Genesis 4:3,4 -- And in the process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof.
Cains offering was rejected because he offered the fruit of his own labors while abel offered a blood sacrifice that prophesied of the coming of Christ. This led to a rage in Cain that caused him to slay his… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 18, 2010 at 10:30am —
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 addicted to the son of God… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 17, 2010 at 8:30am —
Romans 10:10 -- For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Continue
When you believed in your heart and confessed with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord -- when you received Him as your saviour -- that is called the "Great Confession".
But if you do not know how to fight the good fight of faith -- How to stay in the faith fight until you win -- your confession…
Added by Albert Finch on November 15, 2010 at 8:30am —
Revelation 4:1,2 -- After these things, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, "come up here, and I will show you what must take place after theses things. "Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne
.A sign in front of a church said "We Are Just A Waiting Room For Heaven."
That is not… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 14, 2010 at 10:30am —
Matthew 5:8 -- Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous - possessing the happiness produced by the experience of God's favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God! Continue
When we see ourselves for whom we truly are meant to be in God, we can begin to call others out of their limited ways into seeing the…
Added by Albert Finch on November 13, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Matthew 24:12 -- And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
Satan wants you to become the temperature of the culture that surrounds you, a believer bound by a stone cold heart. By exposure to hardness and darkness in the times that we live in, our love and passion will begin to cool by degrees.
When you see churches and individuals who do not have the energy to reach out, it's an indication that… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 12, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Isaiah 54:1 -- "Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forht into singing, anc cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married woman," says the the Lord. Continue
You may be barren now. Some seasons that we go through are seemingly filled with desolation, but take comfort in knowing that every season has a time frame and a devine seed.
Added by Albert Finch on November 11, 2010 at 10:00am —
Luke 1:28 -- And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
Ephesians 1:6 -- To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
The word "freely given" or "accepted" in Ephesians 1:6 (the Greek word - Charitoo) is the same word used for "highly favored" in Luke 1:28.
Mary was the one person on earth who was chosen… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 10, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Luke 8:14 -- "The seed among the thorns represents those who listen and believe God's words but whose faith afterwards is choked out by worry and riches and the responsibilities and pleasures of life. And so they are never able to help anyone else to believe the Good News."
Your enemy wants to subdue your awareness and release a slumbering spirit. In this state he can sell you on giving in to a comfortable life thereby causing a… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 9, 2010 at 7:30am —
Acts 26:24,25 -- Now as he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "Paul, you are beside yourself! Much learning is driving you MAD! But He (Paul) said, "I am not MAD, most noble Festus, but speak the word of truth and reason." Continue
The words 'beside yourself' mean to rave as a maniac, and it's the idea of incessant craving. Festus accused Paul of being crazy.
Modern culture is not drawn to Christianity because…
Added by Albert Finch on November 8, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Proverbs 13:12 -- Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy.
Without God hope is reduced to the powerless level of fate.
While life can take people from hope to disappointment the God of hope leads people in the other direction.
No matter what the circumstances look like for you, the heart of God is that your dreams will come true.…
Added by Albert Finch on November 7, 2010 at 8:00am —
1 Corinthians 13:13 -- So faith, hope love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
The power of love is the greatest power in the universe. It's beyond defeat. It never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8).
When you release love into a situation, you have released God into it.
When you release love into a situation, Jesus… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 6, 2010 at 7:00am —
1 Corinthians 1:9 -- God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on.) Continue
Seeds of affirmation, meditation, prayer, works, giving and other acts of obedience are ready to burst forth in bud and fruit.
Harvest awaits those who do not yield to discouragement and remain consistent in obedience and diligence.
Grasshoppers of discouragement will assault us when we're weary. Our…
Added by Albert Finch on November 5, 2010 at 6:00am —
Revelation 4:1 -- After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things"
That voice is still calling to all who will hear. There is a door open in heaven and the spirit is beckoning us to come up there.
The ultimate quest of every Christian… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 4, 2010 at 6:30am —
Exodus 16:4 -- Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law or no.
God took a little insignificant matter, the food they ate -- and used it to see if they would listen to Him or not. He told them how much of it to gather, when to gather and when not to, and what to do with it after… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 3, 2010 at 6:00am —
2 Chronicles 17:9 -- For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him... Continue
The word tells us that God shows Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are "perfect" toward Him. "Perfect does not mean that we have to do everything just right and live without making a mistake. I means "devoted" -- a heart consecrated, dedicated,…
Added by Albert Finch on November 2, 2010 at 7:00am —
Romans 15:13 -- May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing -- through the experience of your faith --that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.
Hope is a divine dream. It's an inner image that's bigger than you are because it's built on the promises of God.
If the doctor… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 1, 2010 at 6:00am —