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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 20, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 04-20-2024 at 10:39 AM by Albert Finch

If Believers were called to "eat" of the Lord's body and blood (John 6:53–58), what did He eat? Answer: He feasts on your praise and your worship!

True worship, whether offered in strength or in weakness, is real food to Christ, just as the sacrifice of His body and blood is real food—living bread and water—to us. Our worship and intimate fellowship is a reasonable service and a "fair exchange." God has chosen to be with us in this realm, just as He hopes we will choose to be with Him in His!

The incredible beauty of Christianity is that abiding in Christ is not limited to our strength alone; when we abide in Him by seeing His love flow into our heart and then, back to Him --, He also abides in us by nourishing our hearts and imagination with His love. Healing for the body and hope for the soul are forever accessible through open-hearted intimacy.

The ascended life – living from our intimacy with Jesus – dwelling in that sense of His presence and living from there releases revelation into our life. Feel His cross – feel His blood – It is real. It is! You must have spiritual hunger, a strong prayer life, as well as time affirming and meditating on the Word to have the Holy Spirit move you into higher and more efficient states of mind.

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