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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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April 14, 2024 – Exhortation

Posted 04-14-2024 at 10:48 AM by Albert Finch

April 14, 2024 – Exhortation

You may be in a season of trials and feel there is no hope. Peter talks about the fiery trials we go through so our faith can come out as pure gold – glory!

Lay down your thoughts, your will, your plans; lay them under the winnowing fan of the glorified Son of Man.

You are set free from the bonds of the past, the flesh, the soul -- all your sins are forgiven and you are always in right standing with God. Now let His glory be revealed through your Christ calling as you bear fruit that remains for His advancing Kingdom and move from glory to glory. Declare yourself wholly His, created for Him by His design. Into this truth, you must be aligned.

For His glory to flood the earth, you must walk in the reality of the love of Christ pouring forth from your heart into the lives of others as you disciple them into their Christ identity so they can be effective in advancing His Kingdom.

Now move forward from the place you are in today -- DECLARE you are a new creation, with your eyes fixed on Jesus (Hebrews 12:1,2), fully equipped with nothing missing and nothing broken -- ready for Kingdom service and advancement.

With your eyes fixed upon Jesus -- give Him full exultation among all people and nations. For His Bride to be seen in full array, let His glory be seen through you today!

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