Matthew 16:6 -- "Watch out! Jesus warned them. 'Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.'"
Ephesians 1:17 -- "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him."
The Pharisees emphasized knowledge over revelation and…
Added by Albert Finch on November 30, 2018 at 11:12pm — No Comments
1 Corinthians 1:31 -- "As it says in the scriptures, 'If anyone is going to boast, let him boast only of what the Lord has done.'"
If someone were to ask us, "What must I do to inherit eternal life?" we would probably tell him, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved."
A rich young ruler asked Jesus the same question but instead of…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 28, 2018 at 9:44pm — No Comments
We must not perceive things the way they are in the natural.
The Body of Christ is entering a time of transition and God is about to raise up a new breed – a Jonah Generation.
Sometimes, the Western Church can look more like an institution; maintaining an appearance of having its act together when the reality is that many are backslidden in their hearts.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 28, 2018 at 2:23am — No Comments
"They said to one another, 'Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?' And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found gathered together the eleven and those who were with them, saying, 'The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon.' They began to relate their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 26, 2018 at 12:19pm — No Comments
"And Goliath cursed David by his gods. The Philistine also said to David, "Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the beasts of the field." - 1 Samuel 18:43,44
Goliath first used fiery darts against David (his words of negativity), believing that the negativity alone would cause David to cower down! Yes, Goliath's negative words were meant to be a "first-blow"…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 24, 2018 at 3:57pm — No Comments
"The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me." - Acts 20:24
There are no shortcuts and there are no other paths. There is only your CALLING in Christ and it is this path. If you stay on it, it will lead you straight to the top of the mountain; and to make the climb, you have to lay down all your baggage. It will also change you from the inside…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 24, 2018 at 1:29am — No Comments
Luke 17:20,21 - And when He was demanded of the Pharisees when the kingdom of God should come, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you."
The word "observation" in verse 20 literally means to stand beside and watch. This accurately describes the posture of many who…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 21, 2018 at 12:41pm — No Comments
Ephesians 1:18-19 (NASB): "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe..."
We know that unless God enlightens the eyes of our heart, we will never arrive at the hope of His CALLING in…
Added by Albert Finch on November 20, 2018 at 6:07pm — No Comments
Genesis 3:1 - "Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?"
When we succumb to guilt and shame, we give in to the single oldest temptation in the Bible - the temptation to question our identity and God's identity.…Continue
Joshua 5:11, "And they ate of the produce of the land on the day after the Passover, unleavened bread and parched grain, on the very same day. Then the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten the produce of the land; and the children of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate the food of the land of Canaan that year."
The day the children of Israel ate of the food of the Promised…
Added by Albert Finch on November 16, 2018 at 9:11pm — No Comments
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 13, 2018 at 11:58pm — No Comments
"For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ" - 1 Corinthians 2:16
This is a cross–reference from Isaiah 40:13 which says: "Who can fathom the Spirit of the LORD, or instruct the LORD as his counselor?" What Paul was trying to say is that along with the domain of the King comes the reality of our mind being…
Added by Albert Finch on November 12, 2018 at 1:44am — No Comments
1 Chronicles 29:16,18 - "O Lord our God, all this abundance that we have prepared to build Thee a house for Thine holy name cometh of Thine hand, and is all Thine own....keep this forever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of Thy people, and prepare their heart unto Thee."
The Hebrew word that was translated "imagination" in the Old Testament literally means "conception."…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 10, 2018 at 10:36pm — No Comments
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." - 1 Peter 1:3
The Lord is redefining His Church and calling them out of a place of stagnancy and redundancy into a place of passion.
Have you ever felt…
Added by Albert Finch on November 8, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments
1John 3:2 -- "Beloved, now are we the sons of God......"
We will not become the sons of God when we get to heaven. We are sons of God now. If we aren't sons of God here, we won't make it to heaven.
We must have within us the image that God has of us: then we will be enlightened and see that God's fullness will dwell in us as we…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 6, 2018 at 10:07pm — No Comments
"He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, from his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water." - (John 7:38)AMP
As Believers in Jesus Christ, we walk in and release a supernatural, prophetic river of life (see John 7:38). It is already flowing through us. The reality of the new…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on November 4, 2018 at 1:40am — No Comments
1 Chronicles 14:11 -- "So they went up to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there. Then David said, 'God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water.' Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim [meaning Master of Breakthrough]."
Breakthrough is the result that occurs after you have allowed God to change you. Your sins and iniquities are no…
Added by Albert Finch on November 3, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments