The Three Battlegrounds: An in-depth view of the three arenas of spiritual warfare—the mind, the church, and the heavenly places
Any time the Spirit of God's kingdom is truly manifested in the earth, it will ultimately confront the strongholds of hell. Indeed, wherever evil spirits have either a foothold or a stronghold, you can expect that the overcoming church will be engaged in warfare, and expect also that the gates of hell will not prevail against the church that Jesus builds.
In The Three Battlegrounds, Francis Frangipane explores the three arenas of spiritual warfare that the maturing Christian will face: the mind, the church and the heavenly places. It provides a foundation of insight, wisdom and discernment on the nature of the battle and the keys to victory. Here are some quotes from The Three Battlegrounds:
- "Victory begins with the name of Jesus on our lips. It is consummated by the nature of Jesus in our hearts."
- "There are satanic strongholds over countries and communities and there are strongholds which influence churches and individuals. Wherever a stronghold exists, it is a demonically induced pattern of thinking. Specifically, it is a 'house made of thoughts' which has become a dwelling place for satanic activity."
- "Is your love growing and becoming softer, brighter, more daring and more visible? Or is it becoming more discriminating, more calculating, less vulnerable and less available? This is a very important issue, for your Christianity is only as real as your love. A measurable decrease in your ability to love is evidence that a stronghold of cold love is developing within you."
- "There is a war, a very ancient war, between the spirit of Elijah and the spirit of Jezebel. In this age-old battle, Elijah represents the interests of heaven: the call to repentance and the return to God. Jezebel, on the other hand, represents that unique pricipality whose purpose is to hinder and defeat the work of repentance."
Understand the Jezebel spirit
Posted by S.S. from Erie, PA on 17th Mar 2013
This book was introduced to me by a friend of mine that had read it years earlier. It really helped me understand the Jezebel spirit. Unfortunately, this spirit goes very undetected in God's house. It is imperative that we as Christians understand that there are demons even in the church. The Three Battlegrounds really helped me understand what I was seeing in God's house and how to go to Him about it.
accept whatever HE says
Posted by F.F. on 15th Mar 2013
I am receiving the fresh breath of GOD in and through your presentations here on http://shulamite.com. Fragments of the life HE IS, leak into my heart and understanding as I dine on what HE IS NOW SPEAKING IN ME. As with all of us, I believe, HE only quickens to me now, what it is time to Hear and receive, even as JESUS said to the apostles; "I have many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now". One of my deep personal concerns, is that the message of each one embracing and accepting the cross GOD has personally fashioned for them with HIS LOVE is not being declared or received, "receiving not the love of the truth." Any time we reject truth HE sends us, we invite delusion...may we learn to accept whatever HE says no matter what it does to us...