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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 27, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 05-27-2024 at 08:40 PM by Albert Finch

Luke 12:35: "Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning."

"Dressed" implies walking IN the fullness of your Christ calling and anointing, and being ready for action as God directs. In 2024 there is a need to act and respond quickly, so your "lamp" must be filled and ready to burn. God's calling His Bride out of "lukewarmness" and into BURNING for Him. He is inviting you into a new dimension of passionate, contagious, radical pursuit of Him -- being "dressed ready for service!"

A new passion for "serving" will arise that is marked with burning for Jesus, and a new understanding of the flow of the LOVE of Jesus out your heart into the lives of others you are discipling into a higher apprehension of their Christ identity.

The Secret Place prepares you for suddenlies. So steward God's words to you now, and lean into an authentic heart connection. Whatever the Lord has been speaking to you about, obey NOW as it is positioning you for the next step.

Breakthrough takes persistence to push past bumps and seeming setbacks. These "bumps" you are experiencing are a normal part of breaking into greater breakthrough. God is imparting what you need as you proceed. Be encouraged. Keep persisting. Anointing for breakthrough is being released to pioneer as you wait on Him, and then step out -- burning ones are marked for service.

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