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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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Posted 09-01-2021 at 09:33 PM by Albert Finch


The Lord wants to use us, because He said:

"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." - Luke 10:19

If Jesus wants to talk today, He's going to have to use your mouth. If He wants to rebuke a storm today, He's going to have to use your mouth, and He's going to have to use your heart in faith.

Who has this power, and what kind of power is it? We have it, and it's power to heal sicknesses and cast out devils.

EXERCISING LIMITLESS POWER

Our power is without limitation down here, because Jesus said, "All power is given unto Me in Heaven and in Earth" (Matthew 28:18). That means all power belongs to whom? Jesus. And to whom did He give it? To us. It belongs to us!

When the disciples woke Jesus up, they complained, "Don't You care that we're dying?"

Have you ever tried to put a guilt trip on God in your prayers? "Don't You care what I'm going through?" We think we're going to get a response from God. "Don't You care that we're dying?" The disciples didn't get any sympathy. Instead, Jesus rebuked the wind and said to the water, "Peace, be still" - (see Mark 4).

Jesus was a man anointed by the Holy Spirit, so He did not talk to the Sea of Galilee as God. People think, "God can talk to the sea," but that's not what Jesus did. He talked to that body of water as a man. As a matter of fact, who has authority over the elements here on Earth? Man through God does.

A REMNANT WILL LEAD


And there will be a remnant in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ who will be strong and will take the headship of our authority upon Earth. The Bible says, "Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises..." - (2 Peter 1:4). What are they? The verse continues, "that by these ye might be partakers [or associates] of the divine nature..." The original Greek says, "partners with God in His divine nature." This gives us partnership with God.

When we feed on God's Word, it is spirit and life to us. No thing the devil can do will stop us from reaching the place where we're going in God – nothing, nothing, nothing!

Can you call the things which be not as though they were? If you merely think about it, without speaking to it -- it won't happen. You can't rebuke the storm silently. Some will argue, "Well, I don't want to say, 'Peace, be still,' and nothing happens." You're already in fear. You've got to learn to speak out of your inward convictions. You've got to learn to believe in your DESTINY!

Living a miraculous Christian life puts you in a realm where things work out.

Does that mean we won't encounter persecution? No. Does that mean we won't have obstacles? Absolutely not. We will have them. But through the obstacles, we'll be victorious, and you'll laugh at the obstacles.


REPEAT THE FOLLOWING CONFESSIONS:

I am going all the way. I'm not going to die prematurely.

I'm not going to die sick.

I'm not going to live in poverty.

I'm going to fulfill my DESTINY IN CHRIST.

I believe in my God-given future.
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