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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

Apprehending The Average Christian Life

Posted 01-01-2024 at 10:42 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Romans 12:2 - "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will."

You immerse yourself into the ascended life -- living from heaven dwelling in that sense of His presence and living from there.

You embrace the "Christ in You" by affirming and meditating on those scriptures that give understanding of your true...
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January 1, 2024 – Exhortation

Posted 01-01-2024 at 12:41 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

You may think of fall and winter as seasons to let go and let things die. Much of the world can look barren after the trees have shed and the world gets cold and dark. But a season of shedding for one person can be a season of blossoming for another.

You may have watched those around you bloom and flourish, while you remained hidden and buried. However, it wasn't your season; it was theirs. You may feel like you've missed your moment, like you've been forgotten, or been left behind....
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Exercising Faith In Praying For Your Loved Ones

Posted 01-01-2024 at 12:09 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb?" saith thy God. Isaiah 66:7-9

Travailing for Souls...
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