Luke 1:28 – “And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.”
Ephesians 1:6 – “To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”
The word “freely given” or “accepted” in Ephesians 1:6 (The Greek word – charitoo) is the same word used for “Highly favored” in Luke 1:28.
Mary was the one person on earth who was chosen to “bring forth the Son of God”; and she was called highly favored and beloved of the Lord.
Ephesians 1:6 is talking about every born again believer being accepted in the beloved.
Just as Mary was used to bring forth the Son of God, so also, we will be used to bring forth the Son of God in all His Glory.
Luke 1:35,38 – “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And Mary said, ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.'”
We need to ask Him for a release of divine hunger that will drive us deeper into Him.
Like Mary it is simply through intimacy, engaging the realm of heaven, and declaring what we see and hear that brings heaven to earth.
The deposit of heaven that will rest on us after engaging the revelatory realm will simply overflow and people will be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Psalm 50:11,14,23 – “Gather My godly ones to Me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice. I know every bird of the mountains, and everything that moves in the field is Mine. Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High; he who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; and to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God.”
The terms of covenant are simple: we pledge to thank Him and adore Him in everything; He pledges to shine forth from our lives in the perfection of beauty.
It is a sacrifice of thanksgiving, for it will cost us to praise Him when we hurt. But to do so is part of our healing and the beginning of our salvation.
This covenant of thanksgiving is the key which shuts and bolts the door to demonic oppression in a person’s life.
MY LIFE HAS NO OTHER PURPOSE THAN TO FOLLOW HIM AND MAKE HIM KNOWN.
I HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED BY GOD TO REPRESENT JESUS IN THE WORLD.
I REPRESENT CHRIST IN ANY GIVEN SITUATION.
NOTHING EVER GETS BIGGER IN MY CONSCIOUSNESS THAN MY AWARENESS OF GOD’S PRESENCE UPON ME.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY