We let the Lord take our heart through a process.
Just as Peter had to go through a series of events to be ready to be used in an extraordinary way, we realize that God has a process for all of us. What the Lord worked in Peter was a new identity, a dependency upon the Lord so that he would not trust in His own strength.
We learn to lean on the strength of God, not taking things into your…
Added by Albert Finch on September 30, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments
As the Lord taught in the Parable of the Sower, many will depart when testing comes.
Many depart from Church, and many are now even departing from pursuing their CALLING in Christ when the tests come. You can never pass a test by quitting.
1 Peter 1:7 AMP - "So that the genuinenes of your faith may be tested, your faith…
Added by Albert Finch on September 29, 2016 at 9:34pm — No Comments
"For we are HIS workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." - Ephesians 2:10
Whether or not you feel you are fulfilling your destiny, you are being prepared by the King of kings for His good purposes. You were chosen by God and have been given a divine DESTINY in eternities…
Added by Albert Finch on September 28, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Isaiah 60:1-2 "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee...the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee."
A central role of us being here on earth is to establish the Throne of God where we are. Whenever we worship, pray, preach or engage in any activity of God's Kingdom, it is so that God's authority and rule would be…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 26, 2016 at 7:10pm — No Comments
In Jeremiah 33:3, we are told to call to Him so He can reveal things that were once hidden but now have become accessible. He wants to bring restoration and establish His purpose and plan in our lives—not man’s plan but His plan. All we need to do is ask.
Psalm 33:10–12: "The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;He makes the plans of…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 25, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
In Song of Solomon 2, the Lover (Jesus) is wooing His Beloved to a new place in verse 10, "Rise up, my beloved, my fair one, and come away," he invites.
He then goes on to declare that "the winter is past…the flowers are springing up, and the time of singing birds has come…the fig trees are budding, and the grapevines are in blossom," and then he repeats his invitation for her to arise…
Added by Albert Finch on September 21, 2016 at 9:05pm — No Comments
Colossians 1:18,20 - "And He is the head of the body, the church....to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross."
The work of the Cross of Christ made it possible for Believers in Him to receive right standing with the Father. Jesus' righteousness became theirs. They could now enter into fellowship and favor…
Added by Albert Finch on September 20, 2016 at 7:27pm — No Comments
"And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God." (Revelation 4:5)
"The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord." (Isaiah…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 19, 2016 at 7:32pm — No Comments
Exodus 23:30 - "Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land."
God is unleashing something fresh from Heaven for you. Break out of your Great Depression of the past. It is a new season of provision and vision! God is blasting you into your future. His dream for you is greater than yours. Not one person in the Scriptures was mentally…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 18, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Philippians 1:28 - "Don't be afraid of your enemies; always be corageous, and this will prove to them that they will lose, and that you will win because it is God who gives you the victory."
Peace is Spirit power.
Your peace, your immovable stand upon the Word of God is a sign that you are positioned correctly in perfect submission to the will of…
Added by Albert Finch on September 15, 2016 at 9:00pm — 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 priest as…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 14, 2016 at 10:30pm — 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…
Added by Albert Finch on September 13, 2016 at 10:51pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 12, 2016 at 10:15pm — 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 not receive words by which we will bless and encourage His…
Added by Albert Finch on September 10, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Jeremiah 29:11-14 - "For i know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord. thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."
John 10:27 - "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 9, 2016 at 10:26pm — No Comments
John 13:13-15 -- "Jesus said, 'You call me 'Teacher and Lord' and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I , your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet. You also should wash one another's feet. I have set you and example that you should do as I have done for you.'"
John 20:21 -- "Just as the Father has sent me forth…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 8, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Ephesians 5:14-18 - "Wake up from your sleep, and arise from the dead, And Christ shall shine upon you. Live life with a due sense of responsibility, not as men who do not know the meaning of life but as those who do. Make the best use of your time, despite all the evils of these days. Don't be vague but grasp firmly what you know to be the will of the Lord."
As believers, we are instructed to live…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 7, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments
1 Kings 19:9 - "Then 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…
Added by Albert Finch on September 6, 2016 at 10:08pm — No Comments
To secure our attention and place us on the pathway God desires, there are strategies that He employs that are very effective. As much as we are not to be ignorant of satan's devices (2 Cor. 2:11), we must be even more knowledgeable of the ways of the Lord (Ps. 25:4). Knowing God's ways will result in us experiencing His mighty acts (Ps. 103:7).
Three ways God works to…
Added by Albert Finch on September 4, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Exodus 14:11,12 - "They said to Moses, 'Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt...It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!'"
There was something comforting about the past that the Israelites preferred at this point to the unknown dilemma of future…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 1, 2016 at 7:17pm — No Comments