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 is."
Who do you say that you are?
Do we see ourselves from a limited,…
Added by Albert Finch on December 30, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
"Then war broke out in Heaven; Michael and his angels went forth to battle with the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought. But they were defeated, and there was no room found for them in Heaven any longer" (Revelation 12:7-8 AMP).
Notice the phrase, "there was no room...for them in Heaven" -- the war against principalities involves displacement -- Christ filling the spiritual territories once held by satan.…
Added by Albert Finch on December 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
James 1:16-18 reminds us that the Father of heavenly lights gives only good and perfect gifts and that He is the God of truth:
"Don't be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all He created"
The enemy wants to steal…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 27, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
In Philippians 3:5-10, Paul gives expression to the fact that there is much that can be apprehended and experienced beyond that which he had previously known.
"That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable to His death...not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:10,…
Added by Albert Finch on December 24, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
The river of God is always moving, always changing, and we must change with it. If we stop changing...we're done! Think how many times you've read the Word and remarked, "Wow, I've never seen that before." Exactly. It was revelation for "today." We must be very careful to not become locked into a belief system that never changes. When we do, revelation is no longer revelation. Ask yourself if your capacity for the living Word is the same as it was ten years…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 22, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
"He then began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent" (Matthew 11:20).
In anger He rebuked Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum (Matthew 11:21); with tears, He cried out to Jerusalem (Luke 13:34). If He expected cities to repent in the first century, He expects cities today to repent as well.
"For if the MIRACLES had occurred in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented…
Added by Albert Finch on December 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
The disciples asked Him, "Lord, teach us to pray" (Luke 11:1). In response, the Lord gave them a prayer, not just to help them cope, but something that was militant in nature. This was more than a prayer – it was a proclamation.
For centuries the holy realities of the Lord's prayer have been obscured by traditions of religious unbelief, as though ritualistically repeating this prayer would provide access to Heaven when the supplicant died. The deception was…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 17, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
In Isaiah 60, we understand that darkness will cover the earth, and people will fall into deep darkness, but when we rise up and take action, then God's glory is seen on us, and nations will come to our Light, HIS LIGHT. God has a plan, but His plan involves us taking action and transitioning from being spectators to being participants in the greatest Spiritual outpouring and awakening this world has ever seen. As troubled times come, we are not to shrink back in…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 16, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
All the prophets of old prophetic utterances came to a fullness of time juncture when the young virgin agreed with Heaven and answered, "Let it be according to your Word" (Luke 1:38). And the Word became flesh and dwelt among men and brought with Him the fullness of the Father's prosperity.
What the world calls "the Christmas Season" was not the birthing of Christ; He was conceived during the season of Hanukkah. Hanukkah is known as the Feast of…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 14, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
2 Chronicles 16:9 - "For the eyes of the Lord run to and from throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him."
The eyes of the Lord are searching for those whose hearts are completely His. When God catches our attention and we focus upon Him, He will show Himself strong on our behalf. God did not create us just to maintain status quo, but to regulate earthly matters in time through His power. If you…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 13, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
With the almost non-stop flow of information that is coming at us these days, it is more important than ever that we be intentional about what we focus on. Amidst this swirl of 24-hour-a-day input it can be a battle to keep our eyes and hearts focused in faith on the good news of who our God is and His amazing ability to do the impossible in the midst of the difficult (see Luke 18:27).
In Matthew 16 we see examples of just how important and powerful it is to FOCUS on…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 12, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
"Then Moses said, 'Now show me Your glory.' And the LORD said, 'I will cause all My goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim My name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. But,' he said, 'you cannot see My face, for no one may see Me and live.'
"Then the LORD said, 'There is a place near Me where you may stand on a rock. When My glory passes by, I will put you in a…
Added by Albert Finch on December 8, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
One of the first signs of a true christian maturity is having our identity more in citizenship in heaven than
our citizenship on the earth. If our first thought when asked who we are is what we do for a living, then we are
still married to the world more than to Christ, or at best we are still babes in Christ, regardless of how
much knowledge and experience we have. This is presently the state of more than 90% of all Christians,
which is the result of making converts…
Added by Albert Finch on December 6, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Once Jesus had finished teaching, He turned to Peter and instructed him to first “launch out into the deep” and second, “let down your nets for a catch” (see Luke 5:4) . To this Peter replied, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net .”And when they did this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking . So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them . And they came and…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 5, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
As Christians, we are to be "fed and led" to become His voice--fed by the Word and led by the Spirit. There are many lazy people in the Church and, for them, the easiest way to hear God is to be fed by someone who is "close" to God. Unfortunately, this mindset has crept into the Church and, actually, the prophet has been demoted to a spiritual psychic. The fact is, the only reason that it is important that we hear God speaking to us is so that we can become a voice ourselves--an expression,…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 3, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Affirmation: I am called to walk the earth, do good on the earth, and to do it in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the fulfillment of the promised land for our lives. We no longer have to settle for manna. We can eat the…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 2, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments