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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

First message from jesus

Posted 12-10-2023 at 11:17 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Colossians 3:3 - "For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God."

When Christ died, we died. When Christ rose, we rose with Him. Christ is now seated at the right hand of God and us with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). All the work is finished. When we hideaway with God we become absorbed into His very life. With our hearts yielded to the Holy Spirit we become conduits of His presence into the earth. God will use us in power because we are simply vessels....
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December 10, 2023 - Exhortation

Posted 12-10-2023 at 06:14 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 as you bathe your heart in His love and give it back to Him, fear and disappointment will disappear.

He is going to brace you, and brace you, and brace you up. And He is going to erase the fingerprints of man. For man has been sent in for destruction, after destruction....
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Departing From The Natural

Posted 12-10-2023 at 09:26 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"The Lord said, "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.......for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you...to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me." - Acts:26:15,16,18

Paul had first to come to this time of crying, weeping, contrition, and yieldedness. He had done all he could in the...
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The Holy Spirit Says -- TODAY!

Posted 12-10-2023 at 08:49 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Hebrews 3:7 - "Wherefore, even as the Holy Spirit says, TODAY, if you shall hear His voice, harden not your hearts."

The Holy Spirit says, TODAY. What does this mean?

God is the Eternal One. With Him there is no yesterday or tomorrow; what we call past and future are with Him an ever-present NOW. His life is an ever-blessed, never-ending TODAY.

Jesus has become the author of eternal salvation -- that is, a salvation which bears the character...
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