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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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Utilizing Time And Season

Posted 02-21-2024 at 05:38 PM by Albert Finch

It's important to know the times and seasons you're in, so you don't miss your widow of breakthrough. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter..."

Many are in a season of transition and crossing over to a new place God has prepared for them as the advance in their Christ calling.

Deuteronomy 11:10-12 says, "For the land which you are entering to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it with your foot like a garden of vegetables. But the land into which you are about to cross to possess, a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of Heaven, a land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year."
You're getting ready to crossover into a place of promise the Lord has prepared for you in this season.

To cross over and possess the promise, it is necessary to go through the valley of Baca (Psalm 84). Right before times of breakthrough, God will often lead us through narrow and tight places. The pressure and the closed-in feeling many have been feeling is by walking through that narrow place. Many die spiritually or get stuck in the hallway of transition because they stop moving forward; they don't have the endurance and stamina to go through because the do not fully understand their Christ identity.

Psalm 84:5-7 - "How blessed is the man whose strength is in You... Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring; The early rain also covers it with blessings. They go from strength to strength."

God brings us through narrow places because not everything can go with us into our new season. We have to leave the baggage from our last season. You're in a hallway right now, attached from your last season to your new season. To reach your breakthrough you have to go through.


There's a reward for those who diligently seek the Lord (Hebrews 11:6). "Diligently" is defined as constant in effort; persistent in doing anything. God is looking for those who will stay consistent and persistent.

Psalm 23:4 (TPT) says, "Lord, even when Your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for You already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of Your love takes away my fear. I'll never be lonely, for You are near."

Sometimes God's path for our lives will take us through the dark places but we are never alone, He is with us. David says, "...fear will never conquer me, for You have already have!" What conquers you will lead you.

In Psalm 84:6 its says that as they walked through the weeping valley it began to change to a place of overflow. You have to continue to go through the valley because each step is prophesying and bringing transformation to your valley. Your valley of weeping is turning to a place of refreshing and overflow.


Psalm 84:7 says, "They go from strength to strength..." "Strength" means might, ability, wealth, force. Strength to strength comes when we learn to wait upon the Lord.

Isaiah 40:29-31 says, "He gives strength to the weary, and to him who has no might He increases power. Even youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly. But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power. They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; they will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired."

When we wait on God it's an active waiting. It becomes a place of exchange and renewal. As you wait you begin to mount up, ascend, and arise. It's not something you have to force, it naturally occurs when we dwell with the Lord.

God wants you to catch the wind of His Spirit in this hour and begin to soar to breakthrough and new places in your Christ calling through the realm of the Spirit. Your promise is waiting on the other side of your weeping. Keep pressing through. Breakthrough is your portion as you learn to bear fruit that remains for God’s advancing Kingdom!

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