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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 21, 2024 – Exhortation

Posted 04-21-2024 at 05:26 PM by Albert Finch

Before you actually come to recognize your authority in Christ, there may be resistance to the new work of the Spirit in you. This resistance can be internal or external, and sometimes it can come from those around you.

Maybe others haven't fully realized what God is doing in you yet. But as you stay yielded to God, you can trust Him and be secure in your oneness with Jesus, even when it takes time to get established.

Give glory to God by magnifying the Blood of Jesus and the power that abides here. You are never out of right standing with God - all of your sins are forgiven (past, present, and future) and there is nothing that can hinder you from actively bearing fruit that remains for God’s Kingdom.

Recognize how important it is for you to understand that you walk in the favor of God as you implement your calling in Christ. Be awakened and be aware of the authority that Jesus has given you as part of your Christ identity as a son of God.

Here is the key to standing in the authority God has given you: Declare His covenant by saying, "In Jesus' name it shall be done!"

It is time to prophesy over the waters—polluted waters of discontent, waters of insufficiency, waters of unfruitfulness and barrenness, and waters of sickness and ill health. Declare, "God is healing the waters and turning the bitter into sweet!" Decree as Elisha did: "Never again!" (2 Kings 2:21)

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