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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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Moving Ahead In the Army Of God

Posted 08-17-2023 at 10:47 PM by Albert Finch

The river of God is always moving, always changing, and we must change with it. If we stop changing...we're done! Think how many times you've read the Word and remarked, "Wow, I've never seen that before." Exactly. It was revelation for "today." We must be very careful to not become locked into a belief system that never changes. When we do, revelation is no longer revelation. Ask yourself if your capacity for the living Word is the same as it was ten years ago.


We ask, seek, and knock (Matthew 7:7) until we come to understand and begin to carry out God’s purpose for our life as we move ahead in the army of God, advancing His Kingdom.

As long as we keep marching, we're changing because faith moves us ahead, step-by-step. If we don't give up, eventually we walk into the Promised Land (Our Destiny in Christ). The last command of Jesus while on earth says, "Go!" That's why we often see the anointing increase as we go, moving with the cloud. The Lord promises that His grace is sufficient and it will be there when you need it...not a moment before...not a moment after. The river will part the second you take the required ACTION. How blessed we are to know that we can never travel beyond His care for, "The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9).

Go ahead! Step out. Faith is spelled, R-I-S-K. We may not know exactly where we're going, exactly where the Holy Spirit is taking us, but we do know Jesus, and He promises that that is enough. Consider Thomas who said, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well" (John 14:6).

Consider Abraham. "When called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going" (Hebrews 11:8).


"For we all with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord" (2 Corinthians 3:18). Press forward! Going backward is not an option -- "We go from glory to glory, and glory doesn't go backward."

You may think you do not have resources, time, money, abilities, or support to fulfill the huge God-breathed dream within you. It's okay --"Blessed are the paupers in spirit" (Matthew 5:3). How incredible to embrace the fact that in Heaven's economy, absolute futility is the bedrock of Kingdom authority. In the beginning, God created when things were formless and empty (Genesis 1:1). God continues to create; He wants to create in us.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty, and if we are one with Him, with Truth, we shall not be deceived. May we never be like the Pharisees who suffered from excessive reasoning. "Some of them were LOOKING FOR A REASON to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely" (Mark 3:2).

The Lord has authored change, but you're not walking in the newness. In your mind you're still tied to the stake, going in circles around the post.

You are free -- It's time to soar, "If the Son sets you free, you are free indeed" (John 8:36). A passive faith will never lay hold of the good things of God. Faith doesn't just give you the courage to stay stuck where you are and be happy about it.

Faith has no limits. Faith sees the invisible, does the impossible, and makes dreams come true.

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    "Moving Ahead in the Army of God" appears to be a phrase or title that could be interpreted in different ways, depending on the context.

    If you're referring to it in a religious or spiritual context, it might suggest advancing or progressing in one's faith or commitment to a particular religious group or mission. "Army of God" could refer to a metaphorical way of describing a community of believers united in their faith, values, and purpose.

    If you're referring to it in a more literal sense, it might relate to a particular organization, movement, or group that uses such terminology as part of their ideology. "Army of God" has been used in the past to describe various religious or militant groups with specific goals or beliefs.

    Without additional context, it's difficult to provide a more specific answer. If you could provide more information about where you encountered this phrase or what specific aspect you're interested in, I'd be happy to provide more tailored information or insights.
    Posted 08-18-2023 at 04:46 AM by divineeye divineeye is offline

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