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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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Private Victories

Posted 02-28-2022 at 10:32 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him" - (1 Corinthians 2:9).

God wants to work through you in ways that would confound your mind if you saw them in advance. His plans for us are beyond anything we could imagine. He created us to fill an important role in His great plan for the ages; that of revealing Himself to creation through creation.

The weight of the glory God wants to share...
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Scripture Of The Day - February 28, 2022

Posted 02-28-2022 at 10:52 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." (Matthew 3:11)

Baptism with the Holy Spirit produces the power of God and manifests His gifts and fruit in us. The things of the flesh and world are consumed by the fire, but the things of God are refined and purified.

"[E]ach one's work will become clear; for the...
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Sorrow Not!

Posted 02-27-2022 at 10:30 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Isaiah 51:11 - "And the redeemed of the LORD will return and come to Zion with singing, crowned with unending joy. Joy and gladness will overtake them, forever free from sorrow and grief."

Isaiah 53:4 - "Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteeme
d him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted."

Isaiah 53 says Jesus bore our griefs and carried our sorrows. If Jesus was required to bear sorrow and defeat it on the cross...
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Praying Your Loved Ones Into The Kingdom Of God

Posted 02-26-2022 at 10:09 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

2 Corinthians 4:4 - "Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God." NLT

If you have been interceding for your brother there is nothing wrong with him except the devil! No human being who truly understood the salvation Jesus offers would reject it of his own free will. Why then...
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Scripture Of The Day – February 26, 2021

Posted 02-26-2022 at 07:49 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." - Isaiah 43:18-19 (NKJV)

When you go through transition, as Jesus did when going from the Jordan (baptism) to being drawn into the wilderness by the Spirit, it is a very vulnerable time and it is the time to fast and pray and build yourself up in the Word,...
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