As surely as Lazarus rose from the dead, you can be equipped to devastate evil and have a powerful impact on the lives of others.
Our willful decision to pick up our cross (our CALLING) and lay down our lives for others, as Jesus did, is the very path upon which true authority develops.
"I have authority to lay my life…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 30, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Oh, how the Lord longs for His church to receive a revelation of His ravished heart - utterly overwhelmed with delight for us - even though we may not like or believe in ourselves. (Psalm 45:11)
We have been created to carry the glory of God. Hebrews 2 says that through Christ's suffering He brought many sons to glory. We are the house of God, and He wants to dwell in His house. It was always…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 27, 2017 at 9:29pm — No Comments
"And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke." - Acts 6:10
Bid the brooding Spirit of God to apply your prayer to the specifics of your day. Wait quietly. Listen carefully, Obey immediately.
There is a union between Christ and the Christian that is so deep, so pure, so sweet, so real, that the very conditions of the human spirit…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 23, 2017 at 10:14pm — No Comments
We must go on to maturity. We must set our vision on the PURPOSE (our destiny) for which we have been made a new creation.
"For all the promises of God in Christ are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us." - 2 Corinthians 1:20
It is time to shed some old stuff and step into those new things God has for you. Don't try beating against a door already…Continue
How much time do you spend in God's Word compared to taking in other perspectives from television, movies, books, magazines, and the Internet?
How will your life change as you become more extreme with your faith? Can you visualize how your relationship with the Father is changing?
As we lay down our own plans and yield completely to Him day by day, the Scriptures promise…Continue
The true success of our ministry to others will be by how it brought forth the formation of Christ within the person God has given us to DISCIPLE.
Church members need to be encouraged to "think bigger." They need to see themselves as ministers to their fellow man.
The Christian life is more than just commitment to Christ; it includes a commitment to other…Continue
We meet people everywhere. Our business is TO TURN THEM from being forgetful of God, from being devoid of faith, from being prayerless, so that they become people who habitually pray, who believe in God, remember Him and do his will.
Whenever we share a testimony of what the power of Jesus has done -- any miracle, healing, salvation account -- the Spirit of prophecy is loosed over the people who are hearing it. This…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 15, 2017 at 8:47pm — No Comments
The Old Covenant was a system of judgment and death, of the CLOSED Heaven. But Jesus says: 'You shall see the Heaven OPENED, and a way between Heaven and earth, between God and man, made clear. I am that way. I will open Heaven by My own blood.'
"Then He added, 'In truth, in very truth I…Continue
Maybe you feel like your dreams have died, your hopes have died, and your prospects have died. We live in a dramatic world where you may face great hindrances with excessive drama -- God has drama for you -- divine drama. God has a perfect track record, and His resume for doing special things during dark seasons is flawless.
God created us to move through spiritual seasons. And some of those seasons are spent in a…Continue
God has a life for you that has been birthed right out of the atmosphere of Heaven. It holds your identity and PURPOSE and is the key to walking in the same measure that Jesus walked in. It's not about being special or called out more than anyone else. It's a matter of how you utilize your identity and the power of the Gospel.
Do we know who we are? Proverbs says, "As a man thinks, so he…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 11, 2017 at 9:18pm — No Comments
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." - Ephesians 2:10
We were created to serve God. We were placed on this planet for a special assignment. The enemy's strategy tempts us to wear our own identities in a lesser role than what God desires for us (our DESTINY).…
Added by Albert Finch on July 11, 2017 at 1:34am — No Comments
Colossians 3:3 - "For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God."
When Christ died, we died. When Christ rose, we rose with Him. Christ is now seated at the right hand of God and us with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). All the work is finished. When we hideaway with God we become absorbed into His very life. With our hearts yielded to the Holy Spirit, we become…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 10, 2017 at 2:59am — No Comments
No one wants to make another trip through the wilderness. This is not a time to walk in circles. We are to walk with a true goal, aim, and purpose, making the most of each occasion, because we know the time is short (see Ephesians 5:14-17). Paul, the apostle, instructs us to walk purposefully toward one true goal -- God's PURPOSE for our life (see Philippians 3:12-16).
Unless we enter…
Added by Albert Finch on July 4, 2017 at 8:03pm — No Comments
It is love that causes us to rise up from spiritual sleep and open ourselves to God. Love is the call, and love is the transforming power.
Oh! That we would see Jesus at work in and through us in the days to come. The power of love made manifest in the healing of hearts and diseases. The resonance of love in and through us that results in demons recognizing the authority of the sound of love in our voice, causing them to flee.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 3, 2017 at 11:21pm — No Comments
We must be a burning and shining people who know where we are headed, fixing our eyes on our destiny, if we are going to awaken broken and disillusioned hearts!
Jesus is not looking at our intentions, wishes, or knowledge of what is right. He is looking at our works! Are we allowing the grace of God to produce holy living and ministering to others in our lives, or have we received the grace of God in…
"It is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure." Philippians 2:13
God does not see us in ourselves - He sees us in Christ. He does not see us, He sees Christ in us. If we really believed that, we would be delivered from ourselves and would indeed be triumphant Christians.
Added by Albert Finch on July 1, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Worship is the spiritual equivalent of the power of magnification. When you begin to worship, you ascend to join the Object of your adoration. If you are soaking in His presence, then you are looking down on your problems.
"Oh, magnify the Lord with me." - Psalm 34:3
Times of difficulty give us an opportunity we don't have otherwise, and that is the…
Added by Albert Finch on July 1, 2017 at 12:53am — No Comments