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FAITH THAT APPROPRIATES AND MANIFESTS

Luke 19:12,13 - He said: "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return. So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. 'Put this money to work,' he said, 'until I come back.'   A mina represents the truths of God's word, our inheritance in Christ, the love of God shed abroad in our hearts, and the covenant blessing that are given to each believer. Each individual has the same; no one is given extra to start with. This parable speaks of what every one of us as believers possess in Christ. These blessings are ours in Christ, but it is our faith that appropriates and manifests them here on earth. And it's our obedience and giving that causes them to multiply. This is why the nobleman, who represents Jesus, says to his servants (us) - "Do business till I come". We are to take what we have been given and multiply it to the glory of God.   Luke 19:20,24 - "Then another servant came and said, 'Sir here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth. Then he said to those standing by, 'Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.'"   The master said, "For I say to you, that to everyone who has, more will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him." 
More revelation will be given to him that has. This involves asking, seeking, and knocking(Matthew 7:7,8). This parable shows that each man had the potential of multiplying his mina many times over. In regard to our personal lives, THERE IS NO LIMIT TO HOW MUCH WE CAN AFFECT AND BUILD THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
Affirmations: I ALLOW THE SEED OF INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL WITHIN ME TO BE RELEASED AND DISPLAY THE GLORY OF GOD TO THE WORLD!
I FORGET THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND, AND PRESS TOWARD THE MARK FOR THE PRIZE OF THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS.  
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

Ten Power Exhortations - September 16, 2018

Luke 12:35: "Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning."
"Dressed" implies walking IN the fullness of your calling and anointing, and ready for action as God directs. There is need to act and respond quickly, so your "lamp" must be filled and ready to burn. God's calling His Bride out of "luke-warmness" and into BURNING for Him. He is inviting you into a new dimension of passionate, contagious, radical pursuit of Him.    
Trying to protect our self-image probably keeps us from seeing more of the power and glory of God than anything else.       We are priests and ministers of the New Covenant in the power and authority of the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead.
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts..... What are you O great mountain...you shall become a plain......amid shouts of 'Grace, grace to it." - Zechariah 4:6,7
What the Lord is showing us in Zechariah 4 is a heavenly blueprint or pattern for the Church. He tells us to die to ourselves, to come out of our own perceived strength and perceived power, and live in His ability. Every believer in Christ Jesus can live in the perpetual continuous flow of the Holy Spirit daily in their life, for we've all been given the blessing and authority to tap into the root of continuous oil. That root is Jesus! (Romans 11:16,17) Are you tired of going around the same old mountain hoping to get to the top, but the obstacles hold you back? It is time to shake off the old and get ready for the new and for receiving the workings of Christ in you, for NEW BEGINNINGS - for the rich oil of His anointing.       Our fight is the fight of faith: Do we believe, AFFIRM AND MEDITATE on what God has promised? Our war is against principalities and powers. Jesus said His words "are spirit and are life" (John 6:63), which is to say that the substance or meaning in Christ's words represents an actual reality -- the living Spirit of the Kingdom of God.
Proclaim the Word of God with authority. Indeed, the Holy Spirit tells us to take up "the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God" (Ephesians 6:17). If we advance protected by the Blood of the Lamb, if we war armed with the Word of God, and if we shoulder in our hearts the Cross of Christ, we will truly be "more than conquerors through Him that loved us" (Romans 8:37).       You need to boldly confess the Word of God that covers your case every day. If you'll say it with victory and with love, it won't be long until God will move for you and your family. "If you shall ask anything in my name I will do it." - John 14:14       Psalm 100:4,5 - "Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations." Satan’s plan is to make us somehow accept, either through our upbringing, our experiences or through Church dogma that certain portions of the life of Christ are untrue or not valid in our case. Every battle we face in life is over the word and whether or not we can build our lives upon the faithfulness and integrity of God. Hebrews 10:23 - "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is FAITHFUL;"      
You become what you listen to. You become what you think, You become what's in your mind. If your mind is filled with the Word of God, then you will start becoming what it says. It will wash you. "Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word." - Ephesians 5:25,26      
Revelation 1:20 - "The mystery of the seven stars which you saw at My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches". We are golden lamps, precious in the sight of God and continually shining and burning with His abiding love. He pours His oil and fire into us and we are the dispensers of the light! The lamp is not a light in itself; it's only the instrument for emitting the light. The lamp has to receive the oil and fire before it can dispense light. Christ pours the unlimited oil of the anointing in us so that we can shine and burn continually, bringing the power, glory, and love of the Lord to the world.       Knowing how He views us in Christ will strengthen the inner man and demolish satan's strongholds. "For the weapons of our warfare are not worldly but have divine power to destroy strongholds." - 2 Corinthians 10:4      
Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."
There is a condition within this verse that is very important -- "...called according to His purpose."
If you read this verse as it is written, then you will see that it is saying that: if you are in God's PURPOSE for your life and do all things according to His word (your calling, commission, and gifting) good things will come to you and the evil one cannot touch you.         "Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, 'See how He loved him!" John 11:35-36
Can you believe for the tear He weeps for you? Are you in a process that has not yet produced answers to your problems or your promises? Jesus says, "Believe, and you will see the glory of God."
Jesus understands the very personal, seemingly not understandable place you are battling and His tears are right there with you – dripping down over you in fact. And now, He calls you forth like Mary and Martha to follow Him further, through the tears, to a place where He plans resurrection and life!  
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

STEPPING INTO STORM -- SILENCING DOMINION POWER

"And He said to them, 'Why are you afraid? Do You still have no faith?'"

In Mark 4:35-41, we see Jesus giving the disciples an opportunity to step into storm-silencing dominion power and divine authority, but they do not quite get it at first. He responds to their call for help by mentoring and modeling how to silence a storm. What we see is that when a storm kicked up, the disciples forgot the word they had from the Lord that they were to go to "the other side" (Mark 4:35), and instead of overcoming the resistance of the storm they allowed themselves to be overcome by it.

Jesus knew the word He had given them was true and certain – no matter what (the word of the Lord always is). He also knew that the disciples were able to handle any storm or resistance. But when the disciples did not step into the authority they had been given by Him as His agents in the earth, Jesus did what He always does – He came to the rescue! Not only does He save them but in the saving He also reminds them of the dominion steward power that is available to every "son" of God in the earth if we simply believe (Romans 8:29, Mark 9:23).

What Jesus shows them then – and each of us right now – is how to silence any storm that would attempt to interrupt, delay or interfere with a promise of God. The simple steps are this: 
(1)Trust and 
(2) rest in the Word of the Lord (Mark 4:35, 39).

Know that He is always with you and empowering you, even in the midst of a severe storm He is right there with you (Mark 4:36). Do not take any storm lying down, but instead stand up to the storms sent against you, your promises, your family, your city, nation or world (Mark 4:39). Speak to the storm and command it to "be still!" Do this until you see the storm obey and bow – because it must (Mark 4:41, John 14:12).

Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

Fauth Makes Room For God's Extravagance

ohn 2:3-5 - When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine." 
"Why do you involve me?" Jesus replied, "My time has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."

Jesus attended a wedding where they ran out of wine. As yet He hadn't performed any of the wonders for which He would later become known.
Mary knew who her Son was and what was possible.....her faith so touched the heart of the Father that He apparently changed the chosen time to unveil Jesus as the miracle worker. Her faith just made room for the extravagance of God! Faith moves heaven, so that heaven will move earth.   Psalm 78:23-25 - "Yet He commanded the clouds above, and opened the doors of heaven; And He rained down manna upon them to eat, and gave them food from heaven. Man did eat the bread of angels; He sent them food in abundance." As we read in John 6:31-35, Jesus is the manna from heaven. We must have a fresh encounter with Him, every day, and we must partake of Him every day. We should be more addicted to the Son of God than a Junky is for His next fix. 
If a junky does not get His fix He will soon begin to shake. Most of the shaking we go through in life is the result of our not having partaken of Christ, every day. We, too, lose our spiritual strength, our vision, and soon go into spiritual convulsions when we do not partake of Him.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

 

Seeking Communion - September 14, 2018

"You will also be [considered] a crown of glory and splendor in the hand of the Lord, And a royal diadem [exceedingly beautiful] in the hand of your God." - Isaiah 62:3 AMP
Wear the crown of glory that He would have you wear uprightly. Lay down any identity that man would come with. Man would come and try to push His crown off your head, and put upon it a counterfeit identity.   IN HIS PRESENCE ARE THE ANSWERS THAT YOU SEEK   Lay down all these things that rush into your mind – to where you cannot even come into His presence, because your mind, your spirit, is somewhere else. Press it aside. Press forward in the run of faith. And know, as you run in faith, you will meet Him, face to face, for in His Presence are the answers for every circumstance you are in. You do not understand what is available to you. He brings forth that which would birth life around you.   Call everything that would command you to die – to give up dreams and visions and hope – command it to be cast behind you, for it is of satan. Tell him to get behind you. Tell him that he cannot hinder the calling in Christ that He has placed upon you. Understand who He calls you to be. You are more than a conqueror in Him, and by His Spirit -- through you.   Let His Spirit rule and reign. Let Him begin to flow out of you – with discernment, with knowledge, with worship. Let all of your might come before His throne. His might well prepare you for when you leave His throne. For you do not walk away empty -- He takes your petition and begins to move and process it on your behalf.   THE MIGHT OF HIS SPIRIT   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. But press forward, and come in boldly, for you have an appointment through His Blood. Let His Blood come and bring life. For has He not said in His Word, there is life in 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. "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being," - Ephesians 3:16   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

Stepping Out In Faith

Exodus 19:14 - "You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to Myself." In facing their threshold or brink, marching through the "GATES" out of captivity in Egypt, Israel has to make a leap of faith. If they took the leap of faith, would God come and bear them up on eagle's wings? God comes through for Israel and opens up the Red Sea. He swoops down and picks them up, carrying them on His wings. However, they had to leap first. Had they not taken bold, daring action, stepping out in faith, God could not have saved them.   Bold action is always motivated by faith of some kind. Faith-filled people of God take bold action, which opens a "GATE" and releases spiritual power.   Paul opened up a "GATE" in Ephesus when he boldly preached the gospel in the city. Not only were people changed but the socioeconomic system of the city was transformed as well. The city transformed (see Acts 19). Bold action opens up a "GATE" of spiritual power and blessing from God. The heavens over an area are opened in a new way. It is at the "GATES" as someone steps onto the threshold that faith and perseverance are tested. It is at the threshold where either spiritual abortion or spiritual birthing occurs.   Affirmations: GOD HAS A GREAT DEAL FOR ME TO POSSESS.   MY TAKING POSSESSION WILL REQUIRE GREAT FAITH AND PERSEVERANCE.   GOD IS CONTINUALLY PUTTING NEW CHALLENGES BEFORE ME TO DEVELOP MY FAITH AND PERSEVERANCE AT A DEEPER LEVEL.   I PRESS TOWARD THE MARK FOR THE PRIZE OF THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS.     ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

Daily Word - September 13, 2018

"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
If God the Father was able to breathe new life into the lifeless body of His Son, then we are also beneficiaries of this great gift – given to us when Jesus died and was raised from the dead. But it's up to us to grab hold of this gift in faith and believe it as if it were so because it only comes alive for us as we apply it and say, "It's mine, and I'm not taking no for an answer!" Once we do that we are supernaturally empowered and energized by the mighty power of God -- unstoppable!
Psalm 84:11 says, "No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly." That means that He will never refuse to restore to those who ask for help. No one is too far gone if they're still alive and breathing air. In fact, Psalm 116:2 puts it this way: "Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!"
Jesus was raised from the dead by the power of God the Father, and that very same power already resides in us because His Holy Spirit lives inside us. With this inborn power, God can resurrect our dreams, our godly ambitions, and our passions. Every good thing that's been lost can be restored to even greater heights through the miraculous power of God.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

Tuning In To God's Voice

Jesus said, "Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear" (Mark 4:9). He also said that His sheep hear His voice (John 10:27). Not hearing the Father speak, not understanding the voice of the Holy Spirit, is the root of many of life's problems. If we would only linger a little longer in His voice, then perhaps we would live great lives of blessing and purpose that yields fruit for the Kingdom instead of frustration.   REMOVING THE BLOCKAGES -- WHAT KEEPS YOU FROM HEARING?   There are blockages that keep us from hearing. Perhaps you have fears. Perhaps you don't believe that God will speak to you.  Maybe you are convinced that hearing God is not for today. Maybe you believe that God speaks to others but not to you. Whatever the blockage is, it needs to be removed.
The grace of God is such that He wants you to hear His voice more than you even want to listen. Romans 5:8 says, "But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  He came for us. He saw us in our condition of deafness and blindness and sent His own Son in the earth to help us to see and hear again.
He begins to remove the blockages even before we desire for them to be removed. That is grace.
God who created the heavens and the earth wants to speak to us.
In His voice there is creative power. When He spoke through Ezekiel an entire valley of dry bones rose back to life and formed a mighty army. That is the power of hearing. When you hear and you speak what God says, then He does great things.   UNPLUG YOUR SPIRITUAL EARS!   Today, believe the Lord to unplug your spiritual ears and to tune you into the frequency of Heaven's voice. Begin to walk with Him and talk with Him and hear Him call you His own. 
The grace of God is such that He always speaks to the hungry. He always opens ears to hear. 
So just thank Him because your breakthrough is coming.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

Daily Meditations and Affirmations - 229

Mark 4:14,20 - "The sower sows the Word. And those sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the Word and receive and accept and welcome it and bear fruit - some thirty times as much as was sown, some sixty times as much, and some even a hundred times as much."   Jesus didn't spend time trying to get men out of poverty. He got the poverty out of them and they did the rest. If Christ were here today, He wouldn't move people out of the slums...He'd simply get the slums out of them. Their new inner image would eventually change their surroundings to match the new prosperous image on the inside. Affirmations: GOD'S WAY OF CHANGING MY WORLD IS BY FIRST CHANGING MY SELF-IMAGE THROUGH HIS WORD AND THE WORK OF HIS SPIRIT ON THE INSIDE OF ME.   TODAY I CONFESS GOD'S PROMISES - I AM SOWING THE SEED OF HIS WORD INTO THE SOIL OF MY HEART WHERE IT WILL BEGIN TO DEVELOP AND BRING TO PASS WHAT I HAVE SPOKEN.         Matthew 5:4 - "Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted." Jesus was talking about the mourning of the intercessor. He was teaching about the comfort that comes to the intercessor when He is assured by the Holy Spirit that He has prayed through. 

To pray through means to break through the barriers that have stopped the work of God in the lives of others. It means using your spiritual armor to push back the forces of darkness that surrounds them. Affirmations: AS A PRAYER WARRIOR FOR GOD I REACH OUT FOR HIS MERCY AND COMPASSION FOR THE SINNER, FOR THE SICK, AND FOR THE DOWNCAST.   I DON'T LET UP UNTIL I HAVE THE ASSURANCE INSIDE, IN MY SPIRIT, THAT EVERY BARRIER IS BROKEN AND EVERY AREA OF BONDAGE HAS BEEN ABOLISHED.         As soon as Paul saw the light from heaven above the brightness of the sun, he said, "Lord what wilt thou have me to do?" - Acts 19:6
God wants to charge our faith today. He wants us to see it is not obtained by struggling and working and pining. "...the Father himself loveth you..." (John 16:27) "..Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses" (Matthew 8:17). "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:18).
May we lay hold of this living faith today -- the Blood has never lost its power -- as we get nearer and nearer to Jesus wonderful things will take place. The baptism of Jesus must bring us to have a single eye to the glory of God; everything else is wasted time and wasted energy.
The Holy Spirit wants us for the purpose of manifesting Jesus through us. The Holy Spirit moving upon us will make us to be like Him, and we will truly say, "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?"   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

Albert Finch

 

FAITH BUILDING OF YOUR SPIRIT

Matthew 12:34,35 -- ....."For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things."
Words won't work without faith any more than faith will work without words! It takes them both to put the law of faith in motion.
As Matthew 12:34-35 says, it's the words that come from the heart that produce results. The person who just throws in a couple of faith words now and then isn't speaking them from the abundance of his heart, so they're not effective. Does that mean you shouldn't start speaking words of faith until you're sure you have the faith to back them? No! Speaking words of faith is good spiritual exercise. If you want to receive healing by faith, for example, fasten your mind and your mouth on the Word of God where your health is concerned. Instead of talking about how miserable you feel, quote Isaiah 53:5. Say, "Jesus was wounded for my transgressions. He was bruised for my iniquities. The chastisement of my peace was upon Him; and with His stripes, praise God, I am healed!" If you'll continue to meditate on those words and continue to say them, the truth in them will begin to sink in. They'll take root in your heart (spirit) and begin to grow. And eventually you really will be speaking from the abundance of your heart (spirit).   When that happens, it won't matter what the circumstances look like. You'll know you have what you've been believing for and the devil himself won't be able to talk you out of it. You'll cross the line from hope to faith, and you'll start seeing those mountains move.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Daily Meditations and Affirmations - 228

Matthew 4:17 - "From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, 'Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'" RENEWING THE MIND BEGINS WITH REPENTANCE. THAT IS THE GATEWAY TO RETURN TO OUR ORIGINAL ASSIGNMENT ON EARTH. 
"RE" MEANS TO GO BACK - IE. GO BACK TO GOD'S PERSPECTIVE ON REALITY. AND IN THAT PERSPECTIVE THERE IS A RENEWAL, A REFORMATION THAT AFFECTS OUR INTELLECT, OUR EMOTIONS, AND EVERY PART OF OUR LIVES.
WHEN THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF CARNALITY, IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN OBVIOUS, DISGUSTING SIN. BECAUSE THEY LIVE WITHOUT THE DEMONSTRATED POWER OF THE GOSPEL, MANY CHRISTIANS HAVE LOST THEIR SENSE OF PURPOSE AND GONE BACK TO SIN.
HAVING A RENEWED MIND IS AN ISSUE OF HOW MUCH OF HEAVEN HE OR SHE WANTS IN HIS OR HER LIFE RIGHT NOW.         Hosea 4:6 - "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge."

What you do not know can destroy you.
You cannot take hold of the grace and blessings of God unless you have knowledge of what He has provided for you -- ie. that you have to know what belongs to you.
Many people have accepted disease and sickness as teachers. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit will lead you into all truth. Not, "Yea, I will send disease and it will teach you and lead you into all truth." AFFIRMATIONS: God wants me knowledgeable I am a child of the most high God, and heir of God, a joint-heir with Jesus and have the right to enter the holy of holies. I embrace the Word and stand upon it.
Hebrews 11:6 - "But without faith, it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. "    
Psalm 5:3 -- 'In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.' Hearing from God is living with expectation toward Him because expectation places a demand on the Holy Spirit. We should live with expectation toward God twenty-four hours a day, for He abides within us at all times. God does talk. He is speaking continually. Christians need to develop their receivers (their human spirits) which will enable them to tune in to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Ultimately, the Lord desires that we LIVE A LIFE OF LISTENING. If we insist on God speaking audibly to us, it basically breaks one of His fundamental laws -- It is impossible to please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6). It takes no faith to hear or obey an audible voice. But it does take faith to pay attention to the still small inner voice and witness of the Holy Spirit. It takes discipline to command all manner of distractions to be still while we wait before God.  
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Daily Meditations and Affirmations - 227

Luke 4:18,19 - "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He has anointed me;
He has sent me to announce good news to the poor,
to proclaim release for prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind,
to let the broken victims go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." Jesus' concern for mankind was applauded. His Humility was revered, but it was the anointing that released the supernatural. And it was the supernatural invasion of God Himself that was rejected by the religious leaders.
This anointing is actually the person of the Holy Spirit upon someone to equip them for supernatural endeavors.
To fulfill His mission, Jesus needed the Holy Spirit; and that mission, with all its objectives, was to finish the Father's work. If the Son of God was that reliant upon the anointing, His behavior should clarify our need for the Holy Spirit's presence upon us to do what the Father has assigned.      
Hebrews 12:2 - ".......who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross......." JESUS VISUALIZED HIMSELF IN VICTORY. HIS MIND WAS PICTURING VICTORY. WHEN JESUS WALKED TO CALVARY, HE WAS NOT LOOKING AT THE CROSS; HE WAS LOOKING AT THE RESURRECTION. Mark 5:28 - "If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole." THE WOMAN WITH THE ISSUE OF BLOOD VISUALIZED. IT HAPPENED IN HER MIND BEFORE IT HAPPENED IN HER BODY. Affirmations: I SEE MYSELF WITH VICTORY. I VISUALIZE WHERE GOD WANTS ME TO BE. THEN, I ACT AS IF I AM ALREADY THERE.         "And Goliath cursed David by his gods. The Philistine also said to David, 'Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the beasts of the field.'" - 1 Samuel 18:43,44 Goliath first used fiery darts against David (his words of negativity), believing that the negativity alone would cause David to cower down! Yes, Goliath's negative words were meant to be a "first-blow" against David to weaken him so that Goliath could move in quickly for the kill! For us today, a Philistine spirit might sound like this: • You're too young (old) to be used of God.
• You're unqualified to lay hands on the sick and see them healed.
• You're not a good speaker.
• Your family was poor. How can you ever consider yourself blessed of God?
• You are not attractive, you're fat (skinny), or too short (tall).
• You are weak. Just take a good look at yourself. Is there anything about you of which you can really be proud?
• You failed. You sinned. God will never use you. God has abandoned you. Notice that this spirit targets our significance. In other words, it targets our identity as a Christian: a blood-bought Believer, a child of the King, a son and daughter of God. This is exactly what Goliath attempted to do with David...infiltrate his belief system concerning his identity and his relationship with God!
We are already victorious because of the Cross. Still we must possess our Promised Land through AFFIRMING and MEDITATING the scriptures that have to do with our identity as born-again believers. Jesus paid the price for it – let's believe it and enter into it!   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Daily Meditations and Affirmations - 226

John 14:14,15 - "(Yes) I will grant (I Myself will do for you) whatever you shall ask in My Name. If you (really) love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands." HOW IS IT THAT THIS PROMISE IS NOT FULFILLED FOR US? WHY IS IT THAT SUCH GREAT ANTICIPATION RESULTS IN SUCH A SMALL RETURN? LIKE THE RICH YOUNG RULER, WE KNOW SOMETHING IS MISSING IN US. WE ASK THE MASTER, "WHAT STILL DO I LACK?" JESUS WILL NOT SPONTANEOUSLY ANSWER OUR REQUESTS UNTIL WE INSTINCTIVELY OBEY HIS. OBEDIENCE TO HIS REQUESTS PREPARES US TO EXPERIENCE HIS INDWELLING, WHERE HIS LOVE FINDS ITS FULFILLMENT. IT IS VITAL THAT WE OBEY HIM, BUT CHRIST'S ULTIMATE GOAL IS NOT JUST OUR OBEDIENCE, BUT OUR ONENESS WITH HIM. HE IS AFTER OUR LOVE. AND WHAT IS LOVE? IT IS A PASSION FOR ONENESS. Affirmation: I AROUSE MY SPIRIT TO THE DEEP, HOLY DESIRE IN CHRIST'S PROMISE - "I WILL LOVE HIM, AND WILL DISCLOSE MYSELF TO HIM" (JOHN 14:21).      
Malachi 3:6 - "I am the Lord, I change not." The world's order of things is unsure, indefinite, and unreliable. However, God has no double standard. He doesn't say one thing today and something else tomorrow. Affirmations: I DEPEND ON THE WORD TO GIVE ME STABILITY WHEN EVERYTHING ELSE AROUND ME GIVES WAY.

I AM CONFIDENT WHEN OTHERS ARE CONFUSED AND PEACEFUL WHEN OTHERS ARE UNDER PRESSURE BECAUSE I LET WHAT GOD SAYS SETTLE THE ISSUES OF LIFE.   I AM OVERCOMING WHEN OTHERS ARE BEING OVERCOME!         "For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ" - 1 Corinthians 2:16
This is a cross–reference from Isaiah 40:13 which says: "Who can fathom the Spirit of the LORD, or instruct the LORD as his counselor?" What Paul was trying to say is that along with the domain of the King comes the reality of our mind being merged with His! Under the law (OLD COVENANT), no one could understand the mind of the Lord, but under grace (NEW COVENANT), we have been given His very mind. This is the reality of a Kingdom Dweller. Our mind is no longer a battleground for the enemy, but a concourse for the Holy Ghost. According to 1 Corinthians 4:1, we are stewards of His mysteries! A steward literally means a governor. A kingdom must be in place for us to govern—and that Kingdom is His, and you are a governor of His mysteries on the earth!
That being said, we no longer press in for more of what we don't have but learn all of WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST and OUR RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD which we have been granted through Christ Jesus' Blood!  
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Daily Word - September 5, 2018

"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;... To comfort all who mourn, To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning,The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness,..."- Isaiah 61:1-3   According to Isaiah 61:1-3, God is more than able to make beauty from ashes. But what if we ourselves lit the match that burned them to the ground? Will God still help us? Will He resurrect our dreams if we are the ones who caused them to die? Absolutely! Because God is a God of the second chance. He takes joy and great delight in making all things new to bless us!
Do you have areas in your life where you feel dead inside? Are you struggling through personal issues, financial struggles, family problems, or a lack of passion for your career? Do you feel as if God has lost your address, forgotten about you, or is simply too busy to care? Release the tight grip and open your hand, giving Him your worries, burdens, and dead or dying dreams. Let Him breathe new life into them for you.
Perhaps you feel unworthy of God's resurrection power because of something you've done. Well, take heart, because if you humble yourself and repent, He will give beauty for ashes. Answer this question: Do you reject your precious children when they make mistakes? Of course not, and neither does God! He will lovingly correct you and then restore you back to health, making all things new!
The first step is to embrace the power of God, believing He will restore you.
Ask Him to breathe new life into the dark and lifeless areas of your life.
Be patient and wait in faith.
Don't quit before the miracle happens!
Hold on to the promise as if your life depended on it, because it does.
And never take no for an answer!
"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   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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TAKING ACTION ON YOUR VISION

View Blog Ephesians 1:3,4 - "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. According as he has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love." Many people who are doing something significant for God in the world are doing it "without their own resources" because God doesn't want us to depend on our own abilities.
Instead, He wants us to be obedient by putting the vision on paper and then looking to Him to generate the funds and other resources that are needed to support His own work.
Your provision, however, is usually hidden until you act on your vision. Whatever you were born to do attracts what you need to do it. Therefore, you first have to establish what you want to do, and begin to do it, before the need can be met. 
Most people work in reverse. They want to see the provisions before they start, but faith doesn't work that way. When we take action, then God manifests the provision.   Genesis 22:13,14 - "The Abraham looked up and glanced around, and behold, behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up for a burnt offering and an ascending sacrifice instead of his son! So Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide."
God already prepared everything you would need before He created you so that you could do what you were born to do. He knew what you needed because He chose you for your vision a long time ago. God tells us we don't have to worry about our provision because He has already blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Affirmations:
I KNOW THAT GOD WILL NEVER GIVE ME A VISION WITHOUT PROVISION. I REALIZE THAT MY PROVISION IS USUALLY HIDDEN UNTIL I ACT ON MY VISION.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Seeking Communion - September 4, 2018

Those who wait on Him and remain faithful to obey Him will soar. They will accomplish more NOW than ever before. Now is the time for the mature believers to prevail -- the tenacious ones who don't give up, who persist -- the faithful ones who set their face toward the goal and do not relent till it comes to pass.
This is the hour for the warrior spirit to arise, the sons of the Lion of Judah! This is the year to excel and ascend. Cultivate that spirit of excellence. "Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and innocent children of God -- without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Among whom you will appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life." - (Philippians 2:14-16) He will grow your influence and enlarge your territory (1 Chronicles 4:10). Abide in Him, let Him abide in you. Only with His presence will you produce fruit that lasts.
This is the year for the workers in the field, the ones who have pledged their allegiance to the Lord of hosts and served Him with unwavering resolve -- He will come and be with His faithful servants -- He will empower them to do far greater things than they could've ever imagined. This is the year that the nameless, faceless, rankless army of the Lord will be raised up. A company of people who fear only the Lord, whose eyes look only to Him, and who march in unity without breaking rank. Remove pride that exalts itself against Him -- remove the human wisdom that rises up against His wisdom. For His ways are above your ways, His thoughts are higher than your thoughts.
"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." - Isaiah 40:28-31

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Daily Meditations and Affirmations - 225

John 14:12 - "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father."
Jesus' life was a model of what mankind could become if it were in right relationship with the Father. This meant that every true believer would have access to the realm of life that Jesus lived in. Jesus came as the light of the world. He then passed the baton to us announcing that we are the light of the world.       John 1:51 - "Then He said to him, 'I assure you, most solemnly I tell you all, you shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man!'" Genesis 28:12 - "And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!" WHAT WAS THE INITIAL REVELATION OF THE HOUSE OF GOD? IT HAS THE PRESENCE OF GOD, A GATE TO HEAVEN, AND A LADDER WITH ANGELS ASCENDING AND DESCENDING UPON IT. THIS REVELATION SHOWS THE RESOURCES THAT ARE AT OUR DISPOSAL TO CARRY OUT THE MASTER'S PLAN. Affirmations: I AM THE TEMPLE OF GOD. I AM A DWELLING PLACE OF GOD. MY ASSIGNMENT IS TO BE A STEWARD OF THE HEAVENLY REALM. MY SPEECH DEMONSTRATES THE POWER OF GOD'S SPIRIT IN MY LIFE.      
Philippians 4:6 - "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God."
Many prayers for lost loved ones never really reach their heavenly destination, not because people weren't praying, but they simply are not believing that they would receive what they were asking for.
"They replied, 'Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved -- you and your household.'" - Acts 16:31
Many who have been faithfully praying for family members for many years are actually praying themselves into a state of depression. This kind of praying is not scriptural! Begin to believe and start thanking Him that He is going to save them NOW! Thank Him that He is going to bring in the lost.
Go ahead and start treating the lost as though they were already saved. Start living as though your prayers are already answered! When you do, your life will become so full of thanksgiving and praise and worship, that you will begin to see delivery from Heaven. Praise and worship moves Him to do outrageous acts of blessings upon the earth!
Prayer with thanksgiving proves to God that we believe we are going to receive what we are asking for.  
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EXPECTING GOD-EMPOWERED BOLDNESS

"that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, that the Christ may dwell, through faith, in your hearts, being rooted and founded in love, - Ephesians 3:16,17 As believers, we are rooted and grounded in His magnificent love (Ephesians 3:17). We have courage, the depth of which is confidence in the Lord. Today we declare that we will "Trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not unto our own understanding; in all our ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct our path." - Proverbs 3:5,6   Holy perseverance is God-empowered boldness and courage that enables us -- deep within -- to persevere. One way to define perseverance is simply to "stay the course." This is a powerful blessing from the Lord that enables us to believe the impossible is possible. It is a work of the Holy Spirit within that enables us to have strength to stay the course, regardless of present circumstances or situations. This is what the prophet Isaiah wrote about:
"Fear not (there is nothing to fear), for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My (victorious) right hand of rightness and justice...Isaiah 41:10 AMP
In this passage, the Lord promises to be with us, to strengthen us, to keep us, and to hold us in a place of victory. The Hebrew meaning of the word strengthen is "to be strong, alert, courageous, brave, stout, bold, solid, hard."
You can stay the course because of the enabling of the strength of the Lord for you and in you!  EXPECT the Holy Spirit to release an even greater strengthening deep within so that you will stand firm for the promises of the Lord for your life and your family.
As you lean into the Lord -- go from strength to strength with deep courage to believe for the impossible to be possible.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY http://afministry.ning.com

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Taking Ground In The Spirit

Ephesians 6:10 - "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might." The fifth place where Jesus shed His blood was where they drove the spikes through His feet, nailing Him to the cross. The bloodshed from His feet also redeemed us from our loss of dominion and authority. The Greek word "Kratos," relates to God's manifested dominion and therefore our outer strength. Kratos speaks of dominion, power, and strength.
Acts 19:20 - "So the word of the Lord was growing mightily and prevailing." The scripture tells us that in the days of the early church, "the word of the Lord grew mightily (Kratos) and prevailed." When Adam disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, he lost spiritual dominion and authority, and at that moment, satan became the god of this world. But through Jesus' shed blood, we don't have to be trampled by satan. God said to Joshua "every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you.," (Joshua 1:3) There is something about taking ground in the spirit--there is something about taking land.   HOW DO WE PROPHESY OVER OTHERS? We speak the Blood of Jesus over their lives.
We speak health over their lives.
We speak destiny over their lives.   We have been commanded to "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation." (Mark 16:15) Wherever we go, we're to tell people "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!" (Mark 1:15). This would be impossible unless we had the AUTHORITY to take DOMINION of satan's earthly kingdom. Spiritual DOMINION over this earth is ours again because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and wherever we are, the kingdom of heaven is at hand. As believers, we have the authority to walk around our neighborhood and say, "I bind the devil in my neighborhood. I bind the drug addicts and the dope dealers." We can walk through schools and say, "I bind violence, I bind perversion, and I bind New Age teaching," Because every place where we set our foot will be ours. (Deuteronomy 11:24) When we bind the devil, our next step is to loose the peace of Jesus in our streets--loose the righteousness of Jesus in our cities. Matthew 18:18 -- "Truly I say to you, whatever you shall bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven: and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven."
QUESTIONS TO ASK MYSELF: How am I creating an opportunity for God to act through my faith? What incredible acts of faith am I capable of?     ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Daily Word - August 31, 2018

"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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Expectant Prayer

"Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him" (1 John 5:14,15). As we confidently pray according to the promises in the Bible we can expect all the promises of the Lord to be yes and amen in Christ! There are literally thousands of Scripture promises in the Bible that can be applied to our lives. 

The Lord is true (see Revelation 3:7), and His promises are sure. When we pray out of the knowledge of His promises, we can pray with expectation for the answer.   WE MUST INTERNALIZE HIS PROMISES   Of course, if we do not know His promises, we will not be able to confidently go before Him in expectant faith to receive the manifestation of His promises. But as we grow in knowledge of His promises in the Word, we will receive a deeper faith, which will result in a life of trust and obedience. Faith doesn't come from information but from deeply dwelling (meditating) and hearing, through affirming out loud the Word of God.

This is what God wants for us. We bring Him honor and glory when we fully live in His redemptive promises and, as a result, fully live out our divine DESTINY. When we know what He has already supplied for us, we become partakers of these precious promises. About this, Peter wrote: 

"By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the one who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence. And because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world's corruption caused by human desires(2 Peter 1:24).

This is why we need the spirit of wisdom and revelation to show us all God gave to us through the victory of the cross (see Ephesians 1:17). "Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by God" (1 Corinthians 2:12 AMP).

But as we behold Him, we are transformed from glory to glory (see 2 Corinthians 3:17,18). As our minds are renewed by the Spirit, our lives are transformed (see Romans 12:2). When our lives are transformed, we begin to think and act differently and we become hungry to understand God's PURPOSE for our life.
As we begin to change, our influence on others and our environment is huge.
PRAYER MEDITATIONS:
The manifestation of the promises of God for your life.
Revelation of His PURPOSE for your life.
That this be a season of joy that brings advancement in the plans of the Lord for you!     ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Seeking Communion - August 29, 2018

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father." - John 1:14   When the Word became flesh, it didn’t just stop with Jesus. The Word is still becoming flesh as He tabernacles with you, living within your tent of flesh and blood and redeemed humanity. You are His habitation, His dwelling place, and He has established His throne within the chambers of your heart, as a living tabernacle of His glory. The Word becomes who you are DESTINED to be, within the realms of glory; of grace upon grace and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and favor upon favor and gift upon gift.
For the Word must increase and consume your flesh, consume it and be glorified so that when they look upon you they will behold His Glory, and behold one who is indeed begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.   "The Word was the true light that enlightens all men....but to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God -- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will but born of God." - John 1:12,13   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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The Emerging Church

John 13:13-15 -- "Jesus said, 'You call me 'Teacher and Lord' and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet. You also should wash one another's feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.'" John 20:21 -- "Just as the Father has sent me forth so I am sending you."
This is certainly a command of Jesus for the Body of Christ to meet the needs (both temporal and spiritual) of new believers so they may indeed advance in the faith. The humbling service of DISCIPLING a new believer into: who he/she is in Christ, 
his/her right standing with God, and 
walking in the Spirit
is the most valuable Christian service someone can minister to someone who has just had the "born again" experience.
OLD THOUGHT PROCESSES
In order for the church to advance into her destiny there are old thought processes that need to be dismantled:   1. The idea that higher spiritual advancement and development is reserved for the clergy.   2. The idea that spiritual training and discipling is the sole responsibility of the pastor and/or elders.   3. The idea that it takes years in the faith to be able to DISCIPLE other believers.   4. The idea that the only thing the laity is to be involved in is Church programs and listening to sermons.  
Submitting to DISCIPLESHIP training develops a "personal ministry to others consciousness" in the believer as well as promotes unity and brotherly love in the fellowship of the Body of Christ.  
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 223

John 15:7 - "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you." TO ABIDE IN HIM IS TO LIVE IN CEASELESS FUSION WITH HIS PASSIONS. IT IS HIS LIFE, HIS VIRTUE, HIS WISDOM AND HIS SPIRIT WHICH SUSTAIN US. WE BECOME PERFECTLY WEAK, UNABLE TO RESIST HIM. LIKE THE SON'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER, SO WE DO NOTHING FROM OUR OWN INITIATIVE UNLESS IT IS SOMETHING WE SEE HIM DO. Affirmations: I AM CONSTRAINED AND GUIDED BY HIS VOICE.   I AM SURRENDERED AND IMPRISONED IN HIS LOVE.   HIS PRESENCE IS NOT MERELY MY REFUGE, IT IS A PERMANENT ADDRESS.
Song of Solomon 2:14 - "O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret place of the steep pathway, let me see your form, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your form is lovely."         Colossians 3:15 - "And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from the Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts to which as members of Christs one body you were also called to live. And be thankful, giving praise to God always." IF WE ARE IRRITATED AND UPSET ABOUT THINGS IN OUR LIFE IT IS VERY HARD TO RECEIVE QUIET GUIDANCE FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT.
SOMETIMES A CERTAIN ACTION IS IN QUESTION; SO WE LET THE PEACE OF CHRIST BE OUR GUIDE. THROUGH THE SUBTLE INWARD WITNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT HE GUIDES US TO THE ACTION WE NEED TO TAKE. Affirmations: SINCE I MAINTAIN A THANKFUL, GRATEFUL HEART, I FIND IT EASIER TO HEAR THE "UMPIRE OF PEACE" WHEN HE MAKES A CALL.   I DON'T STAY BUSY WITH THE THINGS OF THE WORLD ALL THE TIME - I GIVE TIME AND ATTENTION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT.   I AM THANKFUL AND GIVE PRAISE TO GOD ALWAYS.      
"After many days, the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth. So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria." - 1 Kings 18:1-2 In 1 Kings Chapter 18, Elijah knew in his spirit that something was on the horizon. He sent his servant six times to the sea, but he saw nothing. Although on the seventh time he saw a small cloud on the horizon (see verses 41-44). This cloud is coming our way! It's the new Reign from Heaven to fill us with faith, courage, and whatever we need. Whatever you are facing or dealing with, and no matter how hard the situation may be, God has sent the Fire of the Holy Spirit. He equips you to do the work needed. God had hidden many prophets in caves, but TODAY what God is looking for are the aggressive spiritual warriors carrying the Christ truth that cannot be stopped! Everywhere we go we will overcome injustice with His sword of the Holy Spirit (the Word of God). The cloud is on the horizon, and REIGN is on the way to devour and quench darkness. We will see the greatest advancement of God's Kingdom the world has ever seen.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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EXPANDING OUR EXPECTATION TO SEE

"My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working." (John 5:17)
We work and partner with what he is already doing in Heaven. The father works in heaven and we work with the Holy Spirit on earth. "So Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he "sees" the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise."
We are totally dependent on the Holy Spirit to discern the fathers will, so we can partner with heaven on earth. "For the Father loves the Son, and "shows Him" all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these so that you will marvel." - John 5:19-20   THE KEY IS IN PRAYER AND WAITING
The context of the above Scriptures is Jesus and the intimacy he had with the father. In these verses, we see a great key to doing his will and manifesting his power. As we affirm and meditate on these verses our expectation to "see" will grow. Jesus knew the key was in prayer and waiting. "Jesus often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed." - Luke 5:16. "Jesus also arose along while before daylight and prayed" - Mark 1:35.
He lived to the Fathers will and took the time to pray and see how the Father was working.  The blueprints for building and releasing the kingdom already exist already in heaven. There's already a true heavenly copy. For example, Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. God told him to "make all things according to the pattern shown to him on the mountain" - Hebrews 8:5. David was given the pattern for the Temple that his son Solomon would build too. (1 Chronicles 28: 11-19).   SPEAK IT OUT
We see it and proclaim it! Once we learn how to partner with God, by seeing whatever He directs us to see in the heavens, then we learn how to speak with authority in that realm, calling it forth in prayer. Then it manifests here on the earth. What you do in that kind of experience will change what happens to you in this realm. He is just looking for friends, ones who want to know His mind and His heart. He longs to share the secrets of His heart with those who tune their spiritual ears to listen to what His Spirit is saying. "I will stand at my guard post and station myself on the tower; and I will keep watch to see what He will say to me," -- Habakkuk 2:1
We wait, pray, look and "see" what The Lord "says to me." We must see by revelation. It is key to manifesting his power.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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