"In the light of the king's face is life, and his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain"—Proverbs 16:15
If we walk under an open Heaven, the King's light will overshadow us! The light from His brilliant face releases His life, but it also releases His favor, which is "like a cloud of the latter rain." So His favor is described as this spiritual rain.…
Added by Albert Finch on March 31, 2016 at 12:35pm — No Comments
John 14:12 - "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father."
The miracles of Jesus were a demonstration of how the authority of the Kingdom of Heaven has dominion over any condition on the earth. To the degree that we abide in the Kingdom by abiding in…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on March 29, 2016 at 10:18pm — No Comments
Matthew 6:10 - "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."
What world is more real to us? Is it this present world or the eternal? When we are more aware of the ultimate eternal life with God, when the temporal world no longer makes much difference, there is a freedom that comes in our spirit – because this place is not our home. We…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on March 25, 2016 at 10:31pm — No Comments
1 Corinthians 15:4-6 "He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures: and that He was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: after that, He was seen of above FIVE HUNDRED brethern at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, ........"
The issues which divided and kept away over 380 (1 Corinthians 15:4-6) people from remaining in the upper room at Jerusalem to wait…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on March 24, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"He who believes in Me the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father" (John 14:12).
Are we walking with an earnest expectation of the miraculous? Are we truly expecting to see the goodness of God manifested (birthed) on earth, or are we just hoping that it will be? Hope in God is good, but the Lord…
Added by Albert Finch on March 23, 2016 at 10:07pm — No Comments
Revelation 21:5, 6 - "Behold, I make all things new.....It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him thati is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely."
The cry from the One who sits on the throne in Revelation 21:5 is about making all things new. It doesn't say He is making "all new things," rather He is "making all things…
Paul was not content to know he was going to inherit Heaven. He wanted to be a son of God and inherit the Kingdom on earth.
Philippians 3:12-14 - "Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and…Continue
"And we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body." (Romans 8:22-23)
The creation is releasing a groan, which is not a word but the SOUND of a spiritual birth. This SOUND is…Continue
2 Kings 2:8,9,13 - "And Elijah took his MANTLE and wrapped it together and smote the waters....And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy Spirit be upon me....He took up also the MANTLE of Elijah that fell from him, and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan. And He took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters."
The word "mantle" means, "That which…Continue
John 14:18,20 - "I will not leave you alone; I will come back to you. When that day comes, you will know that I am in my Father, and that you are in me, just as I am in you."
When we talk about power encounters as a means of reaching people with God's love, many different ideas may run through our heads. Most people don't see themselves as being equipped to have…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on March 18, 2016 at 8:08pm — No Comments
"In the last days, "I will pour out My Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on My servants, (FLAMES OF FIRE) both men and women, I will pour out My Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the Heaven above and signs on the earth below..." (Acts 2:17-19
As we endure difficulties,…Continue
Psalms 133:1-3, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore."
Psalm 145:4b, "and shall declare Your mighty acts."
The word "declare" there means "to speak of plainly; to promise; to report, say, or to manifest; to be a messenger of a report of something that's taking place." So what is one generation going to declare to another? - "Your mighty acts." - Would you like for the Lord to use your life to be a messenger or declarer of the mighty acts of…
Why The Spirit?
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God” (Rom 8:14).
What is the purpose of God sending the Holy Spirit to live within believers? Firstly, the Spirit gives us gifts, leads us, and empowers us for service but a vital activity of the Spirit, that is often overlooked, is the work He does within us to empower us to overcome sin. Sin is THE issue between man and God.…Continue
Added by Mick Alexander on March 13, 2016 at 8:55pm — No Comments
Hebrews 11:1 - "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen."
That word "evidence" means an outward sign or indication. Faith is something that furnishes proof. Faith is no longer going to be an obscure or intangible concept that a Believer's hope will bring change. Rather, it is a reality or a sign of what the Believer…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on March 10, 2016 at 11:38pm — No Comments
Ephesians 3:20 - "To Him who is able to do so much more than we can ever ask for, or even think, by means of the power working in us."
Often, when our plans for a promise (given to us in scripture) don't come to pass, we think the promise has failed, too. Not so! We are merely being set up by God to see Him in even greater measure. God tells us to expect Him to move in big ways, but He also…
Added by Albert Finch on March 9, 2016 at 9:35pm — No Comments
2 Timothy 1:9, "God...who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began."
The term "holy calling" could also be interpreted "sacred DESTINY." The Lord considers it a sacred thing for us to enter into the divinely…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on March 8, 2016 at 11:39pm — No Comments
We must not look at the pressures of our times as though they were obstacles set to restrict us. For in the hands of the Almighty, these are the very tools He is using to perfect us.
But the same Spirit that predicted the perilous conditions at the end of the age also forecasts that, in spite of difficulties and battle, the Gospel of Christ's love will be proclaimed worldwide to all nations (see Matthew…Continue
Philippians 3:14 - "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
A season of trials is a SEASON of promotion. You will triumph if you don't quit, because God only allows you to face what you are prepared to face with Him. That measuring line is almost always higher than you expect it to be. But, if you're in a season of trials, God is offering you a promotion.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on March 5, 2016 at 10:06pm — No Comments
"WATCH, then, and remember.....I place you in the care of God and the message of his grace. He is able to build you up and give you the blessings he keeps for all His people." - Acts 20:31,32
Nebuchadnezzar was the ruler of the world when God gave him a revelation of the true King as he lay in his bed one night. In Nebuchadnezzar's dream, he saw that there are…