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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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Bringing Into Service Prophetic Prayer

Posted 01-24-2024 at 10:09 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"...So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing..."

The emphasis of this verse is that God is speaking His thoughts to us. The verse before says, "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:9).

So rather than figuring out how to pray for a situation -- ask God what His thoughts and will are for the situation....
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January 24, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 01-24-2024 at 07:00 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Prayer is when you turn away from the world and are preoccupied with the "things of God."

The Greek word "Koinonia"

(Fellowship, communion) is when you turn away from the "things of God" and are preoccupied with God Himself.

As we go inward in growing communion with Him, we learn how to call forth the living water within us and release it in an outward flood that transforms lives. You have been hidden away, but now you have...
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