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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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Creating with god

Posted 12-29-2021 at 11:01 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Hebrews 11:1 - “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen."

That word "evidence" means an outward sign or indication. Faith is something that furnishes proof. Faith is not an obscure or intangible concept that a Believer's hope will bring change. Rather, it is a reality or a sign of what the Believer knows is there, even if "sight" is not being manifested in the present.

It is an unmovable force that...
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Scripture Of The Day – December 29, 2021

Posted 12-29-2021 at 04:47 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

John 5:19 - "The Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever He does, that the Son does likewise."

Jesus told us the secret for His Life -- "I only do what I see my Father doing." Our attention is on what God is doing or has done. If we dwell on what God hasn't done we create an occasion for offense. If we dwell on what God has done we create an occasion for thankfulness.

A kingdom mindset doesn't...
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Divinely Ordained Function

Posted 12-28-2021 at 07:49 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

2 Timothy 1:9, "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."

The term "holy calling" could also be interpreted as "sacred DESTINY." The Lord considers it a sacred thing for us to enter into the divinely ordained purpose for our life that He has destined for us. The prophet David once said, "Your eyes have seen...
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Scripture Of The Day - December 28, 2021

Posted 12-28-2021 at 06:51 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

“Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past." - Isaiah 43:18

It is time to shake off the discouragement, shake off the hopelessness, and shake off the despair. Shake it all off by getting into His presence and praising Him and moving into the expectation of a new glory, a new hope, a new vision concerning His purpose for your life. Praise Him for being FAITHFUL and because He is continuing to lead you into things that will advance His Kingdom and equip...
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Embracing The Fight Of Faith

Posted 12-27-2021 at 11:29 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

We must not look at the pressures of our times as though they were obstacles set to restrict us. For in the hands of the Almighty, these are the very tools He is using to perfect us.

But the same Spirit that predicted the perilous conditions at the end of the age also forecasts that, in spite of difficulties and battle, the Gospel of Christ's love will be proclaimed worldwide to all nations (see Matthew 24:14). The Lord also said that the "crop" of last-days Christians will...
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