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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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Confirming Our Identity In Christ

Posted 08-27-2021 at 12:13 AM by Albert Finch


Jesus instructed His disciples to pray..."Your Kingdom comes, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven" (see Matthew 6:10, Luke 11:2). As we pray as Jesus instructs, we are actually praying for Heaven to touch earth.

When Jesus came He brought His world to ours! He demonstrated the Kingdom of God on earth. His example of demonstrating God's goodness through signs, wonders, miracles, and powerful demonstrations was meant to be teaching tools for us to do the same on earth today.

There is no sickness in Heaven and, therefore, it does not belong on earth! Also, there is no poverty, lack, disease, or hopelessness in Heaven therefore, it does not belong on earth. Jesus commissioned His disciples with these words: "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: freely ye received, freely give" (see Matthew 10:8; Luke 10:9).

When we became new Christians we were told what "not to do" and taught that we needed to be "perfected" – which placed much emphasis on us, our ability, and our religious performance.

LET GO OF YOUR LIMITATIONS

Many of us limit God today. We can even witness a miracle and almost immediately shift back into doubt and unbelief.

At the time of creation, both Adam and Eve were created to experience "limitless living".

This type of lifestyle is experiencing our lives without any types of hindrances or limitations. Limitless living is not for the purpose of self-gain but is experienced so that we can fulfill our DESTINY and PURPOSE. And, without limitations, we can fully demonstrate and experience God's power on earth.

FULFILLING OUR DESTINY


"The eyes of your understanding being enlightened: that you may know what is the hope of His calling....." - Ephesians 1:18

Since we are saved by the finished work of Jesus on the Cross, God's supernatural, transforming power is available to us for the fulfillment of our divine destiny in Christ. We need to shift our perspective. Yes, part of our destiny as children of God is to demonstrate and experience God's power.

We were born with a PURPOSE to fulfill. God made you with a specific "PURPOSE." The word purpose means "the reason something exists."

Therefore, we can easily conclude that God created us for a very specific reason. Mankind, as a whole, was created in the image of God with the purpose of taking dominion. When we use our God-given authority, we are also empowered to demonstrate God's divine power on the earth. This is the time to demonstrate and experience God's power in our life.

Satan is consumed with targeting us, as he did Eve in the Garden, attempting to cause us to doubt our identity in Christ. If we believe the opposite of who we are, (i.e.; sons and daughters of the King and made in His divine image), we become powerless to fully imitate God. Why is that? It is because when we doubt our identity in God, we also doubt our ability to be demonstrators of His power.


THE LIES OF THE ENEMY THAT LIMIT US SOUND LIKE THIS:

You're not smart enough to teach God's Word.
What makes you believe that God would use someone with a past like yours?
You are a complete failure in life. How can God use you?
If you pray for the sick, they might not get healed. Just think of what people might say about you.
You are not qualified to demonstrate God's power
You are flawed. God cannot use someone like you!

MORE LIMITATIONS



Religion completely negates our need for "relationship" with God. In fact, many times it completely replaces it!

Another limitation in the Church is the pressure to "get results". This is all rooted in performance, perfectionism, and self-introspection. How many times have we believed the lie that we are a "failure" because we did not witness the desired results? The enemy will use this lie to limit US.

On the other hand, God desires that we experience His limitless lifestyle! After all, didn't Jesus say that all things are possible to those of us who believe? Is it then any wonder why the devil attacks our faith?

QUESTIONS TO ASK OURSELVES

What do we believe is holding us back? What are our limitations?

God desires to empower us to let go of such limitations as:

reliance on ourself
efforts to please God through religious performance
disappointments
emotional pain and trauma
defensive and defeated attitudes

PRAYER:

I pray today confirming that I am fully empowered to demonstrate Your Kingdom on earth. I agree with what Your Word says concerning my destiny and purpose and that I am created to give You glory. I pray that You reveal the limitations which rob me of being a Kingdom demonstrator. I pray that You shift me into continuous seasons of limitless living. I decree that there are no limits to what I do or experience in Christ, In Jesus' name, Amen!
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