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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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May 15, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 05-14-2024 at 11:07 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

See the future and live like you are there, not like you are still bound by your circumstances. All of the fathers of the faith in Hebrews 11 lived their lives by the future that they saw in the now.

Hebrews 11:1 - "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Notice it says "Now faith is."

When you live in the now like you are in the future, it becomes the "substance" of what you are...
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Unclogging Our Wells

Posted 05-14-2024 at 07:28 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

2 Samuel 5:20, "So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, "The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water."

David is speaking about his experience with the Lord's breakthrough. He describes it like an outburst of waters that is like a flood breaking down the wall of resistance coming from the enemies of God. We always need breakthrough. If we don’t realize that, then we begin to settle for less.
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Daily Meditations and Affirmations - May 14, 2024

Posted 05-14-2024 at 02:17 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"Did not our hearts burn within us...?" - Luke 24:32

You need to learn the secret of the burning heart. Suddenly Jesus appears to us, fires are set ablaze, and you are given wonderful visions. You cannot stay forever on the "Mount of Transfiguration, basking in the light of your mountaintop experience (Mark 9:1-9). But you must obey the light you received by putting it into action.

You are possessed by the Holy Spirit in such a way that you know it's...
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