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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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Departing From The Natural

Posted 07-14-2021 at 08:37 PM by Albert Finch


"The Lord said, "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.......for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you...to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me." - Acts:26:15,16,18

Paul had first to come to this time of crying, weeping, contrition, and yieldedness. He had done all he could in the natural but the natural had only brought him to a broken place, to blindness, to helplessness, and this must come out of Paul's life before he could have the life of God.

HIS LIFE FLOWING AS A RIVER


When we have altogether parted with our own plans, as it were, then there is a possibility of God's likeness, being made manifest in us, of the water of life filling us, and not only enriching our own life but FLOWING FROM US AS A RIVER that will touch others; and no one can tell what a river can do when it is set aflow by God, because when God is in the plan, everything works mightily and harmoniously.

The living touch of the river of the life of God is that which brings a celestial glory into the human heart, and speech that meets the kindled desire therein.

When we are filled with the Holy Spirit we go forth to see things accomplished that we could never see otherwise:

RECEIVING OUR CALLING IN CHRIST

Ephesians 4:1 – “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,”

First of all, Paul had a CALLING.

We are to ask, seek, and Knock (Matthew 7:7) until we come to an understanding of our Calling in Christ – then we seek wisdom from the Holy Spirit as we move forward in advancing God’s Kingdom in the earth.

And your whole desire is to carry out what the Spirit has revealed to you in regards to your CALLING -- it will surely come to pass.

A CONTINUOUS BURNING ON THE ALTAR

Many believers lack the power because of worldly distractions and they do not keep their CALLING in the forefront of their life -- they do not allow the fire which has come to infuse them continue to burn.

There must be a continuous burning on the altar. Holy Spirit power in a believer is meant to be an increasing force, an enlargement. God has never anything of a diminishing type. He is always moving forward.


QUESTIONS TO ASK MYSELF:

Am I moving forward?

Am I stopping in the plains when there are greater things waiting for me on the hilltops?
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  1. Old Comment
    What a great spirit-filled post. A great way to build your spiritual consciousness.
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    Posted 07-15-2021 at 11:41 AM by Zorick14 Zorick14 is offline
    Updated 07-16-2021 at 04:35 PM by Albert Finch (tYPO)
  2. Old Comment
    Many believers lack the power because of worldly distractions and they do not keep their CALLING in the forefront of their life -- they do not allow the fire which has come to infuse them continue to burn.
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    Posted 07-18-2021 at 07:06 AM by candikel candikel is offline
    Updated 07-18-2021 at 11:50 AM by Albert Finch (tYPO)
 

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