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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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Awakened To The Zeal Of The Lord

Posted 02-28-2024 at 10:07 AM by Albert Finch

Acts 2:2 - "And suddenly a sound came for heaven like the rush of a mightY wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting."

For some of us there have been certain promises of the Lord in our heart, certain things in the area of dreams, visions, and even prophetic words, where we see ourselves ministering in certain aspects of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. A FRESH WIND OF THE SPIRIT is where the Lord will begin to endow those gifts -- we will begin to see those things He has put so deep within us come about -- the breath of God is going to bring life to those things.

Proverbs 1:23 - "Surely I will pour out My Spirit on you; and I will make My words known to you.

Isaiah 9:6,7 says that the zeal of the Lord will bring forth His Kingdom. And His zeal brings forth the prophetic utterances that He stirs up within us, just as Jesus describes in John 6:63 - "The word that I speak are not of the flesh because the flesh counts for nothing. But the words I speak are by the Spirit that brings life."

His zeal will awaken those who have been bound by the spiritual stupor of being hypnotized by the conditions of the natural realm. We need an awakening of the zeal of the Lord to awaken us out of our self-imposed limitations and give us fiery hearts for Him! It will break open deaf ears, melt wax, and help us come to ask, seek, and knock until we come to understand and carry out His purpose for our life. It's not man's zeal, not traditional zeal, but zeal that can only be imparted by the Holy Spirit.


Isaiah 59:19 AMP - "So (as a result of the Messiah's intervention) they shall (reverently) fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will LIFT UP A STANDARD...."

When the Lord raises up a standard, He finds a people who will align and position themselves in accordance to His impartation of higher wisdom of the call of God -- a mandate for a generation -- and then the wind of the Holy Spirit blows and lifts them up higher. It will take us higher so we can do more than what we could ever do alone, because it will enable us to soar with the Lord. He takes the ordinary and does the extraordinary.

Isaiah 40:31 - "But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength: They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."

2 Samuel 5:20 - "The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water."

The breath of God -- the wind of God -- will drive a rushing stream to go against the dam of the enemy and break it wide open for us! Don't we want that kind of breakthrough -- a BREAKTHROUGH to advance our CALLING in Christ?


Holy Spirit, give me impartation! Release that fresh breath that will emancipate me from the small limited thinking that has to date held me captive. In Jesus name I receive the release of the rushing stream that is driven by the breath of God that brings the breakthrough that will move me forward as a radical soldier of the cross. I pray that every morning the brilliancy of the flame of your glory would grow brighter and brighter as I go forth in my life to bear fruit that remains for Your Kingdom through my Christ calling and bless others with the love of Christ flowing from my heart into theirs. In Jesus name, Amen

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