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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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Peace Is Spirit Power

Posted 07-27-2021 at 12:44 AM by Albert Finch


Philippians 1:28 - "Don't be afraid of your enemies; always be courageous, and this will prove to them that they will lose, and that you will win because it is God who gives you the victory."

Peace is Spirit power.

Your peace, your immovable stand upon the Word of God is a sign that you are positioned correctly in perfect submission to the will of God.

The very fact that you are not frightened by your adversary is a sign that you have authority over him

Isaiah 26:3 - "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee."

Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the absence of inner conflict.

Romans 8:6 - "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."

Galatians 5:22 - "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith"


UNDERSTANDING OUR SPECIFIC CALLING


Ephesians 1:4 - "He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. In love."

Man is called to rest in God, but we must also labor with God. In this labor, we must find what He created us to do.

God who is so particular and specific knew what He was creating us for before the world was even created. We each have a very specific job to do -- a very specific CALLING. We will never know a true peace and fulfillment in our hearts until we are doing our CALLING in Christ.

THE PEACE OF CHRIST IN OUR SPIRIT IS OUR GUIDE

Colossians 3:15 - "And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from the Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts to which as members of Christs one body you were also called to live. And be thankful, giving praise to God always."

If we are irritated and upset about things in our life it is very hard to receive quiet guidance from the Holy Spirit.

Sometimes a certain action is in question; so we let the peace of Christ be our guide. Through the subtle inward witness of the Holy Spirit He guides us to the action we need to take.

Revelation 4:6 - "And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal."


The source of God's Peace is God Himself. The glass sea is a symbol: there are no ripples, no waves, no anxieties troubling God. The Lord is never worried never in a hurry nor without an answer. The sea around Him is perfectly still and totally calm. All our victories flow out from being seated here with Him.

2 Peter 3:14 - "With this to look forward to, do your utmost to be found at peace with Him, unblemished and above reproach in his sight."


CHALLENGED AND CHANGED


We want a peace that temporarily comforts and coddles because we do not like to be challenged or changed. The peace that flows into us from the Lord satisfies the soul with full assurance that He is still for us, even as we are being taken through fire -- in which we can be changed into His likeness.

2 Corinthians 3:18 - "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord."

Galatians 5:16 - "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh."

Affirmations:

I AM DEVELOPING MY OWN HUMAN SPIRIT, AND I AM BECOMING MORE SENSITIVE TO THE SPIRIT OF GOD.

I HAVE ACCEPTED THE CHRIST CALLING OF GOD TO LEAVE THE LOW LIFE BEHIND, AND I AM FOLLOWING THE SPIRIT OF GOD TO A HIGHER REALM, WHERE I WILL LIVE IN CONTINUAL PEACE, JOY, AND VICTORY.
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    Great Post!
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    Posted 07-28-2021 at 01:53 AM by snowerica83 snowerica83 is offline
    Updated 07-28-2021 at 02:15 PM by Albert Finch
 

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