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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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June 18, 2024 – Exhortation

Posted 06-18-2024 at 10:11 AM by Albert Finch

As you lean into God's presence in this season, God will transform the "isolation" into a set-apart, holy moment of transformation that sets you apart as you embark on the road called "you have not been this way before." New strategy is needed for a new season; a new road map is required for new challenges, but more importantly, a renewed consecration of the heart is called for out of Heaven to realign you before you cross into new territory. You will emerge stronger and ready to carry the weight of the greater glory, prepared to steward what is about to break open in your spirit.

Colossians 3:10 - "Now you're dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with His label on it. All the old fashions are now obsolete."

The new robe God is placing on you is specifically designed for what is ahead. The anointing God is releasing on you from the prayer closet is hand-crafted for "such as time as this."Isaiah 43:18-19 (The Passion Translation) offers wisdom as we transform in His glory:

He is calling you to Himself in deeper surrender. A lukewarm connection to God will not allow access to the hidden manna God is giving His people in this season. Hearts on fire are the key that unlocks flourishing and customized strategy for moving forward. Consecration of your heart will transform you and give wings to all God has called you to in this next season. You will arise. You will emerge from the waiting, transformed, and mount up on wings from the Lord.

Because of this season, you will be dressed, with oil in reserve, ready for action at a moment's notice. Luke 12:35 says, "Be prepared for action at a moment's notice." You are being given wings to bear fruit that remains for God's Kingdom -- they are glorious, as is your future.

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