Luke 4:28,29 -- "For which of you, wishing to build a farm building, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see whether he as sufficient means to finish it?"
Planning is faith. God has a plan for us but he doesn't plan for us.
Planning pulls the promises out of eternity and puts them into time.
Planning documents vision. Without a…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 30, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments
Matthew 6:9 - Pray, therefore, like this: Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name.
Hallowed means respected or revered. This is an expression of praise. Praise and worship are the primary activities of heaven. And so it is to be for the believer here on earth. The more we live as citizens of heaven, the more heaven's activities infect our lifestyles. Worship is our number one priority. Everything else we do is to be…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 29, 2010 at 6:07pm — No Comments
Reasons why most of the body of Christ is not experienceing signs and wonders:
1. Lack of knowledge.
2. Not believing that ALL are ministers of the gospel.
3. Doubt and unbelief.
4. Fear of making mistakes.
5. Fear of rejection.
6. Believing one is unworthy.
7. Not dead to self.
8. We limit where the Holy Spirit can minister and how He can…
Added by Albert Finch on April 28, 2010 at 5:21pm — No Comments
Psalm 29: David’s Breakthrough Psalm
A Psalm of David.
Give unto the LORD, O you mighty ones,
Give unto the LORD glory and strength.
Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name;
Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
The God of glory thunders;
The LORD is over many waters.
The voice of the LORD is powerful;
The voice of the LORD is full of majesty.…
Joshua 6:2 - "And the Lord said unto Joshua, See. I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king therof, and the mighty men of valour."
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 resources had worn thin from years in the…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 26, 2010 at 9:40pm — No Comments
Ephesians 1:19-23 -- "I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe Him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms. Now He is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else--not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him head over…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 25, 2010 at 1:59pm — No Comments
Ephesians 2:8 - "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God."
Paul says that grace save us "through faith." Faith unlocks the power of grace and releases it to function in our world--and faith itself is another gift of God. The difference between both gifts is, the grace-gift must be activated by the faith-gift.
Added by Albert Finch on April 24, 2010 at 3:44pm — No Comments
Isaiah 40:29,31 - He givethe power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Psalm 46:10 - Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
It is as we wait upon Him that…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 23, 2010 at 6:47pm — No Comments
A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree. (Proverbs 11:28)
For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank of angels--everthing got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him. (Colossians 1:16)
Jesus said, "Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 22, 2010 at 10:54pm — No Comments
WE ARE CALLED TO SERVE GOD. REGARDLESS OF OUR JOB OR CAREER, WE ARE CALLED TO FULL-TIME CHRISTIAN SERVICE.
1 Peter 2:9 - You were chosen to tell about the excellent qualities of God, who called you.
Romans 7:4 - Now you belong to Him who was raised from the dead in order that we might be useful in the service of God.
WE ARE COMMANDED TO SERVE…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 21, 2010 at 8:56pm — No Comments
A. Ask God to Soften Their Hearts
Ezekiel 11:19 - "And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh..."
Pray for the condition of their hearts to change.
B. Spirit of…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 20, 2010 at 2:59pm — No Comments
Matthew 12:34,35 -- ....."For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things.
Words won't work without faith any more than faith will work without words! It takes them both to put the law of faith in…
Added by Albert Finch on April 19, 2010 at 2:15pm — No Comments
Genesis 3:15 - And I (God) will put enmity between you (Satan) and the woman (Eve), and between your (Satan's) seed and her seed (Christ); he (Christ) shall bruise you on the head, and you (Satan) shall bruise him (Christ) on the heel."
"Head is a symbol for Satan's government." Bruising Christ on the heel is a prophecy of His crucification. Christ will assult Satan's government and dominion.
Added by Albert Finch on April 18, 2010 at 4:41pm — No Comments
Exodus 14:11,12 - "They said to Moses, 'Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt...It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!'"
Self-Pity Must Be Surrendered…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 17, 2010 at 5:40pm — No Comments
Psalm 18:28-29 says, "For You will light my lamp; the Lord My God will enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop; by my God I can leap over a wall."
Not only will you leap over a wall, but you will receive supernatural strength, leap over every obstacle, and position yourself to go through the door of opportunity that God has for you. Fear not the enemies on the…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 16, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments
2 Peter 1:1,3,4,8 - To them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ: According as His divine power he has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us to glory and virtue: whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that by these you might be partatkers of the…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 15, 2010 at 6:58pm — No Comments
Hebrews 6:18-20 -- "Therefore, we who have fled to Him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God's inner sancturary Jesus has already gone there for us."
We often live our lives without experiencing the power of hope because we fail to realize what is available…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 14, 2010 at 5:10pm — No Comments
In Hebrews 2:17 - Jesus is called the merciful and faithful High Priest in the things pertaining unto God in making propitiation for the sins of the people.
The First Ministry - His first ministry at the right hand of the Father was to:…Continue
1. That they will know Christ as Savior early in life.
Psalm 63:1, Timothy 3:15
2. That they will have a hatred for sin. Psalm 97:10
3. That they will be caught when guilty. Psalm 119:71
4. That they will be protected from the evil one in each area of their lives: spiritual, emotional, physical. John 17:15
5. That they will have a…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 12, 2010 at 9:43pm — No Comments
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the all-glorius Father, may give me the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that my inward eyes may be illumined, so that I may know what is the hope to which he has called me, what are the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power in me who believes, according to the working of His great might which He accomplished…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on April 11, 2010 at 8:53pm — No Comments