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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
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Redemption From Dry And Arid Places

Posted 02-27-2019 at 09:01 AM by Albert Finch

"'As for you also, because of the Blood of your covenant, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you. For I have bent Judah, My bow, fitted the bow with Ephraim, and raised up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and made you like the sword of a mighty man.' Then the Lord will be seen over them, and His arrow will go forth like lightning. The Lord God will blow the trumpet, and go with whirlwinds from the south. The Lord of hosts will defend them; they shall devour and subdue with slingstones. They shall drink and roar as if with wine; they shall be filled with blood like basins, like the corners of the altar." - Zechariah 9:11-15

Verse 11 says that it is because of the Blood of the covenant that God will set the prisoners free. This is something to be truly thankful for; because of the Blood of Jesus we can live fully redeemed lives from the curse. God wants to bless your life, and as you enter into relationship with Christ this is your inheritance.


It is because of the Blood that those in Christ will be set free from the waterless pit (vs. 11). This is the place of soul sickness. It is the place of sin. It is the place of anxiety, fear and depression. God is setting us free from that which would torment us, because of the Blood of the Lamb. Are there areas in your life today that represent dry and arid places? God is redeeming those places, and you are going to rise out of them. Get ready to receive joy for sadness and beauty for ashes. Make room for a divine exchange to take place.

God is going to make you a lightning arrow for His glory (Verse 14). These arrows are believers filled with the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). There is a purity of spirit that is rising up to achieve His great purpose. God Himself will be seen in the Bride. They will be like Christ who knew what His assignment was in this world while also knowing that He wasn't of this world. They will be pure and spotless without guile in a polluted generation that has compromised itself with sin.
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