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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

February 14, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-13-2024 at 10:53 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

You may be feeling spiritually blind right now, having just crossed over into 2024, just feeling lost and still battling the swirl and confusion that has been following you for some time now.

It's felt like the unknown season you have been in has now turned into a wilderness fortress, and you have lost hope that you'll ever leave this place. Somehow, temporary displacement and pause have felt like your permanent campsite. The season of "process and preparation" now feels...
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Transformed And Unshakable

Posted 02-13-2024 at 01:10 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." - Romans 12:2 (NLT)

Political correctness, new cultural norms and social pressure are trying to reshape the very fabric of the Church to be conformed to this world instead of being the transformational force we are called to be by the renewing of our minds by...
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Defeating The Giant In Front Of Us

Posted 02-13-2024 at 07:37 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

As many are facing giants today, we need to learn from David -- a man who knew how to handle giants.

As God gives us the spirit of David, He wants us to be personally offended at anything or anyone that keeps us from fulfilling His CALLING on our lives.

Saul and the army of Israel were all controlled by fear and their hearts melted. But David said, "Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him." (1 Samuel 17:32)...
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February 13, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-13-2024 at 12:26 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

God is giving you the invitation to cross over into a new move of God. You are standing at the threshold of revival. You have been purposed to carry the glory of God. Wherever you go, the atmosphere should shift because of what you carry.

This is the time for you to cross the threshold into personal revival. Will you come into agreement with what He desires to do through you?

Revival is not a marketing catchphrase or even a series of meetings held at a church. It is...
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