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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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Christ In You

Posted 12-05-2023 at 11:37 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"It is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure." Philippians 2:13

God does not see us in ourselves - He sees us in Christ. He does not see us, He sees Christ in us. If we really believed that, we would be delivered from ourselves and would indeed be triumphant Christians.

WE ARE NOT DEFINED BY OUR PAST

We must develop the mind-set that -- we are not defined by our past, what people think of us, or our circumstances...
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Living Large And Active In The Word

Posted 12-05-2023 at 03:16 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

The decisions we make, the places we go, the things we say -- create images in our subconscious. First, we think a thought; then we rehearse it until it begins to formulate an image. Finally, our words speak things into existence and our actions set dynamics into motion. We are to present and display the Kingdom of God that dwells within us, releasing it in powerful demonstrations. We are not called to simply exist, but to be CONDUITS that manifest a flow of God's PRESENCE and POWER onto every circumstance...
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The Supernatural Invasion Of God

Posted 12-05-2023 at 02:48 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Luke 4:18,19 - "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He has anointed me;
He has sent me to announce good news to the poor,
to proclaim release for prisioners and recovery of sight for the blind,
to let the broken victims go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lords favor."


Jesus' concern for mankind was applauded. His Humility was revered, but it was the anointing that released the supernatural. And it was the supernatural invasion of God Himself...
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December 5, 2023 - Exhortation

Posted 12-05-2023 at 08:44 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

In His Presence Are the Answers That You Seek.

Wear the crown of glory that He would have you wear uprightly. Lay down any identity that man would come with. Man would come and try to push His crown off your head, and put upon it a counterfeit identity.

Lay down all these things that rush into your mind – to where you cannot even come into His presence, because your mind, your spirit, is somewhere else.

Call everything that would command you to give...
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Strengthening Ourselves

Posted 12-05-2023 at 01:02 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Worship is the spiritual equivalent of the power of magnification. When you begin to worship, you ascend to join the Object of your adoration. If you are soaking in His presence, then you are looking down on your problems.

"Oh, magnify the Lord with me." - Psalm 34:3


Times of difficulty give us an occasion we don't have otherwise, and that is the opening to demonstrate sacrificial love to Him by ministering to him instead of attending to our pressing needs....
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