HOW CAN WE ACCESS THE REALITY OF WHAT WE READ IN HIS WORD?
The very first miracle of Jesus turning water into wine in John 2 provides some clues as to how we might access the reality of what we have read and studied in His Word.
There was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. Jesus was there and a need arose. Jesus was…
Added by Albert Finch on April 30, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments
"My Beloved spake, and said unto me, "Rise up, My love, My fair one, and come away." Song of Solomon 2:10
The Lord has something far better to offer us if we will respond to His call to "rise up" with Him into a higher realm of spiritual reality. To this urgent call, He adds a word of encouragement:
"For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over…
Added by Albert Finch on April 28, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
The decisions we make, the places we go, the things we say -- create images in our subconscious. First, we think a thought; then we rehearse it until it begins to formulate an image. Finally, our words speak things into existence and our actions set dynamics into motion. We are to present and display the Kingdom of God that dwells within us, releasing it in powerful demonstrations. We are not called to simply exist, but to be CONDUITS that manifest a flow of…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 27, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
There are doctrines today that allow Christians to sit back and do nothing. They defend this cool, casual leave-it-all-to-God attitude with Bible passages. Such an outlook is entirely foreign to the spirit of the New Testament.
The ultimate purpose of ministry should not be to teach people how to get things from God. The aim of the Christian life is to give and to equip fellow Christians to advance the Kingdom of…
Added by Albert Finch on April 23, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
Mark 8:15 - “Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”
In saying “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod” He was warning them about influences of the mind that can rob us of the understanding of revelation and renewal. Three kinds of leaven are mentioned in the above verses: the leaven of Herod, the Pharisees,…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 21, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
WE WISH TO SEE JESUS
John 12:21 tells us that a delegation from the Greek community came to the disciples and said, "We wish to see Jesus."
If there is an intense yearing within us, then there must be something to respond to that aspiriation or we would not possess it.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 20, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
It is imperative that we realize our personal identity in Christ. In Colossians 2:9 we discover this central fact concerning Christ Jesus: "For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily."
Our outlook on life is changed as we comtemplate: "And you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power." (Colossians 2:10)…
Added by Albert Finch on April 17, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Revelation 1:6 - "And has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father -- to Him be glory and power forever and ever! Amen."
Mary was chosen to bring forth the Son of God into the world in human flesh. Jesus Christ was a living, breathing move of God. Every place he went heaven was brought forth on the earth. He was also conceived within every born again believer at the…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 14, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
EMBRACING CHANGE AND EXPERIENCING TRANSITION
"That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 7, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
Performance is a very hard taskmaster. In fact, under performance we can never do enough. For us to believe that God only loves us or approves of us because of what we DO for Him rather than WHOSE we are, is to actually demonstrate that what Christ did on the Cross is of no effect! In other words, we are believing that His death and the shedding of His Blood was not enough to place us in right-standing with…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 6, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Ephesians 1:17,18 -- "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling.."
The dreams and visions God births in us brings revelation, illumination, and inspiration. The Holy Spirit instantly reveals spiritual…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 5, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments