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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 26, 2024 – Exhortation

Posted 05-26-2024 at 11:27 AM by Albert Finch

"Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." - Isaiah 43:18-19

God is a living, breathing, moving God who is always calling you forward to join Him according to His seasons and timing."Shall you not know it?" You must put your thinking, faith, and expectation in position to see, now and walk in the new that is springing forth in God's purpose for your life. It is time for your Christ identity to become a Kingdom-quickening reality.

You can't see the new season through the eyes of yesterday, nor hear new life's call if you are listening to the hurts, lies, rejection, or insecurity that the enemy had attempted to tag the past season. Get ready for God to move you out of the confines and limitations of what you have experienced in the past.

Stepping stones are there to be leaped from, not carried to be stacked on the next. If you will know the new thing that God is doing in your Christ calling, it requires a letting go, a forgetting of that which would try and taint the new.

"NOW" is upon us! We are entering into a brand new season in 2024. "Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?" says the Lord…" - Isaiah 66:9

He will finish what He has started. You cannot give birth to the new or know His delivery unless you first forget the place you have toiled and let your expectation become fresh for today!

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