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There's No Need to Imitate His Life, You Have the Real Thing!

As we encounter life, we must say no to our resources and yes to His. In today’s short video, Frank reveals how denying our own ability and instead, trusting God's ability, is in fact, the most difficult thing we will ever do.


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There’s No Need to Imitate His Life, You Have the Real Thing!

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If you've walked at all in the glory of the grace of God, you have probably been accused of teaching “cheap grace” or “easy believism.” Well, let me tell you something friend, His grace is nothing of the sort! 

When Adam sinned, he believed the lie that he should be his own god, he believed the lie that he could provide his own source of life. Adam, up until this point, had lived in an economy of receiving. He was created halfway through the sixth day, so his first full day of life was the day of rest! He went out to work on day eight, but not to achieve anything. He was working simply because it was the divine ethic - God works. God is working right now holding all things together and if He takes a day off, the universe blows to bits! 

So, Adam worked from a position of rest, he was working from a position of already possessing everything. But now that he's made the choice to be like God, all of that has changed. He's now in an economy of achieving. He thinks, tell me what to do and I’ll do it, or tell me what not to do, and I won’t do that thing - that’s the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. 

Of course, there's a huge assumption with all of this, which is that man is going to be able to pull it off. This is how every man and every woman lives on this planet, performing for life, performing for love, performing for acceptance, performing for significance, performing for an identity.

The Cross of Jesus Christ has changed all that, beloved! At the Cross we died with Him, we have risen with Him, and we’re placed into union with Him. 

We no longer live for God, but instead, we live from Him.

“Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.” 

Colossians 2:6 (NASB)

We’ve received grace, through faith, and so we also walk in grace, through faith. And I'm here to tell you, my friend, there is nothing easy about that! 

One of the most difficult things you will ever do is to deny your own ability and instead, trust His ability; to say no to your resources and lean on the resources of God. In the words of John the Baptist, 

“He must increase, but I must decrease.” 

John 3:30 (NASB)

Those are our marching orders for life. God is not impressed with our cheap imitation of His Life. What God made way for in the New Covenant was for us to have His Life in us, and experienced by us and expressed through us by faith. 

There is no such thing as cheap grace, and there is no such thing as easy believism. As we encounter life, we must say no to our resources and yes to His, and that requires diligent confidence and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. May you walk today, in the powerful grace of God. 


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What You Must Unlearn In Order to Live From God

There is nothing more difficult to do than to set aside our resources and choose instead to live out of the resources of God. In today’s short video, Frank shares what we need to unlearn and let go of, in order for us to live from God.


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What You Must Unlearn in Order to Live from God

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As we discovered the New Covenant, there’s one thing I think we specifically have to unlearn, and that is that the Christian life is not a code of ethics. It is no longer an external law where we seek to perform and achieve at life. 

We don't live for God, we live from God. 

The issue now has gone from external to internal. As Christ takes up residence in us through the power of His spirit, His Life is in us, and it wants out. The thing that we must understand, however, is that this is not an easy thing to do. People accuse those of us in the New Covenant economy of “easy believism.” But the truth is, 

There is nothing more difficult to do than to set aside your resources and choose instead to live out of the resources of God. 

“Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.” 

Colossians 2:6 (NASB)

How did we receive Him? By grace through faith. So, how are we to walk in Him? By grace through faith. 

We are to live from God because that's the only way you and I can live for God. The life that pleases God is His own Life, which He has placed in us to release through us so we can multiply His Life throughout the world. The church is to function like a kaleidoscope, with varying personalities and expressions of the very same Life. The result is that the unbelieving world can look at the church and say, “Wow, so that's what God is like.” 

You are a part of that, beloved, so play your part. Live a life of faith, trusting God to be all that He is to whatever you need. Bless you now, go shine your light.


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The Most Glorious Revelation You Can Enter Into

Adam plunged us all into a relationship with the law; a relationship we were never intended to be in. In today’s short video, Frank reveals how Jesus’ sacrifice made way for the Life His Father always wanted us to have with Him.


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The One Who Completes Us

Our children, finances, homes, careers -any one of these things can easily become our focus, and if that happens, we will be left with very empty lives as we weren’t made to be completed by things or other people. In today’s video, Frank points us back to the One who IS our very life, the One who completes us. When we have Him, we need nothing else.


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The One Who Completes Us

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Whatever things you really cling to, whatever you fail to yield to God, whatever you look to as the source of your life will become the supreme issue of your life. Let me give you an example, if I’m going to try to get life out of my kids, then my kids are going to be the supreme issue in my life because that’s where my life source is. See how that works? If I’m taking my life from my finances, then money is going to become the supreme issue of my life. If I’m trying to get identity or life out of a house, that house is going to become the supreme issue of my life.


We only want God as the source of life. All those other things are just various, incomplete expressions of life. The only One who can give us total and complete life is our Father. John 5:26 says, “For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself” Do you see that? That’s an amazing verse. He has life in Himself. He is life. Life is His nature. Do you realize what that means? If life is your nature, you don’t have need of anyone or anything. And here’s the glory of the new covenant. He takes this life which has life in itself, and He puts it in us to live that life through us and to express it through us. So all those other things cease to be a life source and instead become what they were intended to be—things to enjoy.

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The One-Two Punch

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In boxing, there is what is called a combination; a left and then a right. It's a one-two punch that hopefully delivers a knockout blow and ends the fight. I find such a one-two punch in the book of 1 Thessalonians 2, where it tells us that God has called us into His kingdom and glory.

First of all, let’s take note of the word “called,” which is better translated, “calls” since it is in the present tense. This means God calls you, and calls you, and calls you, and never stops calling you even when you have already answered the call and have come to Him and received Him and the abundant Life He offers. Why is that?

I believe that God is so infinitely good and wonderful that we will never exhaust the glory of His being – hence we are ALWAYS going to be coming to Him to draw from Him. A second thought I had is that we are continually being drawn to things other than God in this world and therefore are ALWAYS in need of being called back to Him as our only true source of Life.

The rest of the passage tells us what He is calling us to, and this is wonderful!

First, He is calling us to His kingdom. He, of course, is the King of this kingdom, but we are not called to be His subjects. Oh no! We are called to be His children (John 1:11-12.) We are called to be the sons and daughters of the King, which of course makes us princes and princesses.

I believe, with all my heart, that this is why He added that the second thing He is calling us to is His glory! We, as His sons and daughters, share in the inheritance of His glory. This is an amazing thought because throughout the Old and New Testaments God is revealed as a jealous God, who has a rightful zeal for that which is His own. He will not allow anyone or anything to rob Him of His glory; but He will, however, freely share His glory with His kids!

What an amazing Father we have been called to. We are very privileged kids!

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