The Afflictions of Love

By Francis Frangipane Wounding is inevitable if we are following Christ. Jesus was both “marred” (Isa. 52:14) and “wounded” (Zech. 13:6), and if we are sincere in our pursuit of His nature, we will suffer as well. How else can love be...

A Heart Without Idols

By Francis Frangipane When we first come to Jesus, He accepts us just as we are: problems, sins and all. As our needs are met, however, we gradually discover that God is seeking something from our lives. What He seeks is our worship. But true worship is the...

Deliverance From Bitterness

By Francis Frangipane There are two conditions of the heart no one can hide: one is when the heart is filled with love and the other when we are infected with bitterness. Either condition can take over our thoughts and both can filter our entire view of life. As...

Bitterness in the Garden of Our Hearts

By Francis Frangipane “See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled” (Heb. 12:15). It is impossible to pass through this world without being struck by injustice or...

“Thy Face, Oh Lord, I Shall Seek”

By Francis Frangipane There are some things in life that cannot be attained cheaply or superficially.  Scores of scriptures call us to something much more consuming and fulfilling than just having a religion about Jesus Christ.  Yet, the challenge is to focus and...

The Intensifying Presence

By Francis Frangipane 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...

What You Give Over, God Will Take Over

By Francis Frangipane Early this morning the Lord gave me a special word that I hope will be as living to you as it was to me. At the moment of my awakening, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart, “What you give over, I will take over.” The Marriage of Faith...

The Love Motivated War Mode

By Francis Frangipane If we will succeed in these difficult days, it will be, in part, because we have renounced the seductive limitations that accompany a peace-time mentality.  Indeed, we must embrace an aspect of spirituality that is unfamiliar to many...

When the Lord Guards the City

By Francis Frangipane “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain” (Ps. 127:1). Before we speak on this verse, it is important to explain a particular characteristic...

The Things Which Make for Peace

By Francis Frangipane “When He approached, He saw the city and wept over it” (Luke 19:41). If Jesus came today and gazed upon the divisions and lack of prayer in His Church, would tears flood His eyes, even as He once wept over Jerusalem? Even now I...

What the Spirit of Jezebel Hates

By Francis Frangipane Perhaps at no other time in history has the spirit of Jezebel had such access to a culture. This immoral spirit has set its goal to corrupt entire generations. Jesus Himself warned about tolerating the influence of this spirit. In fact, He...

The Sword of the Spirit

Francis Frangipane Christ not only came to set captives free, He came to train and empower the recently freed to be warriors. We may not always walk perfectly, but because God causes all things to work for good, we still can walk triumphantly. How can we, imperfect...

In the Face of the Impossible

By Francis Frangipane The Making of a Ministry “The disciples came to Him, saying, ‘The place is desolate, and the time is already past; so send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.’ But Jesus said to...