The Credibility Factor

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


 
The Credibility Factor
I appreciate and defend the origins of our many denominations. Most were born as godly men fought against the sin and spiritual apostasy of their times. Their heroic stand preserved (or in some cases, restored) the truth of God in an otherwise dark world. From my heart, I thank God for our denominational heritage.
Today, however, the need to remain divided from other evangelical congregations is unjustified. We can remain unique churches with unique callings and a unique...

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Perfectly Weak

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


 
Perfectly Weak
According to the Scriptures, Moses was "educated in all the learning of the Egyptians." Indeed, as a prince in Egypt, Moses had grown to be a "man of power in words and deeds" (Acts 7:22). Thus, it is hard to equate this eloquent and cultured man with the stammering shepherd who, at eighty years old, was overwhelmed with his inadequacies, so much so that he pleaded with God to choose someone else.
Consider: the Lord took a self-assured world...

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Spiritual Authority and the Things We Love, Part 2

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


 
Spiritual Authority and the Things
We Love, Part 2
As wide as our sphere of love, to that extent we have spiritual authority. We see this in the mother who loves her child. Such a woman has authority to protect, train, and nurture her offspring. She has authority to protect what she loves. The same is true of the husband over his family. His authority is not merely to rule but to establish in his home the life of Christ. True...

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Spiritual Authority and the Things We Love, Part 1

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


 
Spiritual Authority and the Things
We Love, Part 1
While the doctrines of Christianity can be taught, Christlikeness can only be inspired. By their humble and holy lives, this next generation of leaders will inspire multitudes. They will truly walk in Christ’s love; they will be granted great authority.
The Church has many administrators, but few examples of Christ; many who can explain the doctrines of Christianity but few who walk as Jesus walked. Indeed, while many stand in leadership today,...

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Even Sodom!

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


 
Even Sodom!
"He then began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent" (Matt. 11:20).
Jesus has a word to say, not only to us as individuals, but to entire cities as well. In anger He rebuked Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum (Matt. 11:21, 23). With tears He wept over Jerusalem (Luke 13:34). If He expected cities to repent in the first century, He expects cities today to repent as well.
It was...

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The Wounds of a Prayer Warrior

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


 
The Wounds of a Prayer Warrior
Intercessors live on the frontier of change. We are positioned to stand between the needs of man and the provision of God. Because we are the agents of redemption, Satan will always seek the means to offend, discourage, silence, or otherwise steal the strength of our prayers. The wounding we receive must be interpreted in light of God's promise to reverse the effects of evil and make them work for our good (Rom. 8:28). Since...

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In Christ's Image Training - Registration extended through June 28

Posted Jun 24th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


Dear Friends,
We know these are difficult times, yet as followers of Christ we were born for times like these! When darkness covers the earth, that's our cue to rise and shine! (Isa. 60).
For each of you that has been praying about taking In Christ's Image Training, let me personally encourage you to step out in faith. You have family and friends to whom God is reaching. This is an important time, and your advancement into focused training will increase...

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Weapons of Mass Distraction

Posted Jun 18th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Weapons of Mass Distraction
The glory of God is coming but we must live in His presence now if we expect to walk in His glory later. And it is this very thing -- this entering God’s presence now -- that Satan fights the most.
Yet the nature of our battle is not easily discerned. The enemy does not typically appear with fierce countenance, threatening us with retaliation if we begin to seek God. No, Satan’s attack is more subtle. He...

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The Stronghold of Christ's Likeness

Posted Jun 11th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
The Stronghold of Christ's Likeness
God's Highest Purpose
Most Christians only engage in spiritual warfare with a hope of either relieving present distresses or attaining a "normal" existence. However, the purpose of all aspects of spirituality, warfare included, is to bring us into the image of Christ. Nothing -- not worship or warfare, neither love nor deliverance -- is truly attainable if we miss the singular objective of our faith: Christlikeness.
Let us recall that when the Lord delivered the ancient Hebrews out...

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Where a Desolate Soul Finds God

Posted Jun 4th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Where a Desolate Soul Finds God
In spite of breakthroughs in several regions, many Christians have grown weary. Their love is growing cold; their passions, lukewarm. The prophet Daniel warned of a time when the enemy would "…wear down the saints of the Highest One” (Dan. 7:25). To emerge victorious in this day, we must climb into the reality given to us by God in Psalm 91. There is a place of replenishing life, a fountain of light, wherein we can...

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Seeing Him Who Is Unseen

Posted May 28th, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Seeing Him Who Is Unseen
There are times when, to lead us on into new authority and blessings, God must liberate us from the container of our previous experiences. Consider Elijah's encounter with the Most High on Mt Horeb. Three natural signs occurred. But the Lord was not in the wind, the earthquake or the fire -- all of which were familiar symbols to Elijah. The Lord who caused these mighty manifestations was not in them.
For Elijah, mighty manifestations had been...

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Holiness Precedes Power

Posted May 21st, 12:00 by Francis Frangipane Ministries on Christian Living


 
Holiness Precedes Power
Many Christians look for shortcuts to the power of God. To try shortcuts is to become, at best, frustrated; at worst, a false teacher or prophet. Listen very carefully: there is tremendous power for us in God but not without holiness. Holiness precedes power.
When John Saw Jesus
Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him. But John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by You,...

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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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