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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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Be Clothed And Mantled For Victory

Posted 01-16-2024 at 06:25 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Gideon was "clothed" (mantled) with God Himself. If you recall Gideon's story, it was difficult for him to see himself as God saw him.
Gideon was fearful and hiding from the Midianites. Yet God referred to him as a "mighty man of valor."

God saw Gideon's potential – just as He sees ours -- "He sees us completed!"

"and in Him you have been made complete...." - Colossians 2:10

Think about this: God saw Gideon...
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Already A Reality

Posted 01-16-2024 at 02:15 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Hebrews 11:1 - "Now faith is the substance fo things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

The verse does not say that faith is the evidence of things that do not exist. God says what He has promised is already a reality. Yet it won’t become a manifested reality in my life until I believe it is real before I see it – through fully trusting Him and His word.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 - "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to...
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A Great High Priest

Posted 01-16-2024 at 01:39 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Hebrews 4:14 -- "Having, then, a great High Priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession."

A GREAT HIGH PRIEST, JESUS THE SON OF GOD

The name JESUS speaks of His humanity, and of His work as a Savior from sin. This is is the first work of the priest -- the cleansing , the putting away of sin.

Secondly, the name SON OF GOD speaks of His divinity, and His power as High Priest, really to bring...
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January 16, 2024 – Exhortation

Posted 01-16-2024 at 12:02 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Some Believers are beginning to arise as burning ones, knowing their Christ identity; no longer living under ceilings and limitations. The revelation of being in Christ is now burning so deep within them -- deeper than ever. They are being delivered and transformed as they come to a deeper understanding of God's purpose for their lives.

He is calling you out to arise and take your place.

"Is not My word like fire, declares the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks...
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Imagination - God's Creative Dimension

Posted 01-16-2024 at 12:33 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do." - Genesis 11:6

God is always communicating with us, whether we are aware of it or not. God speaks in the parables of Jesus and the epistles of Paul so that we can come into the knowledge of God (the New Covenant) through the Spirit of Understanding, in order to gain wisdom to move in His counsel...
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