A New and Fresh Anointing

By Francis Frangipane
(En EspaƱol)

Some of you have been struggling, not knowing what God has for you. You have been through a season in which the Lord has revealed your need of Him in very dramatic ways. Jesus Himself has been near to you; however, His closeness was not merely in the way of external blessings but in the way of His cross. Yet you have delighted in this, for the way of the cross has increasingly become the way of your life.

At the same time, many of your ideas and programs, which once were anointed, now seem weak and ineffectual. Even some of your favorite Christian themes, as well as church government in general, have been reduced to a simpler, purer definition of Christianity. You just want to know Jesus. Because this has been God working in you, you are uplifted.

In the midst of the changes you have been through, one conviction has grown ever brighter: your goal is to see the character of Jesus Christ, His meekness, authority and love manifested in your life. You have discovered that any other program or church activity that does not reveal Jesus, although well-intentioned, is powerless to effectively transform the people.

The truth is, the Holy Spirit is preparing you for a new and fresh anointing from the Lord. Ultimately, God will use you to inspire the lives of many who are also seeking more of God in your city.

Adapted from Francis Frangipane's In Christ's Image Training, available at www.icitc.org.