The Lord challenges many in coming out of familiar places into new territory. It is part of the reality of coming into that "Promised Land" that so many are hoping and praying for as Believers in Christ.
It is up to US to take that step of faith out of our familiar comfort zones and into that which we have never encountered before. We also determine when and how we access our promises by stepping out of the familiar into…
Added by Albert Finch on August 20, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
"His disciples came to point out to Him the buildings of the temple. But He answered them....Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another, that will not be thrown down." - Matthew 24:1,2
Jesus said, in effect, 'I am the temple of the new dispensation. I am going to take the place of this old temple and I am going to be ALL that…Continue
We as kings and priests in God's kingdom are the anointed ones, the sons and daughters of fresh oil, endued with gifts of power, strength, and grace to enable us to accomplish the WORK we're called to (our destiny).
"You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only." - James 2:24
Jesus is not looking at our intentions, wishes,…Continue
The PURITY God requires from us is impossible for us. We must allow Him to produce it in us. PURITY produces in us godliness when we consistently sit at the feet of Jesus.
"...beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into His likeness ....." - 2 Corinthians 3:18
SETTING HIS AUTHORITY OVER OUR…
Added by Albert Finch on August 16, 2017 at 10:09am — 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…
What happens in meditation is that we create the emotional and spiritual space which allows Christ to construct an inner sanctuary in the heart.
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…Continue
"And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, 'See now, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us. Please, let us go to the Jordan, and let every man take a beam from there, and let us make there a place where we may dwell.' So he answered, 'Go.' Then one said, 'Please consent to go with your servants.' And he answered, 'I will go.' So he went with them. And when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees. But as one was cutting down a…Continue
Matthew 14:28-31 -- 28 Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and *said to him,…Continue
As surely as Lazarus rose from the dead, you can be equipped to devastate evil and have a powerful impact on the lives of others.
Our willful decision to pick up our cross (our CALLING) and lay down our lives for others, as Jesus did, is the very path upon which true authority develops.
"I have authority to lay my life…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 30, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Oh, how the Lord longs for His church to receive a revelation of His ravished heart - utterly overwhelmed with delight for us - even though we may not like or believe in ourselves. (Psalm 45:11)
We have been created to carry the glory of God. Hebrews 2 says that through Christ's suffering He brought many sons to glory. We are the house of God, and He wants to dwell in His house. It was always…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 27, 2017 at 9:29pm — No Comments
"And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke." - Acts 6:10
Bid the brooding Spirit of God to apply your prayer to the specifics of your day. Wait quietly. Listen carefully, Obey immediately.
There is a union between Christ and the Christian that is so deep, so pure, so sweet, so real, that the very conditions of the human spirit…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 23, 2017 at 10:14pm — No Comments
We must go on to maturity. We must set our vision on the PURPOSE (our destiny) for which we have been made a new creation.
"For all the promises of God in Christ are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us." - 2 Corinthians 1:20
It is time to shed some old stuff and step into those new things God has for you. Don't try beating against a door already…Continue
How much time do you spend in God's Word compared to taking in other perspectives from television, movies, books, magazines, and the Internet?
How will your life change as you become more extreme with your faith? Can you visualize how your relationship with the Father is changing?
As we lay down our own plans and yield completely to Him day by day, the Scriptures promise…Continue
The true success of our ministry to others will be by how it brought forth the formation of Christ within the person God has given us to DISCIPLE.
Church members need to be encouraged to "think bigger." They need to see themselves as ministers to their fellow man.
The Christian life is more than just commitment to Christ; it includes a commitment to other…Continue
We meet people everywhere. Our business is TO TURN THEM from being forgetful of God, from being devoid of faith, from being prayerless, so that they become people who habitually pray, who believe in God, remember Him and do his will.
Whenever we share a testimony of what the power of Jesus has done -- any miracle, healing, salvation account -- the Spirit of prophecy is loosed over the people who are hearing it. This…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 15, 2017 at 8:47pm — No Comments
The Old Covenant was a system of judgment and death, of the CLOSED Heaven. But Jesus says: 'You shall see the Heaven OPENED, and a way between Heaven and earth, between God and man, made clear. I am that way. I will open Heaven by My own blood.'
"Then He added, 'In truth, in very truth I…Continue
Maybe you feel like your dreams have died, your hopes have died, and your prospects have died. We live in a dramatic world where you may face great hindrances with excessive drama -- God has drama for you -- divine drama. God has a perfect track record, and His resume for doing special things during dark seasons is flawless.
God created us to move through spiritual seasons. And some of those seasons are spent in a…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 11, 2017 at 9:18pm — No Comments
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." - Ephesians 2:10
We were created to serve God. We were placed on this planet for a special assignment. The enemy's strategy tempts us to wear our own identities in a lesser role than what God desires for us (our DESTINY).…
Added by Albert Finch on July 11, 2017 at 1:34am — No Comments
Colossians 3:3 - "For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God."
When Christ died, we died. When Christ rose, we rose with Him. Christ is now seated at the right hand of God and us with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). All the work is finished. When we hideaway with God we become absorbed into His very life. With our hearts yielded to the Holy Spirit, we become…Continue
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