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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

The Voice Of One

Posted 02-04-2022 at 09:36 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

In Luke 3:2 that the Word of God came to John the Baptist while he was alone in the wilderness? The programs of the "church" of that day were in full operation, yet John was called apart to be with the Lord alone.

So also today, there are those who are spiritually hungry and seeking something more, who likewise are being called apart to be alone with the Lord for a time of preparation. As a result of his being alone with the Lord, John came into a oneness with the Lord that...
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Our Ministry To Others

Posted 02-04-2022 at 04:01 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

The true success of our ministry to others will be by how it brought forth the formation of Christ within the person God has given us to DISCIPLE.

Church members need to be encouraged to "think bigger." They need to see themselves as ministers to their fellow man.

The Christian life is more than just commitment to Christ; it includes a commitment to other Christians.

We need to rise up and release worship, intercession, and a song to the...
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Scripture of The Day – February 4, 2022

Posted 02-04-2022 at 03:42 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"You can be sure that the more we undergo sufferings for Christ, the more He will shower us with His comfort and encouragement." - 2 Corinthians 1:5

These sufferings are not sickness and poverty as some religious teaching suggest. These afflictions are described as the "fellowship of sufferings" that the believer will encounter for doing the will of God, or the sufferings brought on by one's allegiance to Jesus.

"That I may know Him, and the...
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Awareness Of The Times

Posted 02-04-2022 at 12:45 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

The Church is heading into a greater shaking and a separation from our dependency on earthly things.

We are going to see doors shut in areas that have been a distraction to us and have made us numb to what is taking place around us. This reset is the shutting of doors of commonality with the world, growing fear, and comforts that keep us in apathy and inaction, as the world needs the children of God to arise and shine (Romans 8:19; Isaiah 60:1)!

The shutting...
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