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 (Psalms 103:7).
Three ways God works to move us in a…
Added by Albert Finch on December 17, 2017 at 8:53pm — No Comments
The cave of Adullam is where David hid with his band of distressed, indebted and discontented men (1 Samuel 22). From these 400 came David's mighty army. After David was anointed King, the Philistines came against him and he went into the "hold" (2 Samuel 5:17), which 1 Chronicles 11:15 indicates was the cave of Adullam. David sought the Lord and had victory. The Philistines regathered and David once again…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 15, 2017 at 5:20pm — No Comments
In the flesh, we are confined in time; but not when we get into the spirit. When we are in the spirit, we can see both backward in time and forward. It is then that God can show us a word of knowledge about a person or situation or a "forward" which is a prophecy. A word of wisdom for us, or someone, could also be considered a…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 11, 2017 at 7:16pm — No Comments
"...He has granted to us His precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature..." - 2 Peter 1:4
Promises from God are met with contradiction in the natural realm. God is announcing a reality to you that will most likely appear very distant and disconnected from your present situation. God's promises are prophetic glimpses of the…
Added by Albert Finch on December 9, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments
"My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working." - John 5:17
We work and partner with what he is already doing in Heaven. The father works in heaven and we work with the Holy Spirit on earth. "So Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he "sees" the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does…
Added by Albert Finch on December 8, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Many Believers love on people by telling them how precious they are, help them out with things they need doing, and even say a prayer to bless them but never actually preach the Gospel to them. They try to explain that doing acts of love is synonymous with preaching the Gospel and that they can preach with actions rather than words.
WE MUST PREACH THE…Continue
2 Peter 1:3 -- "seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence."
Zechariah 9:12 - "Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope; This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you."
We have an enemy who wants free access to our lives...and we have angelic hosts to guide, guard, and protect us here on the earth (Psalm 91:11, Psalm 34:7). As we become more aware of both, while living in this day and time, living a lifestyle of victory becomes our daily norm.
"The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them." - Psalm…
Only with God-given discernment can we tell apart the good and evil influences that surround us. We often come up against "demonic influences". This influence is a spiritual force that twists and taints and pollutes God's ways. It is like a spider web, and people get stuck -- writhing in their captivity, they act out of a "web mentality".
Religious spirits endeavor to interfere with the free flow of the Holy Spirit in the lives…
Added by Albert Finch on November 29, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
2 Timothy 1:9, "God...who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began."
The term "holy calling" could also be interpreted "sacred DESTINY." The Lord considers it a sacred thing for us to enter into the divinely ordained function that He has destined for us. The prophet…Continue
Ephesians 3:20 - "To Him who is able to do so much more than we can ever ask for, or even think, by means of the power working in us."
Often, when our plans for a promise (given to us in scripture) don't come to pass, we think the promise has failed, too. Not so! We are merely being set up by God to see Him in even greater measure. God tells us to expect Him to move in big ways, but He also…
Added by Albert Finch on November 22, 2017 at 6:10pm — No Comments
Hebrews 11:1 - "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen."
That word "evidence" means an outward sign or indication. Faith is something that furnishes proof. Faith is no longer going to be an obscure or intangible concept that a Believer's hope will bring change. Rather, it is a reality or a sign of what the Believer knows is there, even if "sight" of the full…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 21, 2017 at 11:39pm — No Comments
Philippians 3:17 - "Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you."
Apostle Paul taught the Church in Philippi that they were to live "according to the pattern" they had seen modeled in himself and his team (Philippians 3:17). Pattern makers are visionary leaders who model and exemplify a lifestyle of holiness…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 20, 2017 at 7:23pm — No Comments
The early Church did something that few do today or even know about—they ministered to the Lord.
Salvation is more than a legal exchange affecting our position before God. Salvation also includes the exchange of deep loving affections and adoration. God first communicates His enjoyment, longing, and affections for us and, in turn, we respond in a similar way.
If you want to…
Added by Albert Finch on November 20, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments
In Luke 13, "Jesus saw a crippled woman who had been bent over for 18 years; He called her to Himself and healed her. The ruler of the synagogue was indignant, not because He healed her but because He healed on the Sabbath. Jesus replied, 'Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom satan has…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 13, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments
O that God would stir our hearts with passion; that we would encounter Him with such abandon, that we could all say: "God, I'm as hungry for You today as I was at any other time in my life!"
Psalms 42:1-2, "As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?"…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 12, 2017 at 5:12pm — 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 heavy world situations.…
Added by Albert Finch on November 9, 2017 at 12:04am — No Comments
"Oh, my soul, my soul! I am pained in my very heart! My heart makes a noise in me, that I cannot hold my peace, because you have heard, 'O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.'" Jeremiah 4:19
The Holy Spirit within us wants to use us to properly do battle against the enemy. However, we must remember, "...the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty THROUGH GOD for…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 7, 2017 at 10:24pm — No Comments
We don't rejoice for the battles, but we exalt in the victories that are already won in Christ. It's in times of adversity that millions, great multitudes, will come to know Christ Jesus, as many as the sand which is on the seashore (Genesis 22:17-18).
STAYING IN MOTION
Consistency in Kingdom…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 5, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments
The mystery of the gospel and the very essence of discipleship is this, Christ Jesus living in you, just as God intended at the begining, that mankind will be one in whom His life-light dwells, being the frutful labourer, multiplying himself and operating to subdue every dackness in the world.
This kind of objective cant be achieved simply because if mankind become a regular church member. we are not yet there if we are not experience Christ living, walking and working within…Continue