Hastened in Its Time

Posted May 14th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Hastened in Its Time
There isn't one church leader I know who does not believe we are living in the end times. Exactly where we are along heaven's prophetic time line is debatable, yet everyone has his or her own catalog of confirming end-time signs. If it is true that we have, perhaps, less than a generation before the end of the age, we should expect is to see a divine hastening of spiritual realities.
Indeed, this ministry often quotes Isaiah...

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Is the United States in the Bible?

Posted May 7th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Is the United States in the Bible?
What is in God’s heart for America? Is there anything in the Scriptures about the United States upon which our faith can rest? The Bible has a number of general promises that we can apply to our land. These, though they lack clear or specific references to the United States, still supply a foundation for our faith. Isaiah 60:1-3 is such a text. It reads:
"Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the...

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Cease Striving and Know

Posted Apr 30th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Cease Striving and Know
It is time to abandon our fears and the stressful anxieties that come from not trusting in God.
One title for the Messiah is Immanuel, which means, "God with us." Jesus promised to be with us, "even to the end of the age" (Matt. 28:20). At some point we must accept the wonder and power of Christ's promise. He is with us always! To mistrust this promise is to reject the very character of the divine nature....

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"You Give Them Something to Eat"

Posted Apr 23rd, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
"You Give Them Something to Eat"
In a dream, I saw a city that was overcome by darkness. It was a darkness that could be felt. The name of the darkness was Desolation, and its arms were Hopelessness and Fear. The darkness made people feel like there was no help for them, like the time was past for any type of spiritual awakening. A small band of us stood outside the city. We had been baptized in the glory of God....

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Find God!

Posted Apr 16th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Find God!
There is only one thing that keeps some churches from prospering spiritually. They have yet to find God.
Holiness Comes from Seeking the Glory of God
Jesus warned, "How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another, and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?" (John 5:44). If we are displaying our spirituality to impress men, still seeking honor from others, still living to appear righteous or special or "anointed" before people,...

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An Unguarded Heart

Posted Apr 9th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
An Unguarded Heart
The idea that a leader whom we've known and loved should suddenly be exposed in a devastating scandal seems incomprehensible. Certainly leaders who have taught others could teach themselves. Is there not resident within all Christians biblical knowledge that would protect us from moral failure?
So what is it then that can worm into an individual's thought-life, burrow down into his heart, and then grow so compelling that a leader is willing to risk everything he's loved and attained...

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Fast from Judging

Posted Apr 2nd, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Fast from Judging
There are many types of fasts. If you have ever gone on an extended fast, you know it can be a life-changing experience. The king of Nineveh along with the nobles and all the people of his nation fasted completely from food and water. The Lord heard the sincerity in their repentance and spared their nation, making them an example of how prayer, coupled with fasting, touched the heart of God (Jonah 3; Luke 11:32).
A fast can be...

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Swallowed Up In Life

Posted Mar 26th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Swallowed Up In Life
Two forces are increasing in the world: the power of life and the power of death. The Scriptures tell us that before Christ returns, Satan will be cast down from the spirit realm to the earthly realm "having great wrath because he knows his time is short" (Rev. 12:12). Jesus warns us in Matt. 24:22 that "unless those days are cut short, no life would have been saved." Prophecy after prophecy warns of these days. Satanic...

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In Christ's Image Training - Registration extended

Posted Mar 25th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


"The Grace Period"
I’m convinced that the Lord loves "late comers." Indeed, how many of us did not come to Him at His first call? For some, it was years. Yet the Lord, in His tireless love, persisted until we received Him into our hearts. So, I conclude, latecomers are important to our Father. And while I recognize there is a time when the door shuts and a God-inspired opportunity is no more, still the Lord describes Himself as One who...

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Christ Our Life

Posted Mar 19th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Christ Our Life
Overcoming Resistance
Note: the Lord will allow obstacles and delays to deepen and test the character of our love. Thus the bride acknowledges, "I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him but did not find him" (Song of Sol. 3:1).
Her first attempts at seeking her beloved proved fruitless, yet she does not terminate her quest. Augustine said it well: "God is not on the surface." There is indeed a "secret place of the Most...

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Unrelenting Love

Posted Mar 12th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Unrelenting Love
We simply must have more of the presence of Jesus Christ in our lives. In the face of increasing wickedness in the world, human ideas have fallen short. Those who understand the hour are seeking God. Possessing more of Christ Himself is our only hope.
Yet to seek God is to embark on a journey that will include obstacles and spiritual enemies along the way. We must not give ourselves reasons or excuses to fail.
As a pattern, therefore, we will...

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The Intensifying Presence

Posted Mar 9th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
The Intensifying Presence
We all know the unrepentant world is destined for the Great Tribulation, but as far as the living, praying church is concerned, if we continue to climb toward the standard of Christlikeness, prior to the rapture there will be a season of great glory for true Christians.
In support of this holy goal, let me submit to you an encounter I had with the Lord in 1973. I was pastoring a small church in Hawaii and had been...

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Desperation Produces Change

Posted Feb 26th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Desperation Produces Change
It is significant that Jesus compared His elect to a widow harassed by an enemy. The image is actually liberating, for we tend to conceptualize the heroes of the faith as David or Joshua types -- individuals whose successes obscure their humble beginnings. But each of God's servants has, like the widow, a former life that is brimming with excuses and occasions to waver.
Look at the widow: She has legitimate reasons to quit, but instead she prevails. Indeed,...

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Legal Protection

Posted Feb 19th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Legal Protection
Approximately two thousand years ago a decree was issued at the judgment seat of Almighty God. It provided "legal" protection for the church against the devil. Indeed, when Jesus died for our sins, the "ruler of this world" was judged (John 16:11). Our debts were nailed to Christ's cross and canceled; principalities and powers were disarmed. In truth, because of Jesus, we have a legal right not only to be protected from our enemy but to triumph over him...

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Goliath Had a Brother

Posted Feb 12th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Goliath Had a Brother
Here's the scene: You are in a battle against sickness, oppression or some similar struggle. You seek God, and in some way the grace of God touches your life. Your victory may have come through a word or prayer or some other encouragement, but you absolutely know the Lord has delivered you. Using the five smooth stones of divine grace, you defeated your Goliath.
But then, a few weeks or months or perhaps years later, all the old...

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