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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 30, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 03-29-2024 at 10:51 PM by Albert Finch

The process you may be going through right now, where God is leading you into something so new that your emotions have felt like a mess. It's where you wake up feeling lost and displaced. It's where you feel moments of being numb and can feel a void of sorts in your soul. It's where you feel such a discontent for what you were once doing, the language you once used, and the vision you once had. You feel like your appetite and affections have somehow shifted overnight, leaving you reeling.

What you are feeling is the withdrawal of the Spirit on certain activities and expressions you once held dear. What you need to know is that there is nothing wrong with you and God has not withdrawn His glory from your life, just some of the things you were doing.

God is leading you into a season of breaking new ground and building something never seen before. That is why you have been in the deep 'wrestle' and place of emotional turmoil. You are being entrusted as a first-fruit pioneer of this new era.

• Don't internalize this moment. Don't take it on like you are here because you did something wrong.
• Don't let the enemy lie to you and tell you that you have lost the glory. This is a new mantle moment
• Begin to dream with the Lord in the midst of this. Dreams are about to increase and revelation is about to flood your life for leaning in.
• Don't get lost in the emotional tug of war, but hang on to the hem of His garment.

You are stepping out of your old and broken wings from the seasons behind you and being restored. This is a moment of healing and resurrection for you, where you will go from ground warfare to soaring again. You are moving out of the place of limitation and the old wineskin into the new and fresh move of the Spirit, in Jesus' name!

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." (Isaiah 40:31)

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