This book was a helpful "eye opener" for me. I had never considered some of the tactics and distractions that are outlined in this book. It is a fascinating, fast read, packed with solid information This is an excellent, easy to understand and very thorough account of what satan is doing to the minds and bodies of people in this world. The Bible says he satan came to steal, kill and destroy and if we let him that is what he will do.
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In the natural world pythons have an interesting way of killing their prey. They constrict it until it can no longer breathe, literally suffocating the life out of its veins. In the spirit realm the python spirit acts in the same manner. It comes to put limits on you. It comes to quiet your voice and kill your dreams. It creeps into your life and, slowly but surely, suffocates your zeal for praising and worshiping God.
New York Times best-selling author Jentezen Franklin is back with a message that will inspire you to break free and reclaim a life of passion, purpose, and praise. Based on some of his best-selling ministry products, The Spirit of Python helps you understand the strategies of this subtle destroyer, how it works, how to detect it, and how to break its hold from your life.
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See 1 question about The Spirit of Python…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Spirit of Python: Identify what constricts your life and kills your dreams. Jan 01, Anne Hamilton rated it liked it Shelves: christian. I first read this book when it came out in Back then, I knew a fair bit about the spirit of Python but nothing like what I know now. So, I wanted to see what I thought about the book three and a half years on.
Did I still regard it with the same high level of esteem? In the past, I've read books that have changed my life and my thinking - books like M. A few years on, however, I realised they had not stood the test of time in my thinking - and that, for all their strengths, there was also a certain shallowness to them.
So, how does The Spirit of Python stack up after this time? Overall, it is an illuminating exposition of the tactics of this particular spirit. However, there are some issues I have with the book - almost all of which, while significant, don't really alter my overall assessment of the book. It would have been a bonus to see Franklin mention them but, in the cosmic scheme of things, it doesn't matter if he doesn't. There is one issue, however, which is both significant and a matter for extreme caution.
It relates to a story told towards the end of the book. Here are the issues that I have with the book that, while significant, aren't problems: 1 Franklin does not recognise Python as specifically a threshold spirit. He hasn't looked at the origin of its name, either in Hebrew or Greek. It's certainly not essential to be able to discern which threshold spirit is which but, generally speaking, I find it helpful to do so - because that gives you a clear idea of their secondary agendas.
Again, this doesn't really matter in my view. To bundle up a few other spirits with their separate agendas in the mix isn't all that problematical. The latter, in particular, needed expansion - particularly as it pertains to threshold moments in people's lives.
But again, no really big deal. All of these are quibbles rather than objections. However, there is one serious flaw I find in the book. In failing to recognise Python as a threshold spirit, Franklin has consequently not mentioned a distinctive feature of thresholds - all of them require a sacrifice. We may not know this cognitively, but we know it in the spirit.
When we come to a threshold moment in our lives, we are faced with the spirit of Python or another threshold spirit who demands a sacrifice - and we choose amongst four options: 1 to sacrifice someone else, 2 to sacrifice ourselves, 3 to sacrifice the honour of God or 4 to acknowledge Jesus as the all-sufficient sacrifice. Most people choose one of the first three options. These do not overcome Python, they are choices which actually bring us into complicity with Python.
The story towards the end of the book where Franklin relates his problems at a threshold moment with a local bank is not about overcoming Python. It's about choosing Option 1. This is the only serious problem I have with this book - because after all his warnings about the tactics and agendas of Python, he ironically holds up as an exemplar of right-dealing with this spirit a case of supreme complicity with it.
Excise this story which I find the most memorable of all the anecdotes in the book and it does have all it takes to stand the test of time. Dec 17, Andrew rated it it was amazing. In The Spirit of Python, Jentezen Franklin exposed the numerous strategies and tactics satan uses to hinder and harm Christian believers. He compared satan to a dangerous python.
He revealed that satan loves to suffocate us and he is actively trying to squeeze the breathe of the Holy Spirit out of us. He guides readers on how to break free from the attacks of satan and the strongholds he has placed in our lives.
He also discussed the power of prayer, faith, and praise and how critical this is in dealing with satan and his maneuvers. I would recommend this eye-opening book to anyone who is ready to stand up against satan and his schemes with their full armor of God on. This book is one of my favorite book that I read concerning spiritual warfare.
I liked how Jentezen Franklin wrote very vividly in describing the way satan works and how he tries to choke the believer out of the amazing life God wants us to live. Jentezen revealed that satan likes to lure people into looking at pornography, falling into sexual immorality, and being in bondage. I was amazed at the statistics he shared about the effects of pornography and how it controls so many people. I also loved how he shared how to silence the voice of satan and how to fight back against him.
The Word of God is mightily strong in fighting against satan and this revealed to me the importance of speaking blessings and talking to our mountains. Apr 10, Vanessa Cruz rated it it was amazing. This book took me alot longer to finish then most.
Pastor Jentenzen is bold and tells is like it is. He in no way sugar coats anything which is why I had to take this read in small doses. The python conveys the predatory attacks of the enemy. He demonstrates how to overcome these attacks and physically prepare yourself with the full armour for spiritual warfare. All backed up with the Word, with ofcourse personal examples. I Highly Recommend. Jun 30, Julie rated it it was amazing.
I did read some of it before, but put it down to read other books. Today I got to sit down and read up to the end. I would recommend this book to anyone who has their life "sucked" out by the devil. This book will open your eyes from start to finish. This book is for the spiritually aware Christian who knows that there is an enemy who goes around like a roaring lion. A vital tool in combating things in your life that always seem to get in the way stopping you from enjoy life to the full.
Especially for the religious bound by all the shackles. Awesome book! If you are struggling with things and you life seems out of control, The Spirit of Python will teach you how the enemy is choking the life out of you! Excellent and easy read!
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The Spirit of Python: Identify what constricts your life and kills your dreams
Pythons have an interesting way of killing their prey. They constrict it until it can no longer breathe, literally suffocating the life out of it. In the spirit realm Satan often works in the same way, slowly slithering his way into our lives, attempting to choke the very life out of us. The python spirit can squeeze the joy out of your worship and prayers. It can pressure you to keep quiet when God wants you to speak up. And it can steal the peace of knowing that you belong to God. But there is a way to defeat him.
The Spirit of Python