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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
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Conduits Of Manifestation

Posted 09-29-2021 at 09:07 PM by Albert Finch

The decisions we make, the places we go, the things we say -- create images in our subconscious. First, we think a thought; then we rehearse it until it begins to formulate an image. Finally, our words speak things into existence and our actions set dynamics into motion. We are to present and display the Kingdom of God that dwells within us, releasing it in powerful demonstrations. We are not called to simply exist, but to be CONDUITS that manifest a flow of God's PRESENCE and POWER onto every circumstance we are confronted with as we advance God's purpose for our life.


We recognize that our past history already exists; so it is easier to preserve and repeat. The future is full of unknown variables, so, if we allow it, FEAR can cause us to stay within a limited field of experience.

However, if we exercise faith in God's word (by AFFIRMING, MEDITATING, AND VISUALIZING ourselves in the Word), we will boldly step into the unknown with our confidence in God, knowing He has gone before us to prepare the way.

"Faith comes by hearing and hearing, by the word of God. - Romans 10:17

Habitually reflecting on past disappointment causes the memory to maintain a destructive connection with the past. The modus operandi of the enemy is to torment our minds as we imagine what could have or should have been. We are then filled with regret and shame rather than focusing on the possibilities that are ahead, and the wonderful DESTINY God has prepared to fulfill our lives.

Philippians 3:13,14 - "This one thing I do, FORGETTING those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

It is imperative to always remember that God IS exact truth and faithful. One of the names of God is Faithful and True. To move forward into our DESTINY, we must completely disconnect from the disappointments, limitations, frustrations, and failures of the past. If we are open to Him. The Holy Spirit will give us dreams in the night or streams of thought during the day to bring revelation and direction to our lives.


The way we describe an event causes the hearer to believe success or failure. The spoken Word through prophecy is a powerful tool that unleashes a person's potential when they mix the hearing of the Word with faith. God's Word is progressive so it is always moving forward and it is active. We need to apprehend the Word of God so that it lives LARGELY and ACTIVE within us to advance our spiritual understanding of our Christ identity.

Observe the powerful picture as it is formed as vision, as it is manifested as we SPEAK and meditate on the Word. We liberate our inspired imagination to complete the vision and allow it to imprint our heart. This visual roadmap will lead us to acknowledging and pursuing God’s purpose for our life.

God's words (when they become "Rhema" to our spirit) have an ability to build, remove obstacles, and clear a way to make new infrastructures. He leads us on firm paths and brings refreshing to our weary souls. New-found comfort empowers us to the fruit-bearing for God’s Kingdom that we so richly desire.
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    great lesson, I have been trying to disconnect with some serious disappointments.

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    Posted 09-29-2021 at 10:42 PM by JacksonS54 JacksonS54 is offline
    Updated 09-29-2021 at 11:05 PM by Albert Finch (tYPO)
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    The universe operates according to a certain rule, and it impacts everything we perceive, touch, taste, hear and feel. As we know, two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Therefore, when two people sit in the same chair, one of them will sit in front of, or on top of the other. In the same way, the mind does the same thing. One cannot have more than one thought at a time; as you move from one to another, they are pushed aside to create room for the next.

    We suffer a lot of grief in life because we refuse to let the flow of ideas, things, people, and money happen naturally. This keeps us from enjoying life to the fullest. According to experience, when we lose these thoughts, we will plunge into depression, when this person leaves, we will feel lonely, and when these funds are spent, we will have none left.

    Instead of looking forward to the future, we are constantly fighting to hold onto the past, to hold onto past success and fortune. That hurts.

    Manifest fast with this method that I tried and tested:
    This can be paired with the best meditation music:

    We tend to spend so much time focusing on the future that we ignore the present altogether, but if you're good at letting go, the struggle can seem the opposite, since it's always now, not another time in the future.
    Posted 09-30-2021 at 09:41 AM by joyfulsilenceforyou joyfulsilenceforyou is offline

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