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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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Praying The Psalms - December 14, 2023

Posted 12-14-2023 at 06:39 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

In Jesus, I take refuge and behold His face. (Psalm 11:1,7)

The Word of the Lord is as pure as silver tried in a furnace seven times. (Psalm 12:6)

I trust in Your loving kindness, my heart rejoices in Your salvation. (Psalm 13:5)

I sing to the Lord because He has dealt bountifully with me. (Psalm 13:7)

I dwell on Your holy hill, Lord Jesus, and abide in Your tent, since You are my righteousness and I carry Your Word in my heart. (Psalm...
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Open Heaven

Posted 12-14-2023 at 01:31 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

The apostles received the Holy Spirit in the Upper Room and went out on fire to set the world on fire. They didn't stay in the Upper Room enjoying their experience and trying to prolong it. Nor did they keep coming back for more of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not given for self-indulgence. They went out full of His power and proclaimed the truth of what they had received.

"God was pleased to reveal His Son IN ME so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles." - Galatians...
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