Luke 8:14 -- "The seed among the thorns represents those who listen and believe God's words but whose faith afterwards is choked out by worry and riches and the responsibilities and pleasures of life. And so they are never able to help anyone else to believe the Good News."
Your enemy wants to subdue your awareness and release a slumbering spirit. In this state he can sell you on giving in to…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 31, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Matthew 3:11 - I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire.
OH, HOLY SPIRIT....OH, FIRE! THAT SO INTIMATELY AND TENDERLY PENETRATES THE FIBRE AND CORE OF MY SOUL.....CLEANSE ME, BURN IN ME, WITH YOUR PASSION FOR…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 29, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
#1. GET STARTED!
“My beloved spoke, and said to me, ‘Rise up my love, my fair one, and come way’” (Song of Solomon 2:10). God is the initiator. He speaks to us; but having said that, we still need to get started by responding to Him. So in that sense, it starts with you. How hungry are you? Set a time to meet with God. Set a place. Rise up! Purpose this in your heart and say, “God you are my God! Early will I seek You!” Don’t wait for…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 28, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
Acts 26:24,25 -- Now as he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "Paul, you are beside yourself! Much learning is driving you MAD! But He (Paul) said, "I am not MAD, most noble Festus, but speak the word of truth and reason."
The words 'beside yourself' mean to rave as a maniac, and it's the idea of incessant craving. Festus accused Paul of being crazy.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 27, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
1 Samuel 3:1 -- "In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions."
If Eli could not hear from God, the people would not receive messages from Him.
The only words that we receive that are of help to people are words from God. If we don't spend time LISTENING to Him, then we will receive not words by which we will bless and encourage His…
Added by Albert Finch on May 26, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
Exodus 16:4 - Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law or no.
GOD DID NOT GIVE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL THE HEAVENLY MANNA UNTIL THEY EXHAUSTED THE FLOUR BROUGHT FROM EGYPT. THIS BREAD OF ANGLES IS DISAGREEABLE TO THE PALATE OF ANYONE WHO WANTS TO…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 25, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
Isaiah 4:2-6 2In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth will be the pride and the adornment of the survivors of Israel. 3It will come about that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy—everyone who is recorded for life in Jerusalem. 4When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the bloodshed of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 24, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Proverbs 13:12 -- Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy.
Without God hope is reduced to the powerless level of fate.
While life can take people from hope to disappointment, the God of hope leads people in the other direction.
No matter what the circumstances look like…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 23, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
1 Peter 2:9 -- "For you have been chosen by God Himself -- you are priests of the King, you are holy and pure, you are God's very own -- all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light."
We know we are a priesthood, chosen by God, possessed by God, holy like God and royal to God. We have immediate access to Him and we don't need a human…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 22, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments
Luke 19:12,13 - He said: "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return. So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. 'Put this money to work,' he said, 'until I come back.'
A mina represents the truths of God's word, our inheritance in Christ, the love of God shed abroad in our hearts, and…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 21, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
God's White Light Causes the Fields to Be White for Harvest
We see now that the engine of the Gospel message that drives it into the world--is His presence and glory. It is not a tantalizing self-induced experience that produces no fruit, but rather an illuminating light which leads the world to Jesus and becomes the pillar of fire that leads His Church into the world. Yet often in contemporary circles, we see the opposite in effect.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 19, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
1 Corinthians 13:13 -- So faith, hope love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
The power of love is the greatest power in the universe. It's beyond defeat. It never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8).
When you release love into a situation, you have released God into it. When you release love into a situation, Jesus becomes responsible for it's…
Added by Albert Finch on May 18, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments
Ephesians 6:12 -- "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."
The reality is that we're in battle. We're being prevailed against. Some of us are "losing" in the fight against sin and sickness, disease and death. Some of us are losing the battle for our kids to know Jesus. Some of us are…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 17, 2012 at 5:00am — 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…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 16, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
(Read Isaiah 11:1,2)
Counsel and Might Defined
Counsel is defined as advice, plans or admonitions of prudence to provide leadership and proper decision-making to achieve God's plan and purpose. The term can be used to apply to secular or human counsel, but primarily counsel received from the Holy Spirit.
The Hebrew word for counsel is…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 15, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
1 Corinthians 1:9 -- God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on.)
Seeds of affirmation, meditation, prayer, works, giving and other acts of obedience are ready to burst forth in bud and fruit.
Harvest awaits those who do not yield to discouragement and remain consistent in obedience and…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 14, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
Romans 1:1 - "Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ called to be an apostle, separated unto the Gospel of God."
Many are called, but we are never separated. That separation is a threefold thing:
First: The New Creation separates us from the old life.
Second: As the Word is…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 13, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
Mark 14:3,4 - "Jesus was in the house of Simon the leper, in Bethany; while He was eating, a woman came in with an alabaster jar full of a very expensive perfume, made of pur nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on Jesus' head. Some of the people there became angry, and said to each other, 'What was the use of wasting the perfume? It could have been sold for more than three hundred dollars, and the money given to the poor!' And they critisized…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 12, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
Through our spiritual eyes "we see Him" in our battles, challenges, opportunities and destinies -- the Lord moving great on our behalf--or there will be no lands, spoils, and victories to possess. God wants to demonstrate He is able to do all things exceedingly and abundantly beyond all we ask or think according to His power that works within us. He desires to do great miracles on our behalf and cause us to possess great things for Him. The only way we will be able to gain the victories He…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 11, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
Revelation 4:1 -- 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"
That voice is still calling to all who will hear. There is a door open in heaven and the spirit is beckoning us to come up…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 9, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments