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Going to church, reading the bible, listening to Christian music will not advance your spiritual life. These activities may give you more understanding but until you are ready to lay down your life and take up your cross this leads nowhere.

What I am talking about is the sacrifice of self to advance the cause of Jesus Christ in the world. There is a destiny that God had for each of us that only we can personally discover. We can discover it only by detaching from the world and making ourselves available for the Holy Spirit. By detaching from the world--now you have time--the commodity that most Christians are not willing to give.

Jesus said, "Self-help is not help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, to finding yourself, your true self. (Matthew 16:25)

"God has planted eternity in the human heart." (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

"Anyone who lets himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the Kingdom of God." (Luke 9:62)

"The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me." (Acts 20:24)

"We have been sent to speak for Christ." (2 Corinthians 5:20)

"We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10)

Albert Finch
www.thekeys2kingdom.com
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Daily Meditations And Affirmations - 281

Posted 03-31-2019 at 07:24 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Luke 17:20,21 - And when He was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you."

The word "observation" in verse 20 literally means to stand beside and watch. This accurately describes the posture of many who are looking for a rescue or a revival. They stand beside as life...
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Seeking Communion - March 31, 2019

Posted 03-30-2019 at 08:00 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Many Believers live in fear of the powers of darkness. Many are plagued by the spirit of suicide and death, discouragement and depression, sickness, lack, poverty, and failure. Many are caught in the vicious cycle of defeat, circling around the valleys of despair and can't seem to find their way out.

Many have been oppressed by the enemy for a prolonged period of time. It's been many years and many seasons of great grief and loss. You've been under such a weight of the enemy you couldn't...
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Ten Power Exhortations - March 29, 2019

Posted 03-29-2019 at 07:56 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Many Christians muddy along, hoping for nothing loftier than a short reprieve from sin and self-condemnation. Should the lowliness of our limited expectation have veto power over the enormity of God's promises?
May it never be!
For Scripture assures us that OUR CALLING to God's PURPOSE for our life, even as lowly as we feel sometimes, is an upward climb that relies upon faith in God's abilities and Christ's redemption.

"Forgetting what lies behind and reaching...
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Praying The Psalms - 1

Posted 03-28-2019 at 09:27 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

I am like a tree firmly planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in due season; my leaf does not wither and I prosper in whatever I do; because my delight is in You Lord Jesus. (Psalm1:2,3)

How blessed am I since I take refuge in Jesus. (Psalm 2:12)

My Lord, You are a shield about me -- m glory -- and the one who lifts my head. (Psalm 4:3)
The Lord sustains me -- He delivers me from the fear of people. (Psalm 4:5)

In peace I will both...
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Daily Word - March 28, 2018

Posted 03-28-2019 at 02:31 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Philippians 3:7-9 - "But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him."

Observation:

AT SOME POINT I HAVE TO CEASE BEING A SPIRITUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA (THAT IS, COLLECTING MORE FACTS, OPINIONS, ILLUSTRATIONS...
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