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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 15, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-14-2024 at 11:58 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

The Lord is inviting you to a new level of intimacy with Him that changes you at the very center of your being. And it starts by surrendering to His love more than ever before

Bless Him and offer Him what He longs for most – your heart -- See His love flowing into your heart as you go throughout the day. Bask in It! Give His love back to Him and then receive more love from Him. Do this all day long. Now see it flow into the lives of others.

And as you turn all your...
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Breaking Forth Into The Glory

Posted 02-14-2024 at 03:40 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Isaiah 59:19, "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him." NKJV

God is the river, the flood and the One Who breaks forth with an outburst through the glory of His Spirit. He is the One Who breaks forth, springs forth inside of us driving out all resistance to His Presence and Person.

"For He will come in like a narrow, rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives [overwhelming the enemy]."...
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Living In His Reality

Posted 02-14-2024 at 09:38 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for you , O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God." - Psalm 42:1,2

He wants us to live in His reality more than we do. Our heart's desire is central to keeping this flow of the Spirit in our lives. We have to want to live experientially with God. It cannot be enough to just "know" some things. There needs to be a desire to experience God and know that you...
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