EQUIPPING THE SAINTS

1 John 3:16 – “We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”

There is something the Church seriously needs to attain to today. Somehow preaching has seeped in that makes one believe that believers have to get good first before graduating from being a baby Christian. Well, that happy day is never going to come if all they are doing is sitting at home, reading the bible– trying to please God by improving their attitudes and behaviors, and thereby living unto themselves.
The best way to cultivate a love walk is through personal ministry to others (helping others with their spiritual life). That requires action, time, and involvement.
At the root of this problem is poor preaching ie. preaching that does not exhort the congregation into equipping its members to disciple new believers — promoting the idea that they are inadequate or not ready for some reason. This has got to change.

Jesus admonished the disciples, “…take heed what ye hear..” (Mark 4:24). We should not sit under teaching we know is in error, because that spirit of error is being transmitted — even though we may know that it is wrong– it will eventually affect us if we hear it long enough.
Churches, that are not encouraging and equipping its members to disciple other believers, should be turned away from.
Now is the day of salvation!
Now is the day of the equipping of the saints!
Now is the day of Jesus Christ!

 
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Ten Power Exhortations – August 18, 2018

Ten Power Exhortations – August 18, 2018
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ENTERING THE REST OF GOD

Hebrews 4:9-11 LB – “So there is a full complete rest still waiting for the people of God. Christ has already entered there……let us do our best to go into that place of rest, too…”

The life of faith, when a soul learns to trust God for victory over sin, and yields itself entirely, to its CALLING in Christ, to live just where and how He wills, that it enters the rest. It lives in the promise, in the will and the power of God — through faith (not through the death of the body), but the death to self in the death of Christ through faith.

It is the soul that thirsts for God, for the living God, that will have the spiritual capacity for receiving the revelation of how Jesus, the High Priest, brings us into God’s presence.
Psalm 63:1 – “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”

Faith ceases to seek help in itself or its efforts, to be troubled with its need or its weakness; it rests in the sufficiency of the all-sufficient One who has undertaken all.

Trust Jesus.
Give up and forsake the wilderness.
Follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the rest.

 

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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SEEKING PURPOSE, HOPE, AND VISION

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:20
We are His representatives on this earth. Jesus came so we would know what God was like. This we can easily accept. But, Jesus went on to say, “As the Father hath sent Me, even so I send you” (John 20:21). The Father was full of confidence that the Son would fulfill His mission successfully and that He would obey in every area and rely upon the Holy Spirit to preach, teach, heal, and deliver. The Father has sent us to do the same thing and is confident that even as Jesus was successful, so will we be. That is God’s view of us.
When God chose you, He equipped you for His service. It’s not a, “Maybe I’ll make it,” or, “Oh no, what if I fail…” God has full assurance that you will not only make it, but fulfill your destiny completely. He believes it. You must believe it also.

THE PROPHETIC GIVES HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

God is a God of the now, in the sense that He never changes, (see Malachi 3:6).We, His children, are not only people of the moment (now), but of the future, because we are being changed into His image (see Romans 8:29).

You don’t want to forever be like you are now. If all we had was the now, we would have little. Paul said, if this it, “we are of all men most miserable” (1 Corinthians 15:19). We need to press forward to the high calling of God which is in Christ Jesus (see Philippians 3:14). This high calling is prophetic, in the sense that we are going to be like Him one day (see 1 John 3:2).
The prophetic gives purpose, hope, and vision for the now and the future. When we have purpose, we have joy. You have a divine PURPOSE — seek it!

 

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Daily Word – August 17, 2018

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.” – 1 Timothy 1:7

In order to see a change, we must be willing to be part of the change.

That means:
becoming uncomfortable in our comfort zones so that God can propel us into catalytic faith action;
it means being willing to not only mix with but also move with others we may not know well whom God will place in our paths;
it means taking faith “risks” that are investments in trusting God for the unknown even when that is contrary to our present experience;
it means being obedient to simple instructions from the Lord without necessarily having the “five-year plan” and knowing details in advance.
Above all, it is about trusting God to enlarge our capacity to hear and respond in faith, decisively, humbly, and with His great love for mankind.
May God enable us to be Kingdom agents of change by His grace as we learn to surrender ongoingly to His will and to continue to follow the direction of the Holy Spirit.

“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” – Isaiah 41:13

“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6

 

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Seeking Communion – August 14, 2018

John 8:36 – “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
Loose yourself from all entanglements, soul ties, dead works, wrong relationships, wrong mindsets. Break free from everything that hinders the work of His Spirit in your lives. No weights, no cords, no bindings, no tubes connected or having an access point into your lives.
Be free from all false expectations, man’s expectations, religious expectations; every expectation that does not come from the hope and expectancy that He gives to you. So you must be emptied of all the things that hold you in the earthly realm, repent and turn away from those things that break His heart.
Set your priorities in order for He is taking you into another realm of your faith walk.
You are going from Faith to Faith and Glory to Glory.
He is taking you into a new faith realm where miracles happen and mountains move and dreams and words are fulfilled in this time — this is a Holy time and a Holy Moment.

HE IS THE GOD OF PROMISE

This is not a new level, for a level is only one plain higher and is restricted by boundaries, but this is a New Realm of His Glory, of His Presence; this Realm fills and reaches every part of the atmosphere where you are—it is Heaven touching earth. It is His Heavenly Atmosphere, His love reaching to the depth of your being; this is His being poured out upon you and manifesting in you.
This realm is His Kingdom in you; this is dominion, your CALLING in Christ, your place in His Kingdom. So step in, step out of the boat and walk on the water in this New Faith Realm—ONLY BELIEVE and you will receive.
Rom 1:17 – “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith.'”
2 Cor 3:17 – “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
2 Cor 3:18 – “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

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Ten Power Exhortations – August 14, 2018

Ten Power Exhortations – August 14, 2018
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