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July 2011 Blog Posts (28)

The Substance Of Things Hoped For

Hebrews 11:1 -- Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.



As a title deed enables me to lay claim to property that belongs to me, so my faith enables me to lay claim to God's promises that belong to me.



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If I build my faith -- my title deed -- on God's word, it won't matter if the devil hits my body, attacks my finances, or tries to…
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Added by Albert Finch on July 30, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Authority of The Believer

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 the earth."




When Adam sinned, man…
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Added by Albert Finch on July 29, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Agreeing With God

1 John 1:9 - If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.



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CONFESSION DOESN'T MEAN BRINGING UP MY PAST. IT MEANS AGREEING WITH GOD ABOUT WHAT HE SAYS TO ME AND ABOUT ME. WHATEVER I TRY TO JUSTIFY, I HAVE NOT REPENTED OF. WHATEVER I TRY TO EXPLAIN, I AM NOT SORRY FOR. WHEN I AGREE THAT…

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Added by Albert Finch on July 28, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Keys For Victory Ahead

Nehemiah 2:5,17 -- "And I said unto the king....that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.....the gates thereof are burned with fire, come and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem.."

 

We need to prosper on every front and be like Nehemiah! In his day, Nehemiah saw Jerusalem in ruins and began to rebuild walls,…

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Added by Albert Finch on July 27, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Grabbing Hold Of The Reality

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 impossibilities when there is faith....and there are no exceptions.....



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My faith in God's word is not just an abiding faith; it is active -- it is aggressive by…

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Added by Albert Finch on July 26, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Sitting At The Feet Of The King As Royalty

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 priest as a mediator because our Heavenly Father provided…

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Added by Albert Finch on July 25, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Adversity To Victory

Matthew 6:13 - But deliver us from evil.



THE WORD "EVIL" REPRESENTS THE ENTIRE CURSE OF SIN UPON MAN. "PONEROS", THE GREEK WORD FOR EVIL, CAME FROM THE WORD "PONOS," MEANING PAIN. AND THAT WORD CAME FROM THE ROOT WORD "PENES," MEANING POOR.

TO SUMMARIZE: EVIL-SIN, PAIN-SICKNESS, AND POOR-POVERTY. JESUS DESTROYED THE POWER OF SIN, SICKNESS, AND POVERTY THROUGH…
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Added by Albert Finch on July 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Who Is Mammon?

The term "Mammon" predominantly signifies riches and wealth, but as Colin Brown, in The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology, points out, "Material wealth can be personified as a demonic power, Mammon" (New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology, vol. 2, ed. Colin Brown (Grand Rapids, MI: Regency Reference Library), 1986, p. 829). When our stewardship of wealth does not align with God's purpose and plan, we open ourselves to demonic… Continue

Added by Albert Finch on July 23, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Mind Of Christ

1 Corinthians 2:16 -- For who has know 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. (AMP)



First Corinthians 6:17 says that when you were joined to the Lord you became one spirit with Him. He came into union with you so that He can… Continue

Added by Albert Finch on July 22, 2011 at 6:18am — No Comments

Advancing My Faith

Romans 10:17 - So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.



Observation



IF I WANT TO KEEP ADVANCING MY FAITH, I HAVE TO BE PLANTED. I PLANT MYSELF IN A PLACE WHERE THE WORD IS PREVALENT AND THE PEOPLE AROUND ME ARE CONTINUALLY SPEAKING AND LIVING IT.



2 Corinthians 3:18 - But we all, with… Continue

Added by Albert Finch on July 20, 2011 at 9:36am — No Comments

Walking In Our Destiny

2 Corinthians 3:16-18 -- Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.



To repent means to "turn around and go in the opposite… Continue

Added by Albert Finch on July 19, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Speaking From Your Spirit

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 therefore 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.…



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Added by Albert Finch on July 18, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Separation

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 built into us, we are separated unto… Continue

Added by Albert Finch on July 17, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Achieving The Unachievable

Exodus 14:16 - But lift up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children if Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.



God generally doesn't call us to do things we can accomplish in our own ability. He calls us to achieve the unachievable and accomplish the impossible.



Mark 4:3,8 - Listen! Behold, a…

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Added by Albert Finch on July 16, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Holy Spirit - Our Helper

John 14:16 -- "And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever..."



The Holy Spirit, the Helper, is ready to give out gifts and is giving out gifts to those who are asking, knocking and seeking and believing that God will do what He says He will do.



Jeremiah 1:12 -- The Lord said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that My word is…
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Added by Albert Finch on July 15, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

They Shall Be Filled

1 Corinthians 15:4,6 -- And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures. After that, He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once.



Before you can receive the fire of the Spirit, you must want it. Perhaps that is why only 120 appeared out of 500 brethern in the upper room.





Into… Continue

Added by Albert Finch on July 14, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Engaging Relationally

Psalm 91:1 -- "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the almighty."



Jesus lived a life of of prayer, and when He needed dedicated prayer time He would send crowds and, most likely, potential resources away so that He could be with the Father. As a result He would not move, speak, or do anything that the Father did not ask Him to do.



Our talking and listening to the Father…

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Added by Albert Finch on July 13, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Accessing The Glory Of Jesus

Matthew 17:4 - Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.



PETER WANTED TO COME UP WITH A PROGRAM TO ORGANIZE WHAT GOD WAS DOING; BUT GOD WOULD HAVE US TO FORSAKE OUR VARIOUS PROGRAMS AND GIMMICKS AND, INSTEAD, SIMPLY LISTEN TO JESUS. THE SAME GLORY IS JUST AS CLOSE TO US AS… Continue

Added by Albert Finch on July 12, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Lean On Me

Song of Solomon 8:5 -- Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?



In order to learn new ways to walk we must first learn to lean.



Proverbs 3:6 -- Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.



Leaning on our Beloved often requires us to lean away from our own…
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Added by Albert Finch on July 11, 2011 at 7:36am — No Comments

Paying The Price

Psalm 42:1 -- As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.



We neglect to pay the price for the presence of God and wind up wandering around in a wilderness of our own making, being pursued by Satan.



Everything begins with total abandonment, total surrender and total hunger for the living Christ -- not the things He gives or imparts, but Christ and Christ… Continue

Added by Albert Finch on July 10, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

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