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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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Scripture Of The Day – August 25, 2021

Posted 08-25-2021 at 06:14 PM by Albert Finch


"The Lord said, "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.......for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you...to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me." - Acts:26:15,16,18

HIS LIFE FLOWING AS A RIVER

When we have altogether parted with our own plans, as it were, then there is a possibility of God's likeness, being made manifest in us, of the water of life filling us, and not only enriching our own life but FLOWING FROM US AS A RIVER that will touch others; and no one can tell what a river can do when it is set aflow by God, because when God is in the plan, everything works mightily and harmoniously.

The living touch of the river of the life of God is that which brings a celestial glory into the human heart, and speech that meets the kindled desire therein.

RECEIVING OUR CALLING IN CHRIST


When we are filled with the Holy Spirit we go forth to see things accomplished that we could never see otherwise. We get ready for God to move us out of the confines and limitations of what we have experienced in the past:

First of all Paul had a CALLING.

But CALLINGS (the Kingdom elevating assignment that God is giving you) are no good to us unless we make them real.

Except We claim them as they come,

Except we make them our own,

And your whole desire is to carry out what the Spirit has revealed to you in regards to your CALLING -- it will surely come to pass.

A CONTINUOUS BURNING ON THE ALTAR


Many believers lack the power because they do not keep their CALLING in the forefront of their life -- they do not allow the fire which has come to infuse into them to continue to burn.

There must be a continuous burning on the altar. Holy Spirit power in a man is meant to be an increasing force, an enlargement. God has never anything of a diminishing type. He is always moving forward.

QUESTIONS TO ASK MYSELF:

Am I moving forward?

Am I stopping in the plains when there are greater things waiting for me on the hilltops
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