Army of Worshipers

By Francis Frangipane
(En Español)

When the Scriptures refer to the "heavenly host," we usually think of "choirs of angels." The word "host" in the Bible meant "army" (Josh. 5:13–14). It is an important truth: the hosts of Heaven are worshiping armies. Indeed, no one can do warfare who is not first a worshiper of God.

The Central Issue in Tribulation: Worship
One does not have to penetrate deeply into the Revelation of John to discover that both God and the devil are seeking worshipers (see Rev. 7:11; 13:4; 14:7, 11). Time and time again the line is drawn between those who "worship the beast and his image" and those who worship God.

In the last great battle before Jesus returns, the outcome of every man's life shall be weighed upon a scale of worship: In the midst of warfare and conflict to whom will we bow, God or Satan?

Love: God's Preservative

By Francis Frangipane
(En Español)

Have you ever seen a supermarket cart full of bent food cans? Most have lost their labels. What has happened to these cans is that the atmospheric pressure outside the can was greater than the pressure inside, causing the can to collapse. The can couldn’t withstand the pressure.

Today, many people are unable to withstand the stress and pressures of life: financial pressures, raising a family, fears of wars or terror attacks, new diseases, on and on. As a result, people crumble. 

To counteract these pressures, we must have an inner power pushing outward that is equal to the pressures that would otherwise bend and break us. We need the power of Christ’s love. Love is God's preservative. It fills our souls with a power greater than the pressures coming at us from the outside. It keeps us balanced; it insulates us against the hostility that exists in our world. Love is the shelter of the Most High; it is the substance of the stronghold of God.

Adapted from Francis Frangipane's book, The Shelter of the Most High available at