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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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Developing spiritual hearing

Posted 09-01-2021 at 09:31 AM by Albert Finch


We received our spiritual faculties at the time of our salvation. It is our responsibility to develop these by spending quality time with the Lord, and by cultivating their use.

"He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increases strength...But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint" - Isaiah 40:29;31.

To "wait upon the Lord" means that we actively "wait" in His presence (come apart, become quiet, and look up in an attitude of expectancy and worship), until all earthly activity ceases and we are lifted up into the activity of the spiritual realm, where our spiritual being is edified and developed.

"It is the spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life." - John 6:63


To develop our spiritual hearing we must do several things:

Set apart quality time to "wait upon Jesus."

In an attitude of worshipful anticipation, out loud, ask the Lord to increase our ability to hear, spiritually. Then give Him permission to remove anything that might be a hindrance.

Then wait in His presence, believing with expectancy that our spiritual hearing will improve, and we will more clearly perceive His presence and hear His voice.
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