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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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Standing On The Threshold

Posted 08-01-2023 at 12:56 AM by Albert Finch

"By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household.... - Hebrews 11:7

Through a divine visitation, God specifically prepared Noah for unprecedented events that unfolded in his generation. No human reasoning or natural wisdom could have provided the necessary insight and strategic blueprint for survival. Noah prevailed only by the Spirit of Revelation and obedience to the spoken word of the Lord.

Only in the supernatural realm can we receive the provision for our generation. This spiritual reality requires a far greater faith than we presently possess on a corporate level. Therefore, we must be ready for God to move us out of the confines and limitations of what we have experienced in the past in order to advance His Kingdom in the earth.

Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life and He desires to display His resurrection power and life through us, so we may bring heaven to earth and display God's glory.


We expect to go from glory to glory as God opens impossible doors for the advancement of His Kingdom. In this season new wells are breaking open -- ways and means of discipling the spiritual stagnant into their Christ identity.

We cooperate with the Holy Spirit as He moves us into higher and more efficient states of mind. As we stand on the dawning of a new day for the Church, we would be well served to comprehend more clearly God's PURPOSE FOR OUR LIFE.

"God also bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders, and by manifold powers, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will" (Hebrews 2:4).

To attempt to explain away this supernatural dimension of our heritage would provide a refuge for cold formal religion and a hiding place for unbelief.


"But Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible." - Mark 10:27

Through Him, we can boldly proclaim that all things are possible. Our only occasion for victory is to be clothed with Christ and make no provision for the flesh or for human arguments that would deny the power of Heaven.

Great value exists in understanding the purpose for seasons of oppression and privation – they assist in the lofty endeavor of discovering God's rest and preparation for the next breakthrough.

Scripture instructs us that where there is no vision, people perish. Discouragement and unbelief – resulting from deferred hope and seemingly unfulfilled promises – will be overcome as we start living from Heaven to earth by understanding and implementing God’s calling on our life. That is our Biblical promise and spiritual mandate for our generation.

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