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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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Adversity To Victory

Posted 12-31-2023 at 09:15 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Matthew 6:13 - "And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."

There is no temptation or sin in heaven. This prayer does not imply that God wants to tempt us. We know from James 1:13 that it is impossible for God to entice us to sin.

This kind of praying is important because it requires us to face our need for grace. It helps us to align our heart with heaven -- one of absolute dependency on God.
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Advancing My Faith

Posted 12-31-2023 at 03:13 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Romans 10:17 - "So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing, by the word of God."

Observation:

IF I WANT TO KEEP ADVANCING MY FAITH, I HAVE TO BE PLANTED.

I PLANT MYSELF IN THE WORD (THROUGH AFFIRMATION, MEDITATION, AND SEEING MYSELF IN THE WORD) AND IN A PLACE WHERE THE WORD IS PREVALENT AND THE PEOPLE AROUND ME ARE CONTINUALLY SPEAKING AND LIVING IT.

2 Corinthians 3:18 - "But we all, with open face...
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Achieving The Unachievable

Posted 12-31-2023 at 11:38 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Exodus 14:16 - "But lift up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children if Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.”

God generally doesn't call us to do things we can accomplish in our own ability. He calls us to achieve the unachievable and accomplish the impossible.

Mark 4:3,8 - "Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow his seed. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and...
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Acceptance Through Works

Posted 12-31-2023 at 10:14 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Genesis 4:3,4 - "And in the process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering."

CAIN'S OFFERING WAS REJECTED BECAUSE HE OFFERED THE FRUIT OF HIS OWN LABORS WHILE ABEL OFFERED A BLOOD SACRIFICE THAT PROPHESIED OF THE COMING OF CHRIST. THIS LED TO A RAGE IN CAIN THAT CAUSED...
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Beholding His Glory

Posted 12-31-2023 at 09:26 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

2 Corinthians 3:18 - "But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit."

WE ARE TO BE TRANSFORMED "FROM GLORY TO GLORY." BY MOVING AHEAD IN OUR CHRIST CALLING. THIS INDICATES AN UNFOLDING PROCESS TO CHANGE US INTO HIS IMAGE. THIS IS NOT A PROCESS THAT WE CAN ENGINEER OR CONTROL, BUT IT IS "FROM THE LORD, THE SPIRIT."...
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