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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

September 25, 2023 - Exhortation

Posted 09-24-2023 at 11:28 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Some say, 'The River is flowing. Just step in.' But we need to say, 'Just step in, and the river will flow.'

Some are passively waiting to see what God will do, while He is waiting for us to exercise faith to see Him move with power.

"And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord kept WORKING WITH THEM and confirming the message by the attesting signs and miracles that closely accompanied it" (Mark 16:20).

God worked with them instead...
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Releasing Our Claim On The Past

Posted 09-24-2023 at 07:16 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?" - Isaiah 43:18-19

2023 is a year of release from past pain and limitations that have held many in the Body of Christ back.

In Genesis 26, Isaac was on his own voyage of discovery. Isaac's servants discovered water in the land, only to have the wells contended for by locals (just as gold in the earth is limited,...
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September 24, 2023 - Exhortation

Posted 09-24-2023 at 12:31 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Romans 5:3,4 - "And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope."

Jesus did not come to deliver us from our problems but from ourselves. He did not come to change our circumstances - He came so that we would die to our old life so He could live His life through us and advance His Kingdom throughout the earth.

Hebrews 12:2, "We look away from the natural...
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