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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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Ascending The Lord's Mountain

Posted 03-08-2024 at 03:43 PM by Albert Finch

"It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and it shall be lifted up above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it," - Micah 4:1

Climbing or ascending the Lord's mountain means that we:

have the love of Jesus flowing into our heart as we move throughout the day

have the mind of Christ,

listen to and obey the Spirit's prompting on a daily basis,

and are mature sons of God in the process of understanding and implementing our calling in Christ.

We will expand our spirits with the spiritual fruits and gifts of the Spirit and demonstrate our oneness with Christ. We will learn how to bear fruit that remains for God’s Kingdom. We will also encounter fellowship with other Mountain climbers who have joined us for this eternity-long journey.


What happens when God's glory is poured out upon a group (the Ekklesia) and not just one man (Solomon) or one nation (Israel)? The result is noteworthy and extraordinary and causes Isaiah 60 to be fulfilled. That day is now here, and it is time for the Church, the global Body of Christ, to rise up and confirm and implement our Christ identity so that His incomparable, surpassing glory and wisdom can be demonstrated through us to the world.

The "greater works" mentioned in John 14, are simply the works of Christ living through you today, since Jesus ascended to Heaven after being resurrected from the dead and is seated at the right hand of God. We are His hands and feet on earth, and He has delegated authority to us as His sons and daughters – the Church. An "abundant life" means a life well lived: a life of equipping others to advance His Kingdom by discipling new believers into their Christ identity (Matthew 29:18) -- a life of influence and purpose, and destiny and legacy.


This is the most exciting time to be alive since the dawn of creation. It is time to live in expectation, boldness, faith, and confidence as we do the greater works. Daniel 11:32 says, "The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits." To truly know God and come into and spend time in His presence is to be changed and empowered to advance God’s Kingdom, through our Christ calling, bearing fruit that remains that challenges the kingdom of darkness.

Once again, in our own time, those "who have turned the world upside down" (Acts 17:6) will be found in the earth and in the Church.

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