UNLOCKING GOD’S PROMISES IN YOUR LIFE

The key to unlocking the fulfillment of God’s promises in your life is learning to decree Gods will! While it seems simple, decrees of the Lord, give voice to, and establish His will. These Godly decrees are like arrows of accuracy that breakthrough every obstacle you face. By understanding the power of His word, His purpose for you, and your authority as a king and priest, you will be able to Decree His will, with boldness for breakthrough to your place of blessing.

FIRST – UNDERSTAND HIS WORD HAS UNLIMITED POWER

When you give voice to His word by decreeing His will over your life, you are unleashing the power that created the universe. In Genesis God creates the world with the authority of His word.
Job 22:28 says “You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of Gods favor] shall shine upon your ways.” This key, of decree, is given to you by the master creator, the ultimate authority. Learn to use it! Decree His will and see it established for you.

SECOND – WHAT IS HIS PURPOSE FOR YOU?

Understand the will of God for your life. He is revealing His PURPOSE and DESTINY. We need to understand what God’s WORD is to us: “Do not be drunk with wine…but be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). His presence is a place of genuine hunger for the WORD of God, hunger for fresh bread from the WORD every day. There the Word comes alive and mysteries are revealed as the WORD becomes like fire in the bones.

Within us arises a holy boldness to decree the WORD of God to shift the unseen realm and break down every barrier of the enemy with the power of the Word.
Don’t allow yourself to be discouraged, and brought down, by the conditions of the world around you. Learn to decree his will and advance and occupy the kingdom for His glory.

Matthew 5:14 says “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Our purpose as this light is continued in Mathew 5:16(AMP) – “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.”
The Lord wants to turn up the brilliancy of His glory in your life that there will be such good works through your life that the He will be glorified. You are the light up on the hill.

THIRD – UNDERSTAND YOUR AUTHORITY IN THE KINGDOM

As you grow and mature you will operate out of Kingdom Authority. Revelations 5:10 – “And You have made them a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth!”
You are here to rule and reign. The battle you face is in the unseen realm. You are to have more faith in Gods power than that of the enemies. Because you walk in Kingdom Authority you can decree a thing and it will be established for you.

EXERCISING OUR AUTHORITY THROUGH OUR INHERITANCE

Make your decrees with boldness knowing that you have authority through your inheritance in Jesus Christ. Use your Kingdom Authority in the mighty name of Jesus.

Seize opportunities to share His heart with your world. Declare and decree His words of life and blessing around you. Give and it will come back to you FULL MEASURE, pressed down, shaken together and RUNNING OVER!

 
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 181

“…I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” – Philippians 3:13, NLT
Sometimes our past victories keep us from rising higher as much as past failures. If we don’t let go of the old, we’ll never be able to embrace the new.
As you forget what lies behind and press forward, you’ll move forward pursuing God’sPURPOSE for your life. You’ll see increase and blessing and live the abundant life He has in store for you!
PRAYER:
Father in heaven, today I forget the past. I don’t want anything to hold me back from my calling in Christ Jesus. Help me, by Your Spirit, to press forward into the life of love, favor, and blessing You have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen

 

 

Philippians 3:12 – “But I keep going on, trying to grasp that purpose for which Christ Jesus grasped me.”

Affirmations:

I DO NOT WANT TO JUST GIVE MENTAL ASSENT TO CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE.

I WANT TO SEE, HAVE CONTACT WITH AND LIVE IN THE EXPERIENCED REALITY OF CHRIST’S ACTUAL PRESENCE.

I WANT TO PRESS INTO GOD TO LAY HOLD OF THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH CHRIST JESUS HAS SAVED ME AND WANTS ME TO BE.

Psalm 63:1 – “O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You: my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is.”

 

 
“You should teach people who you can trust the things you and many others have heard me say. Then they will be able to teach others.” – 2 Timothy 2:2

The true success of our ministry to others will be by how it brought forth the formation of Christ within the person God has given us to DISCIPLE.

Church members need to be encouraged to “think bigger.” They need to see themselves as ministers to their fellow-man.

The Christian life is more than just commitment to Christ; it includes a commitment to other Christians.

We need to rise up and release worship, intercession, and a song to the Lord to usher in an awakening to those floundering who need to be DISCIPLED (by us) into a higher truth.

 

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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 180

2 Corinthians 3:7,8 – “Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious.”

THE GOAL OF REDEMPTION IS TO RESTORE MAN TO HIS ORIGINAL CONDITION BEFORE THE FALL, WHICH IS WALKING WITH GOD, OBEYING HIM, AND FULFILLING HIS MANDATE TO RULE OVER THE EARTH.
GOD ALSO ESTABLISHED THAT HE WOULD NOT ONLY RESTORE MAN TO THE CONDITION FROM WHICH HE HAD FALLEN, BUT RAISE HIM UP AS A GLORIOUS “NEW CREATION,” WHICH WAS TO BE MUCH MORE THAN SIMPLY RESTORED TO THE CONDITION OF THE FIRST ADAM – THE NEW CREATION MAN ACTUALLY HAS GOD LIVING IN HIM! GOD HAS MADE MAN HIS TEMPLE AND GOD DWELLS IN MAN.
THE ULTIMATE QUEST OF EVERY CHRISTIAN LIFE IS THEREFORE TO BE THE INTIMATE FRIEND OF THE LORD. IF THERE IS ANY WAY WE CAN MEASURE TRUE CHRISTIAN MATURITY, IT WILL BE BY HOW CLOSE WE ARE TO GOD.
OUR MATURITY WILL BE REFLECTED BY HOW MUCH OF HIS GLORY IS MANIFESTED THROUGH OUR LIVES.

 

 
IS OUR RELIGION ABOUT SATISFYING OUR NEEDS AND DESIRES?

2 Corinthians 5:15 – “And He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.”

Romans 14:7,8 – “For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself; for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lords.”

Our salvation has freed us from ourselves so that we can live for God.
We died to the law but we also died to all the claims and aspirations we had staked out as citizens of this world.
We no longer live unto, or for ourselves, because we are no longer our own. The whole meaning our individual lives and faith consists of serving His purposes.
We will only discover and fulfill God’s high CALLING (our DESTINY in Christ) when we allow ourselves to be fully subjected to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:19,20 – “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price.”

 

 
Philippians 3:10 – “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death.”

FOR HIS SAKE, WE CANNOT CONTENT OURSELVES MERELY WITH GOOD WORKS. ULTIMATELY, WE WILL DISCOVER THAT STUDY AND CHURCH ATTENDANCE ARE BUT FORMS THAT HAVE NO SATISFACTION IN AND OF THEMSELVES.
OUR PLEASURE WILL BE FOUND NOT IN THE MECHANICS OF SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES, BUT THAT THESE DISCIPLINES BRING US CLOSER TO THE ALMIGHTY.
WE HAVE SATISFIED OURSELVES WITH A SYSTEM OF HISTORIC FACTS ABOUT GOD WITHOUT PRESSING INTO THE REALITY OF GOD. OUR GOAL IS TO SEEK EARNESTLY FOR GOD UNTIL WE FIND HIM.
Affirmations:

TO TRULY KNOW GOD I MUST SEEK HIM UNTIL I PASS THROUGH MY KNOWLEDGE INTO AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE ALMIGHTY.

HAVING FOUND HIM I ALLOW HIS PRESENCE TO FILL MY SPIRIT WITH HIS PEACE.

THE UPWARD CALL OF GOD DRAWS ME INTO THE PLACE OF SURRENDER, WHERE I YIELD MY BEING INTO HIS HANDS.

AS I LISTEN TO HIM, I ASCEND HIGHER TO THE DWELLING PLACE OF LOVE.

I PRESS-IN TO KNOW THE LOVE OF CHRIST WHICH  SURPASSES KNOWLEDGE.

 

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LIVING IN THE FULLNESS OF OUR REDEMPTION

Grab hold of the strength of the Word of victory that is power to us. Anchor it in your mind, in your heart, and in your thoughts!
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord!” – 1 Corinthians 15:57, 58
NOTHING’S IN VAIN

We can abound in the work of the Lord (God’s PURPOSE for our life) knowing that our labor is not in vain in the Lord. Thanks be to God, because He gives us the victory through Jesus! You know that whatever you do for the Lord, all that you do, all that you will do, for Him, is not in vain! Never in vain!
This season will be a great time of enlargement for all of us, a great time in the realm of His vastness and fullness. That you will stand steadfast, stand firm! The Greek translation for the word “steadfast” is in the context of 1 Corinthians 15: 58 — one would think it means to keep our feet firmly planted, staying in position — but it means, being fixed in PURPOSE.

BE FIXED IN PURPOSE

May we be fixed on the victory wrought at the cross. May we live in the fullness of our redemption, in the redemptive power of the Cross.
Praise the Lord!
Don’t lose heart.
Don’t grow weary.
Don’t lose focus.
Don’t lose vision.
Don’t take your eyes off of the command victory of the cross.

No wavering. Don’t be moved. Abound more in the work of the Lord. “Abound” means to have abundance, to have IN excess, greatly surpassing in excess, in the work of the Lord!
Don’t be distracted. Put your trust in the Lord, not in the confidence of men.

AFFIRMATIONS:
By faith I believe and receive all God has for me.
By faith I walk in the fullness of the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit.
By faith I proclaim God Words without reservation.
By faith I dedicate myself to my calling in Christ without wavering, being unmovable, but well established in the depths of my heart to Lord.

In due time we will reap a harvest if we are steadfast as the unseen becomes seen and the impossible become possible.
We believe Jesus right now to release a fresh oil-fresh anointing on our personal ministry to others.
May our strength come from Him and may we know even a greater release of the riches of His Glory, that we would be strengthened with might through the working of the Holy Spirit in our inner man!

 

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 179

James 1:2-4 – “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”

EVERY TRIAL IN OUR LIVES IS ALLOWED FOR TWO PURPOSES:
THE FIRST IS TO CONFORM US TO THE IMAGE OF JESUS CHRIST, WHICH IS THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT.
THE SECOND IS TO BRING US TO A PLACE OF MATURITY WHERE HE CAN TRUST US WITH MORE AUTHORITY TO DO THE WORKS THAT HE DID, WHICH ARE THROUGH THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT.
THEREFORE, WE MUST SEIZE OUR TRIALS AS JAMES ENCOURAGES, COUNTING THEM AS JOY BECAUSE THEY ALWAYS LEAD TO THE DAWN’S LIGHT.

 

 

Zechariah 12:1 – “Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him.”

God is Spirit, and Zechariah 12 tells us that God formed the spirit of man within him. The human spirit is what makes relationship and fellowship with God possible at all. Through his spirit, man can walk in step with God. In the Spirit he is one with God.
Through his spirit, he knows of God and receives everything God wants to communicate to Him. It is in Man’s spirit that Christ takes up residence.
He who puts on Christ is one spirit with Him.

1 Corinthians 6:17 – “But he who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with 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.

If we start our day by thinking of all that needs to be done, our minds will attempt to figure things out, and we’ll shut God out of our thoughts. If we focus on Him, He will talk to us and direct our day.

AFFIRMATIONS:

I live with expectation, I pray with expectation, I listen with expectation — I hear HIS VOICE.

I take time to listen to the Lord to hear strategies for myself, my family, and the needs of the Kingdom.

 

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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 178

Ephesians 1:5,6 – Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”

We were chosen in Christ long before the earth was made. A low opinion of yourself or self-hatred is not from God but from the enemy.
PRAYER is not trying to get God to do something for you by making Him feel sorry for you. It is coming to Him knowing that you not only deserve what you ask because of the righteousness of Christ, but you also have a right to it because it is based on His Word.

Hebrews 4:16 -“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

 

 

Colossians 1:10-11 – “so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously.”
Ephesians 5:15-16 – “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.”
As we begin to understand who we are in Christ, as we begin to experience the new birth, a new groaning, a new growing in who He is, we will become equipped in such a way that will begin to exhibit the light, the fire, the love, the power of Heaven itself. The LORD is calling believers to be filled to the fullness of who they are.
We continue to be so grateful for how Holy Spirit continues to lead us into higher realms of His glory.
Galatians 5:25 – “If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.”
John 15:4 – “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.”

 

 

John 8:39 – “They answered and said to Him, ‘Abraham is our father.’ Jesus said to them, ‘If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham.”‘

Abraham was an alien and stranger on the earth. The goal of his life was to have a place in what God was building, not men.
We are not the heirs of faith because we know that we must live by faith, but we become the heirs of faith by actually having faith, by doing the same deeds that Abraham did.
We must devote ourselves to finding what is the Lord’s CALLING on our life and sacrifice whatever is required to fulfill that calling.

Galatians 3:6,7 – “Even so Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness. Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.”

 
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EXPECTING A CONDITION OF GRACE

“And it shall come to pass at that time, [that] I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will He do evil.” – Zephaniah 1:12 KJV
“Settled”, according to Strongs Concordance, means to become dense. “Lees” means dregs, old settlings! When our hearts do not believe that the Lord is moving in our lives, we turn to other things and become dense, settled and lukewarm. Jesus strongly warns of being lukewarm in Revelation 3:14-22.

SEEING WITH THE LENS OF FAITH

We are NEW creatures in Christ, old things are passed away, BEHOLD, all things are become new (see 2 Corinthians 5:17)! Behold, can you see? God is doing a new thing. See by the Spirit of the LIVING God, using all your senses with a lens of faith. Do we believe?
There is available grace bringing divine influence for us to perceive in a new way and receive a new framework of thinking, shifting our thinking to Kingdom thinking. It’s a NOW faith, child-like in wonder at what God is doing in our midst! “Verily I say unto you,

Whosoever shall not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” (Mark 10:15 KJV)
There is available grace for new hearing! “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21 KJV).

Expect it. Listen and step out!
There is available grace to perceive and receive angelic help. They are bringing tools and strategies to help us to fulfill our new assignments!
There is available grace to overcome complacency and unbelief; to break up the old ways of thinking. Grace is the divine influence of the Holy Spirit upon our hearts. Believe for and receive grace to see our true heart condition, and be empowered to break out of the old and move into the NEW!

BRINGING HEAVEN TO EARTH

There is available grace to receive new revelation. If you hear the WORD and think “I’ve heard it before,” you aren’t hearing it with faith. There is grace to experience fresh revelation of the Word of God as active…alive…fresh and new right now! Receive revelation from the eternal realm and bring it into the earth realm. You are seated with Christ in heavenly places. Grace is upon us to behold, receive, and bring these revelations to earth!

 

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