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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

Returning To The Stronghold

Posted 03-22-2024 at 07:53 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

2 Peter 1:3 -- "seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence."

Zechariah 9:12 - "Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope; This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you."

The word of breakthrough and double portion is your inheritance. It is yours. And yet, it will not be without a fight. It...
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Praying The Psalms – 9

Posted 03-22-2024 at 12:46 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

I commit my way to the Lord, trust in Him, and delight myself in Him to bring forth His righteousness through me in Christ Jesus. (Psalm 37:4-6)

I put my hope in the Lord and enjoy my inheritance in Christ Jesus. (Psalm 37:9)

As I embrace God's purpose for my life, he makes certain of my steps. (Psalm 37:23)

I consider myself dead to sin and abide in Christ Jesus forever. (Psalm 37:27)

The Lord is my strength and delivers me in times of...
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March 22, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 03-22-2024 at 12:10 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Luke 14:27 - "And whoever does not carry his cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple."

Matthew 16:24 - "Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me."

How do you die to self?

Answer: We rest in Christ by leaving the flesh life and ascend into the Christ life, ie we replace the flesh life with the Life in Christ.

Philippians 2:12 - "Therefore,...
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