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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 18, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-17-2024 at 09:23 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

This is not a year to shrink back, but to allow what He has told you to affect you deeply. Lift up your gaze to see His eyes locked on you and your Christ vision. You must continue to dream with Him and do great things. You don't have to trust in economies to bless you because you have God's eyes on you. And as He did for the Israelites in their new land, He will do for you as you remain confident in Him.

Turn from timid trust to bold confidence in your Father who loves you....
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Preparing For Revival

Posted 02-17-2024 at 06:58 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

The outpouring of the Spirit is likened in Scripture to a deluge of rain on a dry and thirsty land. But if that deluge is to result in a harvest, then the soil must first be prepared. "Break up your fallow ground," cries the prophet Hosea, " for it is time to seek the Lord, that He may come and rain righteousness upon you.." (Hosea 10:12)

What is fallow ground? It is land which now lies idle through lack of cultivation -- hearts of many who profess the name of...
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Becoming the encounter

Posted 02-17-2024 at 08:37 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole." - Isaiah 53:5 AMP

If the Church will consecrate itself and begin to corporately step out to reach the lost in this hour, it will serve as a powerful wave that unleashes world-wide revival. This is a call to "become the encounter"...
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February 17, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-17-2024 at 12:32 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Hebrews 12:29 tells us, "For our God is a consuming fire" (NKJV)! It is His fire alone that will cleanse us from our self-life and begin living for the advancing of God's Kingdom.

Psalm 66:12 tells us, "... We went through fire and through water; but You brought us out to rich fulfillment" (NKJV).

Recognize how important it is for you to walk in the favor of God as you implement your calling in Christ. Be awakened and be aware of the authority that...
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