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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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Separating Ourselves Apart

Posted Today at 06:19 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

In Joshua's day, before crossing the Jordan River and moving into their inheritance, God said to the people, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you" (Joshua 3:5).

This is an exhortation for us today!

DRAW NEAR TO GOD

The word consecrate, in Hebrew, is actually a relational term. "Qadash" means to separate or set yourself apart unto God. God's heart isn't, "Clean up your act so I can restore and...
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Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - September 20, 2020

Posted Today at 02:25 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Ephesians 4:24 - "and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness."

Avoid a negative and introverted attitude caused by an overemphasis on inner healing. Instead, focus on your new nature in Christ. A spiritual consciousness of your new nature will always give you a truer, more real and trustworthy evaluation than that provided by your own weaknesses, fears, anger, memories, etc.—not to mention the accuser of the brethren!...
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Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - September 19, 2020

Posted Yesterday at 07:53 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

1 Corinthians 2:9 - "That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, 'No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.'"

He is lifting you up higher to see the new things that He has prepared and planned that are coming through for you and are now just ahead. The things you did not expect, the things you didn't see coming and the things you didn't know He could do, He is going to do.

It is time to step...
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Becoming Fruitful

Posted Yesterday at 02:17 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

The Lord Jesus gives us this divine union by the Spirit so that we can be fruitful. All the vine has is made available to the branches -- to give us what we need to be fruitful. The perpetual flow of the Holy Spirit provides for us on a constant, daily basis.

As we grow in the revelation of our identity as God’s sons and daughters...
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Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - September 17, 2020

Posted 09-17-2020 at 01:49 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Ephesians 2:10 - "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them."

Understand and meditate on what you are in Christ. Never think of your lack; think of the vast inheritance that is yours, for you know that He has given you the ability to enjoy all that belongs to you.

"Giving thanks unto the Father, who has given us the ability to enjoy our share of the inheritance of the saints...
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