"Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." - Isaiah 43:18-19 (NKJV)
When you go through transition, as Jesus did when going from the Jordan (baptism) to being drawn into the wilderness by the Spirit, it is a…Continue
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"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him." - James 1:2-5
This Greek word for…Continue
Added by FAITH on January 16, 2021 at 6:02am — No Comments
"Surely the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets." - Amos 3:7
Along with timing, it is key to understand the role we play as workers in God's Kingdom to see prophecy come to pass. Without understanding that prophecy requires action on our part, we might become upset when a prophetic word seems unfulfilled.…Continue
Added by FAITH on December 31, 2020 at 11:03am — 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…Continue
Added by FAITH on December 22, 2020 at 11:43am — No Comments
"Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." Matthew 1:23
God sent the prophet Isaiah to King Ahaz (see Isaiah chapter 7) to tell him that God would protect them from the army that was coming against them. Scripture goes on to remind us of the Kingdom principle that is necessary to…Continue
Added by FAITH on December 21, 2020 at 4:01pm — No Comments
As we are called to step out into areas that are beyond our comfort zone, we may feel as if we are floundering for a season.
Yet God has called us to walk in His peace and JOY and to BRING HIS KINGDOM TO EARTH in each situation. We could easily fall into discouragement if we do not stand in God's encouragement. And part of the way He fills and refreshes us is through His spirit of JOY. Joy in the midst of…Continue
Added by FAITH on December 20, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Many feel as if they are up against a gate in their life and are desperate to see breakthrough. Your identity of being "in Christ" will set you up for breakthrough.
Hebrews 13:12 says, "And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through His own…
Added by FAITH on December 12, 2020 at 4:30am — No Comments
The tendency to embrace the concept of God being an angry Father is done in equal proportion to a person's inability to demonstrate His power. There is a connection between our belief system and what actually flows through us. If we don't see Jesus' life as the ultimate illustration of the will of God, we will continually undermine our ability to display it.
The Holy Spirit always wants to demonstrate what God says. God…Continue
Added by FAITH on December 8, 2020 at 8:08pm — No Comments
"So may all Your enemies perish, Lord! But may all who love You be like the sun when it rises in its strength..." - Judges 5:31
There is a rising coming for the Body of Christ – a rising within Him, in His ways and in His love to be free in Christ. We are rising up in the glory of the Son. A "rising" can also mean a revolution or revolt – it is time to rise up and push back the powers…
Added by Albert Finch on November 7, 2020 at 11:33am — No Comments
Hebrews 11:1-3 - "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the men of old gained approval. By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen."
Your persistence to stand in faith and release the prophetic decrees of Heaven is far more…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 5, 2020 at 1:00am — No Comments
Matthew 5:13,14,16 -- "You are the salt of the earth......You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
Since the moment we first came to Christ, there has been an updraft of the Holy Spirit, a constant drawing from God lifting us upward toward…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 31, 2020 at 2:44am — No Comments
"Truly, truly, I say to you , he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son." - John 14:12-13
God did not create us to be casual observers of history while we live here on earth. There is nothing casual about God! He is extreme,…
Added by Albert Finch on October 9, 2020 at 1:54am — No Comments
Our dreams are like planted seeds. In order to sprout, they must first fall lifeless from the tree, be planted in the ground, and wait for springtime to arrive when they will begin to bloom and grow. And just as the sun rises every morning, we can depend on God's love to shine down to bring life to our dreams. Just as the sunshine impacts all living things,…
Added by Albert Finch on October 6, 2020 at 10:56am — No Comments
In Joshua's day, before crossing the Jordan River and moving into their inheritance, God said to the people, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you" (Joshua 3:5).
This is an exhortation for us today!
DRAW NEAR TO GOD
The word consecrate, in…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on September 20, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments
John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
The Lord Jesus gives us this divine union by the Spirit so that we can be fruitful. All the vine has is made available to the branches -- to give us what we need to be fruitful. The perpetual flow of the Holy Spirit provides for us on a constant,…
Added by Albert Finch on September 19, 2020 at 2:00pm — 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 past. Why? The Lord is CALLING you to…
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 genuineness of your faith may be tested, your faith which is infinitely more precious than…
Added by Albert Finch on September 7, 2020 at 12:32am — No Comments
Isaiah 40:31 - "but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
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…
Added by Albert Finch on August 31, 2020 at 3:12am — No Comments
We often assume that meekness and humility are the same, when really they are two different things entirely.
Numbers 12:3 talk about how Moses was the most humble man who had walked the earth in his time. Usually, when we think of Moses' humility we think of Exodus 4:10 when Moses said to God that he could not be used by God because he could not speak eloquently. However, this…
Added by Albert Finch on August 29, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments
We are entering a new season of a fresh start! We are in a divinely appointed time of refreshing and restoring:
"So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you;…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 28, 2020 at 11:00pm — No Comments