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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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According To Your Faith

Posted 10-01-2021 at 01:17 AM by Albert Finch

John 12:21 tells us that a delegation from the Greek community came to the disciples and said, "We wish to see Jesus."

If there is an intense yearning within us, then there must be something to respond to that aspiration or we would not possess it.

"As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.....deep calls unto deep.." - Psalm 42: 1,2,7

If there is a burning and unwavering desperation to see Jesus and walk with Him like John, Paul, and others throughout history, then the occasion must be available or we would not burn in our hearts for it.


"After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in Heaven! And the first voice which I had heard addressing me like (the call of) a war trumpet said, 'Come up here, and I will show you what must take place in the future.'" - Revelation 4:1

The word "door" in this passage is the Greek term "thura" and is defined by Strong's dictionary as a "portal or entrance that allows an opening or closure”. It is translated as door or gate.

We are offered divine access to come up higher in God for a fresh revelation of His glory that will transform us and cause us to reflect His light.


"Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know." - Jeremiah 33:3

We are clearly instructed to call upon the Lord with the expectation of being heard. When we do, we will be given the ability to receive a clear understanding from Him of His purpose for our life. We will perceive instructions of something we should be doing right now to implement and activate our calling in Christ.


The Lord had an appointment to walk with Adam in the cool of the day. The way has now been opened for us to return to the place of intimate fellowship and personal walk with the Lord. He is calling us to that place for this generation.

"Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment?" - Amos 3:3

We have an appointment with the Lord Jesus in our generation. It is now time for God's people to respond to our prophetic DESTINY with Him. We are being called to walk with Him in this "evening time" generation. The Lord is touching us, granting eyes to see and ears to hear in order to advance His Kingdom in this realm with Him.

"Then He touched their eyes, saying, 'According to your faith let it be to you.'" - Matthew 9:29
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