Frank on the Kingdom

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The New Testament in 3D

Frank is planning on unrolling a new project over the next 10 years.

The New Testament in 3D.

A deeper journey into every book of the New Testament.

For details, go to Frank’s course catalog.

You’ll the Master Classes for the letters of Paul … which will begin the project.

Frank Viola Author Resource Page

Here’s a Resource Guide to Frank Viola, author.

Amazon Book List

Frank Viola Author

In a previous blog post, we introduced readers to the literary work of Frank Viola Author. It explored the categories in which he divided his work, as well as short summaries providing details on what you should read next. We now want to point to another resource available for you, this one from Amazon. A quick visit to this link reveals a detailed book list, complete with reviews (most of which are four and a half, or five stars) and links to each individual work. Let’s take a look at some of author Frank Viola’s best reviewed work.

Frank Viola, author devotes his writing talent to Jesus.

  • First up we have Jesus Now: Unveiling the Present Day Ministry of Christ, which also happens to be his newest and most popular (on Amazon, at least) body of work. It also includes an impressive foreword by Leonard Sweet. The book itself tackles the ever important question, “If Jesus ascended into heaven so many years ago, exactly what is he doing today- right now?” Jesus led a life of example, constantly and selflessly helping and healing others. Within Jesus Now, the reader will discover the ways in which Christ works through us, and how his ministry benefits the saved and unsaved alike. It carries a five star rating on Amazon.
  • Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ is another popular work, and a collaboration between Viola and Leonard Sweet. This book is an excellent roadmap and passionate exhortation to the restoration of the supremacy of Christ. It does indeed shed light on the belief and worship of Jesus Christ as Lord and savior, but it ultimately aims to go deeper than that. It asserts that Christianity has been made about so much more than it’s namesake; that many believer are aware of Jesus without actually knowing him. This knowledge is integral to the work, aiming to reveal Jesus as the ultimate end all be all. You should never judge a book by it’s cover, but it’s worth noting that the cover art for this book features two letters: Alpha and Omega. These are first and last letters of the Greek Alphabet, the lingua franca of Jesus’s time, connecting Him to his position of Beginning and End. It currently holds a 4.5 rating from over 300 reviewers.
  • Last on this list, we have From Eternity to Here, a book that contains a series of vignettes that illustrates a different aspect of God’s love and plan for humanity. The stories run across biblical chronology, from the first book, Genesis; to the last, Revelation. When read individually, they are amazing illustrations of scriptural applications that run deep with themes of powerful divinity and Providence. Together, they reveal light on the mission of God. It currently carries a 5.0 rating on Amazon.

The Bridegroom’s Desire

Frank Viola author talks about the Bridegroom in his best-selling book, Jesus Now. Here’s an excerpt.

As the bride of Christ, the church is called to commune with, love, enthrone, and intimately know the heavenly bridegroom who indwells her.

Churches that excel in the bridal dimension give time and attention to spiritual fellowship with the Lord. Worship is a priority.

Seeking the Lord, loving Him, communing with Him, and just spending time with Him are central to His heart.

This dimension of the church can be seen as the engine that drives all of the church’s activities. It is love from Christ and for Christ that is the church’s motivation, energy, and life.

The Lord Jesus, as our heavenly bridegroom, doesn’t see His church as a work force. He wants lovers, not just helpers. Companions, not just servants.

The bridal dimension of the church is central to the church’s life and mission.

Preparing the Bride

God the Father has been orchestrating history to prepare Christ’s bride for marriage and reigning.

Each generation is working for the next. Every time a group of Christians and individual believers touch the heart of God and stand for His eternal purpose in the earth, a little bit of gold, pearl, and precious stone is deposited in the New Jerusalem for the building of God’s eternal home.

One day, the bride will be prepared, and she will become the Lord’s wife.

A compelling case can be made that God’s greatest desire is to be known and loved. And He has woven this same desire in the heart of every human. Herein do we find the longing of Jesus as our heavenly bridegroom and our high calling as His bride.

How Important Is She?

The bride of Christ appears all throughout the Scriptures, from Genesis (in type and shadow) to Revelation. For example:

She (the church) appears in the opening pages of holy Scripture, and she reappears at the very end. (Eve in Genesis 2 and the bride in Revelation 22.)

Your Lord and my Lord is consumed with a zeal that eats Him up for her. Jesus Christ gave His life for her and forsook everything to have her. (Ephesians 5:25 says that Christ gave Himself for the church. She’s the pearl of great price, hid in God from before the ages.)

Jesus Christ sees Himself as indistinguishable from her. She is bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh, His very body on earth (Matt. 25:40, 45; Acts 9:1–5).

She’s the fiancée of the Son of God, and He’s waiting to marry her.

Paul said in effect, “You, the body of Christ in Corinth, are the corporate Christ” (1 Cor. 12:12, 27; see also 1:12–13; 6:15; 8:12).

The very last words of Scripture are uttered by the bride: “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come.’”

She’s the wife of the Lamb. His partner for eternity.

She is at the very center of the mystery of the ages that Paul unveiled in Colossians and Ephesians.

The ekklesia is God’s eternal purpose. From before creation, He has wanted a bride, a house, a family, and a body (a visible expression). That was His original intention.

From the beginning, God the Father has wanted a corporate expression of Himself to reveal the beauty of His Son. He desired to have a counterpart for His Son. Why was Eve made? For Adam, to be his counterpart.

Thus the church is not only important but the most important thing to God that exists.

She’s His girl.

When a man falls in love with a woman, there is nothing more important to him than that girl. That’s a picture of the passion your Lord has for you.

Therefore, a large part of Christ’s ministry today is to love, cherish, protect, and perfect His bride. And He desires that she return that love back to Him.