Matthew 12: 35 – “A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things.”
The good treasure is the word. So from the word of God deposited in my heart, I bring forth good things.
My heart or my spirit is like a bank. Whatever I put into my heart is my deposit. My withdrawals are made with my mouth, by my making the proper confession based on the word that’s in my heart.
The deposits I have made into my heart can be loosed out of my mouth by faith. If what I am speaking is faith in the Word, God will cause good things to be brought forth in my life.
1 Corinthians 11:31 – “But if we judged ourselves rightly, we should not be judged.”
This could have been translated as “if we discerned ourselves correctly we would not have to be disciplined.” Or, if we would discipline ourselves, the Lord would not have to do it. That is by far the easier way. If we would fall on the rock and be broken, He would not have to fall on us and crush us into powder.
Luke 20:17,18 – “What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. “
Ephesians 2:8,9 – “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.”
So, we can thank God in Christ for liberating us from a “works based” salvation, ie. we are not working for acceptance or to earn our salvation.
Ephesians 2:10 – “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
Yet, the revelation that salvation is not based on our works should not be interpreted as though the family of God is a “work-free zone.” God has not liberated us from the realm of works, only from self-generated, religious “dead works.”
As new creations, the Holy spirit dwells in us in an eternal relationship. His presence is a living reality, capable of speaking to us, inspiring and directing God’s PURPOSE for our life to fulfill “God-inspired” works.
We are not saved by our works, but neither are we saved from works.
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS WORKING THROUGH ME TO REVEAL GOD’S PURPOSE FOR MY LIFE (MY DESTINY IN CHRIST).
I AM ALIVE TO BURN FOR GOD. I’M ALIVE TO MAKE HIM KNOWN.
I FOCUS ALL MY ENERGIES ON CARRYING HIS PRESENCE WITH EXCELLENCE – I CAN’T AFFORD TO HAVE A MOMENT IN MY LIFE WHEN CIRCUMSTANCES DISTRACT ME FROM TENDING THAT FIRE IN MY HEART.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY