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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 23, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-22-2024 at 09:22 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Extend, activate, and anticipate the move of God in your life to significantly increase right now. HAVE FAITH --your expectation is POWERFUL.

Many are weary -- many are discouraged in the battle they have endured, but NOW expect to be returned to JOYFUL laughter and shouting with gladness as you bring back armloads of blessing and a harvest overflowing.
This is your season of restoration, recompense, and renewal.

"And blessed is she who believed that there...
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Praying The Psalms - 5

Posted 02-22-2024 at 01:37 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Lord Jesus, you are my light and salvation and the defense of my life -- whom shall I fear? Psalm 27:1

I ascend into the hill of the Lord and stand in His presence and seek His face. Psalm 24:3,6

I lift my head up to behold the King of Glory who delivers me. Psalm 24:8

I wait on the Lord and lift up my soul to receive His compassion and lovingkindness. Psalm 25:1,3,6

Teach me your paths, O Lord, and instruct me in your purpose for my...
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Stepping Out Of The Shadows

Posted 02-22-2024 at 10:36 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

1 Samuel 10:22 - "Therefore they inquired further of the Lord, 'Has the man come here yet?' So the Lord said, 'Behold, he is hiding himself among the baggage."

There are those who have been born again in Christ and have not yet stepped out of hiding. Shame, fear, and rejection have held you back. You've struggled to walk in your true Christ identity as sons and daughters. You've questioned and doubted that God would have such great plans for you. You've wondered if you have...
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February 22, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-22-2024 at 02:24 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

In 1 Kings 18:30, Elijah repaired the altar of the Lord that had been torn down. Just as Elijah received specific instructions for repairing the altar and then preparing it for a miraculous display of God's power to that generation, God is calling you as a Believer to prepare yourself for amazing displays and encounters of His fire and power to your surroundings and atmosphere.

The enemy's plan has included a deep discouragement and a dumbing down of the faith of God's people. It's...
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