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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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