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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

Seeking Communion – November 26, 2323

Posted 11-26-2023 at 04:54 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Learn to linger with Him. For the enemy would set up snare, after snare, after snare, to captivate your soul in pain, and imprison you, to where you can not seek His face. But know that He hears. Know that He knows. Know that He has not come to harm you, nor has He set His hand against you, nor has He set His face against you. But has extended His goodness, and His love, and His mercy, and His arms open to you.

Let Him embrace your tears. Let Him embrace your temple. Let Him become...
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November 26, 2023 – Exhortation

Posted 11-26-2023 at 01:53 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Have you been in the valley of defeat? The King is here. Now comes the fresh cry – it's about to burst forth from inside of you!

If you feel like you have lost your voice in this season your wells are being uncapped again. If you have lost your sound, your laughter -- shout and declare your victory roar: you are coming back with a fresh cry and a fresh song.

This will be your rebirth. Just as a baby endures the pressing and movement and then finally breathes its first...
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Becoming A Partaker Of The Divine Nature

Posted 11-26-2023 at 09:26 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

2 Peter 1:4 - “you may become partakers of the divine nature,"

Wherever Jesus went, multitudes followed Him, because He lived, moved, breathed, was swallowed up, clothed, and filled by God. He left 120 men to turn the world upside down.

The Spirit is upon us to change our situation. We must come to understand our Christ identity -- we must ask, seek, and knock until we receive revelation of our Christ calling. Jesus had divine authority with power, and He left...
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Going From Glory To Glory

Posted 11-26-2023 at 01:30 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Oh, how the Lord longs for His church to receive a revelation of His ravished heart - utterly overwhelmed with delight for us - even though we may not like or believe in ourselves.*(Psalm 45:11)

The Scriptures entreat us to*go from glory to glory*-- allowing us always to sustain the glory released in us so we can proceed further to the greater realms of glory He desires to display in us.

"But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the...
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