
Except through the power of the Holy Spirit. (Zechariah 4:6)
“The only answer to the unleashed power of the enemy
Is the manifested power of God.”
The winds of the Holy Spirit are freely and effectively blowing today.
Never in history have so many people been affected
By the phenomenon of the outpoured Spirit.
Millions testify to a personal Pentecost.
Members of denominations large and small
Have experienced manifestations of the Spirit.
The moving of the Spirit around the world has created great interest.
Much is being preached and written on the subject.
There is a need for a Scriptural understanding of what God is doing,
A need to have an “understanding of what God is doing,
A need to have and understanding of the times, to know what ...to do”
(1 Chronicles 12:32)
R. L. Brandt gives us a thoughtful and challenging exposition
Of the manifestations of the Spirit.
The subject is not new.
Many have written on it, but the author of Gifts For The Marketplace
Has a way of making order and good sense out of a complex study.
Readers will find a refreshingly new approach
To the whole field of spiritual gifts.
Our understanding of the gifts of the Spirit and their purpose is vital.
These manifestations are flashes of God's Omniscience and Omnipotence
Shown supernaturally through His followers.
The gifts of the Spirit are God's intended norm for His Church.
But they are not only for His Body when engaged in corporate worship,
They are also for the Marketplace.
That is where they were prominent in the Early Church.
The image of God, as revealed through the operation of the Spirit's gifts,
Touched the Marketplace in Apostolic Days
And can and must do the same today.
My longtime and cherished friend, R. L. Brandt,
Has written this lucid and concise book toward that end.
G. Raymond Carlson
Assemblies of God
Today, 24 years after R. L. Brandt wrote his book,
The Forces of Darkness are wreaking havoc on our world.
Through their deception, they rule every nation on earth.
Christ Jesus living in and through his people
Is the only One Who can withstand this onslaught.
Christ living in and through you
Is the only Way you, personally, will withstand this onslaught.
Christ Jesus is infinitely more powerful than the Forces of Darkness.
The Holy Spirit in God's people is the only One
Who prevents all of mankind from self-destructing.
You must understand the nature of the times we are living in.
'Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His Mighty Power.
Put on The Full Armor of God
So that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,
But against the rulers, against the authorities,
Against the powers of this dark world
And against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.'
The devil's scheme is to steal from, kill and destroy
As much of mankind as he can and he has had 6,000 years of practice.
The history of mankind testifies to his efficiency at his work.
Yet, Christ Jesus saved out of every generation those who would be saved.
I highly recommend this book to those who want to participate
In this Last and Greatest move of God upon the earth.
The Latter Rain will be greater than the Former Rain.
The Former Rain being the Pentecost of the Book of Acts.
The Latter House will be Greater than the Former House. (Haggai 2:9)
The Later House will be the Bride of Christ
Manifesting the Fullness of Christ.
So that the world may know that Christ Jesus was sent by God the Father.
In order to participate you must have experienced
Your personal Day of Pentecost just as the 120 did on The Day of Pentecost.
You must ask for and receive ALL that God has for you;
You must step into the fullness of God's plan and purpose for your life.
You must be crucified with Christ to this world and no longer live,
But it must be Christ who lives in you.
This life that you now live must be by Faith in the Son of God
And His Power at work in you.
You must set your heart on things above,
Your life must be hidden with Christ in God,
You must cloth yourself with the garments of Christ,
And let His Word dwell richly in you.
I pray that all who read this
Will allow God to fulfill His plan and purpose for your life,
To the Glory of Christ.
Today, the world is raging against God, rushing toward oblivion. (Psalm 2)
America is being ground to powder because of her SIN against God.
Save yourself from this corrupt generation! (Acts 2:40)
As God has written, so shall it be! Hallelujah! Maranatha!
Father, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as in Heaven!