As I seek You dear heavenly Father, You are equipping me to operate in the fullness of Your holy presence. The rivers will be loosed in me, toward me, for me, and through me. My intimacy and communion with You will reveal the seven fold operation of the Holy Spirit. You are uncapping the rivers of Your manifest presence: the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. You…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 16, 2010 at 10:55pm — No Comments
John 12:36 - While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.
JESUS CAME AS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. HE THEN PASSED THE BATON TO US ANNOUNCING THAT WE ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. JESUS CAME AS THE MIRACLE WORKER. HE SAID THAT WE WOULD DO "GREATER WORKS" THAN HE DID (JOHN 14:12).
HE THEN SAYS "RIGHT NOW THE…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 16, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments
Ephesians 2:17-19 - And He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near; for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household.
In 2 Corinthians 13:5 we are exhorted to "test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 15, 2010 at 8:17pm — No Comments
I am self-restrained and behave prudently -- taking life seriously.
I show myself in all respects to be a pattern and a model of good deeds and works, teaching what is unadulterated, showing gravity (having the strictest regard for truth and purity of motive), with dignity and seriousness.
Added by Albert Finch on February 15, 2010 at 10:42am — No Comments
Matthew 11:11-12 "Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12"From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 14, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Luke 2:44,45 - But supposing Him to be in the company they went a day's journey, and they sought Him among their kinsfolk and acquiantances; and when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him.
Likewise, many of us have become so consumed with our battles that we fail to notice Jesus is not with us on our journey. Jesus' parents returned to where they had las seen Him; so also must we. To renew us,…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 14, 2010 at 12:36pm — No Comments
Wait and hope for and expect God; be brave and of good courage and
let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect God. (Psalm 27:14)
Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed. Pr. 16:3
Hard work means prosperity, only fools idle away their…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 13, 2010 at 8:36pm — No Comments
Matthew 28:19-21 - Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.
God's covenant promise "I…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 13, 2010 at 11:59am — No Comments
Ephesians 1:5,6 - Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
WE WERE CHOSEN IN CHRIST LONG BEFORE THE EARTH WAS MADE. A LOW OPIOION OF YOURSELF OR SELF-HATRED IS NOT FROM GOD, BUT FROM THE ENEMY.
PRAYER IS NOT TRYING TO GET GOD TO DO…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 12, 2010 at 7:32pm — No Comments
Psalm 78:23-25 - Yet He commanded the clouds above, and opened the doors of heaven; And He rained down manna upon them to eat, and gave them food from heaven. Man did eat the bread of angels; He sent them food in abundance.
As we read in John 6:31-35, Jesus is the manna from heaven. We must have a fresh encounter with Him, every day, and we must partake of Him every day.
We should be more…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 12, 2010 at 9:18am — No Comments
1 Kings 19:9 9Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 11, 2010 at 10:26pm — No Comments
John 2:3-5 - When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
"Why do you involve me?" Jesus replied, "My time has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
Jesus attended a wedding where they ran out of wine. As yet He hadn't performed any of the wonders for which He would later become…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 11, 2010 at 11:55am — No Comments
Hebrews 11:1 - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Worldy hope is just a kind of wish.
Whenever we see hope in the bible, it means there is an expectiation. According to Mark 11:24, when we pray, we should believe we receive.
We should expect -- not just desire -- that those things come to pass.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 10, 2010 at 10:18am — No Comments
Isaiah 53:5 - "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed."
The seventh place Jesus shed his blood was in His bruises; He was bruised for our iniquities.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 9, 2010 at 6:22pm — No Comments
Revelation 4:1,2 - After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things." Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne.
A sign in front of a church said "we are just a…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 9, 2010 at 9:34am — No Comments
Acts 1:4,8 - He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for what the Father had promised. But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.
THIS POWER CAME THROUGH AN ENCOUNTER WITH GOD. SOME, BECAUSE OF THEIR FEAR OF ERROR, HAVE SAID IT'S IMPROPER TO SEEK FOR AN EXPERIENCE WITH GOD.
FOR DECADES THE CHURCH HAS BEED GUILTY OF CREATING DOCTRINE TO…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 8, 2010 at 8:33pm — No Comments
Matthew 5:8 - Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous - possessing the happiness produced by the experience of god's favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God!
When we see ourselves for whom we truly are meant to be in God, we can begin to call others out of their limited ways into…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 8, 2010 at 10:55am — No Comments
John 1:51 - Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.
Jesus is Jacob's ladder which we ascend and descend upon.
It is our calling in Christ to both go higher and go lower. We are called to ascend into the heavenly places and be seated with Him there, and at the same time descend to the earth with the…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 7, 2010 at 11:24pm — No Comments
Luke 10:19 -- "Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you."
Genesis 1:26 -- "And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over ever creeping thing that creepeth upon…
Added by Albert Finch on February 7, 2010 at 9:08am — No Comments
Ephesians 1:3, 2:6, 2:10 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 6and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 10For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 6, 2010 at 9:54pm — No Comments