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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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Stepping Into A Season Of Favor

Posted 06-11-2021 at 10:41 PM by Albert Finch


"...I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ saved me for and wants me to be....forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead." - Philippians 3:12,13 (Living Bible)

Paul, the apostle, instructed us to walk purposefully toward one true goal (the DESTINY He has put in our spirit). 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 become activators of the Word. God has destined us to walk in His PURPOSE for our life. We are victors, not victims. We never forget that God has promised that no weapon formed against us can prosper (Isaiah 54:17).

WE ARE CALLED TO MAKE A SHIFT

Sometimes God calls to make a shift -- a shift in our thinking; a shift in our intercession; a shift in our prophetic declarations; a shift in our expectation.

So how do we make this shift? It begins with aligning ourselves with the voice of Heaven and Jesus' finished work on the cross.

Too often, Christians begin to harmonize with a theology that displaces the power and work of the Cross. This is the message of the Gospel that we carry -- disciple the nations, heal the sick, set free the oppressed, preach the Gospel, bring in the harvest.

If your theology has you in the crosshairs of judgment, today is the day for a shift in your thinking.

REPENTANCE -- CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK

The enemy wants to steal our calling in Christ, our faith, and our lives! But, do not give place to His evil words. Determine now to repent for believing His lies. Repentance does not mean that it is needed because God is upset, mad, or angry because of our doubt and unbelief -- to repent means to simply change the way we think (about God, advancing His Kingdom, His purpose for our life, and even ourselves concerning our authority in Christ).

Therefore, if you have believed opposite of what God says about you, CHANGE the way you think about yourself. Also, if you have believed opposite of all God declares concerning His love, provision, protection, favor, etc., simply CHANGE the way you think about Him. This will empower you with great faith and hope for your future.

TAKING POSSESSION


It is time to step into the season of favor that came when Jesus took His seat triumphant on the Throne (2 Corinthians 6:2). It is time to go up and take possession of our inheritance.

It is time to aggressively take hold of God's promises (through affirmation, meditation, and visualizing yourself in the promises) and press into the tipping point for His glory to pour out into our lives and the lives of the others who God has given us to help (DISCIPLE) with their spiritual advancement.

Let us get in harmony with Heaven and turn around, overturn, reverse and make a shift!
We allow Him to restructure and realign our life. As we position ourselves properly in 2021 and prepare our heart to shift with courage and steadfastness, He empowers us and "carries us" into the NEW!


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