Matthew 6:33 -- "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things whall be added to you."
We all have things that we perceive that we need. What does God have to say to us about these concerns?
According to Matthew 6:31, He tells us, "Do not worry." God cares about us having these things. He wants us to have all these things. In fact, He wants all these things added to us. And He tells us that the… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 20, 2011 at 4:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 19, 2011 at 2:43pm —
Matthew 9:37,38 - "Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." Continue
The Greek word translated "send out" is "ekballo", which at the root level means to "drive out." "Ballo" is where we derive the English word for "ballistic." There is force and sense of urgency, a driving out, a thrusting out of laborers into His…
Added by Albert Finch on August 18, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Genesis 1:26 - Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.
The word "image" refers to moral and spiritual character, while the phrase "in our likeness" means "to function like." In other words, we were created to live according to the nature of God and to function as He functions in the world.
The Bible is very clear that "without faith it is impossible to please God" (Hebrews 11:6). If you try to function in any other way… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 17, 2011 at 11:30am —
Romans 4:17 -- ....."God who gives life to the dead and calls thos things which do not exist as though they did."
Sometimes we feel feel pain from sickness. How can we go around saying the Christ has redeemed us from this sickness? How can we say that by His stripes we are healed?
God's way is to call those things that are not as though they are. And because we are made in God's image, we can also call those things that are… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 16, 2011 at 2:30pm —
Going to church, reading the bible, listening to Christian music will not advance your spiritual life. These activities may give you more understanding but until you are ready to lay down your life and take up your cross this leads nowhere.
What I am talking about is the sacrifice of self to advance the cause of Jesus Christ in the world. There is a destiny that God had for each of us that only we can personally discover. We can discover it only by detaching… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 14, 2011 at 3:30pm —
1 John 2:17,18 - The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come.
RELIGION IDOLIZES CONCEPTS AND AVOIDS PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. IT IS THE ANTICHRIST SPIRIT THAT HAS GIVEN RISE TO RELIGIOUS SPIRITS. BEING LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT IS AN ONGOING GOD ENCOUNTER. A RELIGIOUS… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 13, 2011 at 9:00pm —
Romans 12:3........God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
As children of God, we should never say, "I don't have any faith." To say this is to say that God is a liar because His Word already tells us that "God has dealt to each one a measure of faith."
Why does faith of some seem to be stronger than others?
Faith is like a body muscle -- the more we exercise our measure of faith, the… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 12, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Exodus 16:4 - The 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. Continue
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…
Added by Albert Finch on August 11, 2011 at 10:30am —
False foundations, paradigms, illegitimate structures, systems, and limitations must bow to the Father's Kingdom. His Kingdom is perpetually coming to earth, and one day will fill the earth in Father's glory, as the water covers the sea. The Kingdom of God is within us, and whether we are noticing it or not, will continue to break through on earth as it is in Heaven. The shaking must happen, and yet those who desire to live in His inheritance that Christ paid for will… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 10, 2011 at 10:30am —
2 Corinthians 5:18,20 - And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ.
JUST AS AMBASSADORS OF THE UNITED STATES HAVE AN INCOME BASED ON THE STANDARD OF LIVING OF THIS NATION REGARDLESS OF WHAT NATION THEY SERVE IN, SO ALSO AMBASSADORS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD LIVE ACCORDING TO THE ECONOMY OF HEAVEN, THOUGH THEY ARE STILL ON EARTH. ALL OF… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 9, 2011 at 1:17pm —
John 13:8 -- Peter said to Him, "You shall never wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me." Continue
Peter could not imagine Jesus wanting to wash his feet -- his shocked reaction being "Lord, how can You wash my feet!"
Jesus says to him: "Peter, if I don't wash your feet, you have no part with Me." What the Lord was actually saying to Peter was, "Peter you cannot walk…
Added by Albert Finch on August 8, 2011 at 9:30pm —
Philippians 3:20 -- For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul spoke not about going to heaven someday, but about living as citizens of heaven today....specifically "from" heaven toward earth.
We have the privilege of representing heaven "in this world" so that we might bring a manifestation of heaven "to this world".
Matthew 6:10… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 7, 2011 at 8:30am —
1 Samuel 3:1 -- "In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions." Continue
If Eli could not hear from God, the people would not receive messages from Him.
The only words that we receive that are of help to people are words from God. If we don't spend time listening to Him, then we will receive not words by which we will bless and encourage His…
Added by Albert Finch on August 6, 2011 at 8:30am —
Ephesians 2:17-19 - And He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near; for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household.
IN 2 CORINTHIANS 13:5 WE ARE EXHORTED TO "TEST YOURSELVES TO SEE IF YOU ARE IN THE FAITH; EXAMINE YOURSELVES!"…
Added by Albert Finch on August 5, 2011 at 5:00pm —
Emergency Phone Numbers: (from the Bible)
When in sorrow - Call - John 14
When men fail you - Call - Psalm 27
If you want to be fruitful - Call - John 15
When you have sinned - Call - Psalm 51
When you worry - Call - Matthew 6:19-34
When you are in danger - Call - Psalm 91
When God seems far away - Call - Psalm 139
When your faith needs stirring - Call -… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 4, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Philippians 1:28 -- Don't be afraid of your enemies; always be courageous, and this will prove to them that they will lose, and that you will win because it is God who gives you the victory. Continue
Peace is spirit power.
Your peace, your immovable stand upon the word of God is a sign that you are positioned correctly in perfect submission to the will of God.
The very fact that you are not…
Added by Albert Finch on August 3, 2011 at 10:00pm —
Ephesians 1:3 - "According as he hath chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love."
God knew us before we were born.
Ephesians 2:8,9 - "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast."
So, we can thank God in Christ for… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 2, 2011 at 4:30pm —
Hebrews 11:1 - Now faith is the substance fo things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Continue
THE VERSE DOES NOT SAY THAT FAITH IS THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS THAT DO NOT EXIST. GOD SAYS WHAT HE HAS PROMISED IS ALREADY A REALITY. YET IT WON'T BECOME A MANIFESTED REALITY IN MY LIFE UNTIL I BELIEVE IT IS REAL BEFORE I SEE IT - THROUGH FULLY TRUSTING HIM AND HIS WORD.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 - For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war…
Added by Albert Finch on August 1, 2011 at 2:30pm —