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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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February 21, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-20-2024 at 11:07 PM by Albert Finch


Shake off every hope that is not the hope of Christ in you! Shake off despair, let go of striving in your own strength, and push through the crowd of your own hopeless thoughts so that you can grab hold of the very hem of His garment -- then see what happens.

"Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth" (Psalms 46:10).

This wrestle of "strivings" (striving to enter His rest -- let go of striving out of human strength) will cause your soul to truly enter the rest of the Lord. You will witness and come to KNOW that He is God, and He will show Himself as the God of your life.

As you humbly acknowledge your weakness, this will be the very place where the power of Christ will come to rest. The barren places will become the womb of miracles. The impossibilities will become the landing strip for awe and wonder. And the desolate lands will drip with new wine.

You must push through the place of putting confidence in your own strengths and abilities (or in anything that is not Christ), then you will enter a spiritual rest that heals your soul and keeps you focused on bearing fruit that remains for His advancing Kingdom through your Christ calling.

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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