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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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Aligning With Eternal Truth

Posted 04-30-2024 at 10:15 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." - Genesis 1:27

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8

The enemy seeks to make a weakened Christian a pawn in his game, as he manipulates and attempts to bring harm to the family of God. Satan whispers his crafty manipulations,steals our time, and drains us of...
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April 30, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 04-30-2024 at 09:52 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

In some of the first and last mentions of God in Scripture, He is moving: "…and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters" (Genesis 1:2), and "…' Surely I am coming quickly'…" (Revelation 22:20).

Between the moving of the Spirit in Genesis and the coming of Jesus in Revelation, Romans 8:14 says, "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God." You also want to be moving from glory to glory in your Christ...
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Fulfilling The Call To Glory

Posted 04-29-2024 at 10:56 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

God will use PRESSURE to perfect us as we come to know and understand His purpose for our life! He promises to even use the plans of the enemy and turn them around for our good! And, the more that we gain ground for His Kingdom the more we reveal God's glory.

GOD'S GLORY IN US

Everywhere we go, we see and experience God's glory. King David the psalmist wrote: "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands" (Psalm 19:1). Then...
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April 29, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 04-29-2024 at 03:54 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Even now, the Holy Spirit is hovering over you. God is stirring your passion for Him. Angels are ready and waiting on your yes. Answer your calling in Christ today. While the cost is great, the reward is so much greater.

Give your heart completely to Him. A radical calling will require a radical path and radical faith, but it will result in radical vision, radical blessings, and radical fruit. Your Christ calling will produce radical Kingdom exploits that release God's plans and...
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Transitioning Into Glory

Posted 04-29-2024 at 01:20 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Transition times are when the Lord redefines and makes adjustments necessary for us to move forward. He gives us new focus and direction. He teaches us about Himself in a new way.

If we are in a time of major transition it is easy to feel stressed or uncertain. This is a time to trust that God has your best interest at hand.(Isaiah 43:18,19)

We are bombarded daily with conflicting messages.

If you are experiencing a narrow place of confinement, or you...
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