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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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March 4, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 03-04-2024 at 03:00 AM by Albert Finch

Nehemiah 8:10 says, "...the joy of the Lord is your strength."
There are greater levels of joy that the Lord wants to bring you into in this season.

God is releasing His joy over the Body of Christ in order to strengthen them, so they can move forward in everything He has called them to do. This is a Nehemiah season -- 2024 is the year to build. God is releasing Joy to strengthen you during this time of building with Him. This is a joy that does not change, despite whatever you may be facing in the natural. As a born-again Believer, you face many obstacles and difficult situations. But because you are a Kingdom citizen, through everything and every trial or test, you can still have unexplainable and unshakable joy and peace.

The joy that is coming is meant to fill you with a passion to be the world changer God meant for you to be. You keep pressing in and moving forward in the things God has placed in your heart to do regarding bearing fruit that remains for His Kingdom through your Christ calling. You have a compassionate heart for new Believers to disciple them into an understanding of their Christ identity.

Christ in you is truly the hope of Glory!

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