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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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Revival Begins Within

Posted 03-03-2022 at 12:25 AM by Albert Finch

2 Corinthians 3:18 - "But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit."

Revival begins within. Reformation starts with us allowing Him to re-form us into a greater expression of Him. As we allow the move of God – this process unto the promise, this purification and refinement, this loving discipline of the Lord -- we will see greater manifestations of revival and reformation explode through us into the earth.

The reality is that He has not kept any of His fullness from us. But in His incredible love for us He is answering our prayers with the Refiner's fire, allowing the dross and chaff (the rationalizations and justifications that have kept us limited in the fowler's snare of "self") to be burned up.

Let's pray that:

[1] We will receive the love of Jesus in our heart allowing it to flow into the lives of others. (Matthew 22:37)

[2] We will put the love of Christ into action by discipling others into a higher life in Christ. (Matthew 22:39)

[3] Holy Spirit will come upon us in power so that we might die to ourselves in a greater way and be more gloriously alive in Christ! (Acts 1:8)

[4] We will embrace the discipline of the Lord and lay aside every encumbrance and sin which so easily entangle us. We will run with endurance the race that is set before us – God’s purpose for our life. (Hebrews 12:1 and 12:10)

[5] We will cry out for the fire of God to burn up all the dross and chaff in us, refining us again and again until there is nothing of our old dead nature and we are fully alive in His righteousness! (Malachi 3:3)

[6] We will know the height, the length, the breadth and the depth of His love. And we will make it known everywhere we are because we are filled up with the fullness of God! (Ephesians 3:18-19)

[7] We will present ourselves to God as living sacrifices that are instruments of His righteousness! (Romans 6:12-13)

[8] We will embrace the Holy Spirit, allowing Him to baptize us anew and take us from glory to glory in His calling on our life, transforming us into greater and greater expressions of Jesus! (2 Corinthians 3:18)
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