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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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Understanding Our Resurrection Authority

Posted 03-31-2024 at 09:11 AM by Albert Finch

"I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in Me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in Me and believes in Me will never ever die..." John 11:25-26

Jesus, the Son of God, came to manifest what He is and has always been – Resurrection and Life! Jesus did not come to earth to teach about a theory; He was and is forever the resurrection life for everyone who receives Him. Jesus Christ did not only raise the dead, like He did Lazarus, but brought to Believers the revelation of "the resurrection" authority of God that has always existed.

"But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you." - Romans 8:11

Resurrection and Life is the Spirit deposit from the Father of all those who receive Jesus' gift of eternal life. When we received Jesus, we began carrying the "precious resurrection life" guarantee for everyone on the earth needing "resurrection" everlasting life. This is far greater than just physically being "raised from the dead."

In Christ -- "It Is Finished!"

Jesus was not crucified and resurrected to "patch our past up" so we could go limping along hoping for a better future! Indeed, when Jesus arose from the dead and manifested in the earth what He already was, resurrection and life, then all our sins were totally forgiven – we are always in right standing with God. This is a tremendous blessing and benefit for those who receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.-- which makes it possible for them to advance God's Kingdom without any hindrance or interruption.

"...Because He hath poured out His soul unto death: and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors." - Isaiah 53:12

The Christ in us makes everything "brand new".


Jesus Christ was in the glory of the Father as "The Resurrection" authority when all creation was formed, and then He came to earth to make new all that sin had taken from Abba Father's fellowship.

Since the completion of the Cross of Calvary and the "Resurrection Authority with Christ" ultimately triumphing over the enemy and seated at the right hand of God, we now have abundant life forever. We are not given Resurrection Authority to simply miss Hell and go to Heaven.

We have come to understand our Christ identity dwelling in us to raise the meaningless, dead existence of the lost into the everlasting vibrant God’s purpose for their life now on earth as it is in Heaven.

In Jesus Christ, Believers possess this "Resurrection Authority" within the spirit-person to do even greater works now than Jesus did when He walked upon earth. The enemy does not want Christians operating in this understanding of the "Resurrection Authority." As more Christians use this "Resurrection Power," it will stop the enemy from influencing Believers to settle for "crumbs" of the Lord's goodness rather than bearing fruit that remains for God’s advancing Kingdom through their Christ calling.

"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." - John 10:10

"The Lord's loving kindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23

This season is bursting forth with new heavenly hunger blossoms of intimacy with our Father as never known before. The dawning day into our DESTINY -- the new season of the springtime of our lives in this adventurous journey with our Creator Father God. Old things have passed away and behold everything has become brand new!

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