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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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Posted 05-26-2024 at 09:10 PM by Albert Finch

"The everlasting God...neither faints nor is weary." - Isaiah 40:28

Until others learn to draw on the life of the Lord Jesus directly, they will have to draw on His life through you. You must literally be their source of supply.

Jesus said to Peter, "Feed My Sheep." This is an admonition to disciple Believers into their Christ identity so they can be effective in bearing fruit that remains for God's advancing Kingdom through their Christ calling.

We owe it to God to be our best for His lambs and sheep, as well as for Him.

Colossians 1:26,27 - "The mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. To them, God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory."

Pride is the deification of self. To say "Oh, I'm no saint." is acceptable to human pride, but it is unconscious blasphemy against God. It literally means that you defy God to make you a saint. "I am much too weak and hopeless."

Humility before men may be unconscious blasphemy before God. Why are you not a saint? It is either that you do not want to be a saint, or that you do not believe God can make you one.

The disciple of Christ is one who has crucified self-interest and pride and self-sufficiency.


I am loved by God and called to be a saint (Romans 1:7)

Philippians 1:1 says that I am a saint and Colossians 1:22 says that I am holy in God’s sight, and without blemish and FREE from accusation.

I thank You Father God, that You have forgiven me of all of my sins and You have canceled the law with all of its regulations which stood opposed to me (Colossians 2:13) -- I, therefore, choose to keep my mind on things above and not on earthly things (Colossians 3:1)

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