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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
www.thekeys2kingdom.com
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Separating Ourselves Apart

Posted 06-20-2024 at 02:41 PM by Albert Finch


In Joshua's day, before crossing the Jordan River and moving into their inheritance, God said to the people, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you" (Joshua 3:5).

This is an exhortation for us today!

DRAW NEAR TO GOD

The word consecrate, in Hebrew, is actually a relational term. "Qadash" means to separate or set yourself apart unto God -- He says "Come to Me so I can bless you."

"Qadash"(set apart to Him), is actually the root word for holy (qodesh). Being "holy" isn't the result of or defined as "being good enough?"

Rather it is the nature (qodesh) we receive from our union with Him (qadash), that motivates us to good works and a refusal to sin. We must be careful, then, that when we set out to prepare ourselves for a move of God's Spirit, we do not move into a legalistic works mentality, trying to accomplish separation and holiness in our own abilities; rather, we draw near to God in relationship.

The Lord desires to raise up men and women of prayer and radical devotion through which He can release a greater "Great Awakening" and shift the course of nations today To be a part of this, however, we must be willing to comply with what God requires of us by focusing our passion on advancing His Kingdom and drawing near to receiving the required revelation.

A SEASON OF SEPARATION

The Lord is inviting you to enter into a season where you separate yourself unto Him in an extra special way:

Take time to inquire of the Lord as to your calling in Christ and your willingness to bear fruit for the Kingdom.

Things will shift if you increase your devotion time by 15 to 30 minutes each day.

Doors will open if you fast one lunch per week to spend that time with the Lord.

You will experience breakthrough if you affirm and meditate on who you are in Christ and commune with the Lord as you go about your daily chores.

If you rearrange your busy schedule over the next few weeks to pray and fast and spend more time in worship and building yourself up in the scriptures that have to do with your Christ identity, your life will radically change.

No matter what level of relationship you currently enjoy with the Lord, He wants to transform you into a more passionate and zealous Believer. As you draw into His depths, His cleansing stream will prepare you to move forward in your Christ calling.



ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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