1 Corinthians 2:9 - But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him.
It has never entered our mind what God has prepared for us while on this earth. His intent is grand.
Instead of limiting ourselves by our imagination and experience, let's press on to a…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 31, 2010 at 9:26pm — No Comments
Ephesians 1:3 - 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.
The earthly minded will constantly try to restrain those who are seekers of God with such statements as,"don't become so heavenly minded that you are no earthly good," which is precisely the opposite of true…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 30, 2010 at 10:44pm — No Comments
Influence – to flow in from the Latin "INFLUERE" i.e. as you flow in your unique purpose and potential you accomplish great things and transform the world we live in and the lives of other people.
Assumptions based on scripture:
1. I can change the world.
2. I can influence another person’s life to the degree that it is transformed.
Matthew 12:10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked…
Added by Albert Finch on July 29, 2010 at 10:33pm — No Comments
Matthew 24:45 - Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household?
The word tells us that God shows Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are "perfect" toward Him (2 Chronicles 16:9). "Perfect" doesn't men that we have to do everything just right and live without making a mistake. It means "devoted" -- a heart consecrated, dedicated, loyal and faithful to…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 28, 2010 at 8:57pm — No Comments
Galatians 4:7 - Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
When we received Jesus as Lord of our lives, whatever He received when He was raised from the dead became…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 27, 2010 at 10:41pm — No Comments
2 Timothy 1:4,6,7 - Greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears.....I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you....For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
There are times when you know what God has called you to do, but you just don't feel you have the inner resources you need to do it. Somehow you've simply run dry.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 26, 2010 at 9:24pm — 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 July 25, 2010 at 5:53pm — No Comments
Haggai 2:9 - "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 24, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments
IS OUR RELIGION ABOUT STAISFYING OUR NEEDS AND DESIRES?
2 Corinthians 5:15 - And He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
Romans 14:7,8 - For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself; for if we live, we live…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 23, 2010 at 8:12pm — No Comments
Zechariah 12:1 - Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him.
God is Spirit, and Zechariah 12 tells us that God formed the spirit of man within him. The human spirit is what makes relationship and fellowship with God possible at all. Through his spirit, man can walk in step with God. In the Spirit he is one with God.
Added by Albert Finch on July 22, 2010 at 7:27pm — No Comments
John 8:39 - They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you are Abraham's children, do the deeds of Abraham."
Abraham was an alien and stranger on the earth. The goal of his life was to have a place in what God was building, not men.
We are not the heirs of faith because we know that we must live by faith, but we become the heirs of faith by actually having faith, by…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 21, 2010 at 10:36pm — No Comments
Joshua 1:9 - Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
By far the greatest gift ever received by us is the Holy Spirt Himself. Those who discover the value of His presence enter realms of intimacy with God never previously considered possible. Out of this vital relationship arises a ministry of power that formerly was only a dream.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 20, 2010 at 10:23pm — 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 opinion 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 July 19, 2010 at 6:06pm — No Comments
Luke 13:20,21 - To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three mearures of meal till it was all leavened.
Much like light that exposes, or salt that preserves, leaven influences it's surroundings in a subtle but overpowering way. So it is with the infitrating power of the Kingdom of God.
Without a revelation of what God intends to do with His church, we…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 18, 2010 at 9:53pm — No Comments
Luke 23:44-46 - By now it was about midday and a darkness fell over the whole land, whch lasted until three in the afternoon; the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus gave a loud cry and said, 'Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit'; and with these words he died.
When the veil of self cloaks our hearts, our perceptions are stained by the basic selfish orientation of our…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 17, 2010 at 10:22pm — No Comments
Hebrews 4:12 - For the Word of God is living and powerful..........
For one who has faith in the Word of God, there is nothing impossible. There are no impossibilites when there is faith..........and there are no exceptions.......
Our faith in God's word is not just an abiding faith; it is active -- it is agressive by…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 16, 2010 at 3:50pm — No Comments
1 Corinthians 2:16 - "For who has known or understood the mind( the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ, the Messiah, and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.
First Corinthians 6:17 says that when we were joined to the Lord we became one spirit with Him. He came into union with us so that He can talk to us heart to heart -- His thoughts…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 15, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments
2 Corinthians 4:13 - "We have the same spirit of faith as he (the psalmist) who wrote, 'I have believed and therefore have spoken.' We too believe, and therefor we speak.
To speak by faith is simply to speak words that agree with the word of God instead of the circumstances around you. It's speaking from your spirit instead of from your mind.
The bible tells us that God uses words to "call those things…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 14, 2010 at 9:05pm — No Comments
Getting in touch with our destiny in Christ can have the single most powerful impact on our own life after coming to know the Lord and being born again. All Christians are called to be witnesses, but we also have a calling in His Body that is…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 13, 2010 at 9:29pm — No Comments
Matthew 6:31 - "Therefore take no though, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?"
In order to not take thought about one thing, one has to fill his thoughts with something else. In verse 31, Jesus gave us the basic key to controlling our thought lives. He said " take no thought -…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 12, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments