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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
www.thekeys2kingdom.com
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Power Study A 44 - Notes

Posted 04-03-2024 at 11:31 PM by Albert Finch


Luke 9:23 - "And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me."

Luke 14:27 - "Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple."

Colossians 3:3 - "For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God."

John 15:5 - "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."


We do not try to crucify our self life. Instead, we access the ascended life in Christ and live from that perspective.

By abiding in Christ (basking in His love flowing into our hearts), engaging and developing a lifestyle of intercessory prayer, and praising and engaging in adoration to God through the scriptures, we maintain our daily walking in the Spirit.

The Psalms is a good source for this as they engage the 7 petitions in the Lord's prayer. Look for the particular Psalms that focus largely on adoration to God -- then personalize them and make them a part of your prayer life.

Example - Psalm 100:

I make a joyful shout unto the Lord now and forever,
I serve the Lord in my Christ calling with gladness,
I come into His presence with singing.
I am a son and heir of His Kingdom,
I enter His gates with thanksgiving,,
and His courts with praise,
I give thanks to Him and bless His name,
For the Lord is good and His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to eternity.

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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