Colossians 3:2: -"Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth."
God creates a new category in our thinking. It is called "Heavenly things." Then He slides new files into that folder. He gives us pictures of His heart, pictures of our DESTINY in Him, and pictures of His love, and shows us how that love unfolds to others.
He begins to show us His perspective on things. He is the…
Added by Albert Finch on October 31, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." - Hebrews 11:1
Having faith means that we do not require proof prior to our actions. And as we stand in faith on the word of God, declaring it without doubt, we can expect evidence to be produced because of our faith (see Hebrews 11:3). It is pleasing to God that we go to Him believing that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him out (as the Word states in Hebrews…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
HALLOWEEN IN AMERICA TODAY
Halloween as it has evolved to what it is now in this country is largely a post-WWII, “boomers” phenomenon. In fact, in the early years of our nation’s genesis, there were laws prohibiting the practice of Halloween because the early founders, along with political, social, intellectual, and religious leaders, wanted to ensure that there was no proliferation in the new republic during its…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 28, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us...and put his Spirit in our hearts..." - 2 Corinthians 1:21,22
"That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.....that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." - Ephesians 3:16,19
To be effective we must minister according to His…
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"For she said within herself, 'If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.'" (Matthew 9:21)
To touch God, we are to be properly positioned to endure the "press." The woman with the issue of blood pressed past the multitudes to "touch Jesus." As a result, she was made whole. This woman was desperate. She suffered with an unclean condition and none of those who were considered "unclean" were allowed within the city gates. This desperate woman…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 22, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
"Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee...." - 1 Timothy 4:14
For too long, Christians have been motivated by guilt, instead of reaponding to the unction of the Holy Spirit. As each of us yields to what God has CALLED us to be, then God will bring each part to fulfilment.
"be thou a partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 19, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Abraham wasn't found righteous until he BELIEVED...
It wasn't his adherence to the law or the Word, nor was it his daily prayer life or faithfulness that caused the grace of God to shine upon Abraham's life. It may have been prayer or faithfulness that got God's attention, but neither of these did anything in the way of making him worthy of a relationship with God, nor did they serve to fulfill any promise. Romans 4:3 says, "What does the Scripture say?…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 18, 2012 at 8:21am — No Comments
2 Timothy 1:9, "God...who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began."
The term "holy calling" could also be interpreted "sacred DESTINY." The Lord considers it a sacred thing for us to enter into the divinely ordained function that He has destined for us. The prophet David once said, "Your eyes…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 13, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments
Hebrews 11:1 - "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen."
That word "evidence" means an outward sign or indication. Faith is something that furnishes proof. Faith is no longer going to be an obscure or intangible concept that a Believer's hope will bring change. Rather, it is a reality or a sign of what the Believer knows is there, even if "sight" of the full physical manifestation…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 11, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Philippians 3:17 - "Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you."
Apostle Paul taught the Church in Philippi that they were to live "according to the pattern" they had seen modeled in himself and his team (Philippians 3:17). Pattern makers are visionary leaders who model and exemplify a lifestyle of holiness with Christ, so that others are enabled and…
Added by Albert Finch on October 10, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
In Luke 13, Jesus saw a crippled woman who had been bent over for 18 years; He called her to Himself and healed her. The ruler of the synagogue was indignant, not because He healed her but because He healed on the Sabbath. Jesus replied, "Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom satan has bound—think of it—for eighteen years, be loosed from…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 9, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
O that God would stir our hearts with passion; that we would encounter Him with such abandon, that we could all say: "God, I'm as hungry for You today as I was at any other time in my life!"
Psalms 42:1-2, "As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?"…
Added by Albert Finch on October 8, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
1 Samuel 9:9 "Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he used to say, 'Come, and let us go to the SEER"; for he who is called a prophet now was formerly called a SEER."
Within the overall realm of the prophet lies the particular and distinctive realm of the SEER. The word SEER describes a particular type of prophet who receives a particular type of prophetic revelation or impartation.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 7, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
Psalm 145:4b, "and shall declare Your mighty acts."
The word "declare" there means "to speak of plainly; to promise; to report, say, or to manifest; to be a messenger of a report of something that's taking place." So what is one generation going to declare to another? "Your mighty acts." Would you like for the Lord to use your life to be a messenger or declarer of the mighty acts of God? God is looking for those for whom He can show Himself…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 6, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Psalms 133:1-3, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore."
In this season God is charging us to fully put some old things…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on October 4, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
2 Kings 2:8,9,13 - "And Elijah took his MANTLE and wrapped it together and smote the waters....And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy Spirit be upon me....He took up also the MANTLE of Elijah that fell from him, and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan."
The word "mantle" means, "That which is thrown on or around--a physical covering." An actual mantle, cloak or robe, is an article of clothing. It is…
Added by Albert Finch on October 3, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
"And we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body." (Romans 8:22-23)
The creation is releasing a groan, which is not a word but the SOUND of a spiritual birth. This SOUND is echoed in us as we yearn for the revelation of the glory of God. We are like…
Added by Albert Finch on October 2, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
Revelation 21:5, 6 - "Behold, I make all things new.....It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him thati is athirst of the fountain of the woare of life freely."
The cry from the One who sits on the throne in Revelation 21:5 is about making all things new. It doesn't say He is making "all new things," rather He is "making all things new."
Added by Albert Finch on October 1, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments