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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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Seeing The Unseen

Posted 12-26-2023 at 09:39 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

2 Corinthians 4:18 -- "While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal."

We have two sets of ears and two sets of eyes. We have the "NATURAL SET" that we are born with, and we have a "SPIRITUAL SET" that is activated when we are born again.

As we grow spiritually, we begin to see with our spiritual...
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Seeing the Kingdom Of God

Posted 12-26-2023 at 07:39 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

John 3:3 - "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

What does it mean to "see" the kingdom of God?

Jesus urged us to do an about-face in our approach to reality because His Kingdom is at hand. He brought His world with Him, and it's within our reach. He wants us to see reality from God's perspective, to learn to live "from" His world...
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Seeing The Future In The Present

Posted 12-26-2023 at 05:06 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Hebrews 11:1 - "Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things that you cannot see."

Physical sight is the ability to see things as they are. Vision is the capacity to see things as they should be, and that takes faith.

The scripture says that "For we walk by faith, and not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7). We must never let what our eyes see determine what our hearts believe. In other words, we are to walk...
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December 26, 2023 – Exhortation

Posted 12-26-2023 at 09:30 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

You were created for such a time as this. No matter how dark and fierce the storm, lean into Him -- receive of His strength and His faith. Press in close; hold tight to Him. Let all else go -- be set free. You declared that you would gladly follow Him. Come with Him, acknowledge the power that is part of your Christ identity -- it is needed in this hour. You have prayed to be transformed -- change will come from Him -- you will go forth in His power and possess the land.-- bearing fruit that remains...
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Responding To Prophetic Words

Posted 12-26-2023 at 01:46 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"Surely the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets." - Amos 3:7

Along with timing, it is key to understand the role we play as workers in God's Kingdom to see prophecy come to pass. Without understanding that prophecy requires action on our part, we might become upset when a prophetic word seems unfulfilled.

Disappointment can stir up questions like, "Did I hear God?" or, "Did I miss what God...
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