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The Power Of Choice: Choose Faith Not Fear
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Manifest his glory
Albert Finch+   ()
A central role of us being here on earth is to..............
Isaiah 60:1-2 "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee... the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee." A central role of us being here on earth is to establish the Throne of God where we are. Whenever we worship, pray, preach or engage in any activity of God's Kingdom, it is so that God's authority and rule would be established in the hearts of people, cities, regions and nations. Our role is to manifest His glory so that everything around us is affected by His Kingdom glory. EXPANDING THE BORDERS Numbers 14:24 "But My servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed Me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it." Through...
Daily meditations and affirmations - 16
Albert Finch+   ()
Spiritual Growth through understanding your inheritance.....
Isaiah 6:2,3 - "Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called out to another and said, 'Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory."' Observation: I WILL SEE HIS GLORY ALSO IF I WILL DWELL IN HIS PRESENCE. WHEN I BEHOLD HIS GLORY I AM CHANGED INTO A DEMONSTRATION OF IT. Job 3:25 - "For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me." Observation: FEAR IS FAITH IN SATAN, BELIEVING IN HIS ABILITY TO HURT ME. Romans 10:8 - "But what says it? The word is near thee, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach." His Word is not...
Daily meditations and affirmations - 15
Albert Finch+   ()
Spiritual Growth through understanding your inheritance....
Galatians 1:10 - "If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ." Observation: IF I AM TO WALK WITH CHRIST I NEED TO BE DELIVERED FROM THE FEAR OF MAN, THE COMPULSION TO BE ACCEPTED BY MEN, AND THE MOTIVE OF WANTING TO RECEIVE ANYTHING FROM THEM. Acts 6:4 - "But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word." TO PRAY IS TO CHANGE. Observation: PRAYER IS THE CENTRAL AVENUE GOD USES TO TRANSFORM ME. IF I AM UNWILLING TO CHANGE I WILL ABANDON PRAYER AS A NOTICEABLE CHARACTERISTIC OF MY LIFE. Psalm 63:1 - "O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul longeth for Thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is." John 15:7 -"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you shall...
Remain in my love (john 15:9)
Deepa N+   ()
Call to remain in His love in all situations forever.
Jesus Christ says "Just as the Father loved me, I have also love you, remain in my love." in John 15:9 The words "Remain in my love". Made me stop and think a bit. I felt like He is asking me to stand under the roof of His love. Closely looking my roof the "Love of Christ", which provides me the Salvation, the life not only today but eternally. How good does it feel to remain under that roof, at the same time is it difficult to stand under that roof? The words "Remain in my love" to His disciples, though He knows that when the Hour comes, disciples will leave Him alone and run away from Him. So which means the roof of His love above them even when they are running away. Last night when I was reading Exodus, the people building the tabernacle of the...
The greatest commandments
Timiarah Camburn+   ()
Looking at the Laws of Love
In Mark 12:28, a scribe asked Lord Jesus which commandment of all the ones in the law was the most important. Jesus answered by telling this person two of the top commandments. The first one is, of course, that the Lord our God is one Lord whom we must love with all of our heart, soul, mind, strength, etc. The second most important commandment is to love our neighbor as ourselves Many people take Mark 12:28-30 to mean that the rest of the law is done away with and that all the other commandments in the “Old Testament” of the Bible do not matter. First, Jesus never abolished the law (Matthew 5:17). Secondly, if the rest of the laws didn't matter, then Jesus would not have taken His sweet time to prioritize them for the scribe. He wouldn't have responded by telling him...
Revealing the inaccessible
Albert Finch+   ()
 As you seek Him, positioning your heart for His heart......
InJeremiah 33:3,we are told to call to Him so He can reveal things that were once hidden but now have become accessible. He wants to bring restoration andestablish His purpose and plan in our lives - not man's plan but His plan. All we need to do is ask. Psalm 33:10 "12: "The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance." Here we see that the Lord does reveal His counsel to those who seek His heart for each generation. And where the Lord releases His counsel, He also flows with His might. Counsel and might flow together (see Isa. 11:2). ...
Sunday school - september 25, 2016
Albert Finch+   ()
We are called to be a Gateway to heaven through.............
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." A sign in front of a church said "We Are Just A Waiting Room For Heaven." That is not what we are called to be. We are called to be a Gateway to heaven through which people can enter into and begin to experience heaven now! Every time we ascend we will descend with a blessing for the earth. The blessing we come back with is a piece of heaven -- evidence of it's existence. The way we do this is...
We are called to be gate keepers
John Knox+   ()
FOR WHOEVER CONTROLS THE CITY GATES CONTROLS THE CITY.
The Holy Spirit said a puzzling statement to me yesterday when I enquired of a blog to write tonight. He said very clearly, 'Consecrate yourselves before the evening sacrifice.' Sometime later he said to 'Close the city gates.' As these words were coming to me I had the strong impression that these words were for the church, not personal. I have agonized over these words most of the day tossing them around in my spirit and slowly the enigma began to come clear. It helped at the time that I was reading the story of Gideon. I believe that many of Christ believers are like Gideon as they are hiding from the enemy and are professing their faith in secret. Our walk with God is hidden from the world as we work out our faith in wine presses; secret places concealed from public...
Daily meditations and affirmations - 14
Albert Finch+   ()
Spiritual Growth through understanding your inheritance.....
1 Corinthians 2:7,8 - "But if the ministry of death, in letters engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the sons of Israel could not look intently at the face of Moses because of the glory of his face, fading as it was, how shall the ministry of the Spirit fail to be even more with glory?" These are days of DESTINY, filled with wonder and excitement. The awe of God is returning to the people of God, filling the heart of God's people with great expectation. Every eye shall behold His brilliance and magnificent Glory WHERE IS THE GLORY? IT IS IN HIS PRESENCE. OBSERVATION: When I learn to draw close to Him and dwell in His presence, I will experience something even greater than what Moses did. Moses met with Him face-to-face, but I have Him living in Me. Hebrews 12:29 -...
Whispers to the heart
Barbara Kankowske+   ()
Many times a small voice speaks, are you listening?
Like whispers to the heart, a small voice speaks . . . He will live and not die... in response to a life threatening crisis. She is OK... in response to worry for a friend late into the night. They are safe... in response to fear for loved ones. The package will get there... in response to concerns over loss or theft. Many times, over many issues big and small, a small voice speaks. . . Is it your voice? It sure sounds like you. Is it your hopeful thinking? Certainly that is there. And yet each time you lift your heart in concern, prayer, thought, you hear the same thing. Is it the voice of the Spirit? This is the walk of faith. It is a path that requires faith, and tests faith. It is a journey of learning, a journey of lessons. In the midst of it is an opportunity for God to show us...
Daily meditations and affirmations - 13
Albert Finch+   ()
Spiritual Growth through understanding your inheritance in..
1 Corinthians 2:10 - "For to us God revealed them through His Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God." Because the Spirit "searches all things, even the depths of God", no one who is truly led by the Spirit will be shallow in their understanding. If we are led by the Spirit, we will love the truth enough to seek it out. We will be compelled to have a depth to our knowledge. Affirmation: THE SPIRIT ALSO WANTS TO MOVE IN ME TO SEARCH THE DEPTHS OF GOD. John 11:44 - "And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them,'Loose him, and let him go.'" Observation: I know that I can be raised from the dead spiritually and yet, still be bound. I...
The missing link
K Reynolds+   ()
We must share the how as well as the what and the why.
Several times a year, my husband and I host a small group on finances and stewardship in our home which is sponsored by our church. Earlier today, I needed to send out an email to our group which in addition to other information was also supposed to include a link to a website they needed to register with in order to obtain their materials. In my message I told them all about the wonderful resources they would find on this website for the class they were taking. They would not only be able to view the videos once again, they would also be able to see bonus videos on some other topics we would not be covering but might be of interest to them. There was also a library of articles, some great online tools, a place to ask questions and find answers and so forth. I gushed on and on about what...
We are in a season of re birthing
John Knox+   ()
This vision came to me last night
The Holy Spirit has been saying to me that this month is a re birthing month for the Body of Christ. I believe we are standing on the edge of a new awaking. For it is time to turn around the church. Those believers that have been or are going through change are in a transitional period as God re aligns the Body of Christ into his purposes. My previous blogs have reflected this season of consecration as I have blogged on Walking the Narrow Ways and Coming up Higher. I see in my spirit that we are on the edge of a great out poring of the Holy Spirit that will eclipse all previous revivals. The prayers of the intercessors that have cried out and laboured day and night are about to be fulfilled. I believe this verse from Habakkuk is now more relevant than ever before. For the earth will be...
Give me eyes to see and wisdom to do
K Reynolds+   ()
We need to start seeing and thinking.
Over the past year or so, my attention is drawn to how blindly we go through life, oblivous to the needs around us. When we do become aware of them, we often say and do things that are thoughtless and than plead ignorance if our thoughtlessness is brought to our attention. In other words, ignorance justifies thoughtless actions on our part. It is one thing to make a blunder and then apologize and try to correct it, resolving to try to be more mindful next time. It is another to excuse our behavior, even if we were well-meaning. My husband taught me a valuable lesson early in our marriage. When he became aware that something he had said and done had hurt my feelings, the first words that came out of his mouth were not, "I didn't mean it that way." His first words were,...
The widow m at four months
Beth M+   ()
This is not a feel good blog. It's just honest
It is almost 4 months. The entire world thinks I should be "better" by now. Thank God for Grief Groups. I go to 3 of them. And in them, I find other people who are in the same boat. It is NOT unusual to not be any better at this point. In fact, it is extemely unusual to be "better" at this point. Do Grief Groups help? Well, not in the sense of making things better. For example, I went to Grief Group last night and today I cannot stop crying. So, no, it does not make it better. What it does is allow us to know we are NOT crazy. We are completely normal. We are grieving. I'll give you an example. In Grief Group, someone can say something like this: My friend told me I shouldn't jog at night because it's dangerous. I said, "Good, I hope someone is lurking...
Daily meditations and affirmations - 12
Albert Finch+   ()
Spiritual Growth through understanding your inheritance in..
John 16:8 -" And when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement." God knows we will never be perfect. He does not desire perfection due to our own strength for that would be "deserved favor." Grace is undeserved favor. The Lord desires for us to know that He is daily perfecting us through His divine grace. To believe that "it is up to us and our own ability to become transformed" is to believe that "the finished work at the Cross was not effective". Jesus Himself was perfect and, therefore, we are blessed and empowered to live holy through Him. AFFIRMATIONS: After the Holy Spirit convicts me of sin and God declares me righteous, it takes a supernatural work of God to make me comprehend my new condition in...
Jesus sets you free
Timiarah Camburn+   ()
You Can Walk in Your Freedom.
Jesus sets you free. Jesus sets you free? Yes. Jesus sets you free. Are you sure that Jesus sets you free? Yes. Once again, Jesus sets you free. Really? Jesus sets you--free? Okay, one more time. Jesus sets you free. But Pastor _ on TV said that Jesus doesn't set you free. That is incorrect. Jesus sets you free. From what does Jesus set you free? He sets you free FROM sin and TO righteousness. He saves you from God's wrath, but He FREES you from the dominion of sin. Romans 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not...
Come up here the holy spirit is calling.
John Knox+   ()
For many this is the season of Decision Making
All week long the Holy Spirit has been saying to me, 'Come up here.' As I pondered on this, asking the Holy Spirit for clarification, I sensed that this word was not just for me alone, but for the Body of Christ. I have this thought in my spirit that as the time draws close to the end when the heavens will be darkened and the mountains will fall into the sea as a result of God shaking the earth; God is calling us to be ready for the bridegroom. Come up to a higher place the Holy Spirit is imploring each of us. Move one upwards into glory to glory. Move up closer to the heart of Jesus; press into him. God is preparing each of his children for the return of his Son to rule the earth. Many of us have camped down into our familiar surroundings and like the foolish virgins in the...
Arising into a news place
Albert Finch+   ()
A place of greater revelation and demonstration of all....
InSong of Solomon 2,the Lover (Jesus) is wooing His Beloved to a new place in verse 10, "Rise up, my beloved, my fair one, and come away," he invites. He then goes on to declare that"the winter is past... the flowers are springing up, and the time of singing birds has come... the fig trees are budding, and the grapevines are in blossom,"and then he repeats his invitation for her to arise and come away with him(Song of Solomon 2:13). NEW THINGS AND NEW PLACES The Lover (Jesus) is announcing that it is a new hour, a new season, and that he has new things to show her, new places to take her, new heights for them to soar to together. She is hearing him on some level(Song of Solomon 2:8), and yet at the beginning ofSong of Solomon 3we see that while she is yearning for her...
It's not promised
Nancy Stank+   ()
Making the most of today, because tomorrow is not promised.
Weekday mornings in our house are a bit of a whirlwind. With myself, a 15-year-old, a 10-year-old, and a 2-year-old all running around like crazy people, trying to stay ahead of schedule, the house sometimes gets a bit messy. Okay, most mornings when we all dash out the door it looks as though a tornado had come though. The beauty of my life is that my home, my job, the school, and the daycare are all within one-half mile of one another. Most days I get an hour for lunch and I am able to go home and spend the duration of that time picking up the mess we left behind that morning. There's nothing better than to come home to a clean house after working all day! I depend on this lunch time to make sure the house is in order not only for my own peace of mind, but just in case we have...
Walking in the spirit - 17 (of 18)
Albert Finch+   ()
Two of the most powerful weapons of spiritual warfare are...
Matthew 18:18-19 “Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven. 19 “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven." (Two of the most powerful weapons of spiritual warfare are binding and loosing, or forbidding and permitting. Binding stops the enemy's attacks, loosing releases or permits God's will to enter the situation because God has willed that His purposes be carried out by asking in prayer.) Proverbs 18:21 - "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it willeat its fruit." (Binding and loosing is in the power of the tongue.)...
Chase the shadows
Paul Phillips+   ()
There is no way the darkness can hold back the light.
For we are very lucky, with a lamp before the door,And Leerie stops to light it as he lights so many more;And O, before you hurry by with ladder and with light,O Leerie, see a little child and nod to him tonight! Last night I read the words of the poem The Lamplighter, penned by Robert Louis Stevenson more than a century ago and, as frequently happens, my mind wandered back several decades. No. I don't remember any lamplighters on the street corners of my youth, electricity having been in common usage for all of my life and well before. The orange glow emanating from mercury-vapor bulbs is a vivid memory from a childhood spent playing games on dark summer nights. But, the joy of seeing a light on dark, dreary nights? That, I can easily identify with. It's odd that the picture...
Daily meditations and affirmations - 11
Albert Finch+   ()
Spiritual Growth through understanding your inheritance in..
Matthew 16:16,18. - "And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And I say also unto thee,'That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.'" Observation: THE ROCK THAT THE LORD IS BUILDING HIS CHURCH UPON IS THE REVELATION FROM THE FATHER OF WHO JESUS IS. I MUST HAVE A PERSONAL REVELATION FROM THE FATHER OF WHO JESUS IS. HE MUST BE MY OWN KING AND SAVIOR. Acts 4:33 - "And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all." THE POWER OF GOD THAT I EXPERIENCE IN LIFE IS MORE UP TO ME THAN IT IS UP TO THE LORD. IT'S MY ASSIGNMENT TO MAKE SURE THAT I HAVE THE WORD ABIDING IN ME. Psalm...
Embracing our birthright
Albert Finch+   ()
The finished work of the cross made it possible for.........
Colossians 1:18,20 - "And He is the head of the body, the church... .to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross." The work of the Cross of Christ made it possible for Believers in Him to receive right standing with the Father. Jesus' righteousness became theirs. They could now enter into fellowship and favor with God. Satan had been deprived of his one great weapon. The people who put their trust in Jesus could be forgiven for their rebellion against God (seeJohn 1:12). In one master stroke, Jesus accomplished three things: 1) He defeated satan (seeHeb. 2:14). 2). He took away satan's legal authority to rule over the human race. 3) He restored the blessings that satan had stolen...
Right standing with god - 6 (of 8)
Albert Finch+   ()
Understanding and confessing your Right Standing With God
1. What is the primary purpose for developing a righteousness consciousness? Answer: It is so that we will respond to life as much like Jesus as possible. We have been predestined to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." - Romans 12:2 "For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven." - Matthew 5:20 "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." - Ephesians 2:10 2. How is Jesus able to do only that which...
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