Ephesians 1:3, 2:6, 2:10 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 6and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 10For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 6, 2010 at 9:54pm —
Matthew 28:19 - Go therefore and make disciples of all nations....teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you.
A young man told his pastor "I'll pursue signs and wonders when I know I have more of the character of Christ in me."
As good as that sounds, it comes from a religious mindset, not a heart abandoned to the Gospel of Jesus… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 6, 2010 at 9:45am —
Exodus 16:4 - Then the Lord said to Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My instruction.
THIS IS THE TEST OF WHETHER WE WILL GET UP FIRST THING EVERY DAY AND SEEK FRESH "MANNA" FROM HEAVEN. THIS FRESH DAILY WORD FROM HEAVEN WILL HELP KEEP US FRESH SPIRITUALLY. WHEN WE STOP GATHERING IT EVERY… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 5, 2010 at 8:46pm —
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 individual who do not have the energy… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 5, 2010 at 9:18am —
Luke 2:11 - For there is born to you this day.....a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS THE PROPHETS SPOKE OF THE MESSIAH'S COMING. THEY GAVE OVER 300 SPECIFIC DETAILS DESCRIBING HIM, JESUS FULFILLED THEM ALL!
YET WITH THE ONE STATEMENT, "UNLESS I DO THE WORKS OF THE FATHER, DO NOT BELIEVE ME," (JOHN 10:37) JESUS PUTS THE CREDIBILITY OF ALL… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 4, 2010 at 8:42pm —
John 1:16 - And of his fulness have all we received and grace for grace.
Most Christians believe God can do anything but experience very little. They believe that God can release His power in answer to prayer, but whether something comes to pass or not depends on their performance (ie. being holy, speaking right, studying the word. tithing, avoiding strife,… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 4, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Haggai 2:9 - "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts."
Hebrews 6:1 - "Therefore let us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ, advancing steadily toward the completeness and perfection that belong to spiritual maturity."
Nearly 2000 years ago, the author of the book of Hebrews exhorted the Jewish Christians to… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 2, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Colossians 1:12,13 - Giving thanks unto the Father ...Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath traslated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.
Many believers limit God without even realizing it by training their eyes on the limited resources of this world rather than the unlimited riches of God's Kingdom.
Their faith fails when they think of the troubled economy on the earth or of the scarcity that surrounds them.
The Bible says God has "delivered us… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 2, 2010 at 10:31am —
Matthew 22:29 - You are wrong because you know neither the scriptures nor God's power.
In this passage Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for their ignorance of the scriptures and God's power. What was the cause?
They didn't allow the scriptures to lead them to God. They didn't understand......not really understand. The word "know" in this passage speaks of "personal experience." They tried to learn apart from such an experience. Their study didn't lead them to an encounter with… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 1, 2010 at 10:02am —
Acts 26:16 - But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.
PAUL KNEW THAT KING AGRIPPA'S DAD (KING AGRIPPA I) WAS RESPONSIBLE AT THAT TIME FOR THE EXECUTION OF JAMES, ONE OF THE 12 DISCIPLES. YET PAUL MADE SURE THE TRUTH WAS ON TRIAL, RATHER THAT HIS PERSONAL SAFETY OR SELF-ESTEEM.
LIKE PAUL WE MUST RESIST… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on February 1, 2010 at 12:38am —
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 his or her faith to the testimony given.
Because He is no respecter of persons He will do for you what He did for another. Because He is the same today as yesterday, He is willing to… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on January 31, 2010 at 9:26pm —
John 8:39 - They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you are Abraham's children, do the deeds of Abraham."
Abraham was an alien and stranger on the earth. The goal of his life was to have a place in what God was building, not men.
We are not the heirs of faith because we know that we must live by faith, but we become the heirs of faith by actually having faith, by doing the same deeds that Abraham did.
We must devote ourselves to… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 11:03am —
Luke 1:26,28 - And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee named Nazareth. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail thou art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
WHEN GOD CHOSE TO BRING THE MESSIAH THROUGH THE VIRGIN MARY, HE SENT GABRIEL THE ANGEL TO BRING THE MESSAGE. WHEN THE APOSTLE PAUL WAS ABOUT TO SUFFER SHIPWRECK, AN ANGEL OF THE LORD TOLD HIM WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. ON NUMEROUNS OCCASIONS THROUGHOUT… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:11am —
Luke 1:35 - The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the Holy One to be born will be called the Son of God.
AS MARY RECEIVED CHRIST INTO HER PHYSICAL BODY, WE HAVE RECEIVED JESUS INTO OUR SPIRITS. AS SHE BIRTHED CHRIST, OUR QUEST IS TO SEE JESUS UNFETTERED FROM THE WOMB OF OUR RELIGION ABOUT HIM. OUR DESTINY IS NOT JUST TO CARRY CHRIST INSIDE BUT TO REVEAL THE FULLNESS OF HIS GLORY IN THIS WORLD.
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:10am —
1 Samuel 17:46 - This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you into our hands.
DAVID FRAMED HIS WORLD.… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:10am —
Matthew 1:21 - And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save His people from their sins.
Of all the names that the heavenly Father could have given His Son, it is most significant that He chose the name "Jesus," for Jesus is the Greek form of "Joshua," who was the Hebrew general who led the people into warfare.
To be prepared for greater victories, we need a greater revelation of Jesus Christ; we need to see him as a Holy warrior,… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:09am —
Acts 3:6,7 - But Peter said, Silver and gold I do not have; but what I do have, that I give to you: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk! Then he took hold of the man's right hand with a firm grip and raised him up. And at once his feet and ankle bones became strong and steady.
PART OF OUR PROBLEM IS THIS: WE ARE ACCUSTOMED ONLY TO DOING THINGS FOR GOD THAT ARE NOT IMPOSSIBLE. IF GOD DOESN'T SHOW UP AND HELP US, WE CAN STILL SUCCEED.
THERE MUST BE AN ASPECT OF THE… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:08am —
John 10:4 - The gate keeper admits him, and the sheep hear his voice; he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. When he as brought them all out, he goes ahead and the sheep follow, because they know his voice.
JESUS DID NOT SAY, "MY SHEEP WILL KNOW MY BOOK." IT IS HIS VOICE THAT WE ARE TO KNOW. WHY THE DISTINCTION? BECAUSE ANYONE CAN KNOW THE BIBLE AS A BOOK - THE DEVIL HIMSELF KNOWS AND QUOTES THE SCRIPTURES. BUT ONLY THOSE WHOSE LIVES ARE DEPENDENT ON THE PERSON OF THE… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:07am —
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 their blatant disregard for God's voice. Of all the people that Jesus encountered, His harshest statements were toware the Pharisees and Sadducees. He called… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:06am —
Romans 12:2 - "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -- His good, pleasing and perfect will."
THE PLACE WHERE JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED WAS CALLED "GOLGOTHA", WHICH MEANT "PLACE OF THE SKULL". IF I WILL BE EFFECTIVE IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE, THE FIRST FIELD OF CONFLICT WHERE I MUST LEARN WARFARE IS THE BATTLEGROUND OF THE MIND; IE. THE "PLACE OF… Continue
Added by FAITH on January 21, 2010 at 9:06am —