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
"He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." - John 7:38
Many needed breakthroughs for the Body of Christ are awaiting the release of this river we carry within.
Hearts clogged with unbelief, doubt, and pain through trauma will receive a visitation of His power that…
Added by Albert Finch on July 30, 2017 at 9:40pm — No Comments
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
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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
"We have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." - 1 John 2:1
When the Holy Spirit shows us an area that needs repentance, we must overcome the instinct to defend ourselves. We must silence the little lawyer who steps out from a dark closet in our minds, pleading. "My client is not so bad." Christ alone is your true advocate.
If we are…Continue
"You can be sure that the more we undergo sufferings for Christ, the more He will shower us with His comfort and encouragement." - 2 Corinthians 1:5
These sufferings are not sickness and poverty as some religious teaching suggest. These afflictions are described as the "fellowship of sufferings" that the believer will encounter for doing the will of God, or the sufferings brought on by one's…
Jesus told Peter that the revelation of Who He was did not come from human intellect or speculation. Jesus was defined for Peter by the Father: "You are blessed, Simon son of John, because My Father in Heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being." - Matthew 16:17
This kind of revelation is…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 25, 2017 at 12:30am — 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
The Holy Spirit now lives in our inner man to strengthen us and help us to do what we could not do without Him. God's kingdom authority, dominion, and majesty should be reigning in every believer's inner man.
"That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.....that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." - Ephesians…
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
As God's people we learn to live on the basis of hearing God's voice and obeying His word.
"The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does his works." - John 14:10
The reshaping of our values and our desires is the key work of the Holy Spirit. This…Continue