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… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 31, 2011 at 5:38am —
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.…
Added by Albert Finch on October 30, 2011 at 7:25am —
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 October 29, 2011 at 5:30am —
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. Continue
HOPE IS A DEVINE DREAM. IT'S AN INNER IMAGE THAT'S BIGGER THAN YOU ARE BECAUSE IT'S BUILT ON THE PROMISES OF GOD.…
Added by Albert Finch on October 28, 2011 at 5:00am —
1. Jesus declares Him as the Helper
John 16:7 Continue
"Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you."
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your…
Added by Albert Finch on October 27, 2011 at 6:00am —
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!
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 limitless… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 26, 2011 at 5:02am —
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 confortable life thereby causing a… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 24, 2011 at 6:35am —
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… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 23, 2011 at 5:30am —
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 October 22, 2011 at 6:17am —
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 October 21, 2011 at 5:00am —
John 9:14,16 - "And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because He keepeth not the sabbath day."
MOST OF THE PHARISEES SPENT THEIR LIVES SERVING GOD WITHOUT EVER DISCOVERING THE FATHER'S HEART! WHILE THE PHARISEES THOUGHT GOD WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE SABBATH, JESUS WORKED TO HELP THE ONES THE SABBATH WAS CREATED FOR.
THESE LEADERS WERE… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 20, 2011 at 6:30am —
John 6:55,56,60 -- "For my flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, 'this is a hard saying; who can understand it?'"
John 6:63 -- "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit and they are life."…
Added by Albert Finch on October 19, 2011 at 5:30am —
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.
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… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 18, 2011 at 4:17am —
Luke 10:19 -- "Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you."
Genesis 1:26 -- "And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over ever creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 17, 2011 at 6:40am —
Ephesians 2:5,6,10 - "Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace we are saved;) And hath raised us together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them."AS A BELIEVER I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO "TRY" FAITH. I EXERCISE MY RIGHTS… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 16, 2011 at 7:00am —
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 Conviction
Ask for the release of the spirit of conviction of sin, righteousness, and judgment to come.
John 16:8 - "And He,… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 15, 2011 at 5:32am —
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… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 14, 2011 at 7:00am —
1 Peter 2:9 -- "For you have been chosen by God Himself -- you are priests of the King, you are holy and pure, you are God's very own -- all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light." Continue
We know we are a priesthood, chosen by God, possessed by God, holy like God and royal to God. We have immediate access to Him and we don't need a human priest as a mediator because our…
Added by Albert Finch on October 13, 2011 at 6:00am —
1 Corinthians 3:16 - Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
The holiness we are seeking is not a legislative or legalistic set of rules; it is Christ's very own quality of life. The Holy Spirit works in us not merely a new desire to love, but He imparts to us Christ's very own love.
We develop more than just a general faith in Jesus; we actually begin believing like Jesus, with His quality of… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 12, 2011 at 6:00am —
2 Corinthians 4:18 -- "While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal."
We have two sets of ears and two sets of eyes. We have the natural set that we are born with, and we have a spiritual set, that is activated when we are born again.
As we grow spiritually, we begin to see with our spiritual… Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 11, 2011 at 5:04am —