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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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The River Of God

Posted 12-07-2021 at 04:52 AM by Albert Finch


The river of God is always moving, always changing, and we must change with it. Think how many times you've read the Word and remarked, "I've never seen that before." Exactly. It was revelation for "today." We must be very careful to not become locked into a belief system that never changes. When we do, revelation is no longer revelation. Ask yourself if your capacity for the living Word is the same as it was ten years ago.

With each battle won on the victorious battleground, change happens. Once you've conquered the enemy in a certain area, it's time to move on. We move ahead in the army of God, advancing His Kingdom. As long as we keep marching, we're changing because faith moves us ahead, step-by-step. If we don't give up, eventually we walk into the Promised Land of God's PURPOSE FOR OUR LIFE. Will there still be battles to win? Of course -- Christians reinforcing the victory won by Christ.


TAKING THE REQUIRED ACTION

The last command of Jesus while on earth says, "Go!" That's why we often see the anointing increase as we go, moving with the cloud. The Lord promises that His grace is sufficient and it will be there when you need it...not a moment before...not a moment after. The river will part as soon as we take the required action. How blessed we are to know that we can never travel beyond His care for us: "The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9).

Go ahead! Step out. Faith is spelled, R-I-S-K. We may not know exactly where we're going, but we do know Jesus, and He promises that that is enough. Consider Thomas who said, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" Jesus answered,

"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well" (John 14:6).

Consider Abraham. "When called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going" (Hebrews 11:8).


PRESSING FORWARD INTO OUR CALLING


How exciting to know that change originates with the Creator of the Universe. "For we all with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord" (2 Corinthians 3:18). Press forward into your CALLING in Christ! Going backward is not an option -- glory doesn't go backwards.

In the beginning, God created when things were formless and empty (Genesis 1:1). God continues to create; He wants to create in US.

May we never be like the Pharisees who suffered from excessive reasoning. "Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely" (Mark 3:2).

The Lord has authored change, but if you're not walking in the newness that the Lord has authored in your life (God’s purpose for your life) -- in your mind you're still tied to the stake, going in circles around the post.

You are free, beloved! It's time to soar. "If the Son sets you free, you are free indeed" (John 8:36).
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