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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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Embracing A Lifestyle Of Kingdom Advancement

Posted 06-29-2021 at 10:31 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

When we walk in a lifestyle of evangelism and equipping the saints we won't have to think about the "where and how" of sharing the love of Jesus with people – they will naturally find us!

The key to the results you want to see is allowing Kingdom advancement to become who you are instead of simply what you do.

Here are two questions we need to answer as born-again believers:

Do I understand my identity in Christ?

What is God's
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Manifesting Christ

Posted 06-29-2021 at 08:42 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

John 1:16 - "And of His fulness have all we received and grace for grace."

Most Christians believe God can do anything but experience very little. They believe that God can release His power in answer to prayer, but whether something comes to pass or not depends on their performance (ie. being holy, speaking right, studying the word. tithing, avoiding strife, etc).

This view short-circuits God's power because their focus is on what they need to do instead...
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Changing Our Mindset

Posted 06-29-2021 at 03:52 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"So Jesus said to them again, 'Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.'" - John 20:21

Possessing what belongs to us requires change. Unless we choose to progressively walk beyond our own mindsets, we remain where we're at presently in life. Regardless of our position in society, mindsets are often the greatest key to breakthroughs. If we're not moving forward, it's likely that we need to do a little homework.

"For as he thinks...
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