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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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Taking Up Transition

Posted 01-21-2024 at 10:47 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Concerning transition, what happens to you is not as important as how you respond to what happens to you.

Are you going to keep moving forward, or are you going to let your fear of the unknown hold you back?

Are you going to make excuses for yourself or are you going to press through the emotional storms until you reach the other side?

Sometimes you may feel that change has mowed you down because life as you knew it has ended. But if you pay attention,...
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Carnal Thought Systems

Posted 01-21-2024 at 01:44 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

2 Corinthians 10:4 - "The weapons we use in our fight are not the world's weapons, but God's powerful weapons with which to destroy strongholds."

WE DEAL WITH THE DEVIL BY DEALING WITH THE CARNAL THOUGHT SYSTEMS, THE STRONGHOLDS, THAT PROTECT THE ENEMY. THE PULLING DOWN OF STRONGHOLDS BEGINS WITH REPENTANCE.

THE ENERGIES WE EXPEND IN KEEPING OUR SINS SECRET ARE THE ACTUAL "MATERIALS" OF WHICH A STRONGHOLD IS MADE. THE DEMON YOU...
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January 21, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 01-21-2024 at 11:43 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

When you start living out of the new creation nature you will discover that your desires and God's purpose for your life are intertwined together.

To live the good life God has for you, you must have an aggressive go-for-it faith - the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force.

A passive faith will never lay hold of the good things of God. Faith doesn't just give you the courage to stay stuck where you are and be happy about it.
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Reclaiming Your Inheritance In Christ

Posted 01-21-2024 at 02:18 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, 'Look now, the place where we live near you is too small for us. Please let us go to the Jordan [River] and let each man take from there a beam [for the building]; and let us make a place there for ourselves where we may live.' And he answered, 'Go.' Then one said, 'Please be willing to go with your servants.' So he answered, 'I shall go.' So he went with them; and when they came to the Jordan, they cut down [some of] the trees. But it happened...
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