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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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Praying The Psalms - Psalms 26 and Psalm 27

Posted 04-30-2021 at 10:39 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

O Lord, I love to dwell in the glory of your presence and declare all of your wonders with the voice of thanksgiving. Psalm 26:7,8

Lord Jesus, you are my light and salvation and the defense of my life -- whom shall I fear? Psalm 27:1

I dwell in His presence and behold His beauty as I meditate on His Word.
Psalm 27:4

My head is lifted up above the circumstances of life as I die to self and sing praises to the Lord.
Psalm 27:6

I am strong...
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The Gates Of Hell

Posted 03-13-2021 at 09:14 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Matthew 16:18 - "On this rock I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

Where precisely are the gates of hell? Where does the devil sit in power?

The mind is the gatekeeper of the Kingdom of God. It is the place of access, transition, and power. It follows that the gates of hell are set up in people's minds. Jesus made this clear:

Matthew 16:23 - But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, satan!...
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Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - September 10, 2020

Posted 09-10-2020 at 03:43 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

John 10:10 - "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."

He is working deep in your heart, He is working and rewiring your mind as you feast on His truth, and He is strengthening you for what is ahead. He is bringing you further into the abundant life that you have in fulfilling His purpose for your life.

1 Corinthians 2:9 - "But, as it is written, 'What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor
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Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - August 30, 2020

Posted 08-30-2020 at 01:09 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

James 3:17 - "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy."

As we speak the tender mercies of the Word over a problem, our faith begins to rise up within us. We then release words of faith and plant seeds of power. These seeds then begin to grow up and become greater than the problems.

They begin to bear fruit -- fruit of deliverance, healing, miracles, love, joy,...
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Thought For The Day - July 9, 2020

Posted 07-09-2020 at 12:16 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Have as little to do with the world as you possibly can. Things of the world have a glutinous quality; if you let the heart lie any while amongst them, it will be enslaved to them. Be more and better acquainted with Jesus Christ; get nearer to Him, be more in communion with Him -- get more tastes of Christ and heaven.

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Good things began to happen to David almost immediately because he started looking at his world through eyes...
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