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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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Scripture Of The Day - February 28, 2022

Posted 02-28-2022 at 10:52 AM by Albert Finch


"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." (Matthew 3:11)

Baptism with the Holy Spirit produces the power of God and manifests His gifts and fruit in us. The things of the flesh and world are consumed by the fire, but the things of God are refined and purified.

"[E]ach one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is. If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire." (1 Corinthians 3:13-15)

It is the fire of the Spirit in warfare that produces the victory! We cannot effectively do spiritual warfare without the Holy Spirit. Without the Spirit we have no discernment about what is attacking us.

It is the fire of God that produces internal work where unrighteousness and sin finally erupt producing repentance from which flows spiritual life.

Meditations:

• The Holy Spirit produces His life and power in us.
• Fire is the glory of God.
• Fire tests our faith and work.
• Fire purifies and refines.
• Fire is a vital part of spiritual warfare.
• Fire produces internal work that results in repentance and makes us beautiful!
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