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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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Imagination - God's Creative Dimension

Posted 01-16-2024 at 12:33 AM by Albert Finch


"And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do." - Genesis 11:6

God is always communicating with us, whether we are aware of it or not. God speaks in the parables of Jesus and the epistles of Paul so that we can come into the knowledge of God (the New Covenant) through the Spirit of Understanding, in order to gain wisdom to move in His counsel and in His might.

"For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it." - Job 33:14

Being born of the Spirit, the Word becomes alive to us. God can now speak to us through the Word, symbols, visions and dreams (see Job 33:14). He finds different and distinctive ways to speak to each one of us, and He does not speak the same way every time. God is very diverse (the multi-faceted wisdom of God).


UNDERSTANDING GOD THROUGH THE IMAGINATION

"For, “Who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ." - 1 Corinthians 2:16

Understanding God's symbolic language is possible through the expansive capacity of the imagination. The creative ability of the imagination is the conduit, so to speak. God wants us to engage the imagination (the greater platform), so He can enter into it and express Himself in a much grander way to us than just by knowledge or by intellect. The imagination brings in the creative dimension God wants to use so that He can express Himself to each person individually and meet our specific needs.

LIVING BY OUR IMAGINATION

The sanctified imagination empowers us to live and experience life in a much grander way. When we learn to live by our imagination, we will live life in abundance, in the best and the worst of times. The creative use of our imagination causes us to aspire to reach our full potential in Christ. By accessing God's supreme power, knowledge, and wisdom through scripture and the Holy Spirit, we have the ability to operate as God designed us, bearing fruit that remains through our Christ calling.

OUR KINGDOM ADVANCING FUTURE

The ingenious, creative Spirit of Christ Jesus dwells within the imagination of every born-again Believer. We know God as our Creator by becoming an heir of Jesus' divine nature. The divine nature of God gives us the power to create things (in and through the imagination) not currently seen or known to exist. Resting in the divine nature of God causes us to imitate God by electing and agreeing with a Kingdom-advancing future that takes us out of the limitations and confines of the passionless and feckless living that we have experienced in the past.



ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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