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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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December 19, 2023 Exhortation

Posted 12-19-2023 at 08:12 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men" (Luke 2:52). If it was necessary for Jesus to grow in His favor, then it is certainly necessary for you as well.

Your favor will grow as you learn to steward it for the benefit of others. Stewarding your favor involves discipling and equipping new believers into their Christ identity -- like Paul did in the early churches.

"The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the...
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The Greatest Promise

Posted 12-19-2023 at 12:00 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." Matthew 1:23

God sent the prophet Isaiah to King Ahaz (see Isaiah chapter 7) to tell him that God would protect them from the army that was coming against them. Scripture goes on to remind us of the Kingdom principle that is necessary to possess the promises of God. It is written, "If you will not believe, surely you shall not...
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