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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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Reclaiming your inheritance in christ

Posted 02-16-2022 at 10:09 PM by Albert Finch

"Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, 'Look now, the place where we live near you is too small for us. Please let us go to the Jordan [River] and let each man take from there a beam [for the building]; and let us make a place there for ourselves where we may live.' And he answered, 'Go.' Then one said, 'Please be willing to go with your servants.' So he answered, 'I shall go.' So he went with them; and when they came to the Jordan, they cut down [some of] the trees. But it happened that as one was cutting down a beam, the ax head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, 'Oh no, my master! It was borrowed!'" (2 Kings 6:1-5, AMP)

In this text, the young prophets ask Elisha's permission to go to the Jordan to expand. Their abode had become too small to accommodate them. They had come to a place of expansion and a season of stretching out; however, in the midst of building, one of the young prophets lost his borrowed ax head, and he cried out to Elisha for help.

"The man of God said, 'Where did it fall?' When he showed him the place, Elisha cut off a stick and threw it in there, and made the iron [ax head] float. He said, 'Pick it up for yourself.' So he reached out with his hand and took it." (2 Kings 6:6-7, AMP)

The Prophet Elisha asked the young prophet a question – "Where did it fall?" In essence, he was asking, "Where did you lose your supernatural edge, your tool to build?" Many believers have lost their supernatural, prophetic edge but it is the time to get is back. He is asking you today, "Where did you lose it?

Where is the place your fire went out?

When did you stop believing to see the impossible?"


The time that Jesus asked Mary and Martha, "Where have you laid him?" (John 11:34) – referring to Lazarus, who was dead and buried. In other words, in the spiritual sense, He asked them, "Where did you stop believing? Where is the place where you laid down your faith that I would make your brother whole?"

The ax head had been buried in the water, just as Lazarus had been buried in the tomb.

What have you lost?

What has been buried beneath the waters of disappointment?

Did the devil try to convince you that because a certain person rejected you, God has rejected you and your purpose is over?

It's Not Over!

After the young prophet cried out, Elisha did something very intriguing; he threw a stick into the water. Although the stick was something that existed in the natural, it became a tool in Elisha's hand that brought a supernatural exchange. The stick (the natural) was submerged, and the iron ax head (the supernatural) began to "swim"!


The ax is an apostolic tool for cutting and building. The fact that it was made of iron is interesting. Psalm 2:9 compares the "authority" of Jesus being as an iron rod. Iron is a symbol of authority. "And You will shepherd them with unlimited authority, crushing their rebellion as an iron rod smashes jars of clay!" (Psalm 2:9, TPT)

When the young prophet lost the ax head, he had lost his authority. Some believers, too, have lost their edge, and it has left them frustrated. It may seem to you that it is dead and buried. Elisha, told him, "Pick it back up."

Pick back up your supernatural promise.

Pick back up that dream that has lain dormant.

His promises are swimming toward you. Stretch forth and take hold of them!


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