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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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December 26, 2023 – Exhortation

Posted 12-26-2023 at 09:30 AM by Albert Finch

You were created for such a time as this. No matter how dark and fierce the storm, lean into Him -- receive of His strength and His faith. Press in close; hold tight to Him. Let all else go -- be set free. You declared that you would gladly follow Him. Come with Him, acknowledge the power that is part of your Christ identity -- it is needed in this hour. You have prayed to be transformed -- change will come from Him -- you will go forth in His power and possess the land.-- bearing fruit that remains for His Kingdom.

Hebrews 12:1 - "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and…run with perseverance the race marked out for us."

The new wine is being poured out. Will you pour it out with Him? Will you administer His healing balm with Him? Will you get back your fire and roaring voice for Jesus? Will you surrender all apathy and open your mouth and let His hot coals hit your lips?

Even right now He is pouring out His Spirit upon you and baptizing you in His fire and zeal, and courage will come upon you. Where yesterday you were wallowing in fears, muzzled and scattered, you will now feel like the roar of a lion will come upon your spirit, and your quest into the heavy calling upon your life will begin.

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