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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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March 24, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 03-23-2024 at 11:36 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"So may all Your enemies perish, Lord! But may all who love You be like the sun when it rises in its strength..." - Judges 5:31

There is a rising coming for the Body of Christ – a rising within Him, in His ways and in His love to understand our freedom in Christ. We are rising up in the glory of the Son. A "rising" can also mean a revolution or revolt – it is time to rise up and push back the powers of darkness trying to encroach and violate our lives!...
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Embracing Spiritual Discernment

Posted 03-23-2024 at 06:57 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Only with God-given discernment can we tell apart the good and evil influences that surround us. We often come up against "demonic influences". This influence is a spiritual force that twists and taints and pollutes God's ways. It is like a spider web, and people get stuck -- writhing in their captivity, they act out of a "web mentality".

Religious spirits endeavor to interfere with the free flow of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Believers. They can be hard to...
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March 23, 2024 – Exhortation

Posted 03-23-2024 at 09:58 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Mark 8:29 - "And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, 'You are the Christ.'”

Matthew 6:33 - "Seek the Kingdom of God above all else."


Jesus pulls you aside to show you the one thing you should be most obsessed with, and that is the Person of Who He is and His Kingdom.

God wants to create a passion and obsession in your heart for Him and advancing His Kingdom, where nothing else gets in the way. The Lord says...
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