Exodus 4:2-4 - "And the Lord said to him, What is that in your hand? And he said, A rod. And He said, Cast it on the ground. And he did so and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. And the Lord said to Moses, Put forth your hand and take it by the tail. And he stretched out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand."
Moses' rod became a serpent. A serpent was the…Continue
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Ephesians 3:19 - "And to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God."
There is a place greater than knowledge where we abide in Christ's love. This is, indeed, the stronghold of God. It is a place where our knowledge of God is fulfilled with the substance of God. We cannot truly know God without, in some way, also experiencing…
Added by Albert Finch on August 22, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Romans 8:11 (NASB) - "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you."
We have that same Spirit of God, His "Resurrection Power," indwelling within us to transform this earth into God's Kingdom now and for eternity.…
Added by Albert Finch on August 18, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Hebrews 4:1-3 - "Let us fear, therefore, lest haply a promise being left us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to have come short of it....because they were not united by faith with them that heard. For we which have believed do enter into that rest.."
We speak, with Scripture, of the "rest" of faith. Faith, however, only gives rest because it rests in God; it rests because it…Continue
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In Ezekiel 37, the Prophet Ezekiel was carried in the Spirit to a valley of dry bones. These bones represented the house of Israel, but also speak of structures, as well as anything that has been dead for so long it no longer even resembles its former appearance. God led Ezekiel to walk around the dry bones, and in verse 2, the Bible makes three things very clear:
1. Ezekiel had to walk around the bones…
Added by Albert Finch on August 11, 2020 at 1:29am — No Comments
Mark 3:14-15 says, "Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, and to have power to heal sickness and to cast out demons."
Luke 9:1 says, "Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases."
He gave it to…Continue
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Isaiah 4:1 - "In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, 'We will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace.'"
We have taken hold of the world and we have taken hold of clever ideas, but the seven women (seven churches -- see Revelation 2 and 3) are about to lay hold of their Beloved. The longing of the…
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Revelation 4:1 - "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven; and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, 'Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.'"
John is describing the ascended life.
John 3:13 - "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but…Continue
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Jesus said to Nathanael, "You will see greater things than these...I say to you, you will see the heavens opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man. - John 1: 50,51.
Most Christians see the heavens closed. Few see with open vision either into the heavenly realms or into their own hearts.
Romans 14:17 -…Continue
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"Before she went into labor, she had the baby. Before the birth pangs hit, she delivered a son...So I open the womb and not deliver the baby? Do I, the One who delivers babies shut the womb?" - Isaiah 66:7-9
Soul travail is an impassioned deep level of intercession (prayer) that affects the spiritual atmosphere so that the lost can hear the gospel and make a decision to receive Jesus Christ…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 1, 2020 at 10:03pm — 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 July 28, 2020 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Acts 14:3 - "Therefore they stayed there a long time speaking boldly in the Lord who was bearing witness to the word of His grace granting signs and wonders done by their hands."
There has to be a demonstration of this King we serve. The evidence of His resurrection is in the power of your words and the power of the actions that follow your words.…
Added by Albert Finch on July 26, 2020 at 8:04pm — No Comments
Revelation 19:10 - "The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
A testimony prophesies what is possible again. It declares another miracle is now available.
It illustrates to all who will listen, the nature of God and His covenant with mankind.
All He looks for is someone who will add…
Added by Albert Finch on July 21, 2020 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Ephesians 5:26 - "So that He might sanctify her (the church), having cleansed her by the washing of the water with the Word."
More than once the Word of God is referred to as water. The blood deals with sin, but it's water that addresses impurity.
Exodus 38:8 - "He made the laver and its base of bronze from the mirrors of the women who…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 20, 2020 at 5:33pm — No Comments
It is easy to go to sleep reviewing negative ideas and pictures in our mind and wake up in the morning with a poisoned and negative spirit instead of falling asleep loving and receiving from Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
CONTINUOUSLY DECLARE GOD'S WORDS
We declare truth over any negative circumstance in our lives and we see Jesus present in inner…
Added by Albert Finch on July 18, 2020 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Ways in which we can learn to live by His strength within us:
1. Become deeply rooted.
We're encouraged to be strong in the Lord and His kratos power (Ephesians 6:10). Read the Word and discover the fullness of this strength, power and love for you. Develop intimacy and friendship with the Lord by spending time in the secret place of His…
Added by Albert Finch on July 17, 2020 at 1:00am — No Comments
As we begin to see NEW growth spring forth in what was previously considered "hard places", doors connected to the ways of man begin to be shut and new doors that are connected and hinged upon the ways of God begin to open.
"The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way." - Psalm 25:9
HUMILITY IS A…Continue
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Joshua 6:2 - "And the Lord said unto Joshua, See. I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valor."
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…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 14, 2020 at 10:38pm — No Comments
Habakkuk 2:1-2: "I will stand on my guard post and station myself on the rampart; and I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me...Then the Lord answered me and said, 'Record the vision...'"
Ways to be sure what you're hearing is from Him:
TEST THE ORIGIN (1 John 4:1)…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 11, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments
When we made Jesus the Lord of our life, we were reborn from death to life. First John 5:1 says, "Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God." Being born of God entitles us to citizenship in the kingdom of God. In Luke 12:32, Jesus said, "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. " We don't own a part of the kingdom of God, we own it…Continue
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