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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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February 7, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-06-2024 at 11:18 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"And they come unto Him, bringing one sick of the palsy ... And when they could not come near to Him for the press, they uncovered the roof where He was: and let down the bed." (Mark 2:3-5)

Sometimes, your breakthrough can depend on with whom you surround yourself. The paralytic man was carried by four men who were desperate to see God move in the life of the paralyzed man. The determined faith and desperation to bring someone to Jesus is what is required for us to see a...
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Taking The Sting Out Of Adversity

Posted 02-06-2024 at 07:22 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

“Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”- Ephesians 5:17

"Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." - Ephesians 5:20

“Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving and pay your vows to the Most High; he who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; and to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God." – Psalm 50: 14,23


Thankfulness...
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Higher Things

Posted 02-06-2024 at 03:59 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." - Romans 12:2

"And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:7


Break loose of the earth's gravitational pull! Change your mind (Romans 12:2)! Don't get seduced down into the lower, base, everyday thought processes of life. Think on higher things (Philippians 4:8-9). Make...
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Scripture Of The Day - Interceding For The Backslidden

Posted 02-06-2024 at 09:40 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"And have compassion on some, who are doubting" - Jude 22

Jude wants us to elicit an emotional response from his readers. He wants us to graphically see and understand the seriousness of believers who have backslidden into a life of sin and disobedience. He wants us to "feel" for these critically ill spiritual patients.

Because Jude uses the word "compassion." he is telling us that the spiritualcondition of a backslidden believer is just...
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February 6, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-06-2024 at 12:13 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you." - Isaiah 60:1 NASB

"Arise and Shine." He says to you, "What is your mountain? Where do you have to go to shine to be seen? What do you have to do? For there is a mobilization He is calling you to that is far greater than you've ever known before. You will advance in the day of His power, so stir yourself up, stir yourself up on your most holy faith and get on your boots...
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