Copyright© 1993 by Rev. Lionel Cabral

This book is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Printed in the U.S.A. for worldwide distribution. This book may not be copied or reprinted for commercial gain or profit. Short quotations or page copying for personal or group study is permitted and encouraged. Permission will be granted upon request. Scripture quotes are with permission from the King James Version of the Bible, copyright 1976 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Publishers, unless otherwise noted. Front and back cover artwork by Caroline Dailey (mom).


I thank our Lord God Almighty for saving me a sinner. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for planting your seed within me. Thank you Holy Spirit for watering that seed and leading and guiding me. I thank the body of people that co-produced this book with us, the Holy Spirit and myself. They know who they are, God knows who they are, and I know who they are. They are all the saved and the unsaved people, every person, of my past and present who I have personally known. Plus the Bible, books, radio and television that I have ingested as an unsaved and as a saved child of God. This book is a product of all that. It is the fruit of this season of my life. I pray for more fruit.

Of family, my mother Caroline and daughter Nicole have been a great blessing as have Barbara and Carol, Kenneth, Lowell, and Forrest. A special note of thanks also to Tom Mitchell, brother in the Lord. These and others have supported me with love, kindness and understanding. Those unnamed but not forgotten persons who have in any way contributed to or supported this ministry will partake of its rewards, measure for measure. I sincerely thank you. God bless you all.

In His Service,
Lionel Cabral


This book is presented in a mode analogous to the Bible. The reader is voluntarily about to embark upon a difficult trek through a progressively perilous wilderness. This is a journey that can only be walked. There are no shortcuts. This will be an extremely hazardous journey for the natural man. Few will survive intact. None will complete the journey. The trail is hidden, narrow and yet well-marked. The surrounding countryside is replete with snares, pitfalls and deep valleys for the wandering and undiscerning traveler. For the vigilant, the unfolding landscape holds a multitude of running brooks and high mountains. This is the path upon which our Lord God has led me through the wilderness. I am and have been both the undiscerning and the vigilant traveler. The reality we live daily is a soldier's march. This book is about that spiritual warfare. There is fear here. A notable characteristic of this trek is that it will likely offend everyone at one point or another. Fear is the basic catalyst of offensive reaction. Becoming offended is a manifestation of inner fear. The natural man within perceives himself threatened. He becomes offended. The Holy Spirit is never offended but He is grieved. Please bear this in mind as you proceed through landscapes of scenery that may appear strange and unfamiliar. Warning: do not to read this book unless you are willing to be transformed by the wilderness trek.


An interesting and pivotal phrase spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ in the book of Matthew establishes the working principal of receiving all Scripture. "And if ye will receive it, this is Elijah, which was for to come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear." (Matt 11:14,15)

To paraphrase the essential biblical principal: If you are willing to receive it, it is yours. Our Lord's entire statement is balanced upon the fulcrum: "if ye will." The "if" testifies of balance and counterbalance. The "ye will" clearly indicates that we have a choice. We are empowered to exercise our free will. We are asked to declare either yea or nay. The item to which we are asked to respond is placed before us upon the dinner table as a gift freely given from God. We decide to receive it or not to receive it. To eat it or not to eat it.


The very first command and prime directive that God The Father gave to mankind while man and woman were still one in "them" was to "Be fruitful, and multiply." (Gen 1:28). The very last command that Jesus Christ gave to His disciples before He ascended up on High was the same exact command: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." (Mark 16:15)