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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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Turning The Tide

Posted 04-20-2024 at 11:43 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Luke 11:13, "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him."

In the story of the prodigal son where the father killed the fattened calf and gave the returned son the signet ring and the robe -- the elder brother was hugely upset and complaining. The father's response to the elder son was, "All I have is yours..."

Luke 15:31, "And he said...
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April 20, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 04-20-2024 at 10:39 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

If Believers were called to "eat" of the Lord's body and blood (John 6:53–58), what did He eat? Answer: He feasts on your praise and your worship!

True worship, whether offered in strength or in weakness, is real food to Christ, just as the sacrifice of His body and blood is real food—living bread and water—to us. Our worship and intimate fellowship is a reasonable service and a "fair exchange." God has chosen to be with us in this realm, just as He hopes we...
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