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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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Rescued From Ourselves

Posted 02-10-2024 at 08:58 AM by Albert Finch

God came down in the form of a man, Jesus, to rescue us from OURSELVES. Jesus did not come down to start a religion, but to equip man to advance His Kingdom throughout the earth. To do this He had to deliver mankind from the curse of sin, so guilt and condemnation would not hinder the Believer in advancing His Kingdom (Romans 8:1,2).

John 14:10 -- "The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself; but the Father that dwelleth in me, He doeth the works."

Every day Jesus laid down His life to do the will of the Father. He had laid down His life many times before He came to the Cross. His dependency on the Spirit and the Father enabled Him to accomplish the work that He was called to. Because He made Himself a Servant, humbling Himself to serve the Father's plan, He became the Servant of all mankind, ultimately laying down His life as the Lamb of God.


Isaiah 53:7 - " He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth."

Usually when our faith is most tested is when we are tempted to retaliate or say something we shouldn't. A life yielded to the Spirit learns that there is only one response -- that is to respond in prayer to God, stepping aside allowing Him to fix the situation.

When we live a life connected to the Holy Spirit, there is such an overflow of grace that we automatically respond with the love that God gives. Jesus knew about this reservoir of grace because He lived a life example for us of how to draw from the Holy Spirit.


Hebrews 3:13 - "But exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today"; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin."

At the same time, there are some who have SEARED THEIR CONSCIOUS in some areas of life, having justified their actions over and over. Essentially, they have closed the door to the Holy Spirit in those areas, thus blinding themselves to the truth of the heavenly example.

In a sense, we have different chambers of our hearts. We choose where we are going to allow God to come and where not. When we choose to justify our actions in certain areas for extended periods of time, that area of the heart hardens, thus closing the door to that chamber, where it makes it more difficult for the Spirit to speak in that area. This would be the searing of the conscience where it no longer seems wrong to do this or that.


This problem exists because some Believers are not walking in their Christ identity – usually since they don’t fully understand it along with their oneness with Christ and have never been discipled into it. Once this is incorporated in the Believes life along with understanding their right standing with God and walking in the Spirit, -- now you are living outside of self and are available to bear fruit that remains by the leading of the Holy Spirit through your Christ calling.

This is all available in scripture and does not require you to ask and beg God to correct these spiritual defects. Once these scriptures have been made Rhema to your spirit (through affirmation and meditation), you have now put on the armor of God (Ephesians 6) and are ready to advance His Kingdom in the earth through your Christ calling.

Romans 6:11,13,14 - "Think of yourselves as dead to sin but alive to God in union with Christ Jesus. Nor must you surrender any part of yourselves to sin, to be used for wicked purposes. Instead, give yourselves to God, as men who have been brought from death to life, and surrender your whole being to Him to be used for righteous purposes...you do not live under law but under God's grace."

The YIELDED life is essential for us to walk in the fullness of God's PURPOSE for our lives (our CALLING in Christ) -- as we empty ourselves of the things we hold on to, allowing Him to have His perfect work within us so we are now available to advance His Kingdom and bear fruit that remains.

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