STRETCHED INTO A NEW PLACE

Each of us has a cup to drink en route to our DESTINY. We will swallow the full dregs, and though it kills us, we shall live. Yet it shall not be us, but Christ living in us.

God takes things to another level as we press through into a new place in Him. Transitions are healthy and good for us. When we allow ourselves to be stretched into a new place, we will experience fresh joys on the other side.
SEE YOURSELF WITH THE CONFIDENCE OF GOD’S STRENGTH
Imagine awakening every morning with the confidence of God’s strength in you. And this strength in you according to His wealth, according to the riches of His glory, according to who He is.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

Could it be that God has brought you to this place and positioned you in the midst of all the world has to offer, so you can make a declaration about Jesus?

What’s holding you back from being all that you can be in Christ Jesus?

 
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 5

We overcome regardless of the enemy’s strategy because of who GOD is. We can rest in the revelation of who He is as we focus on Him.

Make the valley you are going through your “secret place of worship and intimacy” and watch Him fight for you and turn things around. God is committed to releasing victory to you in any season of your life regardless of whether you are in the valley or on the hills.

“We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.” – 2 Corinthians 10:4 (NLT)

 

 

“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.” – Ephesians 4:15
To those beginning their spiritual journey, God reveals Himself as Father. The picture is of a loving father embracing and reassuring his children.

After knowing God as Father He goes on to reveal Himself as Warrior“The LORD is a warrior…” (Exodus 15:3 NIV). The picture is of a warrior training recruits for battle. To those who know God as both Father and Warrior He reveals Himself as Consuming Fire“For our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:29).

God is “from the beginning,” that is, He is eternal. He has no beginning and no end. The picture is of an all-consuming reality (Song of Songs 8:6). When we know Him as Father, we become secure in His love. When we know Him as Warrior, we become strong in His might. When we know Him as Consuming Fire, we become one with Him in wholehearted union.

QUESTIONS TO ASK MYSELF:
• Is God specifically revealing Himself to me as either Father, Warrior, or Consuming Fire?

• Is there anything in you that resists knowing God as Father, Warrior, or Consuming Fire?

• Are you growing in the knowledge of God or are you resisting the change He desires to bring in your life?

 

 

Mark 11:24 – “Therefore I say unto you, what things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.”
Affirmations:

I KEEP THE SWITCH OF FAITH TURNED ON.

WHEN I BELIEVE I RECEIVE — FAITH IS RELEASED. I DON’T HAVE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. I DON’T HAVE TO FEEL IT HAPPEN. IT JUST HAPPENS. THE REBORN SPIRIT IS MADE THAT WAY.
Mark 5:36 – “Be not afraid, only believe.”

 

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REACHING THE REAL LIFE OF THE INNER SPIRIT

The deadness and feebleness of the saints today is largely due to their receiving and following the truth with their minds. This is nothing but the law. In spite of the exactness of the letter, it is absolutely not of the Holy Spirit.

Our understanding deals with conceptions and images of divine things, but it cannot reach the real life of the inner spirit. He fills only the pursuing hungry and thirsty soul with spiritual impartation.

All things come into being through the Word. It is the Word made alive in our hearts (through repeated affirmation and meditation), germinated by our faith, that strengthens the real life of the believer’s spirit.

STRENGTHENED WITH MIGHT THROUGH HIS SPIRIT
“That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man…..that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” – Ephesians 3:16,19
The Holy Spirit now lives in your inner man to strengthen you and help you to do what you could not do without Him. God’s kingdom authority, dominion, and majesty should be reigning in every believer’s inner man.
Paul urges us to be so deeply rooted, so in union with Christ, that the impossible becomes possible, and the invisible becomes visible.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” – Ephesians 6:10

 

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 4

Ephesians 5:14 – “Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

OBSERVATION:

If I truly want Christ to “shine upon me, I must arise from the distractions that entomb me in lethargy and spiritual darkness.

By praying the scriptures in the epistles of Paul that pertain to our inheritance in Christ we come to know who we are in Christ, the power that is flowing through us, and our authority over sickness, distractions, or other issues of life.

 

 
Genesis 1:2 – “And the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.”

THOSE WHO ARE BORN OF THE SPIRIT WILL ALSO BE MOVING, FLOWING, AND GOING SOMEWHERE. THIS IS THE NATURE OF THOSE WHO ARE BORN OF THE SPIRIT.

John 3:8 – “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

 

 

Mark 11:13 – “And seeing in the distance a fig tree covered with leaves. He went to see if He could find any fruit on it. But when He came up to it, He found nothing but leaves for the fig season had not yet come. And He said to it, ‘No one ever again shall eat fruit from you.”‘

There is a message for us in the cursed fig tree. Jesus cursed it for not bearing fruit OUT OF SEASON. It died immediately.
Was He unreasonable?
Did He lose His temper?
Or was He showing us something about His expectations for our lives that we’d just as soon ignore?

He has the right to expect the fruit of the impossible from those He has created for the impossible.

Affirmations:

THE SPIRIT OF THE RESURRECTED CHRIST LIVING IN ME HAS DISQUALIFIED ME FROM THE MUNDANE AND ORDINARY.

I AM QUALIFIED FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE, BECAUSE I’M A BELIEVING BELIEVER.

FAITH QUALIFIES ME FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE.

 
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 3

Matt. 3:2, “…Repent ye: for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”
Matt. 4:17, “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say,’Repent: for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.'”

The Greek word for repentance, metanoeo, means to change one’s mind. Many seek miracles for what they could have by simply repenting. There are things that are outside our reach as mere mortal men. Those are the areas God moves in when it comes to the miraculous.

Yet there are areas that are completely within our reach — grasped and conquered by repentance, by changing the way we think so we can conquer ourselves. From this place we conquer our world, as has been given to us by divine destiny. When a believer reaches this achievement, they are ready for some of the greatest miracles man has seen. He has overcome this world just as Christ overcame.

 

Matthew 25:30 – “And cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Affirmation:

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GIVING ME WISDOM AND COURAGE TO STEP OUT AND BEGIN TO FULFILL THE DREAM HE AS BIRTHED SO DEEPLY INSIDE ME.

 

Nehemiah 4:2 – “Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, seeing they are burned?”

We continue to cry out for revival and we continue to devise ways to bring people into God’s kingdom. We may feel like the fishermen in Luke Chapter 5 who were tired after fishing all night and catching nothing. Jesus called out and told them to go into the deep water and let down their nets once again. Only this time, to their surprise, they caught more fish than they could handle. Similarly, God is calling us to plunge into deep water if we want to catch fish.

God is indeed pouring out His Spirit on all people. As Christians, we need only ask Him to point out those He is drawing to Himself.

If we ask God to open our eyes to “see” and our ears to “hear” His voice, we can get ready for a number of supernatural and divine encounters specifically designed by God to draw millions to Jesus Christ.

God calls us to partner with Him in what will be one of the largest revivals in Church history.

 

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 2

Isaiah 66:9 – “Shall I bring to the point of birth and not cause to bring forth?” says the LORD; ‘Shall I, who cause to bring forth, shut the womb?’ says your God.'”

No more restriction to the sound of God inside of you. Let the winds of God blow in and through you today. It’s time for you to release the heartbeat of the King in the earth. Give birth to a new sound that you’ve never released before. Let it be heard through your life, your ministry, and your career. Let it be heard in your family and in your region.

The earth is waiting for what you possess on the inside. It’s time to rise up in His plans and purposes for your life. It’s time for you to release the heartbeat of the King in the earth.

Romans 8:19, “For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.”

 

 
James 1:4 – “But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

The Greek word patience can be translated endurance, constancy, or being constant regardless of circumstances.
Faith is dependent on patience.
Patience won’t let faith quit.
Patience is dependent on the decision to stay on the word regardless of what gets thrown against our lives.

Affirmation:

VICTORY IS ALREADY MINE

 

 
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.” – 2 Corinthians 2:14
God ALWAYS leads us into victory. The promise is not that He will help us avoid challenges or difficulties or battles. Actually, it is just the opposite. He leads us into them so that we can enforce the victory that we already have been given in Christ and collect our spoils! Yes, there are giants in the land today. But, it is time for us to stop being intimidated, hiding on the sidelines, and running away like the army of Israel in 1 Samuel 17:23-24. It is time for us to arise and advance like David – knowing and declaring our God (1 Samuel 17:37,46-47).
“Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” – Joshua 3:5
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:
Will you be that one who consecrates themselves?
Will you say yes?
Will you look beyond the many things that are wrong and see the One who is righteous – the One who is well able to turn it all around?
Will you offer Him your life anew this day – your heart, your voice, your faith? If so, this will be the Church’s finest hour, and you will see great wonders in your midst.

 

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY

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SUNDAY SCHOOL – September 17, 2017

Ephesians 1:5,6 – “Having predestined 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 has made us accepted in the beloved.”
Since we are adopted in Christ Jesus a low opinion of ourself 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.”

INTO ACTION:
What are you doing to affirm who you are in Christ?

List 3 advantages to knowing that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

 

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