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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 29, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 04-29-2024 at 03:54 PM by Albert Finch

Even now, the Holy Spirit is hovering over you. God is stirring your passion for Him. Angels are ready and waiting on your yes. Answer your calling in Christ today. While the cost is great, the reward is so much greater.

Give your heart completely to Him. A radical calling will require a radical path and radical faith, but it will result in radical vision, radical blessings, and radical fruit. Your Christ calling will produce radical Kingdom exploits that release God's plans and purposes on Earth.

Don't be surprised if you are tempted to lose your vision or become apathetic, bored, or even fearful of the expanding cost to bring forth the purpose of God for your life. The greater the discomfort, the closer you are to birthing the manifestation of God's promises.

God doesn't test us in order to punish us. God doesn't delight in our suffering. God tests us to make sure that we are worthy of stewarding His promises well.

We cannot bring forth the purpose of God for our life until we have submitted to the fiery tests of preparation that result in our brokenness, dependency, and radical obedience to God.

Don't be surprised if great fire consumes you, and your promise doesn't look like what you thought it would. It's only by living a life of radical obedience, even unto the fires of death, that great resurrection life, and power can come forth.

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