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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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August 31, 2023 - Exhortation

Posted 08-31-2023 at 06:45 AM by Albert Finch

Abraham waited, trusted, and believed for HIS promise (Isaac), not fully realizing yet how it played a role in God's bigger promises that He was, and still is, establishing. (Genesis 18:11-15)

Many of us are waiting for our "Isaacs" to come in many forms, but what will happen when we receive such? Will we rest in that beautiful promise, or will we take that promise and keep moving forward -- moving from glory to glory advancing His Kingdom, believing God for as many Isaacs as there are stars in the sky and sand on the seashore?

God is doing something much bigger, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Our "Isaac" is not just our answer, it's an invitation into something much greater for such a time as this.

Likewise, you may be living before God right now in faith and patience, after many trips around the mountain waiting to inherit your "Isaac." Your part is key to His unfolding plan to bring His Kingdom to earth -- but you need to lift your vision higher. You need to see others beside you that are properly equipped and ready to participate in your vision -- this is Golgotha, the place you die to self and invest yourself in the spiritual development of other believers who need to know and understand their Christ identity. Going after your Isaac alone can be a long, weary journey and God wants you to look up and see the bigger plans that are unfolding.

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