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INVADING TERRITORY WITH IMPACT

Joshua 5:11, "And they ate of the produce of the land on the day after the Passover, unleavened bread and parched grain, on the very same day. Then the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten the produce of the land; and the children of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate the food of the land of Canaan that year."

The day the children of Israel ate of the food of the Promised Land the manna ceased the day after. Now they were living in a place of breakthrough because they had crossed over into the place of God's intention, establishment, promise, and blessing.
Too many times the Body of Christ is in "retreat mode" in reaction to the enemy but we need to be in a "pursue and overtake" mode plundering his camp. Instead of living with a mindset of "self-preservation" we should be "invading territory". It is a completely different way of thinking.

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.

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Albert Finch

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Seeking Communion - November 16, 2018

"Behold, you are fair, my love; behold you are fair; you have doves' eyes. - Song of Solomon 1:15
The Lord sees in you two kinds of beauty -- one outward, the other inward. Christ encourages you to find strength in knowing that all your present imperfections establish humility within you; yet He will perfect you so that you will be entirely without blemish. You already have 'doves eyes' -- you are simple within and without. Simplicity is the surest sign of spiritual progress. You will learn that you can use no artificial means to reach your Beloved. Let His Spirit lead you. Love is perfected in simplicity.   YOU WILL SEE WITH THE EYE OF THE DOVE
You shall truly see with the 'Eye of the Dove'. It will be His Spirit that reveals things to you. It has been His Spirit which has guided you. It has been His love that has drawn you.
So come into His presence with thanksgiving in your heart. Come into His presence with Joy, for He desires this.
He uses you to subdue all things because He will cause you to see!
Now is the time—a time to fulfill those things that have been on your heart (your CALLING to a higher life in Christ). It is a time of refreshing and a time of victory.   HOLD FAST! NOW IS THE TIME!
"Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, And come along. For behold, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone. The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines. - Song Of Solomon 2:10-12
You will not be disappointed when you see what He has in store for you. He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. He is faithful to His word and will perform that which He has promised. Good things shall come to you. Great things are in store. Hold fast!
Now is the time to visualize your inheritance.
Now is the time to see the great manifestations of His power.
Now is the time!
So receive the 'Eye of the Dove'—the ability to focus wholeheartedly on Him! The ability to narrow your focus so that you are not distracted by outward forces. Remain undistracted! Your victory is in the place of focus! You are becoming increasingly aware of His person and presence, and that spiritual awareness will lift you above the pressure of this realm and catapult you into the realm of His presence. So see with the eye of the dove! See! See! See!   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 247

Genesis 1:26 - "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness." The word "image" refers to moral and spiritual character, while the phrase "in our likeness" means "to function like." In other words, we were created to live according to the nature of God and to function as He functions in the world. The Bible is very clear that "without faith it is impossible to please God" (Hebrews 11:6). If you try to function in any other way than faith, you will malfunction. That is why worry is ungodly and fear makes your vision short-circuit. You were never meant to be afraid. Affirmation: I APPREHEND THE LIFE OF FAITH AND PRESS TOWARDS THE DREAMS GOD MEANT FOR ME TO ATTAIN.         l Chronicles 14:2 - "And David perceived that the Lord had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel." David had been anointed king by the prophet Samuel when he was just a teenager. He'd known for years that someday he'd rule over Israel. Yet somehow, it hadn't really sunk in. Finally, it dawned on him - he was actually king! At that moment, being king ceased to be something David had only thought about. It became something he really was. He could see himself king. Affirmations: I STEP OVER THE LINE FROM TRYING TO BELIEVE TO ACTUALLY KNOWING BY DWELLING ON THE WORD OF GOD.   I READ ABOUT IT AND THINK ABOUT IT.   I PRACTICE SEEING MYSELF THROUGH THE EYES OF THE WORD UNTIL THE REALITY OF MY ROYALTY IN CHRIST RISES UP IN ME!      
Psalm 92:10 - "But my horn (emblem of excessive strength and stately grace) You have exalted like that of a wild ox; I am anointed with Fresh OIL!" AMP We can live in the Fresh Anointing that brings strength to strength living in these times! The greater the challenges that arise to confront us – The greater the favor, grace, and power the Lord releases to and through us. Where once certain types of circumstances or settings intimidated you or where rejection beat you down - You discover the empowering infusion of Christ in you. And you feel and know that you are ready for whatever the Lord calls you to do. This is a place of the supernatural empowerment of grace to function in what He is releasing for you.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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RE-COMMITMENT TO OUR CALLING

He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?”  And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.”  Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep." - John 21:17
After Jesus' resurrection, Peter and some of the disciples had returned to fishing. One day, as they were fishing, someone calls out to them from the seashore. At first, the disciples in the boat did not recognize Jesus. Then John said, "It's the Lord." Even though he had utterly failed the Lord, Peter knew something about Jesus' heart. Instead of holding back, Peter jumped into the water, swam to the shore and was the first to greet Jesus.
Jesus asked, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me....Feed My Sheep."  Implied in the dialogue of the text was this – "If you love Me, Peter, then keep following Me. Don't let your previous failure and self-condemnation be the end. Your DESTINY and CALLING is still intact." The future Jesus had planned was still intact and needed an act of faith from Peter in order for it to be re-engaged.
CONDEMN EACH VOICE OF HELL
Isaiah wrote, "No weapon formed against you will prosper and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of God, and their righteousness is from Me, says the Lord." Isaiah 54:17 We quote the first part of that verse frequently and yet fail to read the remainder of the verse. What we miss is the part that says that God will condemn the voices of darkness that rise up to condemn us.
If God condemns what is condemning us, shouldn't we do the same? His love is always flowing towards us and can never be diverted by the dam of personal shame and condemnation. God is inviting His people to rise up and join with Him to condemn each voice of Hell that tries to rob us of our DESTINY. That will be our most significant act of spiritual warfare.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Seeking Communion - November 13, 2018

"Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord'" (Ezekiel 37:4). Everywhere the Living Water flows, life will suddenly spring up! The more the Word is preached, prophesied, declared, affirmed, discipled and confessed the more the dry bones will rattle and rise from death to resurrection power as an exceedingly great army.   THE FLOODING OF GOD'S SPIRIT IS COMING   Let's all draw near to Him and ask Him to flood our individual lives and the lives we touch and minister to -- for everything the water touches will spring to life.
Let's spend more time raising our spiritual consciousness with the truths of our inheritance in Christ from the Bible so that there are no "empty places" in our souls.
Let's spend more time worshiping the Father and praying each and every day, letting the Living Waters fill us and then flow out of innermost being to the people whose lives God has given us to affect and change.
Let's flood the atmosphere around us every day with the glory of God! For He is the Kingdom and the power and the glory. As we do this, then we will see exactly what Habakkuk 2:14 says - "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea."   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Daily Word - November 12, 2018

"These are the words of Him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open." - Revelation 3:7
To be partakers of a fresh overcoming anointing we need to see beyond closed doors. The Key of David is the key that unlocks and opens doors that appear closed and also to lock doors so that the enemy can no longer find entrance.
This key is connected to the Keys of the Kingdom that are given to us as Believers. When Peter received the revelation that Jesus was, "...the Christ, the Son of the living God," (Matthew 16:16), Jesus gave Peter (the disciples and us as well!) the keys to the Kingdom with the ability to bind and loose. 
"I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in Heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in Heaven." - Matthew 16:19 (Amp)
Notice that when we use these keys, we can only legally bind on earth what is already bound in Heaven, and what we legally loose on earth must be already loosed in Heaven.
EXAMPLE:
Sickness is not in Heaven; therefore, I bind sickness; it has no legal right to be here! Or: There is no poverty in Heaven; poverty has been loosed from Heaven. Therefore, I bind poverty and loose my financial breakthrough!  
RISE UP AND OVERCOME
God is continually speaking to our potential. He has spoken promise after promise either through His Word, through a prophet, a dream, a vision or through revelation concerning each of our futures. Yet, what is our response when we are up against a wall of opposition? We must begin to rise up and overcome! We must use our keys, see beyond what seems closed and impossible, and speak to every mountain that attempts to discourage us or cause us to doubt what God has promised.   PERIPHERAL SCRIPTURES
For the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, "Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light." (Ephesians 5:14) Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:4)   Affirmation:
I perform a prophetic act and decree that every door (that impedes my CALLING in Christ) that is locked is now unlocked and open! I decree that my words from God are yes and amen. Today, I encourage myself in the Lord. What He has spoken will come to pass.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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REALITY OF THE KINGDOM DWELLER

"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, no one could understand the mind of the Lord, but under grace, 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.   WE ARE STEWARDS OF THE MYSTERIES
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!   EMBRACING OUR REDEEMED IDENTITY   This allows us to operate under a domain of freedom that the world has never encountered—the King's domain. A realm of redemption, a realm of redeemed identity, a realm of freedom. A realm of His finished work. We now experience the constant awareness of the realm or domain of Christ's finished work on the Cross and the fruit that proceeds from that awareness. This is the Kingdom! He put us in position to receive His Kingdom while we were yet sinners (Romans 5:8).
He built it, now we own it! Learning to own is a journey, yes, but a journey of the renewing of the mind. Romans 12:2 says, "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." As we are transformed, there is an authority that comes out of a constant awareness of the finished work of Christ. This is Kingdom life.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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IMAGINATION CONTROLLED BY THE WORD OF GOD

1 Chronicles 29:16,18 - "O Lord our God, all this abundance that we have prepared to build Thee a house for Thine holy name cometh of Thine hand, and is all Thine own....keep this forever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of Thy people, and prepare their heart unto Thee." The Hebrew word that was translated "imagination" in the Old Testament literally means "conception." Imagination is how we conceive new ideas. Without it, we become spiritually and creatively sterile.
SEEING THE WORD OF GOD ON THE INSIDE
Hebrews 4:12 - "For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword........" The Word of God comes alive when you can picture what it's talking about. If we can let the Word of God control our imagination as we think about scriptures, we will see things in Scripture that can't be seen with the physical eyes. We see it on the inside.....in our imagination. Psalm 103:2,3 - "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth, all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;" When the Bible says you're healed, you've got to meditate on that truth until you see yourself healed. Most people allow their imaginations to become vain and agree with the image the doctors have painted rather than the Word of God. They're told what is going to happen, and they imagine it as truth.
THANKSGIVING HEIGHTENS OUR IMAGINATION
Psalm 78:41,42 - "Yes, again and again they tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. They did not remember His power: the day when He redeemed them from the enemy." When we fail to be thankful and glorify God, our imagination automatically becomes vain. That doesn't mean it isn't working; it just means it begins to work against us. A person with a vain imagination is a pessimist, imagining failure instead of success. We need to use our imagination to agree with God's Word and see ourselves the way God sees us: full of joy, healthy, and prosperous. 1 Corinthians 2:12,16 - "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. For "who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ."
DETACHING FROM OUR PRESENT STATE
Colossians 1:27 - "To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." When the believer has the sense of Christ as his imagination, he sees why Christ died and rose again from the dead to save man--why he must detach his imagination from his present state (ie. he must die to his present state) and match it to a higher concept of himself if he would rise above his present limitations. Romans 4:17 - "God calls things that are not seen as though they were, and the unseen becomes seen." Affirmations: I HAVE THE GOD KIND OF FAITH.   I USE MY SANCTIFIED IMAGINATION AND THE LEADING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO DISCOVER THE DESTINY GOD HAS FOR ME.   I IMAGINE THE THINGS GOD WANTS ME TO DO. I CALL THESE THINGS INTO MY LIFE--BELIEVING THAT THEY HAVE ALREADY COME TO PASS.  
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Daily Word - November 10, 2018

"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." - Genesis 1:27
The enemy seeks to make a weakened Christian a pawn in his game, as he manipulates and attempts to bring harm to the family of God. Our Father longs for His sons and daughters to know and believe everything He has said about His love for them. When we believe in our identity in Christ God declares over us, we are strengthened and built up in the faith, but when we exchange His truth for the lie of some other identity, we become weak and open our lives up to be victimized again and again by the devil who comes only to kill, steal and destroy (see John 10:10).
The enemy is terrified when God's children come into the true knowledge of who they are, all that Christ won for them on the cross, and what they were created to do (God's PURPOSE for their life) -- because he knows that if they step into their true identity in Christ, they will walk in authority against his evil schemes and advance God's Kingdom (displacing His).
Believing lies creates a victim mentality, and creates a vulnerability consciousness which is susceptible to accusing God of not being just or faithful.
OCCUPY THE BLESSING OF YOUR CHRIST IDENTITY
When you break agreement with lies and begin to not only agree with truth but align your faith with truth (through AFFIRMING and MEDITATING on the inheritance scriptures), then truth will break forth in and upon your life. 
Now is the time for the sons and daughters of God to arise in truth, favor, and authority. Now is the time for you to arise and walk in your DESTINY in Christ that you were called to display to the world.
Now is the time!   PERIPHERAL SCRIPTURES
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8)
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 40:31)   Affirmation:
I pack now and arise! My provision is waiting at the next level. The course of the river is beginning to change. I jump in and go up! A new height, a new momentum, and a new strength will enter my soul. I refuse to sit any longer in a low place.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Ten Power Exhortations - November 9, 2018

Walking in His authority is actually more than just a right that has been given to us, it's our responsibility. As joint heirs with Christ, we have a responsibility to walk in His authority TAKING DOMINION. He has called us to be good stewards of His Kingdom while we are here on earth, and walking in His authority goes hand in hand with being a good steward of the Kingdom.
"It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch."—Mark 13:34
"For the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them."—Matthew 25:14       AFFIRMATION: The creative language of God is demonstrated when I speak forth the creative Word of God in boldness and confidence because it is abiding in my spirit.      
If we want to be co-laborers with Jesus, fulfilling His PURPOSE for our life, we must step out of the comfort zone and move into the life of faith where our only source is the invisible God and the integrity of His word. He said we cannot be His disciples if we don't do this. "If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me." - Luke 9:23       As we believe that the Lord will release to us a revelation of the unlimited realm of the great ministry and fullness of the Holy Spirit in and through our lives, we ask the Holy Spirit to open our spiritual eyes and ears to see the invisible and to hear what He is saying us in this season. We ask Him to open up the depths of the Word to reveal the secret things of the kingdom so that we can walk in a greater dimension of victory and the fulfillment of God’s purpose in our lives (our DESTINY).
1 Corinthians 2:7,13 - "but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words."      
Let's use the same language about ourselves that He uses... in our prayer, in worship, in declaration and proclamation, so that our personal territory is continually expanding. Today is the day to have a total change of heart and mind. It is time to renew and to reframe our mindsets and our language to speak the language of Heaven.
We have moved into our land of promise. Let's use the language of our new location. Let's slay every opposing giant that comes to lie against OUR TRUE IDENTITY.
"To be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." Romans 8:6
"The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death." Romans 8:2
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God." Romans 8:14    
Affirmation: MY IGNORANCE OF THE WORD OF GOD IS THE ONLY EFFECTIVE WEAPON AN ENEMY CAN USE AGAINST ME.    
Joshua 1:8 - "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success." Jesus rebuked the Pharisees in Mark 7:13, for "making the Word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down...." In other words, the Pharisees insisted on defining themselves and their world according to human interpretation and practice rather than the Word of God. The words "of no effect" mean to render powerless, giving the picture of pulling the plug on the most powerful thing in the universe--the Word of God. We can shut off our access to that power by choosing to define our lives outside of what God has said.       Affirmation: MY DESTINY IS IN MY MOUTH. ITS MY WORDS - NOT ANYONE ELSE'S - THAT DETERMINE MY SUCCESS OR FAILURE.      
The Holy Spirit is WITHIN us for our benefit, and UPON us to help others. (John 20:19-22, Acts 2:1-4) As we DISCIPLE new believers, we train them to listen to God's voice; we let them receive strategies; we help them discern visions. Ideas from God will boil up in their spirits and we help them channel their newfound energy.    
Affirmation: EVERY TIME I TAKE THE WORD INTO MY HEART, BELIEVE IT AND ACT ON IT, THAT LIFE OF WHICH JESUS SPOKE, THE VERY LIFE OF GOD HIMSELF, IS RELEASED IN ME.       Never judge God's love for you based on your unfavorable circumstances. No, look at the cross instead! The cross is the sure symbol of God's love for you. It is at the cross that "God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
If you rely on your own reasoning and ability rather than on the virtue of submission to Jesus Christ, you will seldom attain wisdom. For God wills that we become perfectly obedient to Himself, and that we transcend mere reason through a burning love for Him.  
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Daily Word - November 9, 2018

Matthew 17:4 - "Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
Peter wanted to come up with a program to organize what God was doing; but God would have us to forsake our various programs and gimmicks and, instead, simply listen to Jesus. The same glory is just as close to us as it was to Peter -- as is the same instance to revert to dead works in spite of who we have seen. Romans 12:2 - And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
We must come out of old mindsets and into the mind of Christ where the blazing glory of His glorious presence literally rests upon us as we minister first unto God, and then receive His strategies to touch and impact. It excites Him that we move with Him as He moves. As we follow His move—as we follow Him He opens the way, and we go! We never again settle for what was yesterday; this is our time, the Church's time for impact for today. The past is not our reality! The realm of His grace is our reality as we ascend, descend, move and function in it for victory -- proclaiming the wonders of His grace to a world of lost people who need to be pointed to Him.   PERIPHERAL SCRIPTURES
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him. (Matthew 17:5) If you will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, being watchful to do all His commandments which I command you this day, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth." (Deuteronomy 28:1)
Affirmation: I refuse to stay in complacency of my former attitudes, waiting for the provision before me to start my journey to the new heights.     ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Redefining The Church

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." - 1 Peter 1:3
The Lord is redefining His Church and calling them out of a place of stagnancy and redundancy into a place of passion.
Have you ever felt as if you were running around in circles, going through churchy motions but getting nowhere? When we lose sight of His Kingdom, our lives can be easily reduced to "playing church" which is no fun after awhile. Jesus only spoke of His Church – or Ekklesia roughly 3 times and mainly in the book of Matthew (Matthew 16:18, 18:17).
The Lord's original idea for His called-out assembly (Church) -- a supernatural army of sons and daughters pulsing with a passionate expression of His Kingdom on the earth. In order to see the fruit of Jesus on the earth, we must remember to live from the Kingdom of Heaven.
The Church is not meant to be a box in which we contain and theorize Heaven.   WE ARE GOD'S AMBASSADORS HERE ON EARTH   Every believer has the potential to wake up and smell the glory -- that recognizes who they are in Christ as sons and daughters. 
The Church of Jesus Christ should be a place of equipping the saints in:
who they are in Christ, 
their right standing with God, 
and walking in the Spirit.
Now they are ready to understand their CALLING in Christ and be propelled into their Kingdom destinies.
The Church is not meant to be a place where we get trained to go through the motions, it's meant to be a gathering and equipping of the representatives of the Kingdom of Heaven. 
As we ascend into passionate, Kingdom-living which results in an effective, powerful Church as well as personal life, we practice the operation of the gifts that in us such as faith, miracles, exhortation, etc.   CAMP AROUND THE CLOUD   "So it was continuously; the cloud would cover it by day, and the appearance of fire by night. Whenever the cloud was lifted from over the tent, afterward the sons of Israel would then set out; and in the place where the cloud settled down, there the sons of Israel would camp. At the command of the LORD the sons of Israel would set out, and at the command of the LORD they would camp; as long as the cloud settled over the tabernacle, they remained camped out." - Numbers 9:16-17
Kingdom people are led by the Spirit. We can experience an incredible stagnancy and/or burn out if we do not camp around the cloud of His glory.
If you find yourself feeling stagnant or unproductive, challenge yourself to step out in faith by praying for someone or discipling a new believer in their spiritual growth.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Daily Word - November 8, 2018

Revelation 19:10 - "The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." A testimony prophesies what is possible again. It declares another miracle is now available.
It illustrates to all who will listen, the nature of God and His covenant with mankind.
All He looks for is someone who will add his or her faith to the testimony given.
Because He is no respecter of persons He will do for you what He did for another. Because He is the same today as yesterday, He is willing to do again what He did long ago.
Revelation 4:1 - "After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, 'Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things."'

That voice is still calling to all who will hear. There is a door open in heaven and the spirit is beckoning us to come up there.
The ultimate quest of every Christian is to walk the earth from a position seated with Christ Jesus in the heavenly places.
Therefore, our prayer must be the one that He taught His disciples, for His kingdom to come, and His will to be done, on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10).
We can never be too heavenly minded. The true good that we are able to do on earth will be dependent on the degree to which we have attained the heavenly treasures.  
PERIPHERAL SCRIPTURES But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:33) And raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, (Ephesians 2:6)
Affirmation: I see God in a new way as HE comes to lead me forward -- I feel a stirring in my emotions -- God is knocking on my door -- God is calling me to a new place.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 246

Psalm 115:16 - "The heavens are the heavens of the Lord; but the earth He has given to the sons of men." The Lord requires the cooperation of men to move on the earth. This is why, even though the Lord knows what we need before we ask Him, He requires that we ask before He moves on the earth. When He demonstrates His kingdom and the powers of heaven to the earth, He does it through men. The Lord could have parted the Red Sea without Moses, but not without violating His own principles of authority. He could have brought down fire on the prophets of Baal with Elijah, but that is not the way He does things on the earth. He gave authority over the earth to men, which is why even the Son of God, Jesus, continually referred to Himself as the Son of Man. He had to come as a man to retake the authority over the earth that had been lost by man's transgression and subsequent subservience to Satan. God ordained that man should rule over the earth and the coming of His kingdom will, therefore, restore man's authority over the earth, to those who worship and obey Him.
Affirmations: SINCE I AM IN CHRIST I AM IN ANOTHER REALITY AND ANOTHER LIFE ALTOGETHER.   I EXPERIENCE HEAVEN NOW AND LIVE A LIFE THAT DEMONSTRATES THE REALITY OF HEAVEN ON THIS EARTH.   I AM CALLED TO WALK THE EARTH, DO GOOD ON THE EARTH, AND TO DO IT WITH POWER THAT IS NOT OF THIS EARTH.
John 14:12 - "I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father."         Psalm 91:1 - "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." OBSERVATION: When I fail to enter the Secret Place, my pride and self-sufficiency have been documented.         Revelation 22:2: "In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations." If you are in a season where you feel extremely restless, it could be that God is preparing your heart for transition. You may feel this way because even though you are still dwelling in your present season, God is declaring new things in your heart, which will give you courage to step out of the old and into the new FRUIT BEARING SEASON. God often transitions your heart before He transitions your circumstances. These winds are going to begin to also fan into flames the fire that God has placed in our hearts.
The Refiner's fire comes upon the hearts of God's children to burn away the chaff of orphanship, therefore revealing refined sons and daughters. He is realigning our circumstances, vision, and direction, or bringing shifts within our heart as He brings fresh order. God is blowing His winds of change so that the leaves of the Tree of Life will bring healing to the nations.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Albert Finch

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Daily Word - November 7, 2018

Hebrews 4:14 -- "Having, then, a great High Priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession." A GREAT HIGH PRIEST, JESUS THE SON OF GOD
The name JESUS speaks of His humanity, and of His work as a Savior from sin. This is is the first work of the priest -- the cleansing, the putting away of sin.
Secondly, the name SON OF GOD speaks of His divinity, and His power as High Priest, really to bring us to God, into the very life and fellowship of the Holy One. It is in His Son that God speaks to us; it is to the perfect fellowship and blessedness of the ever-blessed One that our great High Priest that is passed through the heavens can, and does indeed, bring us.   HAVING, THEREFORE, A GREAT HIGH PRIEST, LET US HOLD FAST OUR CONFESSION
We become partakers of Christ, IF WE HOLD FAST. Our faith in Christ must be CONFESSED. The knowledge of what He is is our strength to hold fast our confession.
If we have Him as our great High Priest, He is worthy of it; our souls will delight in rendering Him this homage; without it, failure will speedily come; without it, the grace of steadfastness and perseverance, cannot be maintained.   WHO HAS PASSED THROUGH THE HEAVENS
Having passed through the heavens beyond all thought of space and place, into the mystery of the divine glory and power.
And why?
That He might in divine power breathe that heavenly life into our hearts. His whole priesthood has, as its one great characteristic -- heavenliness.
He communicates the purity, the power, the life of heaven to us. 
We live in heaven with Him.
He lives with heaven in us.
With Him in our hearts we have the Kingdom of Heaven within us, in which God's will is done, as in heaven, so on earth. Let us not fall short of the rest, as partakers of the heavenly calling -- consider the Apostle and High Priest of our CONFESSION -- Jesus.
Having Jesus, let us HOLD FAST.   PERIPHERAL SCRIPTURES Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:25)
For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; (Hebrews 9:24)   Affirmation:
I bind and cast out those things that are unfruitful and I loose the blessings of God in my life through the confession of His word.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Daily Word - November 6, 2018

Romans 12:2 - "Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the entire renewal of your mind so that you may prove for yourselves what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect in His sight for you."   The only way to consistently do Kingdom works is to view reality from God's perspective. The mind is the essential tool in bringing Kingdom reality to the problems and crisis people face. God has made it to be the gatekeeper of the supernatural. In the transfiguration of Jesus He talked with Moses and Elijah. The reality of heaven radiated through Jesus, and He shone with incredible brilliance. His body revealed the reality of another world. The word "transfigured" in Matthew 17:2 & Mark 9:2 is the same word for transformed in Romans 12:2. The renewed mind, then, reflects the reality of another world in the same way Jesus shone with heaven's brilliance. It's not just that our thoughts are different, but that our way of thinking is transformed because we think from a different reality - from heaven toward earth! That is the transformed perspective.   PERIPHERAL SCRIPTURES
And He was transfigured before them, and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.
(Matthew 17:2)   That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. (Ephesians 1:17)

Affirmation: As I come into agreement with God's purpose for my life, my mind becomes a powerful tool in God's hands.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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EMBRACING THE FULLNESS OF HIM

1John 3:2 -- "Beloved, now are we the sons of God......"   We will not become the sons of God when we get to heaven. We are sons of God now. If we aren't sons of God here, we won't make it to heaven.   We must have within us the image that God has of us: then we will be enlightened and see that God's fullness will dwell in us as we pursue Jesus.
FEAR GIVES SUBSTANCE TO THINGS NOT DESIRED
Job 3:25 -- "For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me." The words we speak create: (1) images either of faith based on the authority of God's Word or (2) fear based on our failure to believe and act of God's Word. Just as faith in God's word gives substance to things hoped for (desired), on the other hand, fear gives substance to things not desired.   The point is that every circumstance or situation life is subject to change if we are consistent to do what Jesus said in Mark 11:23,24; Luke 17:6; and John 15:7. But on the other hand, if we speak words of doubt, fear, and unbelief, we may establish bad situations and circumstances in our life forever.   Ephesians 4:29 -- "...Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers."  
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 245

Ephesians 2:6 - "And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus."   When Jesus decided to multiply the bread, He did not do it for just a few friends, He waited until He had a crowd of 5000! When He turned the water into wine He did not just make a few bottles - He made about 120 gallons! He was trying to show His disciples how to think big. There was no way that they could exhaust heaven's supply of bread or wine.   God is big! We are called to reveal how big He is, as well as how wonderful He is. This is one reason why we must learn to ascend into heaven and come back with a demonstration of heaven. A mustard seed of faith in heaven is greater than a mountain here.   A huge load to us is nothing to Him. When we get this load off of us we will be able to help others with theirs. That's what He wants. That's our other job description - to love one another. With the load off we will be able to climb the ladder easier and bring far more of heaven back to earth. All of the things that overwhelm our thinking each day would not even be able to register as a thought if we were truly seated with Christ in the heavenly places. Affirmations:
MY FUTURE IS BIGGER THAN MY GREATEST THOUGHTS CAN YET COMPREHEND.   JESUS CAME TO SHOW ME HOW TO START THINKING FROM HIS PERSPECTIVE IN HEAVEN.   Matthew 28:19,20 - "Go, Then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you."        
Proverbs 20:27 - "The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord." Luke 17:20,21 - "The kingdom of God comes not with observation. For behold, the kingdom of God is within you." IF WE WAIT QUIETLY BEFORE GOD AND LEARN TO TURN THE EYES OF OUR SOUL TO THE INWARD PARTS OF OUR BEING -- OUR SPIRITS -- WE WILL ENCOUNTER HIM IN THE DEEP LEVELS, AS THAT IS WHERE HIS SPIRIT DWELLS.         2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
The word carries the glory of God and the power of God.
Go into this season with a higher level of expectation than your previous season -- the Lord is going to strengthen you, anoint you, empower you, and favor you to see even greater increase in this new season of time.
There are things that He has purposed for you; there are things the Lord wants to strengthen you to believe for again.  In His glory and power there is no limitation.  Because of His unlimited supply, we can see limits lifted off. We can see great and mighty things take place because of the unlimited realm of God. Lift your vision higher. Set your expectation on the Lord.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 244

Matthew 11:12 - "And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force (as a precious prize - a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion). " The violence of the Kingdom is not physical violence but focused earnestness, a deeply passionate pursuit of God that enables Christ's followers never to give up regardless of the conflicts and trials they face.
John said he was a "partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus" (Revelation 1:9).  Jesus taught that true disciples "bear fruit with perseverance" (Luke 8:15). The word "persevere" is rooted in the word "severe". It implies that there are times when we will not reach our spiritual goals unless we are stretched in ways others call severe or extreme. We don't go one mile; we go two. We contend for the faith; we wrestle against principalities and powers. We are soldiers who endure hardship. Even if we are knocked down, defeat is not final: We rise to fight another day. Surrender is not an option.    Affirmations: I PERSEVERE IN PRAYER ON BEHALF OF FAMILIES, CITIES, AND NATIONS.   I PERSIST WITH GOD UNTIL THE SUBSTANCE OF GOD'S KINGDOM IS NOT MERELY A DOCTRINE BUT A FUNCTIONAL REALITY IN MY LIFE.      
Ezekiel 3:1,2 - "Moreover He said to me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this scroll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that scroll." God's primary purpose is not just having us believe His Word, but having His Word change us. He wants us to be like Him, not merely doing the right things, but doing them for the right reasons - because we love righteousness. 
Through His Word and communion with the Holy Spirit, the Lord has provided heavenly bread that we can gather every day. Like the manna He gave to Israel in the wilderness, it cannot be stored but must be gathered and partaken of fresh each day. As we partake of it we become what we are eating. Affirmations: I DETERMINE THAT I AM GOING TO SEEK MANNA FROM HEAVEN, THE FIRST THING EVERY DAY.

I AM DRAWN TO THE ONE WHO IS THE TRUE MANNA.   MY LIFE IS LIKE FRESH BREAD TO OTHERS.      
1 John 4:16,17 - "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as he is, so are we in this world." God is love, and because we are one with Him, we too are love.     ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Releasing The River Of Life

"He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, from his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water." - (John 7:38)AMP As Believers in Jesus Christ, we walk in and release a supernatural, prophetic river of life (see John 7:38). It is already flowing through us. The reality of the new creation is this: When a person is born again, the Spirit of Jesus comes and takes up residence inside. From that moment forward, new life flows out of that person like a river of living water.
The new life that flows through us makes it possible for the Kingdom of God to touch the earth.
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" (see Hebrews 13:8).
What He did from the beginning, He still does today – creating and re-creating, healing, restoring; sending light into the darkness; bringing victory to the humble and defeat to the proud. On a daily basis, as Believers, we breathe in and out the supernatural atmosphere of Heaven into the earthly realm.
As followers of Jesus Christ:
we are called to bear good fruit and fruit that remains (see John 15:16),
we are called to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying (see John 16:13) and echo it in a meaningful, relatable way.
Let him who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying (see Revelation 2:7).   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 243

Hebrews 11:1 - "Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things that you cannot see." Physical sight is the ability to see things as they are. Vision is the capacity to see things as they should be, and that takes faith.
The scripture says that "For we walk by faith, and not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7). We must never let what our eyes see determine what our hearts believe. In other words, we are to walk according to what is in our hearts. We are to let what is in our hearts dictate how we see life.
Faith is vision in the heart.
Faith is seeing the future in the present. Affirmations: THE WORD DICTATES WHAT IS IN MY HEART.
THE VISIONS IN MY HEART IS GREATER THAN MY ENVIRONMENT. GOD GAVE ME VISION SO I WOULD NOT HAVE TO LIVE BY WHAT I SEE.         Matthew 24:4 - Jesus answered them, "Be careful that no one misleads you." If we are listening to something that does not center us firmly upon the path into God's kingdom, if we are not becoming like Jesus in holiness and power, we are being misled, and that misleading knowledge is an idol.

Affirmations: THE LORD WANTS ME TO BE ROOTED IN HIM, NOT ROOTED IN MY IDEA ABOUT HIM.   I MUST BE CONFIDENT ENOUGH OF HIS LOVE TO BE ABLE TO UPROOT A WRONG IDEA; AN IDOL IS AN IDOL.         Just as Jeremiah was given the ability to "see" his new season (see Jeremiah 1:4-12), we are present-day Jeremiahs – having our eyes opened to understand and know all that God has formed for us (our future and DESTINY) has been preserved.
It is His desire that we move closer – reposition ourselves to "draw near." And, in an intimate relationship He will speak to us concerning mysteries. It is time to "Set your mind of the things above, not on the things that are on the earth, for you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God" (Colossians 3:2-3). It is your season to be as Jeremiah and allow God to touch your mouth so that you are empowered to see and confess all that Heaven says about God's PURPOSE for your life, your circumstances, and your future!
If you recall, Jeremiah could not see his future until God "touched his mouth." The word "touched" is the Greek word naga and implies that God struck the unbelief that had held Jeremiah's faith captive. The word also implies a "violent act." Think about this a moment. God did a violent act against Jeremiah's unbelief. God, Himself, went to battle against Jeremiah's mindsets concerning his abilities to be used by God (see Jeremiah 1:1-12). The finished work at the Cross promises you a new season. Jeremiah was able to "see" an almond branch budding. The almond branch is the first branch to bloom in a new season.
SEE your NEW season!
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How To Increase Our Vision

Exodus 16:4 - "Then the Lord said to Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My instruction." This is the test of whether we will get up first thing every day and seek fresh "manna" from heaven. This fresh daily word from Heaven will help keep us fresh spiritually. When we stop gathering it every day, we will start to grow stale and often start to deteriorate. But we need more than this to actually grow spiritually. Growth requires more than what is needed to just sustain us. We need to eat fresh manna from God, but we also need the meat of the word. We will not grow unless we are pursuing more and more depth of understanding, and more increase in our vision.   1 Corinthians 2:10 - "For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. "
Joshua 1:9 - "Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."   By far the greatest gift ever received by us is the Holy Spirit Himself. Those who discover the value of His presence enter realms of intimacy with God never previously considered possible. Out of this vital relationship arises a ministry of power that formerly was only a dream. The incomprehensible becomes possible because He is with us. "I will be with you" is a promise made by God to all His servants. It comes when God has required something of us that is humanly impossible. God doesn't have to try to do supernatural things. He is supernatural. If he is invited to a situation, we should expect nothing but a supernatural invasion.
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 242

1 John 5:3,4 - "For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."   AFFIRMATION: The Word is born of God. The Word of God will overcome the world. World-overcoming faith is in my spirit right now.        
Romans 12:2 - "Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the entire renewal of your mind so that you may prove for yourselves what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect in His sight for you." The only way to consistently do Kingdom works is to view reality from God's perspective. The mind is the essential tool in bringing Kingdom reality to the problems and crisis people face. God has made it to be the gatekeeper of the supernatural.
In the transfiguration of Jesus He talked with Moses and Elijah. The reality of heaven radiated through Jesus, and He shone with incredible brilliance. His body revealed the reality of another world. The word "transformed" in that passage is the same word for transformed in Romans 12:2.
The renewed mind, then, reflects the reality of another world in the same way Jesus shone with heaven's brilliance. It's not just that our thoughts are different, but that our way of thinking is transformed because we think from a different reality - from heaven toward earth! That is the transformed perspective.
Affirmations: MY RENEWED MIND ENABLES ME TO PROVE THE WILL OF GOD.   I WILL PROVE THE WILL OF GOD WHEN I PUT ON DISPLAY THE REALITY OF HEAVEN.   AS I COME INTO AGREEMENT WITH GOD'S INTENDED PURPOSE FOR MY LIFE, MY MIND BECOMES A POWERFUL TOOL IN GOD'S HANDS.  
Jeremiah 6:19 - "Hear, O earth! Behold, I will certainly bring calamity on this people - The fruit of their thoughts, because they have not heeded My words nor My law, but rejected it."         ".....be not drunk with wine...but be filled with the Spirit." - Ephesians 5:18 Our hearts ought to always burn. There is a place where we can live in the unction and the clothing of the Spirit, where our words will be clothed with power.   We have power to loose, and power to bind in the Spirit. 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 -- but only in the Spirit.   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 -- and it is only in the Spirit that the love of God is shed abroad in us.   As we speak in the Spirit, the fire which burned in the hearts of the two men on their way to Emmaus 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.   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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REPENTANCE INTO A NEW DIRECTION

2 Corinthians 3:16-18 -- "Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord." To repent means to "turn around and go in the opposite direction, change our minds, purposes, and what motivates our thought life." Repentance enables us to walk in a new direction. Our lives are totally changed when we repent of our bad thinking. When our mind is renewed with the word of life we are transformed from glory to glory into His image. Repentance creates a passionate desire for intimacy with God. As we repent and turn to God; we are recharged, awakened, and invigorated; we rise up in His healing, delivering power.
ENLARGING OUR EXPECTATION
Isaiah 54:2 -- "Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations; spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes." To walk in our DESTINY we must learn new ways and walk out of the old ways and comfort zones of the past. Now is the time to enlarge, stretch, lengthen, strengthen, spread abroad, resettle, inherit and inhabit the new places.
It is time to let go of the old and reach for the new, embracing the high calling of God in our lives, to win souls and DISCIPLE new believers.
The Holy Spirit has a divine plan. He will lead and guide us into the new by teaching us how to walk in resurrection power. Like Esther, we were created for such a time as this.
AFFIRMATION: I ask largely so that my joy may be full.   John 16:23,24 -- "In that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you. Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full."   ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 241

Nehemiah 4:6 - "So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart." Passion is stamina that says "I'm going to go after this, no matter what happens. If I have to wait ten years, I'm going to get it." Passionate people are those who have discovered something more important than life itself. Jesus told His disciples, "Whoever does not persevere and carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple." (Luke 14:27) Affirmations: I REALIZE THAT GIVING UP FALSE VISIONS AND AMBITIONS FOR MY GENUINE VISION IS THE PATH TO TRUE LIFE.   I AM HUNGRY FOR MY VISION   I NEED PASSION TO FULFILL MY VISION. I NEED PURPOSE TO PRODUCE PASSION         Matthew 16:25 - "For whoever is bent on saving his life(his comfort and security here) shall lose it (eternal life), and whoever loses his life (his comfort and security here) for My sake shall find it (life everlasting)."
Romans 11:29 - "For God's gifts and His call are irrevocable. (He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace, or to whom He sends His call.)" Written into the spiritual DNA of every believer is an appetite for the impossible that cannot be ignored or wished away.
The Holy Spirit, the very Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, lives in us, making it impossible for us to be content with what we can only see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. Our hearts know there is much more to life than what we perceive with our senses; we are spiritually agitated by the lack of connection with the realm of the supernatural.
In the end, nothing satisfies the heart of the Christian like seeing so-called impossibilities bow their knees to the name of Jesus. Anything less than this is abnormal and unfulfilling. Affirmations: BAD TEACHING AND DISAPPOINTMENT HAVE ROBBED ME LONG ENOUGH OF THIS REALITY.   I REALIZE THAT THE NORMAL CHRISTIAN LIFE BEGINS WITH THE REALIZATION THAT WE WERE PUT HERE TO DO THE WILL OF GOD ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.   Luke 11:2 - "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth."        
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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