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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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Walking In The Power Of His Spirit

Posted 11-18-2021 at 09:44 PM by Albert Finch


In Isaiah 60, we understand that darkness will cover the earth, and people will fall into deep darkness, but when we rise up and take action, then God's glory is seen on us, and nations will come to our Light, HIS LIGHT. God has a plan, but His plan involves us taking action and transitioning from being spectators to being participants in the greatest Spiritual outpouring and awakening this world has ever seen. As troubled times come, we are not to shrink back in fear. The word for this season is NOW!! -- move out NOW, being strong in the Lord and the power of His might.

Galatians 2:20 says, "I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."

THE SONS OF GOD REVEALED

Being containers of the greatest Love and power in the universe, it is the revelation of this understanding that gives us assurance to boldly move through this world -- healing the sick, raising the dead, cleansing the lepers and casting out demons. Romans 8:19-21 says that even creation waits for the sons of God to be revealed, and if we are led by the Spirit, then we ARE the sons of God (vs 14). The Kingdom of God is waiting to be displayed on the earth. As we walk in His power and Spirit, we position ourselves as vessels for the Kingdom of God to be released through us, bringing God's will to the earth and to all mankind.

Most importantly we need to ask, seek, and knock (Matthew 7:7) until we come to understand and start carrying out God’s PURPOSE FOR OUR LIFE –- this is our place of greatest safety and favor as we seek to advance His Kingdom in the earth. He told us He started a good work in us (our CALLING in Christ) and will complete it, and a shift of change may be required to accomplish that work. New relationships will cause us to grow. New locations will cause us to trust.

OUR AUTHORITY THROUGH JESUS

A powerful thing happens when God's Kingdom is a priority in our minds, hearts, and prayers. Jesus taught us to pray in Matthew 6, and after giving honor to His Father, His first petition was that God's Kingdom would come to earth. We occupy a fallen world, desperate to be transferred from the kingdom of darkness into His Kingdom of light. When God's Kingdom is first in our hearts and minds, we become INTENTIONAL about seeing that it is done on earth like it is in Heaven.

No longer do we look at our weaknesses and inabilities, but we focus on the strength of the One sending us and the power of His might. We let go of fear and pursue and meditate on the perfect Love of Jesus flowing through our heart into the lives of others. As we move about in our daily lives, we become more and more aware of God's Spirit in us and around us, arresting the illegal demonic spirit, creating an atmosphere for people to be rescued and free.

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue" (Proverbs 18:21). When we speak, our words have power. God gave us authority through Jesus to speak words that contain either life or death. When we prophesy life, life happens.

SETTING PEOPLE FREE

With Spirit-led words, we can actually break assignments of hell off of people and set them free to do the will of God.

God is with us, and His presence is captivating. People notice God's presence in us, though they might not understand it or have words to describe what they are sensing. As we pursue God's PURPOSE for our life (Matthew 7:7,8), His Kingdom and righteousness--all things--are added to us as we continually bear fruit that remains for His Kingdom.

The favor of the Lord is with us--anointing, power, authority, healing, deliverance, salvation with signs and wonders following us. It is a NOW season for the Church. Let us not lose heart in doing good, because we are getting ready to reap if we don't give up and grow weary.
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