I Declare War

Four Keys to Winning the Battle with Yourself

I Declare War

In both sports and war, athletes and soldiers must work to have a mental edge to successfully deal with all that they encounter. While success for both is typically defined as overcoming their respective opponents, the reality is that their victories can never happen unless they’ve first won their internal battles. I Declare War is a practical guide for fighting our inner war, the struggle against sin that breaks us down and fills our lives with pain and suffering, in turn making us feel weak and inadequate. With personal stories of his own struggles with night terrors, anxiety, narcissism, and self-doubt, Pastor Levi points readers to the hope and power that God offers in his Word. From stockbrokers and soccer moms to skateboarders and sorority sisters, I Declare War is for anyone who struggles with depression, fear, anxiety, suicide, negative thoughts, addiction, lust, pride, jealousy, resentment, abuse, anger, self-doubt, eating disorders, and/or codependent relationships. Pastor Levi doesn’t offer a quick fix or the perfect life if you follow prescribed steps but, instead, helps guide readers in how to think right so they can live right.

I Declare War

I Declare War

Dr. Deborah W. Nelson was born in Washington D.C., and resides in the Metropolitan Area. Married for 28 years, and widowed in 1997. The mother of two daughters and four beautiful grand-daughters, that bring much joy to her life, also two biological sisters, Angelica Stamps, Yvette Harlan-Ray and one living brother Robert Harlan. Her "Mother" Marion Harlan has always and continues to be her first and most profound mentor, teacher, and life coach. However her father Robert Harlan was her unsung hero. Retired in 2003 after 30 yrs at AT&T Communications as Communication-Technician. / Special Services. Dr. Nelson Received Jesus Christ into her life as Lord and Savior in 1993.The call to ministry came in 1997 after the death of her husband. Her assignment from the Lord was an audible clarion simply, "GET EQUIPPED." Dr. Nelson began attending National Bible College / Seminary, September of 1997. COMMUNITY AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS / ACTIVITIES Founder and President of (IAM'S Inc) International Alliance Ministry of Servants Professor-National Bible College / Seminary Professor-Rhema Bible College Pastor-C.L.U.R.T. Assemblies, Bishop George Bloomer. Durham, N.C. Associate Pastor-Rhema Church of Greater Washington D.C. Apostle Richard L. Archer Affiliate Pastor-Unity Christian Center / Bishop Raymond Horton III Affiliate Pastor-Fruit of the Spirit Baptist Church / Pastor Clarence T ADDITIONAL ECCLESIASTICAL EXPERIENCES Missions Crusades Guyana / Jamaica / Germany/ Brussels, Belgium / Kenya Africa/ Mission / Bishop Dickson and Katherine Ochuto Kenya Africa / Bishop Elisha and Rev. Mary Juma Kenya Africa / Crusade-Missions Apostle Peter Awour Juma THEOLOGICAL TRAINING Doctorate of Ministry... NBC/S 2007- 09, Master of Divinity... June, 2005 Master of Theological Studies... June, 2003, Bachelor of Theology... May, 2001 Associate of Theological Studies ... May, 1999, Ministerial Internship Program... May, 1998

I Declare War Study Guide

Four Keys to Winning the Battle with Yourself

I Declare War Study Guide

Soldiers and athletes. One engages in a good fight; the other runs to win a prize. But both soldiers and athletes know they must have a mental edge to successfully deal with everything they encounter. They know victory will never occur unless they’ve first won their internal battles. In I Declare War, author and pastor Levi Lusko shows how the same is true for Christians. God has called each of us to an important assignment—to win the battle and claim the prize—but to fulfill that calling we first have to win the war within. Levi draws from the Bible to show four ways to fight this internal battle: Key #1: Discover Your Calling Key #2: Prepare for the Trial Key #3: Learn Self-Control Key #4: Rely on God’s Power Levi draws on stories from his own life to show how God can help us wage war against issues that rob us of joy such as depression, fear, anxiety, addiction, negative thoughts, pride, jealousy, resentment, anger, self-doubt, and codependent relationships. While Levi does not offer a quick fix or promise the “perfect life” if participants follow all the steps, he does point toward the hope that God provides as we commit to fight the good fight through all the pain, sweat, and tears that each day brings. Sessions include: The War Raging Within Identity Crisis (Calling) Hell Week (Trials) Hostile Takeover (Self-Control) Dying to Self (God’s Power) Designed for use with I Declare War Video Study (9780310094913), sold separately.

Thus Saith the Lord, "Declare War Against the Enemies of the Cross Attacking You and the Works of Your Hands"

Thus Saith the Lord,

Apostle Sharon Loving Ruff shares an amazing journey in her quest for a greater anointing from the Lord for spiritual warfare. After years of being used in the deliverance ministry, she encountered individuals who didn’t receive the fullness of relief they desired. Being one who had suffered torments from demonic attacks from childhood, her heart cried out for their plight. One day she decided to experiment with a warfare strategy recorded in Ezekiel 4 in the Bible. The results she sought did not manifest, so she lost interest in that approach. Years later, the Holy Spirit whispered, “Enemies are all around you.” Shortly afterwards, she received a visit from an Angel of the Lord. In a voluminous voice he said, "Declare war against the enemies of the Cross attacking you and the works of your hands." Little did she know that the manner in which she followed those instructions wasn't sufficient to protect the works of her hands or her from the spiritual enemies that the Holy Spirit had told her were surrounding her. This truth was revealed about four months later when the Angel of the Lord made his second visit. This time his visitation brought a message that was a strong rebuke. Her book chronicles her experiences, manifested changes in her life and members of her church, and ends with an amazing breakthrough. She invites others to seek the Lord for permission to use His declaration of warfare prayer delivered by the Angel of the Lord on his third visit.

Clarity, Cut, and Culture

The Many Meanings of Diamonds

Clarity, Cut, and Culture

Images of diamonds appear everywhere in American culture. And everyone who has a diamond has a story to tell about it. Our stories about diamonds not only reveal what we do with these tiny stones, but also suggest how we create value, meaning, and identity through our interactions with material culture in general. Things become meaningful through our interactions with them, but how do people go about making meaning? What can we learn from an ethnography about the production of identity, creation of kinship, and use of diamonds in understanding selves and social relationships? By what means do people positioned within a globalized political-economy and a compelling universe of advertising interact locally with these tiny polished rocks? This book draws on 12 months of fieldwork with diamond consumers in New York City as well as an analysis of the iconic De Beers campaign that promised romance, status, and glamour to anyone who bought a diamond to show that this thematic pool is just one resource among many that diamond owners draw upon to engage with their own stones. The volume highlights the important roles that memory, context, and circumstance also play in shaping how people interpret and then use objects in making personal worlds. It shows that besides operating as subjects in an ad-burdened universe, consumers are highly creative, idiosyncratic, and theatrical agents.

Empire State of Mind

How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office

Empire State of Mind

"I'm not a businessman-I'm a business, man." --Jay-Z Some people think Jay-Z is just another rapper. Others see him as just another celebrity/mega-star. The reality is, no matter what you think Jay-Z is, he first and foremost a business. And as much as Martha Stewart or Oprah, he has turned himself into a lifestyle. You can wake up to the local radio station playing Jay-Z's latest hit, spritz yourself with his 9IX cologne, slip on a pair of his Rocawear jeans, lace up your Reebok S. Carter sneakers, catch a Nets basketball game in the afternoon, and grab dinner at The Spotted Pig before heading to an evening performance of the Jay-Z-backed Broadway musical Fela! and a nightcap at his 40/40 Club. He'll profit at every turn of your day. But despite Jay-Z's success, there are still many Americans whose impressions of him are foggy, outdated, or downright incorrect. Surprisingly to many, he honed his business philosophy not at a fancy B school, but on the streets of Brooklyn, New York and beyond as a drug dealer in the 1980s. Empire State of Mind tells the story behind Jay-Z's rise to the top as told by the people who lived it with him- from classmates at Brooklyn's George Westinghouse High School; to the childhood friend who got him into the drug trade; to the DJ who convinced him to stop dealing and focus on music. This book explains just how Jay-Z propelled himself from the bleak streets of Brooklyn to the heights of the business world. Zack O'Malley Greenburg draws on his one-on-one interviews with hip-hop luminaries such as DJ Clark Kent, Questlove of The Roots, Damon Dash, Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Brathwaite, MC Serch; NBA stars Jamal Crawford and Sebastian Telfair; and recording industry executives including Craig Kallman, CEO of Atlantic Records. He also includes new information on Jay-Z's various business dealings, such as: *The feature movie about Jay-Z and his first basketball team that was filmed by Fab 5 Freddy in 2003 but never released. *The Jay-Z branded Jeep that was scrapped just before going into production. *The real story behind his association with Armand de Brignac champagne. *The financial ramifications of his marriage to Beyonce. Jay-Z's tale is compelling not just because of his celebrity, but because it embodies the rags-to-riches American dream and is a model for any entrepreneur looking to build a commercial empire.

Just Duffy

Just Duffy

Introduced by Margery Palmer McCulloch. In writing Just Duffy, a novel set amidst the urban decay of Lanarkshire, Robin Jenkins has created a modern-day Confession of a Justified Sinner. Convinced of his own rectitude, appalled at the moral squalor around him, Duffy declares war on society. Ridiculous, yet horrifying at the same time, his campaign builds to a terrifying conclusion. Beset with ambiguity, Duffy is a ferocious indictment of Calvinistic moral certainty, of a struggle for good which results in only evil and destruction. The deeply ironic title bears witness to the mismatch of Duffys aspiration against his own insignificance. The themes of this novel are central to all Jenkins work. In its stark simplicity Just Duffy lays claim to being one of his most significant and powerful novels. Its inexorable drive and power bear witness to a modern Greek tragedy played out on a Scottish stage. Challenging and absorbing . . . a powerful and mordant irony. Scotsman Stark and hypnotically well written. Irish Independent Robin Jenkins is the most outstanding novelist that Scotland has produced since the war. Compton Mackenzie