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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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Advance And Accelerate

Posted 06-04-2021 at 10:14 PM by Albert Finch


Isaiah 48:6 - "....I have made you hear new things from this time. Even hidden things, and you did not know them."


The Spirit of God encourages each of us to advance -- drawing us ever closer to our Lord to move in power, and to take the Kingdom for the King! Our day is a day of swift shift; a spiritually radical revolution in our perspective is at the door. We expect God to display His mighty deeds in doing new things (Isaiah 48:6).

ADVANCE AND ACCELERATE


We are to arise, walk in dominion power, and lay a hold of the promises of God. This is not a time to be weak and waffling, but rather a time to be extremely bold and brave. We are commanded to be confident, brave, and very courageous (Joshua 1:7); the Spirit of God calls us forth to demonstrate who we are in Christ.

Listen, with your whole heart, the voice of the Lord is speaking; He delights to give you the Kingdom (Luke 12:32). God has promised victory! You are called to be the head and not the tail. The Holy Spirit who lives within you is greater than the spirit that is at work in the world (1 John 4:4). You are recreated and destined for victory; now is the time to shake yourself up, and declare the proclamation found in Micah 3:8, "Truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord!"

We are in the harvest of the end of the ages--when the seeds of both good and evil are coming to full fruit (Matthew 13:30). The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and violent persons take it by force (Matthew 11:12). God is calling for us to arise and take a strong stand against the works of darkness (Jude 1-4). We are to advance in the DESTINY He has individually prepared for us.

1 Corinthians 2:4,5 - "My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God."

DRAW EVER CLOSER TO THE LORD

Join with the plea of Psalm 90:16-17, and pray that the Lord will let His works appear. We are hungry and desperate to see the works of the Lord -- we long to see the mighty acts of God. The Spirit of Truth calls us to come into the presence of the Lord.

The way is clear, and any one of us can advance higher. The invitation is extended, "Come up here" (Revelation 4:1-3), and as we answer the call to enter the door that is standing open in Heaven, we can see more clearly and hear more distinctly. This in turn equips us to advance ever deeper in the anointing, and make the most of our divine CALLING.

TURN HIS PROMISES INTO ACTION

Paul, the apostle, instructed us to walk purposefully toward one true goal (the CHRIST CALLING) He has put in our spirit) (Philippians 3:12-16). This is not a time to wander around the mountain of defeat and unbelief; we are to lay hold of the promises of God, take Him at His word, and stand firm in faith. Rather than just being content to sit and hear, we have become activators of the Word. God has destined us to walk in victory, not defeat. We are victors, not victims. We never forget that God has promised that no weapon formed against us can prosper (Isaiah 54:17).

No matter how confused and confounded we have been in the past, this is the day we can find the exit sign and end the wilderness wanderings. We begin to walk in God's purpose for our life -- seeking first to advance the Kingdom of God in the earth. We make it our aim to please Him (2 Corinthians 5:9).


OUR HIGHEST GOAL--ADVANCE THE KINGDOM


Paul prayed that we would "walk worthy of the Lord," yielding fruit that remains, and increasing in the knowledge and wisdom of the Lord (Colossians 1:9-12). Our highest goal must be to advance the KING in His Kingdom. Our prayer each day must be "on earth as it is in Heaven." Just as Christ could say, "I only do that which I see My Father doing," we must have clear focus too.

It is imperative that we maintain a deep walk in the Word of God--this will bring about freedom as we continually affirm and meditate on the scriptures that have to do with our Christ identity. Each day we must seek to draw ever nearer to Christ, seeking to yield, ever deeper, our will to His PURPOSE FOR OUR LIFE. It is as we face Him in faith--open and trusting--that we are changed into His likeness.


2 Corinthians 3:18 - "But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord."
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