Philippians 3:12 -- But I keep going on, trying to grasp that purpose for which Christ Jesus grasped me.
Psalm 63:1 -- O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You: my inner self thirsts for you, in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.
I do not want to just give mental assent to Christian doctrine.
I want to see, have contact with, and live in the… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 31, 2011 at 10:02pm —
1 Kings 19:9 9Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (So the word of the Lord came to him “what are you doing here Elijah”.
This is one of the most important questions God will ever ask us. His questions probes the reality of our spiritual state. He is asking “how did your service to me become dry and desolate?”
Added by FAITH on August 30, 2011 at 2:16pm —
Isaiah 60:1,2 - "Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the Lord will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you.....Then you will see and be radiant, And your heart will thrill and rejoice."
Our shining attracts His glory! And it's His glory released in and through us that brings about the greatest… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 29, 2011 at 9:30am —
2 Corinthians 11:3 -- "But I fear...your minds may be corrupted from the simplicitity that is in Christ."
The problem is that we mistakenly strive for information when in reality we need revelation.
Ephesians 1:17,18 -- "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 28, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Matthew 12:28 -- "If I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you."
The unseen world has influence over the visible.
The Kingdom is here and now.
We must acknowledge that it's in the invisible realm. Just as Jesus worked only through the Spirit of God, we need to do likewise as His agent.
The enemy's attempt to anchor our affections to the things that are visible is easily… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 27, 2011 at 2:00pm —
(Read Matthew 3:1-11; 4:17-25; Mark 1:8-18 and 1 Corinthians 1:17-24)
Matthew 28:18-20 18And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 26, 2011 at 4:30pm —
Titus 3:9 - "Don't get involved in arguing over unanswerable questions and controversial theological ideas; keep out of arguments and quarrels about obedience to Jewish laws, for this kind of thing isn't worthwhile; it only does harm."
REVELATION THAT DOESN'T LEAD TO A GOD ENCOUNTER ONLY SERVES TO MAKE ME MORE RELIGIOUS. UNLESS SCRIPTURE… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 25, 2011 at 3:19pm —
1 Corinthians 1:31 -- As it says in the scriptures, "If anyone is going to boast, let him boast only of what the Lord has done."
If someone were to ask us, "What must I do to inherit eternal life?" we would probably tell him, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved."
A rich young ruler asked Jesus the same question but instead of telling the man to believe in Him, Jesus gave him the law… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 24, 2011 at 5:25pm —
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. Continue
God is spirit, and Zechariah 12 tells us that God formed the spirit of man within him. This 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. Through his spirit he…
Added by FAITH on August 23, 2011 at 12:30pm —
The fifth place where Jesus shed His blood was where they drove the spikes through His feet, nailing Him to the cross. The blood shed from His feet also redeemed us from our loss of dominion and authority.
Ephesians 6:10 - "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might."
The Greek word "Kratos," relates to God's manifested dominion and therefore our outer strength. Kratos speaks of dominion, power and… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 22, 2011 at 6:00pm —
James 4:6 - God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
IF WE ARE DIVIDED IN OUR HEARTS FROM OTHER CHURCHES, IF WE INSTINCTIVELY LOOK DOWN ON OTHER CHRISTIANS OR IF WE ARE AT ALL SELF-PROMOTING IN ATTITUDE, WE ARE WALKING IN PRIDE. AS SUCH, THE SPIRIT THAT STANDS TO RESIST OUR ENDEAVORS IS NOT DEMONIC; IT'S GOD.
John 14:2 - In My Father's house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so,… Continue
Added by FAITH on August 21, 2011 at 3:45pm —
Matthew 6:33 -- "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things whall be added to you."
We all have things that we perceive that we need. What does God have to say to us about these concerns?
According to Matthew 6:31, He tells us, "Do not worry." God cares about us having these things. He wants us to have all these things. In fact, He wants all these things added to us. And He tells us that the… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 20, 2011 at 4:00pm —
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 doing the same… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 19, 2011 at 2:43pm —
Matthew 9:37,38 - "Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." Continue
The Greek word translated "send out" is "ekballo", which at the root level means to "drive out." "Ballo" is where we derive the English word for "ballistic." There is force and sense of urgency, a driving out, a thrusting out of laborers into His…
Added by Albert Finch on August 18, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Genesis 1:26 - Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.
The word "image" refers to moral and spiritual character, while the phrase "in our likeness" means "to function like." In other words, we were created to live according to the nature of God and to function as He functions in the world.
The Bible is very clear that "without faith it is impossible to please God" (Hebrews 11:6). If you try to function in any other way… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 17, 2011 at 11:30am —
Romans 4:17 -- ....."God who gives life to the dead and calls thos things which do not exist as though they did."
Sometimes we feel feel pain from sickness. How can we go around saying the Christ has redeemed us from this sickness? How can we say that by His stripes we are healed?
God's way is to call those things that are not as though they are. And because we are made in God's image, we can also call those things that are… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 16, 2011 at 2:30pm —
Going to church, reading the bible, listening to Christian music will not advance your spiritual life. These activities may give you more understanding but until you are ready to lay down your life and take up your cross this leads nowhere.
What I am talking about is the sacrifice of self to advance the cause of Jesus Christ in the world. There is a destiny that God had for each of us that only we can personally discover. We can discover it only by detaching… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 14, 2011 at 3:30pm —
1 John 2:17,18 - The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come.
RELIGION IDOLIZES CONCEPTS AND AVOIDS PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. IT IS THE ANTICHRIST SPIRIT THAT HAS GIVEN RISE TO RELIGIOUS SPIRITS. BEING LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT IS AN ONGOING GOD ENCOUNTER. A RELIGIOUS… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 13, 2011 at 9:00pm —
Romans 12:3........God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
As children of God, we should never say, "I don't have any faith." To say this is to say that God is a liar because His Word already tells us that "God has dealt to each one a measure of faith."
Why does faith of some seem to be stronger than others?
Faith is like a body muscle -- the more we exercise our measure of faith, the… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 12, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Exodus 16:4 - The the Lord said to Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My instruction. Continue
This is the test of whether we will get up first thing every day and seek fresh "Manna" from heaven. This fresh daily word from heaven will help keep us fresh spiritually. When we stop…
Added by Albert Finch on August 11, 2011 at 10:30am —