In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I confess my doubt and the doubt in my generational line.
I confess that this doubt has made me unstable and has given me double-mindedness.
I confess that the source of this double-mindedness has…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 8, 2010 at 2:13pm — No Comments
The term "Mammon" predominantly signifies riches and wealth, but as Colin Brown, in The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology, points out, "Material wealth can be personified as a demonic power, Mammon" (New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology, vol. 2, ed. Colin Brown (Grand Rapids, MI: Regency Reference Library), 1986, p. 829). When our stewardship of wealth does not align with God's purpose and…Continue
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Nehemiah 2:5,17 -- "And I said unto the king....that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.....the gates thereof are burned with fire, come and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem....
We need to prosper on every front and be like Nehemiah! In his day, Nehemiah saw Jerusalem in ruins and began to rebuild walls, restore gates, hang doors, and ready the place for a new move of worship.…Continue
Revelation 4:1 -- "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven..."
If we will live in the awareness of the heavenly, we must be freed from the boundaries of the earthly. To awaken faith, the Holy Spirit will take us through times when the presence of God cannot be clearly discerned.
Psalm 13:1 -- "How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? forever? how long with thou hide thy face from…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 5, 2010 at 2:07pm — No Comments
Faith is the confident speaking of God’s word:
Luke 18:1-8 Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit. He said, "There was once a judge in…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 4, 2010 at 3:21pm — No Comments
2 Corinthians 5:17 - "Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a New Creation: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new, and all these things are of God Who has reconciled us unto Himself."
When we receive Christ as our Savior and confess Him as our Lord, we become a branch of the Vine.
John 15:5 - "I am the Vine and ye are the branches."
We become utterly one with…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 3, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Romans 10:10 - For with the heart man beleiveth unto righteousness.......
Romans 5:17 - For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.
Paul makes two significant statements about righteousness:
1. With the heart man believes unto righteousness.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 2, 2010 at 3:37pm — No Comments
Psalm 17:15 -- "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
Many read the Scriptures simply to reinforce their current beliefs. Although they read the entire Bible, their mind only sees certain doctrines. Instead of believing what they read, they merely read what they already believe. Rarely do they find new truths in the Word.
Baptists see from their perspective,…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 2, 2010 at 5:47am — No Comments
Luke 4:28,29 -- "For which of you, wishing to build a farm building, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see whether he as sufficient means to finish it?"
Planning is faith. God has a plan for us but he doesn't plan for us.
Planning pulls the promises out of eternity and puts them into time.
Planning documents vision. Without a…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 30, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments
Matthew 6:9 - Pray, therefore, like this: Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name.
Hallowed means respected or revered. This is an expression of praise. Praise and worship are the primary activities of heaven. And so it is to be for the believer here on earth. The more we live as citizens of heaven, the more heaven's activities infect our lifestyles. Worship is our number one priority. Everything else we do is to be…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 29, 2010 at 6:07pm — No Comments
Reasons why most of the body of Christ is not experienceing signs and wonders:
1. Lack of knowledge.
2. Not believing that ALL are ministers of the gospel.
3. Doubt and unbelief.
4. Fear of making mistakes.
5. Fear of rejection.
6. Believing one is unworthy.
7. Not dead to self.
8. We limit where the Holy Spirit can minister and how He can…
Added by Albert Finch on April 28, 2010 at 5:21pm — No Comments
Psalm 29: David’s Breakthrough Psalm
A Psalm of David.
Give unto the LORD, O you mighty ones,
Give unto the LORD glory and strength.
Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name;
Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
The God of glory thunders;
The LORD is over many waters.
The voice of the LORD is powerful;
The voice of the LORD is full of majesty.…
Joshua 6:2 - "And the Lord said unto Joshua, See. I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king therof, and the mighty men of valour."
When the children of Israel entered the Promised Land ten cities stood as obstacles in their way. The first of these cities was Jericho. Israel was not yet an army -- they were simply a group of desert wanderers with a promise. They had no army. Their resources had worn thin from years in the…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 26, 2010 at 9:40pm — No Comments
Ephesians 1:19-23 -- "I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe Him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms. Now He is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else--not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him head over…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 25, 2010 at 1:59pm — No Comments
Ephesians 2:8 - "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God."
Paul says that grace save us "through faith." Faith unlocks the power of grace and releases it to function in our world--and faith itself is another gift of God. The difference between both gifts is, the grace-gift must be activated by the faith-gift.
Added by Albert Finch on April 24, 2010 at 3:44pm — No Comments
Isaiah 40:29,31 - He givethe power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Psalm 46:10 - Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
It is as we wait upon Him that…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 23, 2010 at 6:47pm — No Comments
A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree. (Proverbs 11:28)
For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank of angels--everthing got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him. (Colossians 1:16)
Jesus said, "Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 22, 2010 at 10:54pm — No Comments
WE ARE CALLED TO SERVE GOD. REGARDLESS OF OUR JOB OR CAREER, WE ARE CALLED TO FULL-TIME CHRISTIAN SERVICE.
1 Peter 2:9 - You were chosen to tell about the excellent qualities of God, who called you.
Romans 7:4 - Now you belong to Him who was raised from the dead in order that we might be useful in the service of God.
WE ARE COMMANDED TO SERVE…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 21, 2010 at 8:56pm — No Comments
A. Ask God to Soften Their Hearts
Ezekiel 11:19 - "And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh..."
Pray for the condition of their hearts to change.
B. Spirit of…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 20, 2010 at 2:59pm — No Comments
Matthew 12:34,35 -- ....."For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things.
Words won't work without faith any more than faith will work without words! It takes them both to put the law of faith in…
Added by Albert Finch on April 19, 2010 at 2:15pm — No Comments