The Church will begin to take on more of a "military mentality" in the coming times. We are called to be an army, and in many ways we will start to reflect this in a much more serious and focused demeanor in the leadership and the people. There is something about conflict that does focus our senses. We have been in a war against darkness of the most desperate kind for the whole history of the Church, but not all seem to understand this or live as they would if they…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 21, 2010 at 12:49pm — No Comments
Song of Solomon 2:14 - "O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret place of the steep pathway, let me see your form, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your form is lovely.
Colossians 3:15 - And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from the Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts to which as members of Christs one body you were also called to live. And be thankful, giving praise to God…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 20, 2010 at 10:40pm — No Comments
Psalm 13:1 -- How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide your face from me?
Believers want to know God. God's wisdom is to let us 'taste' dryness that we might become desperate enough to seek for living water.
Many misinterpret the dryness and become so discouraged that they stop seeking God altogether and even stop attending church. But God…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 20, 2010 at 11:44am — No Comments
1Peter 2:5 - Come and, like living stones, be yourselves built into a spiritual house, for a holy, dedicated, consecrated priesthood, to offer up those spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1:27 - To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you , the hope of glory.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 19, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Matthew 27:32 - "Now as they came out, the found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled to bear His cross."
Certainly, Simon the Cyrenian's life was impacted and transformed as he literally "took up" the Cross of Christ and was "pressed…
Added by Albert Finch on February 19, 2010 at 2:03pm — No Comments
2 Corinthians 5:6-8 - We realize that being "at home"in the body means that to some extent we are "away" from the Lord, for we have to live by trusting Him without seeing Him. We are so sure of this that we would really rather be "away" from the body and be "at home" with the Lord.
Questions to Ask Myself
Am I more comfortable walking by faith than by what I see?
Added by Albert Finch on February 18, 2010 at 9:48pm — No Comments
1. They had a death structure attached to their lives. God passed by them and saw them struggling in their blood. (Ezekiel 16:6-14) For us, God is saying that He is presently overshadowing us with His presence and desires to set us free from generational blood lines that are affecting our…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 18, 2010 at 11:42am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 17, 2010 at 9:42pm — No Comments
Mark 4:39 -- "Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, 'Peace, be still!' And the wind ceased and there was a great calm."
John 14:12 -- "He who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works that these he will do, because I go to My Father"
Jesus did not come to show us what God can do. He came to show us what one man can do who was wholly yielded to the…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 17, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments
As I seek You dear heavenly Father, You are equipping me to operate in the fullness of Your holy presence. The rivers will be loosed in me, toward me, for me, and through me. My intimacy and communion with You will reveal the seven fold operation of the Holy Spirit. You are uncapping the rivers of Your manifest presence: the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. You…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 16, 2010 at 10:55pm — No Comments
John 12:36 - While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.
JESUS CAME AS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. HE THEN PASSED THE BATON TO US ANNOUNCING THAT WE ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. JESUS CAME AS THE MIRACLE WORKER. HE SAID THAT WE WOULD DO "GREATER WORKS" THAN HE DID (JOHN 14:12).
HE THEN SAYS "RIGHT NOW THE…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 16, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments
Ephesians 2:17-19 - And He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near; for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household.
In 2 Corinthians 13:5 we are exhorted to "test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 15, 2010 at 8:17pm — No Comments
I am self-restrained and behave prudently -- taking life seriously.
I show myself in all respects to be a pattern and a model of good deeds and works, teaching what is unadulterated, showing gravity (having the strictest regard for truth and purity of motive), with dignity and seriousness.
Added by Albert Finch on February 15, 2010 at 10:42am — No Comments
Matthew 11:11-12 "Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12"From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 14, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Luke 2:44,45 - But supposing Him to be in the company they went a day's journey, and they sought Him among their kinsfolk and acquiantances; and when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him.
Likewise, many of us have become so consumed with our battles that we fail to notice Jesus is not with us on our journey. Jesus' parents returned to where they had las seen Him; so also must we. To renew us,…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 14, 2010 at 12:36pm — No Comments
Wait and hope for and expect God; be brave and of good courage and
let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect God. (Psalm 27:14)
Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed. Pr. 16:3
Hard work means prosperity, only fools idle away their…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 13, 2010 at 8:36pm — No Comments
Matthew 28:19-21 - Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.
God's covenant promise "I…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 13, 2010 at 11:59am — No Comments
Ephesians 1:5,6 - Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
WE WERE CHOSEN IN CHRIST LONG BEFORE THE EARTH WAS MADE. A LOW OPIOION OF YOURSELF OR SELF-HATRED IS NOT FROM GOD, BUT FROM THE ENEMY.
PRAYER IS NOT TRYING TO GET GOD TO DO…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 12, 2010 at 7:32pm — No Comments
Psalm 78:23-25 - Yet He commanded the clouds above, and opened the doors of heaven; And He rained down manna upon them to eat, and gave them food from heaven. Man did eat the bread of angels; He sent them food in abundance.
As we read in John 6:31-35, Jesus is the manna from heaven. We must have a fresh encounter with Him, every day, and we must partake of Him every day.
We should be more…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 12, 2010 at 9:18am — No Comments
1 Kings 19:9 9Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 11, 2010 at 10:26pm — No Comments