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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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December 16, 2023 – Exhortation

Posted 12-16-2023 at 09:24 PM by Albert Finch


Jesus feeds us among the lilies. Lilies are summer flowers, and this is where He leads those who have gone through a winter season of grief and pain. He is calling to those whose hearts have faced the barrenness of winter to come with Him into the new season of healing and warmth, the place where blossoms appear once again. He will call to you to come out of the "winter of your soul" so that your heart does not become frozen and ceases to bear fruit for His Kingdom. Come to where He feeds His flocks among the lilies, a place of summer and fruitfulness.

"See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me." (Song of Solomon 2:11-13)

Ask Jesus to take you through that door of hope among the lilies -- to feed you with His love flowing into your heart and back to him, -- His truth, His comfort, and sit in the garden of His bounty. It is there that fruit comes forth once again, and pain is turned into joy.

"... To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified." (Isaiah 61:3)

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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