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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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Transitioning Into God's Plan

Posted 12-07-2023 at 11:39 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

We must be a burning and shining people who know where we are headed, fixing our eyes on our destiny, if we are going to awaken broken and disillusioned hearts!

Jesus is not looking at our intentions, wishes, or knowledge of what is right. He is looking at our works! Are we allowing the grace of God to produce holy living and ministering to others in our lives, or have we received the grace of God in vain?

"I know your works......" - Revelation 3:15
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Limitless Dispensers Of The Light

Posted 12-07-2023 at 04:47 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Matthew 9:37,38 - "Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."

The Greek word translated "send out" is "ekballo", which at the root level means to "drive out." "Ballo" is where we derive the English word for "ballistic." There is force and sense of urgency, a driving out, a thrusting out of laborers...
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End Of Wandering

Posted 12-07-2023 at 04:26 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Matthew 28:19 - "Go ye therefore, and disciple all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."

There are times when Christians get so hopeless and disappointed -- so discouraged because they have become stagnant in their spiritual growth because they have been living into themselves and not allowing the Holy Spirit to live through them into the lives of others.

Jesus has called us to live extreme lives as history...
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December 7, 2023 – Exhortation

Posted 12-07-2023 at 08:31 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

2 Corinthians 4:8,9 - "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."

Many Believers have endured major battles the past few years, and you may have felt like things have taken a turn for the worst. Although your life may seem to be a battleground, you have actually been on a training ground, equipping you for the next chapter of your life. While it may have seemed like its...
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