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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 22, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 04-22-2024 at 08:30 PM by Albert Finch

Overwhelming fear will open you to a world that isn't realistic, but to your mind, you genuinely believe that your only hope is through past bondage(s). You will convince yourself (through fear), that it is better to be bound by some things, rather than it is to be free and face a difficult thing (Exodus 14:10-16). There is no accountability in fear, only the occasion created to keep you bound by a false reality.

"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will also help you, I will also uphold you with My righteous right hand." (Isaiah 41:10)

The Lord is saying to you in this hour that you cannot afford to look back at your enemies or the former things. You cannot afford to be fearful of what might be coming. You cannot become overwhelmed by the obstacles that are before you. You cannot long to be what you once were at a specific time in your life -- whether good, bad, or ugly. You must be willing to see beyond the circumstances.

"This is what the Lord says, He who makes a way through the sea and a path through the mighty waters." (Isaiah 43:16)

You are seeing beyond the offense, beyond the disappointments, beyond the hurt, beyond the trials, beyond the bondage, beyond the manipulations, and beyond the snares -- God is calling you to see with His truth and not with your reality.

"While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:18)

You cannot settle in this season. Renounce the spirit of fear now, of bondage now, of apathy now, in the name of Jesus. Look forward and press onward. There is Kingdom advancing ground to walk on.

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