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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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May 23, 2024 – Exhortation

Posted 05-23-2024 at 08:27 PM by Albert Finch

To not be moved by the world, you have to be shaken from past mindsets of the world. New requires a process, where the promises you often wait for are mined like diamonds.

We can focus on the loss the shaking has caused or, we can see it as a precursor for even greater grace revealed.
Rise up with expectation, not away from your wilderness but because of it. In God's upside-down Kingdom, the wilderness of shaking is actually chosen fertile ground for next season's multiplication!

Are you one of these shaken Believers God has called upon -- now unmoved on the inside so you can transform culture on the outside? The world may have brought shaking upon you, but God will use that shaking to reveal Himself through you to the world!

The oil did not cease, You are part of a new breed of Kingdom advancers who will not be moved by pressure, but who will move and disciple many others by your unearthly passion and enduring love. Your past season may have felt like a wilderness, but to God, it's now a harvest field of promises that He wants to reveal through you to the world.

Your shaking has made you a new breed of world changer who has abandoned the pressures of perception and expectation to live out a culture of leadership that Jesus Himself has set the course. The world around you is not just waiting for a new, great ministry; they are waiting for Christ in you, the hope of glory!

"But imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises..." - Hebrews 6:12

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