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    Introduction to Worthy Christian Forums Tutorial

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    Who are Worthy Servants?

    By George

    Shalom everyone, Since I've been asked, I'll post up a quick reference guide to what the different functions of ministry are.  We instituted a checks and balances sort of system at Worthy, so that no one person or persons have complete authority. Worthy Steward -- That's me -- and why do I call myself a Steward.  It's merely because I'm a steward of the Lord's ministry.  It's not "my" ministry -- and not "my" work.  It's the Lord's work!    Worthy Servants -- Those are Forum Moderators, who check reported posts, send PM's to keep the peace so to speak, and try to keep this "experiment " running smoothly! Worthy Chat Moderators -- Those are Chat Moderators, who keep Worthy Chat clean, and help "steer" chat. Worthy Watchman -- These are a group of "oversight" individuals, whose role is NOT to "moderate" but a means of checks and balances to the different moderators.  When things come up -- they are responsible to review Reported Posts, Moderator actions / inactions, and even comment as to "why" things were handled the way they were. So in essence, the moderation team is a group of individuals who "volunteer" their time, and often get criticized no matter what they do!  Either they are moderating too heavily, not moderating too much, why is this "false" doctrine allowed to be discussed, etc. are some of the common complaints I've heard over the 15+ years we've run Worthy!  It really doesn't change over the years -- just the members.  Many people don't realize how much turnover there is on forum boards!  I'm not sure how many different moderating teams we've gone through -- but it's significant! Past Moderation Style We've always like to keep a clean board. and in the past we removed, hid, and deleted harmful posts.  However, when we do so, many people NEVER see how much moderating is being done behind the scenes!  How many posts are "cleaned up"?  The moderators have a few options at this point.  First, we'll send a Private Message, trying to "steer" people to what is and what is not acceptable.  If this doesn't work, then we will place individuals on "Moderator Review" for a certain period of time.  At this point, most of those individuals placed on Moderator Review never come back.  What most people do not realize is that "Moderator Review" is the last thing we really want to do as moderators -- because it increases our workload!  So what is changed? Changes in Moderation We are simply not "cleaning" up the board any longer.  If someone personally attacks someone, then we will simply leave the attack on the board -- EDIT the post -- leaving it intact, but commenting on the post that we as the moderating team do not feel this is appropriate, and the steps we've taken to fix the problem.  We'll send a Private Message to the offender, issue a Moderation point, and ban the person from the thread -- ONLY FROM THE THREAD -- not from the forums!  Just the thread itself!  How I believe this will help in the long run? 1st -- People will actually begin to see how much "moderating" is being done "openly"! 2nd -- By having posts NEVER hidden -- it'll be easy to refer to "past" infractions as a means of "instructing, and correcting". 3rd -- Hopefully people will change their posting styles! People always try to "win a debate"!  In doing so, they forget that sometimes you win -- by laying down the fight for ANOTHER time!  Usually in the "heat of battle" a nasty thing appears -- PRIDE!  Do you not know that "pride is the source of all contentions!"  (Proverbs 13:10a KJV Only by pride cometh contention)  If you're truly wanting to change someone's mind -- you have to be CAREFUL not to offend.  Why?  As Proverbs 18:19 says, "A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle."  Remember the instruction that Paul gave to Timothy written in 2 Timothy 2:23-26,  Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,  correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.  The hardest part of this passage is being "kind to everyone" and "patiently enduring evil!"  If the first reaction is to trade insult for insult -- then you're failing at being an instructor of the Word!  Notice how it concludes -- that God opens their hearts to the TRUTH -- it's not us -- it's the work of God!  However, we can do a pretty good job of "hindering" someone coming to the knowledge of the truth by purposely "offending" them!  Forgetting by offending them -- you're actually HINDERING the means by which someone comes to the truth. If you have any thoughts, any questions, we're all about transparency -- so ask away! Your brother in the Lord with much agape love, George
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Ten Power Exhortations - February 18, 2019

By not speaking, desiring, nor reasoning, we reach the central place of the inward walk -- that place where God speaks to our inward man. It is there that God communicates Himself to our spirit.
"For God alone, my soul waits in silence." - Psalm 62:1
We recall that Jacob wrestled with the Lord all night, until daybreak? THEN it was when the Lord blessed him. We persevere against any and all difficulties which confront us in our seeking the Lord's presence in our spirit. We are steadfast until the Lord gives our spirit His blessing.       AFFIRMATIONS: As I take one step beyond my own limits, God will give me victory and success as I tap into his mighty power. As I speak the Word to my spirit, I am strengthened and encouraged by God. That same Power that raised Jesus from the dead, enables me to rise out of my adverse circumstances and step into the purposes of God for my life.         Start with small amounts of time talking with Jesus. As you get to know Him, you will want to be with Him more and more.      
God says to His servant, "You will bring Me glory"(Isaiah 49:1-6). Now, glory is the revelation of God's power and attributes, sometimes accompanied by visible phenomena. Because this is a word for us today, if you quiet your soul and listen carefully, you can hear the Father saying: "You will bring Me glory."    
Why did God create you? What is your purpose here on earth? If you have never understood the call of God upon your life, you cannot have an understanding of your full covenant with Him.       Some people think their calling is to sit in church and support someone else's vision.
While it's good to do all you can to encourage someone and support them – each of us has our own CALLING in Christ Jesus. And at the end of the road, Jesus is going to ask you, "What did you do with the anointing I put in your life?"
Matthew 25:25,26,30 - "And I was afraid and went and hid thy talent in the earth...His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant......And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."         We get impressions from the Lord but think they are our own imagination, or something else, and don't act on them.         Now we're certainly not chosen, possessed, and holy to do nothing and to live mediocre lives.
Of course not!
We're called to minister in the presence of God, to live an active role in His presence.
Our lives are a priestly service through:
1. Holy intercession, and
2. DISCIPLING new believers into their inheritance in Christ. 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."      
You know there are things you are doing now that are temporary. You are doing them only until you find the thing God wants you to do, the real work you were meant to do. When the fire reaches your core, you will trash all the vestiges of harmless, powerless living.      
Charles Spurgeon once said, "Very few Christians believe in the resurrection." If we really believed in the resurrection in our hearts, our lives would be radically different. We would not be so consumed with the things that are temporary, but rather with the things that are eternal.  
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 272

Luke 1:18 - "And Zacharias said unto the angel. Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years." Luke 1:34 - "Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, since I do not know a man?" Both Mary and Zacharias asked how these miracles would occur, but it is evident that Mary asked "how" in faith while Zacharias asked "how" in unbelief. It is clear in scripture that unbelief doesn't please God (Hebrews 11:6), but the Lord doesn't mind us questioning Him for the purpose of instruction so we can cooperate with His will in our lives. Abram knew that it was God's will for him to have a son, but Abram and Sarai came up with their own plan which caused them and the world much grief (Genesis 16:1-6), Abram would have avoided many problems if he had asked the Lord how He was going to accomplish this miraculous event. If Mary had not questioned this angel, she might have reasoned that Jesus would be born through the natural union of her and Joseph. This would have been a grave mistake. It would have disqualified her from being used. Affirmation: I KNOW IT'S NOT ENOUGH JUST TO KNOW GOD'S WILL; I CONTINUE TO SEEK THE LORD UNTIL I KNOW GOD'S PLAN FOR ACCOMPLISHING THAT WILL.         Isaiah 26:3 - "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee." PEACE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF CONFLICT, IT IS THE ABSENCE OF INNER CONFLICT. Romans 8:6 - "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace". Galatians 5:22 - "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith."      
"Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations." - Revelation 22:1,2
The Lord calls His vessels, those that are even empty; He calls them to come and drink of His Spirit, to come to be filled fresh, strong.
His wind will blow away the staleness, the familiar, the comfortable, but it will blow in a NEW THING:
You will know it by His peace that will be in the midst of it. 
You will know it by the instructions of truth from His Word that will establish it.
You will know it by the presence of His Spirit that will hover and instill it – write it on your hearts.
You will know it by the quickening of His Spirit to your spirit. You must choose to come. For He has given you the RIVER OF LIFE already.
Will you allow His water to overrule your thinking, and wash away unclean thoughts, negative thoughts, thoughts of anger, rage, disappointment, and fear?
Will you allow His water to come and to take down all that would cause your thoughts to come against His highest plan for you?
For He wants a pure and holy people – filled, spilling over, with the river of God. Come. Do not despise thirst, but come, for thirst is a calling card of His Spirit to come. Be not content to linger and wander in the desert of brokenness and disappointment, but set your face like flint, and come to the River. For He will part the Red Sea for you, too; for the Blood of Jesus has already won all that concerns you, but you must come.   John 7:38,39 - "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.' But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive;"  
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

Seeking Communion - February 16, 2019

He is calling many of His people out of still, dead works in 2019. He is calling them to come in to where there is the action of His Spirit. When there is action there will bring a reaction. It will be a reaction of healing, of salvation, of the baptism of His Spirit. Get ready to be a people who look for the 'reactor' of the Lord your God.
In this process, many are going to be compelled in the midnight hours to fall on their knees and ask for fresh revelation of their CALLING in Christ. He is shutting down doors to places where you have become to be comfortable in. He is going to close single doors; but He is going to open double doors.
"The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." - John 3:8
The reason single doors will close is because it will be the singleness of man's thinking that He will be closing down. The double doors He is going to open is going to be 'the double door' that will cause the waters to part for His Spirit to come in and visit fresh upon His people to fill their lack of understanding and revelation.   LAUGHTER, HEALING, AND HOPE   True humility comes when you rejoice in Him and acknowledge His greatness. He will bless His own with laughter, and healing, and hope. For He is about to put up the trumpet and you will hear a new sound that will go forth, but you will recognize it because of the discernment He has put into your spirit. You will recognize the right call with the right note. And you will jump, and your spirit will leap, with acknowledgment of His Spirit. He is reawakening His faithful who have gotten discouraged. So be not concerned for changes, but keep your eyes fixed upon Him, for assignments will overtake you, and you will know they are by His Spirit. For there will come forth one voice, one battle cry, one agreement, and one provision, and it will be done by His Spirit.
"....Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts." - Zechariah 4:6   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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A LIFE WITH NO LIMITS

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised." - Luke 4:18 God is bringing us to a place where we know the Spirit of the Lord is upon us. If we have not got to that place, God wants to bring us to the fact of what Jesus said in John 14, "...I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever."
Because the Spirit of the Lord came upon Him who is our head, we must see to it that we receive the same anointing, and that the same Spirit is upon us.   DWELLING IN HIM   There is no limit as to what we may become if we dwell and live in the Spirit. In the Spirit of prayer, we are taken from earth right away into heaven. 
We feel as we speak in the Spirit that the fire which burned in the hearts of the two men on their way to Emmaus (Luke 24: 13-32), when Jesus walked with them, is burning in our heart. It is sure to come to pass when we walk with Him, our hearts will burn -- it is the same power of the Spirit. They could not understand it then, but a few hours later they saw Him break the bread, and their eyes were opened.   LIVING IN THE SPIRIT   There is a place where the Holy Ghost can put us where we cannot be anywhere else but in the Spirit. But if we breathe His thoughts into our thoughts, and live in the unction of the Holy Spirit as He lived, then there will be evidences that we are in Him; and His works we will do.
"To know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God." -- Ephesians 3:19
"Filled with God" means you are emptied of self, leaving no room for doubting or fearing. You are filled with love, and perfect love casts out fear.

LIVING IN ABUNDANCE   If we will only live in the Spirit and the unction of the Spirit, there will be no lack. There is only lack where faith is not substance.
If we will obey the Lord there is nothing He will not give us since He has given us Jesus. The Spirit will have to reveal to us that fact that, because He has given us Jesus, He has given us ALL THINGS.   QUESTIONS TO ASK MYSELF:
Am I willing to lay down all that I may have God's all?
Am I willing to seek and don't stop seeking (Matthew 7:7,8) until I know the Spirit of the Lord is upon me?
Am I willing to cry out to Him until the Glory of the Lord is upon me?   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 271

Acts 10:38, "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him."

Jesus was always taking territory. God calls us to invade and have an impact. We don't need to wait around for something to happen then "react" to it. Rather our actions should be making the enemy react to us. We are in a battle to see people restored to the Father, restored in their lives and made whole in the presence of Jesus.

Be intentional about all that you do. Know that Jesus has given you power, authority, influence, and a life PURPOSE in the Holy Spirit to see lives changed. Expand the horizons of the possibilities in what God can do through you. He has no limitations and intends to overflow our lives with His life-changing presence.      
Philippians 3:7,8 - "But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ." Paul considered everything prized by his culture worthless compared with the awesome experience of knowing Jesus. Affirmations: MY TREASURE IS IN JESUS.   I LOVE JESUS ABOVE ALL ELSE.   JESUS CALLS ME TO A HIGHER LOVE, TO EMBRACE THE 
BURNING AND PASSIONATE HEART OF GOD.         "God knew what He was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love Him along the same lines as the life of His Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity He restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in Him." - Romans 8:29 The Message Seek first the Kingdom of God. Let His righteousness do rightness all around you. For, understand, when those come to oppose you – lift up His right hand, His Word, against that. For His left hand will sustain you, and His right hand will give you the direction of counsel, by His Spirit. For He is raising up a people who are hungry to seek His Kingdom, hungry to taste of the Kingdom, and hungry to rule in the Kingdom. Understand and meditate; dwell upon His Word. Seek His face, for when you seek Him with your whole heart, absolutely, positively, unconditionally, you will find Him. For you must realize, He presents Himself to you, for His Kingdom is among you, and His Kingdom is within you. Change citizenships. Think of His Kingdom. Understand, as His Kingdom representative. As a citizen of His Kingdom – knowing His knowledge, knowing the authority He has given you in His name -- use it with His Spirit, for He will not leave you alone, but He will direct, lead, counsel, and anoint you. For He has called you to do the works of His Kingdom.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

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Daily Word - February 13, 2019

"Therefore, prophesy and say unto them, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O My people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel." - Ezekiel 37:12 Here God makes us a promise that He will bring us out of the darkness, opening our graves and allowing us to live again! We just have to listen and obey God's Word. Are there areas of your life that need a touch of Heaven? Ezekiel promises us that God is always watching, always ready to breathe new life into these dead and lifeless areas of our lives.   To be resurrected means far more than just bringing someone back to life. To be resurrected by the power of God makes us stronger, more mature and more powerful than we were before! And God always makes good on His promise of resurrection to anyone who belongs to Him. He alone can inject new life into dead places. All we have to do is ask, obey, wait, and receive. There is no situation too hard for God to overcome—not physical death, not spiritual death, not emotional death. This same gift of the resurrection already resides in each and every one of us, as God's children, when His Spirit lives inside us.   "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you." - Romans 8:11   The term resurrection means to stand up again. This can be taken literally, to mean reviving an individual to a living state of consciousness, or it can be taken figuratively, as in reviving profound spiritual truths so we can experience God's tangible peace, joy, and love. And this can be applied to any area. There is no situation too hard for God to overcome—not physical death, not spiritual death, not emotional death. This same gift of the resurrection already resides in each and every one of us, as God's children, when His Spirit lives inside us.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

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OVERCOMING AFFIRMATIONS

I am a new creation in Christ, I am His workmanship created in Christ Jesus. Therefore I have the mind of Christ and the wisdom of God is formed within me. (2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:10; 1 Corinthians 2:16)
I have put off the old man and have put on the new man, which is renewed in the knowledge after the image of Him that created me. (Colossians 3:10)
I receive the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of my understanding being enlightened. And I am not conformed this world but am transformed by the renewing of my mind. My mind is renewed by the Word of God. (Ephesians 1:17-18; Romans 12:2)
I am born of God and have world overcoming faith residing on the inside of me. For greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world. (1 John 5:4-5, I John 4:4)
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13)
The joy of the Lord is my strength. The Lord is the strength of my life. (Nehemiah 8:10; Psalms 27:1)
I have the mind of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:5)
I am complete in Him who is the head of all principality and power. For I am His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God has before ordained that I should walk therein. (Colossians 2:10, Ephesians 2:10)
I cast down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and brings into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
I live and walk in the Spirit. (Galatians 5:25).
Since I am in Christ Jesus, I am a new creature. (Galatians 6:15)
Christ in me is the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27)
My Former life is dead and my reborn life today is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3)
Out of His glorious riches, He strengthens me with power through His Spirit in my inner man. (Ephesians 3:16)
In all things I am more than a conqueror through Him who lives me. (Romans 8:37)
I am God's and God's Spirit dwells in me. (1 Corinthians 3:16)
I am filled with the fruits of righteousness, which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1:11)
My eyes are fixed, not on the things that are seen, but on the things that are unseen: for what is seen passes away; what is unseen is eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18)
I worship God in the Spirit and rejoice in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the Flesh. (Philippians 3:3)
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:14) ;
Christ is formed in me. (Galatians 4:19)   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

Daily Word - February 11, 2019

"Therefore, prophesy and say unto them, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O My people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel." - Ezekiel 37:12
Here God makes us a promise that He will bring us out of the darkness, opening our graves and allowing us to live again! We just have to listen and obey God's Word. 
Are there areas of your life that need a touch of Heaven? Ezekiel promises us that God is always watching, always ready to breathe new life into these dead and lifeless areas of our lives.
To be resurrected means far more than just bringing someone back to life. To be resurrected by the power of God makes us stronger, more mature and more powerful than we were before! And God always makes good on His promise of resurrection to anyone who belongs to Him. He alone can inject new life into dead places. All we have to do is ask, obey, wait, and receive.
There is no situation too hard for God to overcome—not physical death, not spiritual death, not emotional death. This same gift of the resurrection already resides in each and every one of us, as God's children, when His Spirit lives inside us.
"But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you." - Romans 8:11
The term resurrection means to stand up again. This can be taken literally, to mean reviving an individual to a living state of consciousness, or it can be taken figuratively, as in reviving profound spiritual truths so we can experience God's tangible peace, joy, and love. And this can be applied to any area.
There is no situation too hard for God to overcome—not physical death, not spiritual death, not emotional death. This same gift of the resurrection already resides in each and every one of us, as God's children, when His Spirit lives inside us.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
http://afministry.ning.com/    

Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

TRANSFORMED AND UNSHAKABLE

"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." - Romans 12:2 (NLT)
Political correctness, new cultural norms, and social pressure are trying to reshape the very fabric of the Church to be conformed to this world instead of being the transformational force we are called to be by the renewing of our minds by God's Word (Romans 12:2). The enemy has loosed a spirit of seduction, deception, and intimidation against the Church that, if we are not strong, will cause our very foundations to crumble. In 1 Samuel 30, we see the story of David at Ziklag. At Ziklag, the Amalekites attacked and robbed David and David's men, taking everything that was precious in their lives.
The Amalekite spirit is indicative of a vicious, violent spirit of robbery. These were desperate times and David had a decision to make: would he give in to what was happening in hopelessness, despair or would he attack back? David did the wise thing and inquired of the Lord. The answer was clear and emphatic: pursue, overtake, attack, take back and recover all! This is the same answer that the Lord is decreeing to the Church today: "Attack your lack and don't look back!"   DON'T LOSE YOUR CONFIDENCE
The enemy wants to shake your confidence. You must be bold and believe for the great things God has promised you.
David was able to calm himself and seek God and receive the word he needed to hear in order to continue to advance toward his destiny. The enemy wants to rattle your cage and get you off your game but don't let him. Scripture declares:
"The God of peace will soon crush satan underneath your feet..." (Romans 16:20).
We pursue the Lord first so God's peace will allow us to hear His voice and guide us to victory.   DON'T LOSE YOUR HOPE!
Hopelessness is a direct attack against the nature of God. The enemy wants to rob our hope of seeing things change or regaining our possessions. We must not shrink back in despair, but rise up in hope and faith. We understand that Christ in us is the very hope of glory and the banner of victory to bring the change God wants.
"For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory." - NLT   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

Seeking Communion - February 10, 2019

"And said, Verily I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven." - Matthew 18:3 It is very important that the foundation upon which we stand is "The Rock," our Lord Jesus Christ, and that our life is hidden "in Christ." If our spiritual experience is resting on sand, that is, if we are trusting our own abilities, we will fail when the pressures of life increase.   We can walk in stability and confidence with Him if we hold to the potential that rests within us before the Lord in simple child-like trust -- we will be enabled to rise above the limitations that we place upon ourselves, and enter into all that He has made available for us.   When difficulties affect us and we begin to lose our spiritual direction, if we will become quiet and look to the Lord, we will recognize that beneath our vacillations is a layer of spiritual strength and hope that had been deposited within us through our identification with Jesus in His death and resurrection -- which was confirmed in the peace that came when He took up His abode within us.   We need only to realize that we are a new creation - that old things have passed away and our life is hidden in Jesus, and that our strength comes from Him. With David, we should be able to say, "The Lord is my light and my salvation..." (Psalm 27:1). If we will meditate on the past victories that we gained by placing our lives in His hands, this will become personally real to us.   Paul said, "I press toward the mark..." (Philippians 3:14). This "mark" is ourCALLING in Christ. We look past our vacillations to see there is within us a deep inner determination to press through to the place where our responses no longer emerge from our Adamic nature, but from the new creation that we have become.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 270

Ephesians 1:9 - "Making known to us the mystery of His will (of His plan, of His purpose). In accordance with His good pleasure which He had previously purposed and set forth in Him." Ephesians 1:17 - "For I always pray to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation (of insight into mysteries and secrets) in the deep and intimate knowledge of Him."
We cannot afford to live only in what we understand because then we don't grow or progress anymore; we just travel the same familiar roads we have traveled all of our Christian lives.
It is important that we expose ourselves to impossibilities that force us to have questions that we cannot answer. It is a part of the Christian life, which is why the Christian life is called "the faith." The normal Christian life is perfectly poised between what we presently understand and the unfolding revelation that comes to us from the realm of mystery. AFFIRMATIONS: I SEEK ON-GOING, LIFE-CHANGING REVELATION FROM GOD.   ON-GOING REVELATION AND ENCOUNTERS WITH THE POWER OF GOD LAUNCH ME INTO UNDERSTANDING OF THINGS I'VE NEVER UNDERSTOOD BEFORE.   I COME ALIVE TO THE WOOING OF GOD INTO INTIMACY SO I WILL KNOW HOW HE THINKS AND MOVES.      
Genesis 1:2 - "And the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." If the Holy Spirit can make a glorious creation out of the most desolate place, He can bring forth a glorious new creation out of the most desolate, confused, and empty life.      
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." - Ephesians 6:10,12
What would you do with the might of His Spirit? Would you allow it to flow out of you? Would you allow it to change you, and raise you up in His own glory?
Do not let man cause you to fall, to slumber, or to come halfheartedly before His throne. Butpress forward, and come in BOLDLY, for you have an appointment through His Blood.
Let His Blood come and transfuse back to you the might of His Spirit, so you too can do signs and wonders, and come to the understanding of who you are, and who He is.
Come boldly. Come, allow Him to let His hand rest upon you, and give peace to your mind, peace to your heart, multiplication to your finances, answers if you need answers, and healing if you need healing. Come unto Him all that are heavily laden. Let Him alone be the one that gives you rest.
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

Daily Word - February 7, 2019

Hebrews 11:1 - "You need to see your miracle in your spirit before it will manifest. You need to see it as finished."
There is something in the heart of God that likes to move in the impossible. There is something about the heart of God that likes to move when something is dead. There is something about breakthrough and the dawning of a new day that comes when you are so dead and hopeless you do not know if anything is going to be able to happen. That is when God is going to come. "Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent you may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him." (John 11:14-15)
We must see it in our spirit. We must catch a vision and revelation of what Jesus has already done. We must see ourselves healed. When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, He did not have to lay hands on the dead. There was authority in the Word of God.
What is dead? Maybe your faith is dead. Maybe your relationship with God, your marriage, your children, your body, your church or even your ministry is dead. See the situation and command resurrection power to be released. Let your hope rise again and your faith be resurrected. Contend for miracles as your vision is restored. See the power of His life come. He is the Resurrection and Life!   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

 

ADVANCING FORWARD

"Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called," - Ephesians 4:1
"For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning" - 2 Peter 2:20
Scripture instructs us to advance forward in our calling and to be more like Jesus. It exhorts us not to turn back to our old life or the rudimentary ways of this world.
In the last days, people will have itching ears to hear what they want and not endure sound doctrine. Instead, they will seek out teachers to tell them what they want to hear. God cares about your comfort, but not at the expense of your destiny. He will offend your flesh, put you in a wilderness experience, crucify your self-life and put you in a trial, all to perfect you and make you more like Him. Unfortunately, too many people in the Church have decided that they would rather be comfortable back in Egypt than to become an army called to possess the Promised Land.   CONVENIENCE, COMFORTABILITY, ENTERTAINMENT
Convenience has replaced commitment.
Comfortability has replaced being conformed to the image of Christ.
Entertainment has replaced worship and sacrifice.
Tolerance—being non-offensive and all-encompassing—has replaced preaching the truth with conviction and repentance.
Let's not bow down to the idol of convenience or go back to Egypt and captivity only to face God's judgment.   COMPROMISE TO THE CURRENT CULTURE
Some have bowed down, becoming more like the world, in the name of being relevant. How could it happen that people would use grace as an excuse to sin or live like the world? Paul has said that God forbid that would happen.
We are warned of false teaching and false teachers.
The law of grace is not a lower standard but a higher one in God. It not only deals with your actions but your heart motivation as well
God's warnings are clear: Don't compromise with the world. Don't become a friend of the world and compromise your faith, your godly standards and your relationship with God. Let's not bow down to the golden calf of compromise!   COMPLACENCY AND THE CARES OF THIS LIFE
If the enemy can't stop us, then he'll just distract us with all the concerns of life. 
He'll get us so caught up in the mundane day-to-day that we stop dreaming and discovering. 
He'll try to cause the hard things to harden our hearts and dominate our passion. 
He'll try and turn our eyes to escapism and entertainment or deaden our dreams with the drudgery of everyday pressure to just survive. 
Dead religion and ritual will want to supplant a passionate pursuing of God's plan for our lives. This can become a golden calf that diverts or depresses our energy for Heaven's purposes.   RECOMMIT AND GET ON TRACK
If you're hurt— seek help. Seek God and let Him heal your heart. It's time to get over it and get on with it.
If you're hard—humble yourself. Let grace flow and soften your heart. Seek God.
If you're distracted—focus, commit and get your life back on track with God.
If you're compromising—read the Word with an open mind. Confess your sin and repent. Allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you, convict you and help you change.
If you're facing something impossible—rise up in faith. Lift up the sword of the Spirit. Fight, shout your doubts out and cast the enemy out.
If you feel hopeless—allow God to re-ignite His vision in your life. Remember your hope is in God.
If you feel powerless—choose to use your weapons and your authority in Christ. Remember God's got your back!     ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 269

Matthew 6:26,27 - "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" Jesus used an analogy from nature to help explain prosperity.
Some people interpret this passage to mean that, since God is supposed to take care of them, they don't need to do anything themselves. Therefore, they just wait for God to act. How does God feed birds? He provides for them, but He doesn't personally hand-deliver food to their nests! The birds don't just sit around and wait for God to stop by with their meals. 
When Jesus said the heavenly Father feeds the birds, He meant that everything they need has been made available for them, but they have to go and get it.
God does not build a bird's nest. He provides the twigs. The bird has to find them, pick them up, and bring them back to the tree it has chosen for a home. God does not leave worms on the top of the ground every morning. The bird has to go digging for them. It has to keep working, working, working until it finishes building its nest. It has to keep working, working, working until it gets the worm. Sometimes, God doesn't give us all the resources we need to fulfill our visions because He has called other people to provide them for us. He provides everything, but He provides it after you begin the work of the vision. Your obedience to your vision affects not only your life but also the lives of those who will work with you. Affirmations: GOD WILL SUPPLY MY PROVISION, EVEN IF HE HAS TO HAVE SOMEONE CROSS THE DESERT TO GET IT TO ME.   GOD HAS PROVISION FOR ME THAT NO ONE BUT HE KNOWS ABOUT.   ALL THE RESOURCES I NEED ARE ALREADY IN PLACE; THEY WILL BECOME VISIBLE IN GOD'S TIMING ONCE I START PURSUING MY VISION.      
Jude 22: "And of some have compassion, making a difference." Affirmation: MY HEART RELEASES THE COMPASSION OF JESUS CHRIST TO HELP DELIVER PEOPLE CAUGHT IN THE DECEPTION OF SIN AND DARKNESS AND SET THEM FREE.      
"But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" - (Ephesians 2:4-6). As our minds are renewed and our faith grows, we take these realities as fact and live in the light of them. We come to know that we are above our enemies and refuse to walk in the flesh realm but take our place in Christ in the spirit realm. No longer will faith be a struggle, but a normal living in the realm of God. The spiritual realm places man where communion with God is a normal experience. We are not going to grovel in the earthly realm, but we are seated in the heavenly places with the Lord. Every Believer has the right, authority, and ability to minister out of the throne room just as Jesus did. "Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily" - (Colossians 1:28-29).   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 268

Acts 8:12 - "But when they believed the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ as Philip preached it, they were baptized, both men and women." A popular belief among Christians is that God wants to use us to help people see their sins and give them the choice of whether or not to receive Jesus. If we look more closely at what the Bible really declares as Jesus' message, we will have a plumb line to see just how off track we have veered with this sort of thinking.   Jesus states clearly in John 16:8 that the Holy Spirit will come and convict the world of guilt in regard to sin. God's task is to convict people of sin, and ours is to love people. "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22:39). And when we do love people, and also love one another, they will know that we are true followers of Jesus (John 13:35).   When we use guilt-inducing methods to communicate Jesus' message, people usually respond by erecting walls and closing their minds to what we are saying. On the contrary, if we treat people in a kind and loving way, they generally tend to be very open and their walls recede. It is not for us to bring them to repentance; that's the Holy Spirits domain, and He accomplishes it much better than we ever could! Affirmations: IN MINISTERING TO NON-BELIEVERS I SEEK TO UNDERSTAND THEIR VALUES AND PERCEIVED NEEDS, AND AS MUCH OF THEIR BACKGROUND AND FRAME OF REFERENCE AS I CAN; THEN I WILL KNOW BETTER HOW TO RELATE TO THEM AND LEAD THEM TO CHRIST WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT.   I REALIZE THAT EVERY HUMAN BEING NOT ONLY WANTS BUT NEEDS TO BE IN THE ABUNDANT LIFE HERE AND NOW.      
Isaiah 53:3 - "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not." Affirmation: I OVERCOME REJECTION BECAUSE MY VISION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN APPROVAL.      
"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God." - 1 Corinthians 2:12 God is ready to bring you new understanding of the knowledge -- His Spirit desires that you would call out, you would decree His awesomeness, you would claim, and then revelation will come – with knowledge. By meditating and declaring how awesome He is in your place, and know that wherever you go so does He. Wherever He leads you, He goes before you, and He goes behind you. 
Know that you cannot escape His presence but you carry His presence.   He wants you not only transformed, but wants you to be performing the fruit-bearing good works that He has set before you (your CALLING in Christ), and it will be through the power of the Gospel coming through you. And as you let the power of the Gospel come through you, then you will be the Gospel spilling out, good news spilled, for it will come spilling out of you; for it has been placed in you, not only for yourself but for others. Ask for revelation -- give Him a platform for manifestation, for He chooses to declare His own glory through you. And in this, a hungry, dying world will come to the revelation that not only is He alive and well, but that they are His, and He longs to be theirs.   "And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:" - 1 Corinthians 2:4   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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PROFESSING GOD'S PROMISES INTO OUR LIVES

"Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; who was faithful to Him that appointed Him, as also Moses was faithful in all His house" - Hebrews 3:1-2
The word "profession" in the Greek means: an agreement; terms of surrender; confession. What does it mean when it says that Jesus is the "Apostle of our profession"? 
It means that we walk in agreement with Him because He is the very living Word! His promises belong to us. This means that we come into agreement with God's Word through faith and what we speak. Jesus is our Apostle and High Priest; He stands with us on the promises of His Word and desires for us to step fully into them.
A confession is something we believe, something that we have spoken out of the mouth — something spoken with authority! It is similar to a decree. We experienced salvation by believing in our hearts and confessing out of our mouth that Jesus is Lord (Romans 10:9).This is the recipe of faith and that which brings about the manifestation of God's promises in our lives.   THE POWER OF THE DECREE   The apostle Peter said, "If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God" - 1 Peter 4:11. The word "oracle" when translated in Greek means an utterance of God. When we begin to release the decree, we suddenly become the mouthpiece of God! The Bible says to decree a thing, and it shall be established (Job 22:28). When you speak and release a decree, your words carry power, and it establishes something in the spirit realm!
We begin to decree and take authority in the Spirit Realm! 
It's time to release the decree. 
It's time that we begin to speak and see the blessings of God overflow around us. 
Let it be in our hearts this day, that we would be so bold to declare: "On Earth as it is in Heaven!"
What will you decree to happen in your life in 2019? What will you dare to believe God for? What will be the fruit of what you will speak into existence?   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

Seeking Communion - February 3, 2019

"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." - 2 Chronicles 7:14
DESIRING HIS PRESENCE
It is certainly a time of calling upon the name of the Lord and praying but we don't want to forget the rest of the Scripture...it is also a time to seek His face.
To seek means to desire, to seek to secure oneself to, and to require. The word "face" in this Scripture means to seek His presence, to turn toward Him, and to make a clear path to God.
We are to desire God, to secure ourselves to Him. We are to desire His presence, to turn toward Him and to remove anything that would stop us from being in His presence. That is what God means by seeking His face.
It is easy to pray a short prayer and go about your day. Often, it is much more difficult to pray from a place of seeking God and seeking His face. The latter takes time, it takes focus and it takes setting your own agenda aside and surrendering entirely to God alone; but when you do this, the reward is great. It will take putting God and His presence first – before work, family, ministry and anything else that may demand your attention.   THE TIME IS NOW
In Psalm 27:8 David said, "When You said, 'Seek My face' my heart said, 'Thy face, Lord, I will seek.'"
God is saying to you, "Seek My face." What is your response? Is it like David's? Are you saying, "Thy face God, I will seek." Or are you saying, "When I get caught up at work, or when things slow down a bit..."? The time is NOW and by next month "this time" may have passed. Seek Him now, while He can be found, as the Scripture says (Isaiah 55:6).
Acting in the spirit of sacrifice He will come to you and His reward will be with Him:
Wherever His presence is, healing is.
Wherever His presence is, restoration is.
Wherever His presence is, peace is.
Wherever His presence is, prosperity is.
We WILL See the Goodness of God
Psalm 27 ends with "I would have lost heart if I had not believed I would see the goodness of God in the land of the living." Psalm 27:13
Seeing the goodness of God – here, in our life – is the fruit of intimacy with God; it is part of the reward. Seek Him now. Seek His face and see His Goodness.
Can you sense His desire for time with you?   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 267

Exodus 33:18,22,23 - Then Moses said, "I pray Thee, show me Thy glory!" And it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by. "Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen." When Moses saw the Lord's back, what did he see? When we think of seeing His glory we think of everything from beautiful colors to some perception of His nature. Is it possible that Moses prophetically saw the stripes that were on His back? Remember, the Lord was crucified from the beginning. When He created the world He knew that He would also have to suffer and even die for it, yet He continued. There is nothing else that will ever more fully reveal His glory. When we truly behold what He did for us we will be changed. Colossians 1:13,16,17 - "Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him and for Him: And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist."    
2 Corinthians 8:9 - "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich." Jesus never was poor. When the Bible says, Jesus became poor, it means He was poor in comparison to what He had in His heavenly home.
Before Mary and Joseph went to the barn, they first went to the inn to get a room. Mary and Joseph had plenty of money to get a room at the inn. The problem was, the inn had no room for the Savior.
Yes, Jesus was born in a manger, but not to teach us poverty. God was showing us that we were not making room for the Savior to be born in our lives. Affirmations: I MAKE ROOM FOR JESUS EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE. THROUGH THE BLOOD THAT THE LORD JESUS SHED FOR ME, I AM ABUNDANCE.    
"Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." - Ephesians 5:20 Thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity. That is why He has instructed you to give thanks for everything. There is an element of mystery in this transaction: You give Him thanks (regardless of your feelings), and He gives you joy (regardless of your circumstances). This is a spiritual act of obedience—at times, blind obedience. Nonetheless, those who obey Him in this way are invariably blessed, even though difficulties may remain. Thankfulness opens your heart to His Presence and your mind to His thoughts. You may still be in the same place, with the same set of circumstances, but it is as if a light has been switched on, enabling you to SEE FROM HIS PERSPECTIVE. It is this Light of His Presence that removes the sting from adversity. "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." - Psalm 118:1   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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The Most Holy Place: The Eighth-Day Solemn Assembly, Shemini Atzereth

The Most Holy Place: The Eighth-Day Solemn Assembly, Shemini Atzereth Leviticus 23:34 …“The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the LORD. … 36 …On the eighth day you shall have a holy miqraw/convocation… It is an atzereth/solemn assembly… 39 …a shabbathōn/special sabbath. This seventh and final sacred assembly day concludes the religious festival cycle. This seventh and final sacred assembly day concludes the religious festival cycle. The Law of Moses provides no information about it other than the phrase “the eighth day.” Early Church leaders such as Barnabus, Irenaeus, and Hippolytus, undoubtedly influenced by an earlier Hebraic tradition, taught that this world will exist for 7000 years. The last 1000 years – “the Millennium” of Revelation 20 – will constitute this worldʼs sabbath-rest: the Messianic Kingdom Age of peace. Cf. Heb. 4:4-9; 2 Pet. 3:8; Ps. 90:4. At the end of the Millennium, John saw Revelation 20:11 …a great white throne and the One sitting on it, from whose countenance the earth and the heaven fled away. … 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth… 2 and the holy city, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God… In a seven-day weekly cycle, the eighth day is also the first day of a new week. Such is the case here. Just as “God created the heavens and the earth…the first day” (Gen. 1:1, 5), so on the coming ʻsecond first dayʼ will He create 2 Peter 3:13 …new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Isaiah 65:17 …And the former [heavens and earth] shall not be remembered [or, commemorated], and not ascend upon/over the heart. When God originally “laid the foundations of the earth…the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.” Job 38:4, 7 When God “create…a new earth… Jerusalem [shall be] a rejoicing, and her people a joy.” Is. 65:17-18 That latter celebration is represented by the Feast of the Eighth Day. The Veiled and Unveiled Face In the body of man, the seventh and final sacred assembly day is represented by the brainʼs unveiled heavenly vision itself. By that eighth-millennium Day, the righteous among men will have become so purified and sanctified that for the very first time recorded in Scripture, the following is said of them – Revelation 22:4 They shall gaze upon His [Godʼs/the Fatherʼs] Face… – whereas formerly, menʼs visions of God have been limited to Ezekiel 1:28 …the appearance of the likeness of the Glory of the LORD. Numbers 12:8 …the form/similitude of the LORD. Exodus 33:20 [Because] He said, “You shall not be able to see My Face; for no man [Heb. adam: earthly man] shall see Me and live.” However, because of the sanctified state of the inhabitants of the New Jerusalem, all such representations and similitudes, even including the Tabernacle and Court, will no longer be required; therefore Revelation 21:22 …[there will be] no naos/sanctuary in it [the New Jerusalem], for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its sanctuary. Thus there is no need for any Scriptural information about the Eighth Day Feast other than its date. Conclusion This series of articles was able to provide merely a glimpse of the unitary nature of Creation in all of its levels and forms; all of which developed “in the beginning” out of the One Divine Word/One Divine Man. In each of these levels/worlds – light, spirit, soul, and flesh – the Divine Man has His Presence, taking form as Man according to the type of garment of that world. As also do the angelic sons of God in the garments of their worlds. And as will do the redeemed and made-righteous Adamic sons of God, after they have completed their discipleship in the Way of Salvation. God commanded that Way to be represented in type by the Tabernacle and Court, and by His appointed Holy Days associated with them. THE STRIKE THROUGHS ARE A GLITCH OF THIS SYSTEM, WHICH I AM UNABLE TO REMOVE.

WilliamL

WilliamL

 

Daily Word - January 31, 2019

"For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you [O Jerusalem], and His glory shall be seen on you." - Isaiah 60:2 He's rising upon you right now! You have purpose in His Kingdom; what you do with this seed and the year ahead (2019) will be determined by you. If you keep the seed (your destiny, business, family) in your hands, God cannot activate the fullness of His blessings and goodness.
This year, determine in your soul (your mind, will, and emotions) that this is the year you succeed in all that you do. Speak to the mountains and the circumstances in your life. Decree and speak into those things that have not yet happened that they will. Far too long many have settled for status quo, barely getting by.
This new season will be just that: new and refreshing. You will step into God'spurpose for your life.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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TRANSFORMED AND UNSHAKABLE

"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." - Romans 12:2 (NLT)
Political correctness, new cultural norms, and social pressure are trying to reshape the very fabric of the Church to be conformed to this world instead of being the transformational force we are called to be by the renewing of our minds by God's Word (Romans 12:2). The enemy has loosed a spirit of seduction, deception, and intimidation against the Church that, if we are not strong, will cause our very foundations to crumble. In 1 Samuel 30, we see the story of David at Ziklag. At Ziklag, the Amalekites attacked and robbed David and David's men, taking everything that was precious in their lives.
The Amalekite spirit is indicative of a vicious, violent spirit of robbery. These were desperate times and David had a decision to make: would he give in to what was happening in hopelessness, despair or would he attack back? David did the wise thing and inquired of the Lord. The answer was clear and emphatic: pursue, overtake, attack, take back and recover all! This is the same answer that the Lord is decreeing to the Church today: "Attack your lack and don't look back!"   DON'T LOSE YOUR CONFIDENCE
The enemy wants to shake your confidence. You must be bold and believe for the great things God has promised you
David was able to calm himself and seek God and receive the word he needed to hear in order to continue to advance toward his destiny. The enemy wants to rattle your cage and get you off your game but don't let him. Scripture declares: 
"The God of peace will soon crush satan underneath your feet..." (Romans 16:20). 
We pursue the Lord first so God's peace will allow us to hear His voice and guide us to victory.   DON'T LOSE YOUR HOPE!
Hopelessness is a direct attack against the nature of God. The enemy wants to rob our hope of seeing things change or regaining our possessions. We must not shrink back in despair, but rise up in hope and faith. We understand that Christ in us is the very hope of glory and the banner of victory to bring the change God wants.
"For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory." - NLT   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 266

Job 1:10 - "Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land." As God built a hedge around Job, which limited Satan, so today He will do the same for any child of God who applies the blood to a given situation. The blood is the hedge that stops the Destroyer. Revelation 12:11 - "And they overcame him by the BLOOD of the Lamb and by the WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY, and they did not love their lives to the death." Exodus 12:7,13 - "And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side-posts and on the upper door post of the houses...And the blood shall be to you and for a token upon the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt."
Confessions:
I OVERCOME ALL FEAR, DEPRESSION, UNBELIEF, WAVERING AND HALFHEARTEDNESS, DISCOURAGEMENT, TEMPTATION, AND SICKNESS BY THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS AND THE WORD OF MY TESTIMONY.   MY SOUL IS FILLED WITH LOVE AS I GAZE ON JESUS' PRECIOUS BLOOD.   BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF THE BLOOD IN MY HEART, I APPLY THE BLOOD WITH MY MOUTH OVER THE DOORPOSTS OF MY LIFE.      
Luke 5:4 - "When Jesus had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, 'Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch."' Luke 5 is a great example of the Church in our day. We have been fishing all night and have not caught much. Many of us have not ventured out of the shallow water, out of the zones of safety and comfortableness, to find the fish where they are. The fish are in the deep water; they are outside the Church, and outside our opinions and prejudices. As we are obedient to God's call and venture into the deep water and into relationships with people "on the streets," we will be overwhelmed by the response and will need to network with other churches to accommodate the great numbers of people who will come to Jesus. 

Matthew 4:19 - And Jesus said unto them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."      
"Then, knowing what lies ahead for you, you won't become bored with being a Christian, nor become spiritually dull and indifferent, but you will be anxious to follow the example of those who receive all that God has promised them because of their strong faith and patience." - Hebrews 6:12 (Living Bible) Now is the time to press into the Lord for Fresh Empowerment and Activation for harvest in the coming 2019 season. We need to see a tremendous outpouring of the Power of the Holy Spirit for our current Time.
As we go into this season we pray to see a notable increase in the Power of the Lord from the Fire of His Presence that will cause many to turn to Him. We need to pray for these seven blessings: 1. Greater Power
2. Greater Anointing
3. Greater Favor
4. Greater Flow of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
5. Greater Evidence of the Fruit of the Spirit
6. Greater Doors and Influence through the favor of the Lord.
7. Greater Harvest   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

STEPPING OUT OF THE SHADOWS

1 Samuel 10:22 - "Therefore they inquired further of the Lord, 'Has the man come here yet?' So the Lord said, 'Behold, he is hiding himself among the baggage." There are those who have been chosen by God and have not yet stepped out of hiding. Shame, fear, and rejection have held you back. You've struggled to walk in your true identity as sons and daughters. You've questioned and doubted that God would have such great plans for you. You've wondered if you have what it takes. You've entertained thoughts such as, "It's safe here. If I don't step out, I won't risk failure. No one will see my weaknesses or my flaws if I stay in hiding. I can't get hurt if I hide."   REJECT PARALYZING MIND-SETS   Isaiah 43:19 - "Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert."
Do not sell out to these lies. Come out from the baggage that holds you back, that keeps you from moving forward. Come out of the mindset that keeps you paralyzed, unable to move. Let go of the former things – past failures, past rejections. God is doing a new thing. He's calling you out from among the baggage and leading you into a place of kingship. This place of kingship is where you've always belonged. As you take the steps to move out of hiding, you will experience the reality of the peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7). This peace creates courage; a courage to face your enemies head-on without fear of failure and with the ability to walk in absolute faith in the victorious outcome, no matter what comes your way. Isaiah 41:10 - "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." It's time to believe God! It's time to believe God will do exactly what He said He will do concerning you and your calling in Christ. It's time for you to step out of hiding and into your identity and into God's PURPOSE for your life. God has chosen you. He has called you, anointed you, and only you can do what it is that God has called you to do. If you take the steps to come out of hiding, you will begin to see the favor of God in your life in ways you've never experienced. You will experience the glory of God manifested in your life and through your life in ways you into the lives of others. This manifestation of His glory will no longer be a dream but a reality.
Deuteronomy 31:6-8 - "Be strong and courageous...The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

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