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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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From Wilderness To Destiny

Posted 01-08-2022 at 10:55 PM by Albert Finch

"A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed...." - Isaiah 40:3-5

We each have a wilderness and we each have a promised land. Right now some of us are in the middle of the Jordan; many of us are just a few steps away from the shore on the other side. Then there are some that may just be emerging from the desert with their toes in the water, ready to start the river-crossing process. For those who are at this moment -- that moment can feel like the whole world is crashing in and that the wilderness will never end. It can be hard to see through the desert sand and feel that splash of water that is starting to touch your toes, announcing the coming transition.


Your transition is no longer coming at some unknown time in the future; it is already here. The time is now. Feel the water on your toes and take that first step into the river. Watch the God (who has felt silent and distant to you at the peak of your wilderness) come in with all the "suddenlies" of your Jordan River crossing and accelerate you into your promised land in a way you never imagined possible.

Things will start happening so fast, and you might wonder if you are prepared for this level of blessing and power. Know that you are ready. God didn't bring you to the Jordan too soon. This is your moment, and the world has been waiting for you to emerge in the fullness of who God created you to be. Don't hold back.


The season of hiding in the wilderness with your Beloved was a season of stripping and refining, but now you will see the beautiful things He placed inside of you that you were not aware of. You may not see all the treasures He placed inside you until you find yourself in a situation that calls for them, and then you will watch in amazement as the treasures of His Spirit flow out of you.
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