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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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Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - October 1, 2020

Posted 10-01-2020 at 03:31 PM by Albert Finch


Isaiah 43:18,19 - "Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."

In order to expect the unexpected according to Isaiah 43:18-19, you must forget the "old way" and you must have "new eyes to see."

The Lord may be birthing your breakthrough in a "new way" just as, in the same way, He told the children of Israel to leave space between the ark of the covenant and themselves when they were crossing over, because they had "never gone this way before" (see Joshua 3:4).

We must understand that in order to inherit and go into the land to possess it, this can not be done with old strategies. It must be done with new ones. And we must have fresh eyes to recognize and perceive the new thing, otherwise, we will stay and perish in the old.
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