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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

Rise Up My Beloved

Posted Yesterday at 08:29 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

A move of God by definition involves God moving. Which means we may not "find" Him exactly where (or how) we have in the past because He is doing a new thing. He is not changing, God never changes (Malachi 3:6 and Hebrews 13:8). But He loves to reveal more of Himself to us in greater and greater depths and dimensions so that we can know more of Him (and thus make more of Him known to the world around us).

He woos us into a greater revelation of all He is by leading us...
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Seeking Communion - March 19, 2019

Posted 03-19-2019 at 02:57 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you." - Zechariah 9:12

There are those who have been faithful, standing upon the promises of the Father. They have contended for and have walked in obedience toward the things that God has called them to, even though it seems as though war has broken out against them -- they are experiencing extreme heartache and despair.

"Though an army besiege...
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Daily Word - March 18, 2018

Posted 03-18-2019 at 03:47 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

John 14:6,7 - "Jesus saith unto him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known My Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him."'

Unless we can be corrected, unless we are seeking God for an unfolding revelation of His son, our so-called "faith" may be, in reality, just a lazy indifference, a deception concerning the things of God. Subconsciously,...
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Daily Meditations And Affirmations - 278

Posted 03-17-2019 at 04:33 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

1 Timothy 1:5 - "The goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith."

It has become a popular saying that we should not seek the gifts, but the Giver. This sounds noble, but it is contrary to the Word of God which exhorts us to "pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts" (1 Corinthians 14:1).

Love is the foundation upon which spiritual authority, and, thereby, the gifts of the Spirit, operates....
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Rise Up And Come Out

Posted 03-15-2019 at 01:17 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies;" - Psalm 103:2-4

Rise up. Come out of the tombs of defeat and despair. Cry out with shouts of victory. Remove your grave clothes and stop sleeping among the dead. He breathes life into what was once dead. Speak to the dead dry bones, 'Arise!'
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