Ten Power Exhortations – January 15, 2018

If we do not allow God to move us from glory to glory, we will get caught up in living in an old season. As the Holy Spirit moves us, the methodology of an old season will not propel us into the future. We need something new and fresh. We need a new glory.

 
How many minutes today can we turn into holy communion?

 
We can easily become so involved in the “work of the Lord” that we overlook the “Lord of the work.” Our priority each morning at prayer time should be to minister unto our Lord. Sing to Him, brag on Him and read the Word back to Him.
“I will bless the Lord at all times.” – Psalm 34:1

 
If we are really His temple, and His Spirit abides in us, we would see Him in all that we do, and the reality of His presence would actually be greater than that which we are seeing with our physical eyes.

 
True born-again believers won’t settle for what presently exists because they see how much more is available. Jesus’s life demonstrates that there is more. And to pull us into our DESTINY, He said, “Greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.” (John 14:12)

 
One of the greatest threats of the generation that we live in is that we may become like our environment. Any individual or church that doesn’t wake up and WITNESS will soon become a shared commodity of what surrounds it.

 
Affirmation:
I was created for glory. I am commissioned to be like Him, and He is glorious!

 
God wants to lead us to the place where we live entirely by His Spirit, because outside of the Holy Spirit there is no life. All that is outside of God’s Spirit is dead.
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” – Galatians 5:16

 
We can control the PASSION and INTENSITY with which we live our lives. To get the fruitful life that God has purposed for us, we must go out on a limb away from the ordinary and complacent.

Philippians 3:14 – “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

 
Confession:
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me for the same reason He rested upon Jesus. I embrace the call to the impossible, that God may be glorified in all the earth.
“Who makes…….His servants flames of fire.” – Hebrews 1:7

 
“He who believes in Me the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father” (John 14:12).
Are we walking with an earnest expectation of the miraculous? Are we truly expecting to see the goodness of God manifested (birthed) on earth, or are we just hoping that it will be?
Hope in God is good, but the Lord wants to turn our hope into a living, breathing expectation. GOD IS CALLING US to supernatural living and it begins with an expectation of the miraculous.

 
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY

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Ten Power Exhortations – January 14, 2018

Jesus teaches us that the only way we can position ourselves to see our promises fulfilled is by refusing to define ourselves according to anything but what God has said about us.

Affirmation:
He has raised me up with Jesus and seated me in heavenly places. He has given me His name. His Blood, His Authority. His Power. His Spirit.

Words are not enough to claim the Kingdom of God. It takes strength and courage and violence. You must violently resist the tides of the world. Violently give up all that holds you back from God. Violently turn your will over to God to embrace His CALLING on your life.

If one is not experiencing the victorious Christian life, it is either because he is not born again or because he has not been well DISCIPLED in the full Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Affirmation:
I see myself with victory. I visualize where God wants me to be. Then, I act as if I am already there.

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.
“Now to Him, who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory…” – Ephesians 3:20

One of the most crucial areas in which believers fall short in is pressing into God. Many pray briefly about decisions, then merely do what seems like common sense, not acquiring the mind of the Lord at all. But God must be sought.

Affirmation:
I spend time developing my faith by affirming and meditating on the Word of God and applying it to overcome the storms of life.

A demonic stronghold is any type of thinking that exalts itself above the knowledge of God, thereby giving the devil a secure place of influence in an individual’s thought life.

When you were born again, you began a new life under new management. You were given a whole new system to live by. So when you realize that Jesus is in charge – that it is no longer you trying to meet our own need – your attitude towards difficulties change. Strain just falls away, burdens disappear, and worry ceases.

 

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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THE SONS OF GOD REVELATION

God’s desire is that we fully understand who we really are in Him, and the extent of the calling on the lives of His saints. The call is immense – full of His “kabod” glory, and it is vital to our covenant DESTINY in Christ that we have His revelation on the fullness of the call in this incredible hour we are chosen to serve Him in.

“…according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began…” – 2 Timothy 1:8-9. The words “holy calling” can also mean a sacred invitation given to us (individually) by God to partner and join with Him in fulfilling a specific work, purposed by Him and given before time began.

Romans 8 declares that the suffering we experience, or that we will ever experience, is not to be compared to the incredible glory God intends to reveal in us. Building upon this revelation, Paul goes on to say that the whole earth is eagerly waiting in expectation for the eyes of the sons and daughters to be opened to the truth that they are the sons of God, chosen before the foundation of the world…and they begin to step out in their holy CALLING in Christ!
Why is the earth in travail over this? Paul answers that it is because the earth will be delivered from bondage and corruption into the glory, liberty, and freedom that the sons of God are prepared to let loose on humanity!

COMPLETING OUR ASSIGNED DESTINY

In Jeremiah 29, God says that He knows the plans He has for us! We have each been called to a specific work, a unique assignment prepared for us (God’s purpose for our life) before we were born – God’s purpose is that we should walk in it and fulfill our CALLING in Christ on this generation.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works (labor), which God prepared beforehand (ordained before) that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10

When God calls, for some, the first tendency is to resist and to make objections:
we are too insignificant,
we have no platform,
we have no money or education,
we have no voice,
we cannot speak,
we cannot write,
and on and on we go in unbelief. But God declared to Jeremiah that he would fulfill theCALLING because He would be with him, that He would protect him, and that He would put His words in his mouth.

MANIFEST THE FIRE AND GLORY WITHIN

Paul admonishes Timothy – as God would admonish all sons and daughters of God, to FAN INTO FLAMES the spiritual gift that has been given to us, deposited into our being, woven into our DNA, to be brought for the release of Kingdom glory, to do great damage to the kingdom of darkness, and release captives from spiritual imprisonment.

We are to let our light shine! This means to manifest the fire and the glory within! It is time to show up, to come forth, and arise! Our journey after leaving the womb of our mother has been to find our way back to Father God, to the CALLING and original intention of God given to us individually before time began.

Don’t resist Him! Allow your Father to re-release in you His great treasures, the gifts, and the power of your divine covenant CALLING – the DESTINY prepared for you in Christ!
All children of God are born again in Christ as Sons of God, indelibly united to the Firstborn Son of God. The Father chose us before, in Christ, to be the image of Christ. We are united to Him in life, call, purpose, and destiny – an army of voices crying out, “PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD!”

 

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 110

Hebrews 4:12 – “For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Faith is of the heart or spirit. It’s not of the head or of the soul, which consists of the mind and emotions.

Affirmation:

WHEN I HAVE THE WORD OF GOD DEPOSITED IN MY SPIRIT, I’LL ACT ON IT NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES, AND I’LL KEEP ACTING ON IT EVEN IF I DON’T SEE ANYTHING HAPPENING. I DON’T HAVE TO SEE, HEAR OR FEEL THE ANSWER. I BELIEVE — FAITH IS OF THE HEART.

Proverbs 3:5 – “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”

 

 

Revelation 4:1,2 – “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”‘

We accept His invitation to come up higher by focusing on Christ our Redeemer, Deliverer, and Healer, not our difficulties. God has NEW FRONTIERS OF THE SPIRIT for us to explore and higher mountains of faith for us to climb.
The Lord Jesus Christ is inviting us to LIFT OUR VISION UP, above our circumstances and situations, to fix our eyes on Him and His Word. As we do this we can expect to see the glory of God fill our lives and those who we touch.

Observation:

THAT INVITATION HAS NOT BEEN RESCINDED AND I HAVE THE SAME CHOICE TODAY. MY FAITH CAN QUICKEN ME TO EXPERIENCE THE VERY SAME REALM. I AM ALREADY SEATED WITH CHRIST IN HEAVENLY PLACES. I ONLY NEED TO USE THE ACCESS I HAVE BEEN GIVEN IN CHRIST.

 

 
Song of Solomon 4:11 – “Your lips, my spouse, drip like a honeycomb: honey and milk are under your tongue; and the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.”

IT IS THE BRIDEGROOM HIMSELF (JESUS) WHO IS RICH WITHIN YOU. YOUR LIPS ARE USED BY THE BRIDEGROOM TO SPEAK HIS WORD. HE PLACES HONEY AND MILK UNDER YOUR TONGUE SO THAT YOU MAY GIVE THEM TO ANY THAT LACK.

 
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LEANING ON OUR BELOVED – Meditations

“Then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine, and olive oil. I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.” – Deuteronomy 11:14-15

 
Many of us have recently undergone an intense time with a lot of warfare and opposition. However, even amidst the very opposition we may have experienced, the Lord was strengthening us. We will be found coming up out of our wilderness season, leaning on our Beloved (see Song of Songs 8:5). His desire during that time was to prepare and establish us for the new oil and abundance that He is getting ready to pour out.

 
PREPARED FOR THE NEW

 
The Lord does not waste our pain. Through the stretching and trials we have endured, we have been made stronger. We are now prepared for the “new” that He is ready to entrust us with.
Mark 2:22 says that, “No one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.”
We are becoming new wineskins in this very hour in order that we may be able to contain the new, fresh wine and steward the increase well.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life” – Proverbs 13:12. The Lord is reviving weary hearts back to life, and He is healing hope deferred.
The hardness of the previous season has lifted, and we entering into a time of singing and rejoicing!

 
“See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, My darling; My beautiful one, come with Me” – Song of Songs 2:11-13.

 
The Lord sends rains that will wash away the pain, weariness, and heartache from the previous seasons that you’ve experienced.
“You gave abundant showers, O God; You refreshed Your weary inheritance. Your people settled in it, and from Your bounty, God, You provided for the poor” – Psalm 68:9-10.
“Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.” – Isaiah 58:8

 
Many have continued to stand and contend for God’s promises even in the midst of great, personal pain and misunderstanding. “Lift your eyes, O weary ones, for your redemption draws near” – Luke 21:28b. Not for a moment has the Lord left your side or forsaken you.
The Lord is our burden bearer, and even now, He is breaking chains that have sought to keep us bound. Our Father is removing those heavy burdens that have weighed down His children. Be encouraged! Our Savior has seen every tear that you have ever cried, and He is rushing on the scene like a mighty warrior.
“Yahweh is a warrior, Yahweh is His Name” Exodus 15:3. The Lord is strong and mighty in battle. He is bringing His beloved Bride into a season of rest, peace, and great refreshing. For where you were previously not able to let down because of the consistent battle, now you will be able to rest and drink deeply of the Lord’s abundant peace. He, Himself, is fighting for you!

 
REFINED BY FIRE, REFRESHED BY RAINS

 
You have come through the fire of the last season, forged and refined like the gold, and you are about ready to see and experience the Lord’s goodness like never before! What He is about ready to release in your life will bring you such joy and restoration that you will say, “How could I have doubted the Lord’s great goodness and love for me, even for a moment?”

 
After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before (see Job 42:10).
“Those who have sown in tears are about to reap much joy” – Psalm 126:5.
“And Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain'” – 1 Kings 18:41.

 
The Lord is sending the sweet, rains of abundance. Listen closely, do you hear it?

 

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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Ten Power Exhortations – January 11, 2018

Jesus teaches us that the only way we can position ourselves to see our promises fulfilled is by refusing to define ourselves according to anything but what God has said about us.

Affirmation:
He has raised me up with Jesus and seated me in heavenly places. He has given me His name. His Blood, His Authority. His Power. His Spirit.

Words are not enough to claim the Kingdom of God. It takes strength and courage and violence. You must violently resist the tides of the world. Violently give up all that holds you back from God. Violently turn your will over to God to embrace His CALLING on your life.

If one is not experiencing the victorious Christian life, it is either because he is not born again or because he has not been well DISCIPLED in the full Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Affirmation:
I see myself with victory. I visualize where God wants me to be. Then, I act as if I am already there.

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.
“Now to Him, who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory…” – Ephesians 3:20

One of the most crucial areas in which believers fall short in is pressing into God. Many pray briefly about decisions, then merely do what seems like common sense, not acquiring the mind of the Lord at all. But God must be sought.

Affirmation:
I spend time developing my faith by affirming and meditating on the Word of God and applying it to overcome the storms of life.

A demonic stronghold is any type of thinking that exalts itself above the knowledge of God, thereby giving the devil a secure place of influence in an individual’s thought life.

When you were born again, you began a new life under new management. You were given a whole new system to live by. So when you realize that Jesus is in charge – that it is no longer you trying to meet our own need – your attitude towards difficulties change. Strain just falls away, burdens disappear, and worry ceases.

 

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
http://afministry.ning.com

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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 109

Joshua 1:9 – “Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

Distractions, reasoning, fear, and doubt are tools the devil uses to rob us from achieving God’s promises. Joshua was successful in battle because he realized that every victory begins in the heart. Victories are never won rehearsing past failures or running from battle, they are won by continually affirming and meditating on God’s Word and doing the Word.

 

 

Philippians 3:14 – “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

A season of trials is a SEASON of promotion. You will triumph if you don’t quit, because God only allows you to face what you are prepared to face with Him He’s allowing you to have the opportunity to step into a new level of the boldness and dominion of Christ.

“Sometimes you’ve just gotta STAND.” Maybe it’s, “Sometimes you’ve just gotta PRESS THROUGH.” Maybe it’s, “Sometimes you’ve just gotta LET GO.” The bottom line is that sometimes you’ve just got to trust that God knows exactly what you need for your journey. You must realize that God will capitalize on every trial and triumph to shape you and transform you into to the image of Christ so that you can walk in the CALLING and PURPOSE He has destined for you.

Observation:

IF I KEEP PUSHING-OUT THE LIMITS AND GOING FURTHER IN MY EFFORT TO ADVANCE THE PURPOSES OF GOD, THEN I WILL TAKE MY LIFE TO A HIGHER LEVEL – TO A PLACE OF GREAT FAITH.

AFFIRMATIONS:

Out of His glorious riches, He strengthens me with power through his Spirit in my inner man (Ephesians 3:16).

I am an overcomer and I overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of my testimony. (Revelation 12:11)

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14).

 

 
Song of Solomon 4:8 – “Come from Lebanon, my spouse, come from Lebanon, come; you will be crowned from the top of Amana, from the peak of Shenir and Hermon, from the dens of the lions, from the mountains of the leopards.”

COME FROM THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN TOPS (REPRESENTED BY THE PRACTICE OF THE HIGHEST VIRTUES). COME ALSO FROM THE LION’S DEN AND FROM THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LEOPARDS, FOR YOU CANNOT ARRIVE AT SUCH A HIGH PLACE WITHOUT ENDURING THE MOST CRUEL PERSECUTIONS OF MEN AND DEMONS. IT IS TIME TO RISE ABOVE EVERYTHING, SINCE YOU ARE PREPARED TO BE CROWNED AS HIS (JESUS) BRIDE. THERE YOU WILL FIND TRUE REST, FOR YOU WILL HAVE LET GO OF EVERYTHING IN ORDER TO REACH THAT POINT.

 
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