2 Corinthians 13:5 - "Examine yourselves, to see whether you are holding to your faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you? - unless indeed you fail to meet the test!"
If our Christianity does not work in this life where we can test it, it is foolhardy to hope it will successfully transport us into eternity where, if we fail the test, we suffer eternal separation from God.
The test of truth is not an intellectual pursuit but whether you are drawing closer, week by week, to knowing and loving Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 4:20 - "For the Kingdom of God is not in word but in power."
We must be a people who live by the power of God, not by impressive words, intellectualism, or man-made systems that try to help people."
2 Corinthians13:4 - "For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you."
As we seek the face of God, the presence, God's glory should be manifested in our lives. When His glory is manifested, there is the potential of His power to be released through us. It is the power of God that brings a person to salvation, that sets someone free, brings healing and causes miracles to happen.
Do you lean on what you know or do you lean upon God's power? What do you depend on? Where does your trust lie? God wants you to experience His power, know that it has no limits, and to be able to bring it to others. God has a supercharge for your life when you tap into His power. He wants to fully equip you to demonstrate His Kingdom to others.
Romans 15:13 - "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost."
Romans 8:25 - "But if we must keep trusting God for something that hasn't happened yet, it teaches us to wait patiently and confidently."
There is a fresh stirring of the Lord's desire for us to become all that He would have us to be (our DESTINY). We are hearing a new message beyond anything that we have heard in the past. Our part is to be spiritually open and receptive.
We become increasingly aware of the "Open Heaven" that has always been available to us, through which the "Son" can shine brightly to release the potential that is buried within us. For this to happen, we must respond with anticipation, expectancy, and patience.
God grants me the spirit of wisdom and understanding to fulfill the hope to which He has called me and realize the richness of His glorious inheritance in me. (Ephesians 1:17,18)
I curse those things that don’t bear fruit for God in my life. (Mark 11:12)
I make plans and goals to reach and fulfill the desire God has put into my heart. The Holy Spirit will correct those plans and goals to match God’s purpose for me. An uncommon dream requires uncommon patience. (Proverbs 19:21)
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY