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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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Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - August 25, 2019

Posted 08-25-2019 at 08:22 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Romans 6:12 - "Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions."

God did not intend the body to relate to the spiritual or supernatural world. It is essential, then, that we do not judge our true potential by the abilities or limitations of our physical bodies.

Our powers of sight, touch, hearing, smell, and taste are all related to the natural, physical world. The potential of our bodies is therefore governed by its physical...
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Daily Meditations And Affirmations - 321

Posted 08-24-2019 at 11:08 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Zephaniah 3:17 - "The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing."

Why is it right to sing, shout, dance and leap? Acts of celebration get repeated mention in the psalmist's descriptions of how we approach God. The reason -- God is a God to celebrate. He rejoices over us with singing so He wants us to rejoice in Him with singing. When we give to Him what He gives...
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Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - August 24, 2019

Posted 08-24-2019 at 04:53 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

John 15:16 - "You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you."

Many Christians never progress beyond the basic principles of the gospel: others -- the minority -- demonstrate the abundant riches of God's grace.

The preacher's task should be to preach of the fullness of grace through Jesus Christ. Christians...
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Finding Our Place Of Departure

Posted 08-23-2019 at 09:59 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Psalm 18:28-29 says, “For You will light my lamp; the Lord My God will enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop; by my God I can leap over a wall.”
Not only will you leap over a wall, but you will receive supernatural strength, leap over every obstacle, and position yourself to go through the opening door that God has for you. Fear not the enemies on the other side of this gate. For you will leap through your new point of entry and tread upon the enemy’s head.
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Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - August 23, 2019

Posted 08-23-2019 at 03:40 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Romans 8:11 - "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you."

As the dead body of Christ was given life and brought out by the Holy Spirit, may we be given eyes to see and ears to hear and a tongue to speak as the oracles of God. "If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God" (1 Peter 4:11). We are dependent...
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