April 12, 2016
From the Desk of Steve Shultz:
I really "get" this word by Francis Frangipane. Many of you have heard me speak my message on "contending" with God and for your breakthrough. It moves Him as we contend.
In Francis' word you'll learn about the importance of "Love Motivated Warfare" and just the title itself intrigued me.
Francis shares: I love my nation, so I am warring in prayer on its behalf. Because of love for my family, I war in prayer on their behalf. I love my church, my city and, yes, even my own soul, so I war to protect what I love.
Yes, it's important to war over things we love...let his word encourage you to do the same in your life!
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Jesus knew this world was a realm under satanic siege. Planet Earth was not a place of peace but a realm at war. From the casting out of lucifer and his angels from Heaven, to the temptation in the Garden of Eden, to Babylon and the multiplication of nations under satanic influence, planet Earth has been an embattled world. The idea that somehow our era is less threatened by evil is the height of deception. We must fight if we will follow Christ into victory.
No matter how beautiful or even innocent the world around us seems at times, remember there was a serpent in Paradise itself. If Adam and Eve had possessed a war mode mentality, they never would have casually accepted the lies of lucifer. Likewise today, we need to be wise and walk carefully, for "the days are evil" (Eph. 5:16).
You see, Jesus was always aware that He lived in a war zone. No matter what He was doing -- whether He was laughing with sinners or driving out demons, whether He was healing the sick or training followers -- beneath the surface of His outer activities, the "war mode switch" in Jesus' mind was always on.
I know many women are true fighters, and I salute you and praise God for your faithfulness to pray for me, my wife and family, and those serving in our ministry. Yet, for those refined ladies who consider spiritual warfare to be primarily a masculine activity, I have heard a few of you excuse yourselves from the spiritual battlefield, saying, "I'm just a housewife, a mom. I don't have a war mode."
If your child was seriously sick, wouldn't you fight that illness with every spiritual weapon at your disposal? You would fast and pray, and you would do so from your war mode. If your marriage was under spiritual attack, wouldn't you get before God and war with fervency? The fact is, you know how to fight. Ask your husband if he thinks you have a war mode. You just need something to wake it up, because once you begin to shift into the war gear, in the Holy Spirit you are dangerous!
Let me address the men as well: study the Bible; most of the heroes we read about in the Scriptures are men who stood in the gap, who prayed like Abraham and the other prophets did.
You see, the war mode is in us all. It may be attached to our instinct for survival, but it is more directly connected with our love. I love my nation, so I am warring in prayer on its behalf. Because of love for my family, I war in prayer on their behalf. I love my church, my city and, yes, even my own soul, so I war to protect what I love. If there is a natural fight instinct, there is a spiritual fight mode as well. It just needs to be awakened, submitted to Christ, and then unleashed against the enemy.
Beloved, if you have a love mode, you also have a war mode. God has created the war mode so we can protect the people we love.
Ministries of Francis Frangipane
Francis Frangipane is the founder of River of Life Ministries in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and has traveled throughout the world ministering to thousands of pastors and intercessors from many backgrounds. Francis' heartfelt prayer is to see established in every city Christlike pastors and intercessors, united before God, revealing the love of Christ to their communities. Since 1985, he has written fourteen books, plus a number of study booklets. Over the past decades, Francis has served on a number of other ministry boards. However, in recent years he has gradually resigned from these various boards. As of June 2009, he has also retired from his position as senior pastor of River of Life Ministries. In this more simplified life, Frangipane is devoting himself to prayer and the ministry of God's Word.
Francis Frangipane's Itinerary:
June 21-23, 2016
Harvest Network - Aligning with God's Priorities
The Harbor Church - Hastings, MN
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