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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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Consumed In Him

Posted 03-04-2024 at 06:50 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"...Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire? Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning? Those who walk righteously and speak what is right....their bread will be supplied, and water will not fail them. Your eyes will see the King in His beauty and view a land that stretches afar." - Isaiah 33:14-17

The "everlasting burning" in this verse is not Hell, but rather is speaking of God. God is an all-consuming fire, and we are to become ignited so that we are...
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Into Action

Posted 03-04-2024 at 03:36 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

1 Corinthians 3:9 - "For we are co-workers in God's service; you are God's field, God's building."


Some believers think faith is a one-way street. They believe in God and wait on God to do the work. They think belief is the only thing they need.


That person does nothing but sit still and procrastinates, waiting for God. "Well, I'll just pray about it." they use waiting on God as an excuse for their own lack of engagement. "If...
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March 4, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 03-04-2024 at 03:00 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Nehemiah 8:10 says, "...the joy of the Lord is your strength."
There are greater levels of joy that the Lord wants to bring you into in this season.

God is releasing His joy over the Body of Christ in order to strengthen them, so they can move forward in everything He has called them to do. This is a Nehemiah season -- 2024 is the year to build. God is releasing Joy to strengthen you during this time of building with Him. This is a joy that does not change, despite...
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