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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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Transformed By The Light

Posted 01-07-2024 at 11:42 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you." Isaiah 60:1

Are you hungry to see an increase of the Presence and Power of the Lord at work in your life? You can daily live in the demonstration of the Spirit and power! We serve a supernatural God who performs supernatural acts, and all believers should expect demonstrations of the Spirit and power—signs, wonders, and miracles.

MEDITATIONS:

Believe the Lord...
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Sold-Out

Posted 01-07-2024 at 08:27 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Romans 1:1 - "Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ called to be an apostle, separated unto the Gospel of God."

Many are called, but we are never separated. That separation is a threefold thing:

FIRST: The New Creation separates us from the old life.

SECOND: As the Word is built into us, we are separated unto Christ. First, there is a separation from the world; now there is a separation unto the Master. Jesus becomes the Lord of our lives....
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Simplicity that Is In Christ

Posted 01-07-2024 at 12:20 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

2 Corinthians 11:3 -- "But I fear...your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."

The problem is that we mistakenly strive for information when in reality we need revelation.

Ephesians 1:17,18 -- "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened....."

The Holy Spirit within the...
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Shout Grace To Your Jericho Walls

Posted 01-07-2024 at 10:53 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Joshua 6:2 - "And the Lord said unto Joshua, See. I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valor."

When the children of Israel entered the Promised Land ten cities stood as obstacles in their way. The first of these cities was Jericho. Israel was not yet an army -- they were simply a group of desert wanderers with a promise. They had no army. Their resources had worn thin from years in the desert.

THEIR ONLY...
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Setting Our Heart

Posted 01-07-2024 at 10:32 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Ephesians 5:26 - "So that He might sanctify her (the church), having cleansed her by the washing of the water with the Word."

More than once the Word of God is referred to as water. The blood deals with sin, but it's water that addresses impurity.

Exodus 38:8 - "He made the laver and its base of bronze from the mirrors of the women who ministered at the door of the Tent of Meeting."

It's not an accident that the laver...
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