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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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Posted 02-05-2024 at 03:05 PM by Albert Finch


When will I be operating at the maximum of my potential as the righteousness of God in Christ?
Answer: When I realize that God has made me a king and a priest unto Him. When I realize He has given me the Kingdom, the power, and the authority to operate as His under-ruler in the earth. Since we are reborn in Christ there is nothing in Jesus’ ministry that we do not have the power and authority to do.


"He loves us and has washed away our sins with his blood and made us a line of kings, priests to serve his God and father." - Revelation 1:5,6

"For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. - Romans 5:17

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession..." - 1 Peter 2:9



What is the spiritual sacrifice that we can offer unto God?
Answer: Praise, thanksgiving, carrying out our Christ calling, and discipling others.


"Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name." - Hebrews 13:15

"O Lord surely I am Your servant, to You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving." - Psalm 116:16,17

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." - Ephesians 2:10

"Go therefore and make disciples....." - Matthew 28:19



How do we acknowledge Satan's defeat?
Answer: By praising God and by binding and loosing anything in the earthly realm that does not match up with Heaven.


"And said to Him, 'Do You hear what these are saying?' And Jesus said to them, 'Yes, have you never read,: Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise?'" - Matthew 21:16

"Having disarmed principalities and powers He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it." - Colossians 2:15

"Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." - Matthew 18:18



When a believer is praising and worshipping God it stops satan. Why?
Answer: The love of God and our praise produce an unseen force. This force is the power of God. God's very presence inhabits the praises of His people.


"Yet thou art holy, who dwell in the praises of Israel." - Psalm 22:3

"Let the high praises of God be in their throats and a two-edged sword in their hands." - Psalm 149:6



What is the spiritual mortar that binds the spiritual living stones which build the body of Christ?
Answer: Love. We appropriate and soak the love of Jesus into our heart as we go throughout the day and minister it freely.


"For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God's people." - Ephesians 6:18

"Come as living stones and let yourselves be used in building the spiritual temple, where you will serve as holy priests to offer spiritual and acceptable sacrifices to God through Jesus Christ." - 1 Peter 2:5

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God." - 1 John 4:7


INTO ACTION:

Affirm and meditate on the indicated scriptures 4 times daily until the renewing of your mind is made real to your spirit.


AFFIRMATIONS:

God inhabits my praises. (Psalm 22:3)

I am part of a royal priesthood and have been given the ministry of reconciliation. (See notes - 1) (1 Peter 2:9 & 2 Corinthians 5:19)

As a lively stone that makes up the House of God, I hunger for the sincere milk of the Word. (1 Peter 2:2,5)

I am bold as a lion since I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. I am always in right standing with God and have the God given power and authority to do the works of Jesus.
(See notes - 2) (Proverbs 28:1 & 2 Corinthians 5:21)

NOTES:

The ministry of reconciliation has 2 parts:

We lead people to salvation and we also disciple Believers into their Christ identity, right standing with God, and Walking in The Spirit.

Righteousness means “Right Standing With God.” I am free from guilt and condemnation (Romans 8:1,2) since all my sins (past, present, and future) have been forgiven through Jesus’ finished work of the Cross. Since I am one with Christ I live through His righteousness, not my own.


ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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