DEMONSTRATING HIS POWER

John 14:12 – “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father.”

The miracles of Jesus were a demonstration of how the authority of the Kingdom of Heaven has dominion over any condition on the earth. To the degree that we abide in the Kingdom by abiding in the King, we too can walk in authority over any condition on the earth. As we approach the end of this age, this will change from “can” to “must.”

OUR GOAL IS JESUS

Jesus demonstrated this with His life, and this is what He has called us to walk in. It is a high calling, and such authority can only come from abiding in the King who is above all rule, authority, and dominion. So our primary goal should not just be power or authority, but the One who has all power and authority. Even so, at the end of this age, His Body is going to demonstrate His power, dominion, and authority to prepare the way for His coming Kingdom.

Before the end of this age, there will be some who say to mountains “be plucked up and cast into the sea” (see Matthew 21:21), and the mountains will obey them. This must be done to prove that His Word is true. There will be those who see every miracle Jesus performed and even more. Some are already growing in authority and will one day walk in authority over every disease or affliction.

John 17:22-23: – “The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You did send Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.”

When the Church matures and becomes what she is called to, it will be in such unity that the world will marvel.

This authority of the Kingdom will coincide with the Gospel of the Kingdom being preached. One basic characteristic of those who walk in this authority is that they will be in unity with one another. This authority can only come from abiding in the King, and those who are rightly joined to the King will also be rightly joined to His Body.

 

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 30

Revelation 22:1 – “And He showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.”

This supernatural river with healing properties flows from the throne and needs to be released on the earth. We as believers are the gateway through which this healing river is released. We already have access to everything we need to bring healing to the nations.

AFFIRMATIONS:

God leads me to the river of His Spirit, the current of clear goodness that flows without ceasing. As I step into that unfailing new life, I will want nothing else.

A river starts small and grows until it reaches its destination. I am called to a journey that grows continually in both life and power.

Proverbs 4:18 – “But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day.”

 

 

“Of the increase of His Government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” – Isaiah 9:7
Are you ready to be even more aggressive in the area of faith to see the impossible become possible for great and mighty things to take place? This is not a time to be fearful but be strong in the Lord in His Power and Might.

Charles Spurgeon said once that he never passed a single quarter of an hour in his waking moments without a distinct consciousness of the presence of the Lord. When the Spirit fills the heart, so does His power, grace, and direction; the face of Jesus is vividly and evidently near.
Choosing to set yourself firmly in the place where God has called you unlocks spiritual principles that results in increase.

The best days of the Church are upon us and it’s a time to embrace our divine destiny. God is good and He is faithful! Let us wake up and be successful in fulfilling all He has planned! This is the hour of the fulfillment of His promises of glory and light! The people of God are beginning to “arise and shine” for our light has come!

 

 
Accept each day exactly as it comes to you — not only the circumstances of your day but also the condition of your body. Your assignment is to trust Him absolutely, resting in His goodness and faithfulness.
On some days, your circumstances and your physical condition feel out of balance: The demands on you seem far greater than your strength. Days like that present a choice between two alternatives—giving up or relying on Him. Even if you wrongly choose the first alternative, He will not reject you.

You can turn to Him at any point, and He will help you crawl out of the mire of discouragement. He will infuse His strength into you moment by moment, giving you all that you need for this day. Trust Him, by relying on His empowering Presence.
“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior.” – Psalm 42:5
“For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God’s power we will live with him to serve you.” – 2 Corinthians 13:4
“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” – Jeremiah 31:25

 

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LATTER RAIN

 

“In the light of the king’s face is life, and his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain”—Proverbs 16:15

If we walk under an open Heaven, the King’s light will overshadow us! The light from His brilliant face releases His life, but it also releases His favor, which is “like a cloud of the latter rain.” So His favor is described as this spiritual rain.
“Behold the former things have come to pass. But new things I declare, and before they spring forth, I tell you of them.”—Isaiah 42:9

STRETCH FORTH YOUR HANDS

God is offering to us rains that will bring the 100-fold harvest of His Word spoken over our lives: words about the past, the present and the future for our families, your region, YOUR MINISTRY, and your nation! Just stretch forth your hands toward Heaven and tell Him, “Lord, I receive Your rain! Let it rain down on me! Let it pour. I want a downpour!”

Take some time and seek Him for the full outpouring of His latter rain blessing. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! He wants to bring forth the fruit of His Word, and your heart is good soil for it. Get ready to go to a NEW LEVEL of walking more deeply with Him, Spirit to spirit, deep to deep, and let Him refresh you now with His rain, knowing that He who made and formed you will establish you in your DESTINY and CALLING!

The Lord is going to take our lives and display His goodness, His grace, and His manifold wisdom through us. Ask the Lord to release a cloud of favor over you now—the favor that releases the latter rain!

 
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SURPASSING KNOWLEDGE

“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in Heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” – Ephesians 3:14-19

Thank God that the Holy Spirit dwells within us with the fullness of His love so that we are not left with our limitations.

As we think on God’s love, forgiveness, compassion, and grace we know that there is no way to measure or contain His capacity in these things. Every attribute that God has is eternal and cannot be contained or measured.

UNLIKE HUMAN LOVE

His love has no beginning and no end; it is eternal in every way. His love was upon us before we were formed and will extend to us throughout eternity. Human love most often depends upon the actions of another, but God’s love has no dependency or expectation upon another. He is not capable of withholding love or wavering in His love toward us. Even in the midst of our sin and constant “wavering” affections, His love is immeasurable and unmovable.

The same is true with every attribute of God. His forgiveness is eternal in every sense of the word. His grace, mercy, wisdom, power, righteousness, justice and goodness are absolutely measureless and cannot be contained within time or space. Often we misunderstand God’s ways with us as being measurable by believing that He is withholding from us (healing, provision, blessings, etc.). Our understanding is limited to our experience or our ability to imagine God’s ways, but still everything we know or imagine is contained within the limits of our humanity. We are not able to comprehend that which is not comprehensible.

As humans, we live within the boundaries of time and space;

God is the only immeasurable thing we know. So how do we do what Ephesians 3:14-19 says?

How do we grasp how long, wide, high, or deep is the love of God if it is immeasurable and uncontainable?

We can only grasp it by understanding verse 19: “to know this love that surpasses knowledge…” We must grasp the truth that HIS LOVE for us will always SURPASS our knowledge and our limited understanding.

 
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 29

John 15:7 – “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”

OBSERVATION:

The degree to which I will abide in Him will be determined by the degree to which I behold the power of His resurrection — the power, glory, and authority that He has NOW.

Philippians 3:10,11 – “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto His death; if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.”

Since the completion of the Cross of Calvary and the “Resurrection Authority with Christ” ultimately triumphing over the enemy and seated at the right hand of God, we now have abundant life forever. We are not given resurrection authority to simply miss Hell and go to Heaven. We have this power dwelling in us to appropriate raising the meaningless, dead existence of the lost into the everlasting vibrant eternal life now on earth as it is in Heaven.

 

 
Galatians 6:7,9 – “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

OBSERVATION:

I know that the only thing I’m going to take to heaven is what I give away.

 

 
“Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalm 37:4
Each one of us has an assignment and we are all here for a PURPOSE that is bigger than what we see. Let go of negative people who don’t believe in you or your purpose; they are not your audience or your partners in this next phase of your journey.
All of the tests, difficulties and unexpected things of life will be used as a chisel in God’s hand to shape us for what is coming. The strength in iron is in the fire, refined seven times until there is nothing left in it that would compromise its ability to support strong structures.
He places His desires for your created PURPOSE within your heart and then creates life to fulfill them. When our hearts are surrendered to His plan and purpose, we start to desire things we didn’t think of before. Then, we can ask what we will and it will be done for us.
The Holy Spirit’s desire is that we live every day in the fullness of the Lord, by seeing above and beyond what we can do, and that Jesus would receive glory and honor through His great power that works in us and through us.

 

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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 28

“Now finally, my beloved ones, be supernaturally infused with strength through your life-union with the Lord Jesus. Stand victorious with the force of His explosive power flowing in and through you.” – Ephesians 6:10 (The Passion Translation)

When we stand on the foundation of Jesus as our strength, authority, and power, we start to see that explosive power begin to manifest in our personal lives. Then it starts to overflow out onto every person that we come in contact with. We will start to shift and change atmospheres as this explosive power flows in and through us.

It is time we understand that we are sons and daughters of the Most High God and He has given us authority to walk in the explosive power of His Spirit. Remember Luke 10:19 says,“Behold I give you authority…”

Let us use the authority the Lord has given us to change the world around us.

 

 

Mark 4:24 – “And He said unto them, ‘Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you.”‘

How many blessings are you going to receive from the Word of God?
It depends on how many you expect to receive. When God measures them out to you, He’ll be using your measuring stick, not His own.

 

 

Romans 10:17 – “So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing, by the Word of God.”

OBSERVATION:

The human spirit can be compared to film in a Polaroid camera. I expose it with my voice by speaking God’s word — then I don’t give up before the manifestation comes.

Ephesians 4:29 – “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”

 
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 27

Jeremiah 15:19 – “If you return, then I will restore you – Before Me you will stand; and if you extract the precious from the worthless, you will become My spokesman.”

OBSERVATION:

If I allow the Holy Spirit to move through me, I will be constantly searching for those whose lives are formless and void. I will become a bridge for them into the glorious, creative purposes of God.

 

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24
We all need spiritual momentum in our lives. God always wants us to keep moving forward. What is the other option? Moving backward—which is not a valid option. God has created us for flow, to be in sync with His river of life. As we find that place of sync with His presence, there is a momentum that is created in our lives.
The enemy tries to slow or shift your momentum by bringing distractions to get you off course. We are called to “stay the course”. God gives us the goals, the vision, and the blueprints, but we also have to stay the course.
When we neglect to put Him first we are putting something else first or even ourselves. Our souls have to come into alignment with the heart of God, to walk by the Spirit, and follow after His voice.
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33

 

Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me.”

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.

OBSERVATION:

GOD IS GLORIFIED WHEN I CHOOSE NOT TO LIMIT HIM AND NOT TO LIMIT MYSELF.

 

 

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