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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
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Seeking Communion - June 16, 2021

Posted 06-15-2021 at 10:18 PM by Albert Finch

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me." - Revelation 3:20

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. - 2 Corinthians 3:14

There is fellowship – sweetness in His presence – the Bride and the Spirit, both crying out in song, and in worship, in praise, and in stillness, 'Come, Lord Jesus, come.'

Lift up His name. Lift up your heart. Allow Him to take the scales of disappointment and fear away from you. Draw close, and He promises you, He will draw closer to you.

Draw close in stillness. Listen for His voice. Be trained to hear. Be in season – ready to listen, ready to speak, ready to laugh, ready to weep, ready to run, and to be still.

Be willing to become all things within Him so that He can bring you through all things, for He will strengthen you. For He has promised you in His Word, you can do all things through Christ Jesus who will strengthen you? He is your Strengthener.

Not only will He take you as you are, but He loves you so much that He will not leave you as you are, for He will cause you to be hungry to advance His Kingdom through your calling in Christ. For He will remove competition from around you; for your eyes will be fixed upon Him, and not upon problems and circumstances.

2 Timothy 4:2 - "Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage -- with great patience and careful instruction."
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