Are you a Natural man or a Spiritual man?

MOW-TS
 
Improving Our Spiritual Understanding.
 
 
Theme: Are you  a Natural man or  a Spiritual man?
 
 
 
Memory Verse:
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God…”(1Cor 2:14)
 
 
Beloved
We bless the name of the Lord for the insight and spiritual understanding in the word of God.  We bless the Holy One of Israel. There is none like Him.
 
Brethren, this week the Lord wants us to be conscious of our spiritual connection to Him through obedience, righteousness, holiness & purity. Who is a natural man? He is a man who is spiritually DISCONNECTED from God. He may still be going to Church regularly. He may still be worshipping God.
 
Please note that women are inclusive as there is no gender difference in the spirit realm. In Christ Jesus, “there is neither male nor female”(Gal 3:28).
Disobedience and sin  has the capacity to disconnect man from God in Christ. Yes, our sins separate us from God (Isa 59:1-2).  This was what happened to Adam & Eve, Samson, king Saul etc. This would have been the case of David but for his quick repentance and crying to God in penitence. Stay CONNECTED with God in holiness so that you will be led by the Spirit. Only those led by the Spirit of God are sons of God(Rm 8:16).
 
 
Recently I read in the Nigeriaworld ( news website about Nigeria), a man of God explaining and arguing that it was Adam that sinned and fell and NOT man, as the word “man” is a generic term. He argued that man did not FALL and that if man did fall, Jesus would not keep referring to himself  as “the Son of Man” ( Matt 9:6). 
 
 
The truth is that no single individual has monopoly of knowledge of things of God.  Only the Holy Spirit Himself is all knowing (Omniscience). True, Jesus  while on  earth kept referring to himself as the Son of man. He was the Son of the spiritual man, not the natural man that has fallen. He came down from heaven where he had existed with his Father in the beginning; his physical birth  through virgin Mary was only symbolic. When the angel announced his coming birth to his virgin mother Mary, she could not imagine how, hence she was reassured:
 
“And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God”.
 
The truth as clearly stated in our memory verse is that there is a natural man and there is a spiritual man. The first ( Adam) came from the earth, while the second man ( Jesus, the last Adam) came from heaven.  The Word says: “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit” (1Cor 15:45).
 
Adam being the first man on earth was an embodiment of man  at the time. According to the word of God, he was initially formed natural, until God breathed His Spirit into him, he became spiritual and divine being. He named all the animals God created (Genesis 2:20). He lost his spiritual and divine nature when he disobeyed God, hence became a ” natural man”. This is exactly what disobedience and sin does to every born again Christian or any man of God, no matter how anointed unless he is wise enough to go on his knees and plea like king  David did. Despite David sinning against God, he never lost his spiritual connection with God. Indeed, the blind Bartimaeus referred to Jesus as the “Son of David(Mark  10:47).
 
Adam was formed naturally before being made spiritual. The Word says:
“Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven” (1Cor 15:46-47).
 
 
To retain your spiritual connection with  a Holy God, you must embrace purity, righteousness and holiness.
Apostle Paul explains further that a natural man is carnally minded. His thoughts, words and actions are in opposition to the Spirit:
 
 “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would ( Gal 5:16-17).
 
In conclusion, the spiritual man died in Adam the moment he sinned against God through disobedience, though he was still physically alive and breathing but now he was operating as a natural man.  Glory be to God that Jesus restored man back to glory, and we know from the Scripture that the Holy Spirit never departed from Jesus.
 
“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous”( Romans 5:19). Please note that many were made sinners through ” one man’s disobedience”. When Adam disobeyed God, man fell, but man got restored in Christ Jesus. Despite referring to himself as the Son of man, Jesus never existed as a “natural man” at any time. Jesus was spiritual right from his womb. I stand to be corrected.
 
It shall be well with you this 2015 in Jesus precious name. Amen.
To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God, with total fear of God. Train yourself to be godly…(Tim 4:7-8, NIV)
Prayer: There is someone reading this message , may you receive the grace to stay connected to God in Christ through obedience, righteousness, purity and holiness in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
A Call To Salvation!
If you have read this message by chance, but  you are undecided or have no clarity whether you want to give your life to Christ. I would encourage you to give it a trial. Please, pray this prayer with us:
“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I confess all my sins to you right now. Please forgive my sins and give me the  gift and joy of eternal life. I ask you to come into my heart and life right now and be my Lord and Saviour. Lord, please write my name in the book  of Life.  I promise to sincerely surrender ALL to you and serve you diligently always from now on, in Jesus name I have prayed. Amen”. Congratulations! You are now spiritually regenerated and “born again” in Christ Jesus. We would encourage you to join any Word based Church of your choice. Please, be prayerful in choosing one. We would recommend the nearest branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, Princess Esther & the MOW family.
Spiritual  Health Counselling Helpline & emails: +447404624293.
Dr Ben Bassey is a practicing psychiatrist in the UK & a spiritual health counselor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW and AHF.
To further enrich yourself with spiritual materials and  health information, please visit: www.ministryoftheword.org;
In the Ministry Of the Word (MOW)-Acts 6:4, we primarily encourage and empower believers to be rich in the words of God: “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom” (Col 3:16). The entrance of the WORD is the true source of LIGHT in a dark world(Ps 119:130). We also encourage believers to speak to one another “in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs(Eph 5:19). We encourage everyone to “seek first the kingdom of God  his righteousness”..Matt 6:33).
 We stress that: Righteousness exalts a person (Prov 14:34). We emphasize that pure Christianity is about True Spirituality in Christ Jesus. We emphasize that the POWER in the blood of Jesus has set us FREE from all forms of bondage, ignorance, disease and that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2Cor 3:17). Jesus  Christ is the Word of God (John 1:1; Rev 19:13). We emphasise that Jesus  is the Truth (John 14:6). The words of God are spirit & are Life(John 6:63). We stress that the word of God is the only truth that can sanctify man (John 17:17). We allow the Scriptures to answer all questions. We avoid the dilution, misinterpretation or deliberate corruption of the words of God. We create the awareness that Jesus has made all true believers kings and priests unto God and his Father(Rev 1:6). That the basis for our highest anointing is loving righteousness and hating iniquity (Hebrews 1:9). In addition, aside from soul winning, as a spiritual body, we also empower unbelievers with knowledge using the principles of our Lord Jesus Christ with the understanding that when they witness the power of the living God, they will be compelled to believe and exalt His  holy name (Psalm 46:10).
One major objective of MOW is to increasingly improve everyone’s spiritual understanding! Spiritual ignorance is a major cause of human destruction(Hosea 4:6). Indeed, many children of God have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge (Isa 5:13). Indeed, “through knowledge shall the just be delivered” (Prov 11:9). We are established by the righteousness in the word of God (Isa 54:14).
Please note that the MOW is an initiative and the spiritual arm of Abasi Health Foundation (AHF). AHF is a registered NGO in Nigeria , with the primary objective of empowering all groups of people to optimize their health. It is aimed at encouraging everyone to have increasing awareness of three broad levels of health: Physical, Mental and Spiritual. May God give you the grace of increasing understanding in Jesus Name. Amen. Websites: http//www.ministryoftheword.org; http//www.abasihealthfoundation.org
All scriptures are taken from KJV, unless if otherwise specified.
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“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever “(Hebrews 13:8).

Lack of Faith in the word of God is Disobedience.

           MOW-TS

 

 Improving Our Spiritual Understanding

 

Theme: Lack of Faith in the word of God is Disobedience.
Memory Verse:
Blessed  are they that have not seen, and yet have believed (John 20:29b).

 

Beloved
We bless the name of the Lord for a new week. A new week of faith. A new week of hope. A new week of peace. A new week of joy in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14:17).
Beloved, God is not a man, that he will lie( Num 23:19). Whatsoever God says in his words about you will certainly come to pass if you faint not. All things are possible to him who believe ( Mark 9:23). In life, it is to you according to your faith (Matt 9:29).
I have come to understand that there are many people in the Church today who lack faith in the word of God, despite regularly going to church and calling the name Jesus. A sister who is linked to MOW really really surprised me recently in the course of our discussion on the telephone. She told me: “I never thought you will ever have your own child”. She even repeated the statement the second time.  Truly, I was very surprised. I thought this was faithlessness of the highest order because this is contrary to what the word of God says about me:
“Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle” (Deu 7:14). Perhaps the sister is not familiar with this verse. Truly, faithlessness is disobedience to God’s words, and it is a SIN.
I sincerely hope the sister will read this message and benefit from it.
What do we read in the Bible?
“And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him” ( Genesis 21:5). No wonder the Bible calls Abraham a friend of God. There is no age limit in the spirit realm. Once you are a friend of God he renew your age like the eagles(Psalm 103:5).
Beloved, whatsoever the word of God says about you will certain come to pass if you trust God and hold on to his word. The Word says none shall be barren in the land. Why then should someone who claim to be a child of God think otherwise?
Brethren, have faith in God ( Mark 11:22).  Sufficiently expose your heart and mind to the word of God and help your faith to grow. No exposure to the word of God, no faith: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).
Do not just read the word of lightly.  Learn to hide the word of God in your heart( Psalm 119:11). Learn to tremble at the word of God ( Isaiah 66:2). Believe in what the word of God says about you . Be patient, diligent and hard working as you trust God for his promises in your life to come to past.

 

The word of God is too powerful for us to toy and play with (Hebrews 4:12).
By the special grace of God, who takes interest in the destinies of men, before I leave this world, I will be able to say, like Apostle Paul said:
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith .Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing”(2Tim 4:7-8).
It shall be well with you this 2015 in Jesus precious name. Amen.
To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God, with total fear of God. Train yourself yourself to be godly…(Tim 4:7-8, NIV)
Prayer: There is someone reading this message , may you receive the grace to develop unquenchable faith in the word of God in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
A Call To Salvation!
If you have read this message by chance, but  you are undecided or have no clarity whether you want to give your life to Christ. I would encourage you to give it a trial. Please, pray this prayer with us:
“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I confess all my sins to you right now. Please forgive my sins and give me the  gift and joy of eternal life. I ask you to come into my heart and life right now and be my Lord and Saviour. Lord, please write my name in the book  of Life.  I promise to sincerely surrender ALL to you and serve you diligently always from now on, in Jesus name I have prayed. Amen”. Congratulations! You are now spiritually regenerated and “born again” in Christ Jesus. We would encourage you to join any Word based Church of your choice. Please, be prayerful in choosing one. We would recommend the nearest branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, Princess Esther & the MOW family.
Spiritual  Health Counselling Helpline & emails: +447404624293.
Dr Ben Bassey is a practicing psychiatrist in the UK & a spiritual health counselor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW and AHF.
To further enrich yourself with spiritual materials and  health information, please visit: www.ministryoftheword.org;
In the Ministry Of the Word (MOW)-Acts 6:4, we primarily encourage and empower believers to be rich in the words of God: “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom” (Col 3:16). The entrance of the WORD is the true source of LIGHT in a dark world(Ps 119:130). We also encourage believers to speak to one another “in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs(Eph 5:19). We encourage everyone to “seek first the kingdom of God  his righteousness”..Matt 6:33).
 We stress that: Righteousness exalts a person (Prov 14:34). We emphasize that pure Christianity is about True Spirituality in Christ Jesus. We emphasize that the POWER in the blood of Jesus has set us FREE from all forms of bondage, ignorance, disease and that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2Cor 3:17). Jesus  Christ is the Word of God (John 1:1; Rev 19:13). We emphasise that Jesus  is the Truth (John 14:6). The words of God are spirit & are Life(John 6:63). We stress that the word of God is the only truth that can sanctify man (John 17:17). We allow the Scriptures to answer all questions. We avoid the dilution, misinterpretation or deliberate corruption of the words of God. We create the awareness that Jesus has made all true believers kings and priests unto God and his Father(Rev 1:6). That the basis for our highest anointing is loving righteousness and hating iniquity (Hebrews 1:9). In addition, aside from soul winning, as a spiritual body, we also empower unbelievers with knowledge using the principles of our Lord Jesus Christ with the understanding that when they witness the power of the living God, they will be compelled to believe and exalt His  holy name (Psalm 46:10).
One major objective of MOW is to increasingly improve everyone’s spiritual understanding! Spiritual ignorance is a major cause of human destruction(Hosea 4:6). Indeed, many children of God have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge (Isa 5:13). Indeed, “through knowledge shall the just be delivered” (Prov 11:9). We are established by the righteousness in the word of God (Isa 54:14).
Please note that the MOW is an initiative and the spiritual arm of Abasi Health Foundation (AHF). AHF is a registered NGO in Nigeria , with the primary objective of empowering all groups of people to optimize their health. It is aimed at encouraging everyone to have increasing awareness of three broad levels of health: Physical, Mental and Spiritual. May God give you the grace of increasing understanding in Jesus Name. Amen. Websites: http//www.ministryoftheword.org; http//www.abasihealthfoundation.org
All scriptures are taken from KJV, unless if otherwise specified.
Please, indicate if you would like your Email removed from the spirituality group list.
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever “(Hebrews 13:8).

Relationship Should Come First!

MOW-TS

Improving Our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: Relationship Should Come First!

Memory Verse:
“I and my Father are one.”(John 10:30)
Beloved
In Christ Jesus, God desire to have  RELATIONSHIP with His children. Through our faith in Christ Jesus we have been empowered to become sons of God (John 1:12).

The attribute of a true son is in having intimate relationship with d father. Jesus Christ being d first born Son of God was intimate with his Father. Our memory verse says so. Hear Him also: “…he that hath seen me hath seen the Father…”(John 14:9); Again, Jesus said:”…the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works…”(John 14:10).

If you have intimate relationship with God in Christ, He will give you much more than you need in life (Eph 3:20). The seven sons of Sceva did not have relationship with God in Christ, yet they tried to cast out evil spirits and got the severest beating of their lives ( Acts 19:14-16). Just as God yearns for intimacy with His children before working with them,  so do man. In life, wisdom is the principal thing. Receive the grace to have intimate relationship with God IJN.

 

Yours in d Vineyard of Christ. Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, Princess Esther & the MOW family.
Spiritual Health Counselling Helpline:
+447404624293
To further enrich yourself with spiritual materials and  health information, please visit: www.ministryoftheword.org;
www.abasihealthfoundation.org
All scriptures are from KJV, unless otherwise specified.

Be a spiritual Christian, NOT merely being religious.

Ministry Of the Word (MOW):

True Spirituality(TS)

 

IMPROVING OUR SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING

 

Theme: Be a spiritual Christian, NOT merely being religious.

 

Memory verse:

 

“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God” (Romans 8:16).

 

Beloved,

 

The grace of the Almighty God is sufficient for every reader of this message.  His PRESENCE is all we need on a daily basis.

 

Let’s continue to bless Jehovah El-Shadai for His love and faithful to all generations. He is Sovereighn. He is powerful. He is mighty. He is perfectly good, kind, gentle, humble, reliable, faithful, holy and loving. He is the only ONE that you can trust hundred percent. He is the only true God.

 

Brethren, God wants us to grow spiritually and to know Him deeply on a daily basis.  In Christ Jesus, God is a Spirit (John 4:24).

 

We understand from the scriptures that man exists at three broad levels: physical(body), mental(soul) and spiritual(spirit) (1Thess 5:23). In healthcare, whereas the physical and mental needs of man are reasonably well appreciated and often attended to, this is not the case with our spiritual health needs. Due to lack of spiritual health awareness, it is  not uncommon to observe that many human spirits, even among “born again” Christians are unattended to. When we neglect our spirit being, it become malnourished, weak,  blunt, and insensitive, hence unable to perceive or hear from the Holy Spirit. The scripture refers to this group of people the “the natural man”. Hence, the Word says: “But the natural man receiveh not the things of the Spirit: for they are foolishness unto them, because they are spiritually discerned”(1Cor 2:14).

 

The book of Proverbs says the spirit of man (not body or soul) is the candle of the LORD (Proverbs 20:27) . Thus, God only relates or communicates with man’s spirit, since God himself is entirely a Spirit. Without regeneration of man’s spirit in a spiritual rebirth in Christ Jesus, this link or reconnection between God and man can never be truly re-established having been lost in the garden of Eden to disobedience (Gen 3:1-24).

 

Jesus himself was a highly spiritual person while on earth, with regard to strong connection with his Father. At one point he said: “I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things” (John 8:28). This is true spirituality indeed.

 

Unfortunately, there is very little true spirituality in many denominational churches today. Hence, Christianity has been mis-represented as a religion and many churches are now characterized by their own doctrines, traditions and activities. True spirituality is found only in the word of God and it is life. Jesus himself said: “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63).

 

Without true spirituality and spiritual awareness, we are vulnerable to the destructive forces of the Devil, whose sold purpose is to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). This is irrespective of whether we believe in God or not. Whether we are “born again” or not.

 

True spirituality would enable us amongst others to:

 

Be in friendship with the truth (John 14:6);

 

Be others centred rather than self centred;

 

Do unto others as we would others do unto us(Matt 7:12);

 

Have ‘thirst’ and ‘hunger’ for righteousness (Matt 5:6);

 

Have a sense of uniqueness, SACRED, “connectivity”, and oneness with the universe and divinity;

 

Respect and tolerate others’ beliefs, cultures and religions ;

 

Recognize that to help others is to help oneself;

 

Recognize that to harm others is to harm oneself;

 

Be totally committed to purity, holiness, honesty, sincerity, humility, diligence, and peace etc.

 

Appreciate the essence of  daily prayer and fasting as KEY to working and walking in the kingdom;

 

Build up our faith and understanding;

 

 

Above all recognize that to love others is to love oneself.

 

 

The word of God (JESUS) is full of grace! We need grace to become spiritual. The more we dwell in the words of God, the more spiritual we would become, provided we are sincere.

 

For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ’(John 1:17)

 

To fully appreciate grace, requires spiritual training in the words of God: ‘Train yourself to be godly…’(1Tim 4:7-8 NIV)

 

 

Prayer:

There is someone reading this message, receive multiple grace to grow spiritually, as you study the word of God and meditate on His words in Jesus precious name.

 

A Call To Salvation!

 

If you have read this message by chance, but  you are undecided or have no clarity whether you want to give your life to Christ. I would encourage you to give it a trial. Please, pray this prayer with us: 

 

“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I confess all my sins to you right now. Please forgive my sins and give me the  gift and joy of eternal life. I ask you to come into my heart and life right now and be my Lord and Saviour. Lord, please write my name in the book  of Life.  I promise to sincerely surrender ALL to you and serve you diligently always from now on, in Jesus name I have prayed. Amen”. Congratulations! You are now spiritually regenerated and “born again” in Christ Jesus. We would encourage you to join any Word based Church of your choice. Please, be prayerful in choosing one. We would recommend the nearest branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

 

Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, Princess Esther, & the MOW family. 

 

Spiritual  Health Counselling Helpline & emails:

 

+447404624293

 

Email: ministryofw@gmail.com;

 

Personal : benbassey@gmail.com

 

Dr Ben Bassey is a practicing psychiatrist in the UK & a spiritual health counselor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW and AHF.

 

 

To further enrich yourself with spiritual materials and  health information, please visit: www.ministryoftheword.org;

 

www.abasihealthfoundation.org

 

 

In the Ministry Of the Word (MOW)-Acts 6:4, we primarily encourage and empower believers to be rich in the words of God: “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom” (Col 3:16). The entrance of the WORD is the true source of LIGHT in a dark world(Ps 119:130). We also encourage believers to speak to one another “in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs(Eph 5:19). We encourage everyone to “seek first the kingdom of God  his righteousness”..Matt 6:33). We stress that: Righteousness exalts a person (Prov 14:34). We emphasize that pure Christianity is about True Spirituality in Christ Jesus. We emphasize that the POWER in the blood of Jesus has set us FREE from all forms of bondage, ignorance, disease and that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2Cor 3:17). Jesus  Christ is the Word of God (John 1:1; Rev 19:13). We emphasise that Jesus  is the Truth (John 14:6). The words of God are spirit & are Life(John 6:63). We allow the Scriptures to answer all questions. We avoid the dilution, misinterpretation or deliberate corruption of the words of God. We create the awareness that Jesus has made all true believers kings and priests unto God and his Father(Rev 1:6). In addition, aside from soul winning, as a spiritual body, we also empower unbelievers with knowledge using the principles of our Lord Jesus Christ with the understanding that when they witness the power of the living God, they will be compelled to believe and exalt His  holy name (Psalm 46:10). 

One major objective of MOW is to increasingly improve everyone’s spiritual understanding! Spiritual ignorance is a major cause of human destruction(Hosea 4:6). Indeed, many children of God have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge (Isa 5:13). Indeed, “through knowledge shall the just be delivered” (Prov 11:9). We are established by the righteousness in the word of God (Isa 54:14).

 

Please note that the MOW is an initiative and the spiritual arm of Abasi Health Foundation (AHF). AHF is a registered NGO in Nigeria , with the primary objective of empowering all groups of people to optimize their health. It is aimed at encouraging everyone to have increasing awareness of three broad levels of health: Physical, Mental and Spiritual. May God give you the grace of increasing understanding in Jesus Name. Amen. Websites: http//www.ministryoftheword.org; http//www.abasihealthfoundation.org

 

All scriptures are taken from KJV, unless if otherwise specified.

 

Please, indicate if you would like your Email removed from the spirituality group list.

 

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever “(Hebrews 13:8).

Who is God?

Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
 
 
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
 
 
 
Theme: Who is God?
 
 
Memory Verse: 
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” ( John 4:24).
 
 
Beloved,
“O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together” ( Psalm 34:3).
 
“My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise “
( Psalm 57:7)
 
 
“I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth” ( Psalm 34:1)
 
Brethren, the more you KNOW the true God, the more you find yourself praising and blessing Him more and more like our father king David, the Psalmist.
 
Beloved, who is God to you?  Our memory verse says God is a Spirit. But  man is also a spirit. Apostle Paul informs us that man is a three-in-one being, with body, soul and spirit: 
 
“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thess 5:23). The truth is that man is a spirit with a soul and lives in a body.
 
Psalm 82:6 says:
“I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High”.
 
Jesus Himself made reference to this divine nature of man:
“Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?” ( John 10:34).
 
So in essence God is a Spirit. Man is a spirit. Angels are spirits. Satan  and his demons are spirits.  There are many gods because spirit beings operate as gods. Who  then is the true God? The embodiment
of the true and living God is the Holy Spirit. This is the Spirit that was in Jesus Christ when he was on earth making Him the way, the truth and the life ( John 14:6). This is the Spirit in every true believer who accepts Jesus Christ as his/her Lord and Saviour.  
Please note that this Spirit is spelt with capital S to differentiate it from all other spirits.  This Spirit is perfectly loving, kind, gentle,  humble, merciful,  peaceful, faithful, truthful etc. This Spirit can never die.
 
This  Spirit is Omnipotent( all powerful), Omnipresent (present everywhere at all times) and Omniscience(all knowing about past, present & future). Man’s spirit may lie to you, but this Spirit can never lie to you . Indeed  God is not man that he should lie ( Numbers 23:19).
 
 
This Spirit is the same  yesterday, today and for ever.  He does not change. He call Himself different names to suit the occasions. When sent on errand, Moses asked for His name to give to Pharaoh,  this Spirit introduced Himself thus:
 
“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you” ( Exodus 3:14).
 
Prophet Isaiah introduced this Spirit thus: 
“…and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” ( Isaiah 9:6). All governments are upon His shoulder. This Spirit is very good at doing wonderful things.
 
This Spirit is  perfectly Open, honest, reliable , transparent, gracious, just, caring, compassionate etc.
 
Jesus is the embodiment of this Spirit. The Bible tells us so: “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty”.
(2Cor 3:17).  He is the only one who can set you free indeed ( John 8:32, 36).
 
 
 Henceforth, let no man puts you under bondage. Learn to RELATE to this Spirit daily.
 
Desire to have this Spirit more and more every day and your life shall never remain the same in Jesus name. Amen.
 
 
It shall be well with you this 2015 in Jesus precious name. Amen.
 
 
To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God, with total fear of God. Train yourself yourself to be godly…(Tim 4:7-8, NIV)
 
 
 
 
Prayer: There is someone reading this message , receive the grace to personally possess the Spirit of God daily, increasingly, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
 
 
 
A Call To Salvation!
 
 
If you have read this message by chance, but  you are undecided or have no clarity whether you want to give your life to Christ. I would encourage you to give it a trial. Please, pray this prayer with us: 
 
 
“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I confess all my sins to you right now. Please forgive my sins and give me the  gift and joy of eternal life. I ask you to come into my heart and life right now and be my Lord and Saviour. Lord, please write my name in the book  of Life.  I promise to sincerely surrender ALL to you and serve you diligently always from now on, in Jesus name I have prayed. Amen”. Congratulations! You are now spiritually regenerated and “born again” in Christ Jesus. We would encourage you to join any Word based Church of your choice. Please, be prayerful in choosing one. We would recommend the nearest branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
 
 
 
 
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, Princess Esther, & the MOW family. 
 
 
 
 
Spiritual  Health Counselling Helpline & emails:
 
 
 
 
Dr Ben Bassey is a practicing psychiatrist in the UK & a spiritual health counselor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW and AHF.
 
 
 
 
To further enrich yourself with spiritual materials and  health information, please visit: www.ministryoftheword.org;
 
 
 
 
In the Ministry Of the Word (MOW)-Acts 6:4, we primarily encourage and empower believers to be rich in the words of God: “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom” (Col 3:16). The entrance of the WORD is the true source of LIGHT in a dark world(Ps 119:130). We also encourage believers to speak to one another “in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs(Eph 5:19). We encourage everyone to “seek first the kingdom of God  his righteousness”..Matt 6:33). We stress that: Righteousness exalts a person (Prov 14:34). We emphasize that pure Christianity is about True Spirituality in Christ Jesus. We emphasize that the POWER in the blood of Jesus has set us FREE from all forms of bondage, ignorance, disease and that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2Cor 3:17). Jesus  Christ is the Word of God (John 1:1; Rev 19:13). We emphasise that Jesus  is the Truth (John 14:6). The words of God are spirit & are Life(John 6:63). We allow the Scriptures to answer all questions. We avoid the dilution, misinterpretation or deliberate corruption of the words of God. We create the awareness that Jesus has made all true believers kings and priests unto God and his Father(Rev 1:6). In addition, aside from soul winning, as a spiritual body, we also empower unbelievers with knowledge using the principles of our Lord Jesus Christ with the understanding that when they witness the power of the living God, they will be compelled to believe and exalt His  holy name (Psalm 46:10). 
 
 
 
One major objective of MOW is to increasingly improve everyone’s spiritual understanding! Spiritual ignorance is a major cause of human destruction(Hosea 4:6). Indeed, many children of God have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge (Isa 5:13). Indeed, “through knowledge shall the just be delivered” (Prov 11:9). We are established by the righteousness in the word of God (Isa 54:14).
 
 
 
Please note that the MOW is an initiative and the spiritual arm of Abasi Health Foundation (AHF). AHF is a registered NGO in Nigeria , with the primary objective of empowering all groups of people to optimize their health. It is aimed at encouraging everyone to have increasing awareness of three broad levels of health: Physical, Mental and Spiritual. May God give you the grace of increasing understanding in Jesus Name. Amen. Websites: http//www.ministryoftheword.org; http//www.abasihealthfoundation.org
 
All scriptures are taken from KJV, unless if otherwise specified.
 
 
 
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Whose Voice are you Following?

Ministry of the Word (MOW):

True Spirituality (TS).

 

  

Improving our Spiritual Understanding

 

 

 

 

Theme: Whose Voice are you Following?

 

 

Memory Verse:

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27).

 

 

Beloved

 

Welcome to a new week and a new month. The month of February, being the second month, is symbolic of  the number of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the Trinity. There is no doubt that the POWER of God in Christ Jesus is going to be manifested mightily this month, the world over. Those of us from Nigeria in particular, and the entire world in general, are pleasantly looking forward to a free, fair and just presidential election with a NEW president being elected this month. His mercy, grace and the power of God in the blood of Jesus will achieve this for us in Jesus name. Amen.

 

Beloved, our God is perfectly good. He is always faithful. He is a God of signs and wonders. He is Omniscience. He will always do much more than you expected. He deserves to be praised continually. Father we bless your holy name. Daddy we bless your holy name. We magnify your Word on earth. We thank you for a new day. We thank you for a new week. We thank you for a new month. We glorify your holy name. Please sing this song with me: We give you glory Lord, as we honour you (twice); you are wonderful, you are worthy O’ Lord, you are wonderful, you are worthy O’ Lord. In Jesus mighty name we have worshipped. Amen.

 

Beloved, this week, the Lord is asking us a significant life question. Whose voice are you following? Who is leading you in life. I have heard some ministers of God, explain that there are three voices we can hear in the world at any given time: the voice of God, the voice of the devil and one own voice. In my view, they often left out the fourth voice, that is, the voice of others. Thus, broadly speaking, at any given point in time, we are exposed to FOUR voices: the voice of God, the voice of the devil, our own voice and the voices of others(could be your friends, brothers, sisters, strangers etc). My focus in this message, will be recognizing the voice of God in Christ Jesus and  hearing from God. The big question is: How can we differentiate these voices? Jesus Christ, speaking in the memory verse says: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27). Brethren, believe me, in Christ Jesus, God is constantly speaking to us, but we may not discern His voice without spiritual regeneration and ‘spiritual connection’ with the Him. Apostle Paul tells us that: “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1Cor 2:14).

 

God often speaks to us through his Holy Spirit. He can use any medium to speak to you. Jesus speaking as recorded by John explained: “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come” (John 16:13). A very key requirement to hearing from the Holy Spirit is being in agreement with the truth. How much do you  ESTEEM, VALUE and HONOUR the truth? To what extent can you defend the truth? Jesus says: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). I am often amazed, at how easy it is for “children of God” to lie within the body of Christ (the Church). This may explain why many children of God are having difficulty hearing  from God. Jesus Christ, while responding to Pilate’s questions, said: “Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice” (John 18:37c). We also know from the scripture that the word of God is truth, that sanctifies us: “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (John 17:17).

 

If you are finding it difficult to know the voice of God in Christ Jesus, EXAMINE yourself. You may need to restitute your life in the areas of righteousness, holiness, purity, total obedience to God’s word etc. God can only speak to your spirit, but you need to be in unity and agreement with Him to discern His voice. Do not give the devil any opportunity to prosper in your life. There is nobody the devil does not visit. When the devil visited Jesus, he defeated the devil with: “It is written” (Matt 4:1-10). Jesus Himself says: “for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me” (John 14:30b).

 

 

Many children of God follow their own voices, mistaking them for the voice of God. Hence, the word of God says: “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12).

 

Draw near to God and God will draw near to you. Consider your ways be wise. Do everything possible to hear the VOICE of  God in Christ Jesus. He will never lead you on the wrong path. It makes Christianity truly enjoyable. Learn to fast, pray and worship God with all your heart, mind and might. The word of Gays says: “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them” (Acts 13:2). The Holy Spirit speaks to give you guidance, when he sees your sincerity,  diligence, commitment and hunger for his work.

 

May you begin to hear from the  Holy Spirit from today, in Jesus name. Amen.

 

It shall be well with you this 2015 in Jesus precious name. Amen.

 

 

To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God, with total fear of God. Train yourself yourself to be godly…(Tim 4:7-8, NIV)

 

 

Prayer: There is someone reading this message , may you receive the grace to hear the voice of God in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

 

  

 

A Call To Salvation!

 

If you have read this message by chance, but  you are undecided or have no clarity whether you want to give your life to Christ. I would encourage you to give it a trial. Please, pray this prayer with us: 

 

“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I confess all my sins to you right now. Please forgive my sins and give me the  gift and joy of eternal life. I ask you to come into my heart and life right now and be my Lord and Saviour. Lord, please write my name in the book  of Life.  I promise to sincerely surrender ALL to you and serve you diligently always from now on, in Jesus name I have prayed. Amen”. Congratulations! You are now spiritually regenerated and “born again” in Christ Jesus. We would encourage you to join any Word based Church of your choice. Please, be prayerful in choosing one. We would recommend the nearest branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

 

 

Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family. 

 

 

Spiritual  Health Counselling Helpline & emails:

+447404624293

Email: ministryofw@gmail.com;

Personal : benbassey@gmail.com

Dr Ben Bassey is a practicing psychiatrist in the UK & a spiritual health counselor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW and AHF.

 

 

To further enrich yourself with spiritual materials and  health information, please visit: www.ministryoftheword.org;

www.abasihealthfoundation.org

 

In the Ministry Of the Word (MOW)-Acts 6:4, we primarily encourage and empower believers to be rich in the words of God: “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom” (Col 3:16). The entrance of the WORD is the true source of LIGHT in a dark world(Ps 119:130). We also encourage believers to speak to one another “in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs(Eph 5:19). We encourage everyone to “seek first the kingdom of God  his righteousness”..Matt 6:33).

 We stress that: Righteousness exalts a person (Prov 14:34). We emphasize that pure Christianity is about True Spirituality in Christ Jesus. We emphasize that the POWER in the blood of Jesus has set us FREE from all forms of bondage, ignorance, disease and that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2Cor 3:17). Jesus  Christ is the Word of God (John 1:1; Rev 19:13). We emphasise that Jesus  is the Truth (John 14:6). The words of God are spirit & are Life(John 6:63). We allow the Scriptures to answer all questions. We avoid the dilution, misinterpretation or deliberate corruption of the words of God. We create the awareness that Jesus has made all true believers kings and priests unto God and his Father(Rev 1:6). In addition, aside from soul winning, as a spiritual body, we also empower unbelievers with knowledge using the principles of our Lord Jesus Christ with the understanding that when they witness the power of the living God, they will be compelled to believe and exalt His  holy name (Psalm 46:10). 

 

One major objective of MOW is to increasingly improve everyone’s spiritual understanding! Spiritual ignorance is a major cause of human destruction(Hosea 4:6). Indeed, many children of God have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge (Isa 5:13). Indeed, “through knowledge shall the just be delivered” (Prov 11:9). We are established by the righteousness in the word of God (Isa 54:14).

 

Please note that the MOW is an initiative and the spiritual arm of Abasi Health Foundation (AHF). AHF is a registered NGO in Nigeria , with the primary objective of empowering all groups of people to optimize their health. It is aimed at encouraging everyone to have increasing awareness of three broad levels of health: Physical, Mental and Spiritual. May God give you the grace of increasing understanding in Jesus Name. Amen. Websites: http//www.ministryoftheword.org; http//www.abasihealthfoundation.org

All scriptures are taken from KJV, unless if otherwise specified.

 

Please, indicate if you would like your Email removed from the spirituality group list.

 

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever “(Hebrews 13:8).

 

Learn to Activate your FAITH in Christ Jesus.

25 January 2015

Ministry of the Word (MOW):

True Spirituality (TS).

 

 

Improving our Spiritual Understanding

  

Theme: Learn to Activate your FAITH in God in Christ Jesus.

 

Memory Verse:

“…According to your faith be it unto you” (Matt 9:29).

 

 

Beloved,

Let’s continue to bless the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Let’s bless him who lives for ever. Let’s bless the Wisdom of God and the Power of God. Let’s bless the King of Glory. Let’s bless the faithful Witness. Let’s bless the One who has never lost a battle.  Let’s call him His functional  names. The Lord strong and mighty. The Lord mighty in battle. Let’s bless the Ancient of Days, the Way, the Truth and the Life. Let’s bless Him at all times. Amen.

 

Beloved, this week, the Lord is directing us to activate our faith. Have increasing faith in God in Christ Jesus. The word of God says: “The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17).  What exactly is faith? Apostle Paul explains faith to use in his epistle to the Hebrews:

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report” (Hebrews 11:1-2). Faith is often explained as an active form of believing. Believing in action.  Faith is never passive. Hence the word of God says faith without works is dead: “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also” (James 2:26). Based on the word of God, we know that “without faith, it is impossible to please him” (Heb 11:6). Indeed, faith is one of the three pillars of true spirituality: “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity” (1Cor 13:13).

According to our memory verse, in life, things happen to us according to the level of our faith (Matt 9:29). Indeed, Jesus himself says if we have just a little faith we can command mountain to move: “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. (Matt 17:20). Mark’s gospel also affirmed this: “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth (Mark 9:23).Faith is not merely believing, but acting on what we believe. The woman with twelve years issue of blood, did not just believe in the healing power of Jesus, but made effort to act on her belief after prophesying to herself(Please, note that she did not run to Jesus asking for prayer, as many children of God tend to do, she simply prophesied to herself “If I may but touch his garment, I shall be  whole”-Matt 9:21). When Jesus saw her faith, He responded accordingly: “ Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour” (Matt 9:22).

When God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his own son, Isaac “.Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest…and offer him there for a burnt offering…” (Genesis 22:2), it was a very serious test indeed. Thank God Abraham obeyed. I often wonder how many men of God would have attempted to obey this command at the time. No wonder the bible says: “Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God” (James 2:23). This was a rare show of faith by our father Abraham. God was definitely touched, hence He reacted: “By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies” (Genesis 22:16-17).

 

Brethren, many a times children of God limit what God wants to do through them in their thoughts. Nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37). Lack of faith may lead to partial obedience which is same as disobedience.  Life is about knowledge. What we know determines what we believe. We become what we believe through divine intervention, when the beliefs are held firm and long enough.The word of God says: “But as many as received him(mine-as many as believed him), to them gave he power to become the sons of God …”(John 1:12).

 

Although education and life experiences help to shape what we know, but to a large extent, what we know is based on our  predominant thoughts. We can increasingly align our thoughts to the thoughts of God in Christ Jesus, by meditating on the word of God day and night (Joshua 1:8).

 

Do not let your faith be passive. Act on it today. God is a Spirit. Enough of seeking human approval or prophesy. Learn to prophesy to yourself using the word of God. The Scripture says:

“But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:25-26).

 

It shall be well with you this 2015 in Jesus precious name. Amen.

 

 

To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God, with total fear of God. Train yourself yourself to be godly…(Tim 4:7-8, NIV)

 

Prayer: There is someone reading this message , may you receive the grace of increasing faith  in God as well as the grace to act on your faith  in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

 

A Call To Salvation!

If you have read this message by chance, but  you are undecided or have no clarity whether you want to give your life to Christ. I would encourage you to give it a trial. Please, pray this prayer with us: 

 “Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I confess all my sins to you right now. Please forgive my sins and give me the  gift and joy of eternal life. I ask you to come into my heart and life right now and be my Lord and Saviour. Lord, please write my name in the book  of Life.  I promise to sincerely surrender ALL to you and serve you diligently always from now on, in Jesus name I have prayed. Amen”. Congratulations! You are now spiritually regenerated and “born again” in Christ Jesus. We would encourage you to join any Word based Church of your choice. Please, be prayerful in choosing one. We would recommend the nearest branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

 

 

Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family.

 

 

Spiritual  Health Counselling Helpline & emails:

+447404624293.

Email: ministryofw@gmail.com;

Personal : benbassey@gmail.com

Dr Ben Bassey is a practicing psychiatrist in the UK & a spiritual health counselor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW and AHF.

 

 

To further enrich yourself with spiritual materials and  health information, please visit: www.ministryoftheword.org;

www.abasihealthfoundation.org

 

 

In the Ministry Of the Word (MOW)-Acts 6:4, we primarily encourage and empower believers to be rich in the words of God: “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom” (Col 3:16). The entrance of the WORD is the true source of LIGHT in a dark world(Ps 119:130). We also encourage believers to speak to one another “in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs(Eph 5:19). We encourage everyone to “seek first the kingdom of God  his righteousness”..Matt 6:33). We stress that: Righteousness exalts a person (Prov 14:34). We emphasize that pure Christianity is about True Spirituality in Christ Jesus. We emphasize that the POWER in the blood of Jesus has set us FREE from all forms of bondage, ignorance, disease and that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2Cor 3:17). Jesus  Christ is the Word of God (John 1:1; Rev 19:13). We emphasise that Jesus  is the Truth (John 14:6). The words of God are spirit & are Life(John 6:63). We allow the Scriptures to answer all questions. We avoid the dilution, misinterpretation or deliberate corruption of the words of God. We create the awareness that Jesus has made all true believers kings and priests unto God and his Father(Rev 1:6). In addition, aside from soul winning, as a spiritual body, we also empower unbelievers with knowledge using the principles of our Lord Jesus Christ with the understanding that when they witness the power of the living God, they will be compelled to believe and exalt His  holy name (Psalm 46:10).

 

One major objective of MOW is to increasingly improve everyone’s spiritual understanding! Spiritual ignorance is a major cause of human destruction(Hosea 4:6). Indeed, many children of God have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge (Isa 5:13). Indeed, “through knowledge shall the just be delivered” (Prov 11:9). We are established by the righteousness in the word of God (Isa 54:14).

 

Please note that the MOW is an initiative and the spiritual arm of Abasi Health Foundation (AHF). AHF is a registered NGO in Nigeria , with the primary objective of empowering all groups of people to optimize their health. It is aimed at encouraging everyone to have increasing awareness of three broad levels of health: Physical, Mental and Spiritual. May God give you the grace of increasing understanding in Jesus Name. Amen. Websites: http//www.ministryoftheword.org; http//www.abasihealthfoundation.org

All scriptures are taken from KJV, unless if otherwise specified.

 

Please, indicate if you would like your Email removed from the spirituality group list.

 

 

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever “(Hebrews 13:8).

PRAYER is the Key

Ministry of the Word(MOW):

True Spirituality(TS)

 

Improving our Spiritual Understanding

 

Theme: PRAYER is the Key.

 

 

Memory Verse: 

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven…”(Matthew 6:9-13).

 

 

Beloved

Once more we welcome every reader of this message to the year of our Lord, 2015. May God give you the grace of understanding and to keep your focus on Him from the beginning to the end of the year.

 

This week the Lord wants  us to know more about PRAYER and to learn to pray more intensely. In our memory verse, Jesus taught His disciples how to pray. The prayer was broad comprising adoration, praise, worship, intercession, supplication, forgiveness etc. Apostle Paul admonishes us to

“Pray  without ceasing” ( 1Thess 5:17). Meaning that our life and activities should be laced with prayer 24 hours a day.

 

 

What is prayer? Prayer is talking to God and God talking to us.  It is a dialogue ( rather than a monologue). You talk to God and  you learn to “be still ” (Psalm 46:10), so that God may talk to you. Prayer is basically communication between God and man. Many people pray for various reasons. Many people are not sure if God has answered their prayers or not, when they pray.

 

Different types of prayer has been recognised. Personally, I see them as levels of prayer rather than types:

 

 

Prayer of Supplication- where you make your specific request known to God.

 

Prayer of Enquiry -you enquire something of the Lord.

 

Prayer of  petition- bring a particular case before God.

 

 

Prayer of Intercession( interceding for others).

 

 

Prayer of forgiveness (1John 1:8-9).

 

 

Prayer of reporting-where you simply report your situation or circumstance or enemy to God, and let God act as He deems fit.

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving (John 11:41)

 

 

Prayer of Praise (Praising God).

 

 

Praising God, and calling  Him his functional names  and reminding him of His works is a very powerful  prayer instrument. Prayer generally is a weapon of spiritual warfare. The most potent of all these  weapons is the prayer of praise and thanksgiving. When it appears that nothing else is working. When it appears God is not listening. When it appears you are at a standstill. When everything seems hopeless. Suspend every other thing and begin to praise Him. Begin to call him his names: Alpha , Omega, Beginning, Ending, the first and the last, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,  the one called the Word; the Way, the Truth and the Life; the resurrection & the life, the great provider, the great Shepherd, Jehovah El-Shaddai, Wonderful, Counselor, mighty God, Prince of peace etc . Truly, God inhabits the praises of His people ( Psalm 22:3).

 

If you are truly connected to God in Christ Jesus, as you begin to praise Him, he will arise in your situation. Please, ensure you are right before Him. God will only bless the righteous ( Psalm 5:12).

 

 

In 2 Chronicle 20:21-22,  three mighty kings attacked King, Jehoshaphat. With the leading of the Lord. He appointed praise singers to praise God. The Word says :

“And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten”.

 

While in physical prison, Apostle Paul and Silas began to praise God, and God came down on their behalf:

“And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed” ( Acts 16:25-26).

 

When Jesus got to tomb of Lazarus, He was not asking God to intervene.  He simply gave thanks to His Father with the understanding that God had already intervened: 

” Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me” (John 11:41).

 

Beloved, when it appears that God is distant from you, avoid complaining, murmuring and grumbling. Change the level of your prayer to praise and thanksgiving, and bring down God to your situation.

 

 

It shall be well with you this 2015 in Jesus precious name.

 

 

To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God.  Train yourself yourself to be godly.

 

Prayer: To every reader of this message, may you receive the grace to engage in prayer of praise and thanksgiving in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen. 

 

 

A Call To Salvation!

If you have read this message by chance, but  you are undecided or have no clarity whether you want to give your life to Christ. I would encourage you to give it a trial. Please, pray this prayer with us: 

“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I confess all my sins to you right now. Please forgive my sins and give me the  gift and joy of eternal life. I ask you to come into my heart and life right now and be my Lord and Saviour. Lord, please write my name in the book  of Life.  I promise to sincerely surrender all to you and serve you diligently always from now on, in Jesus name I have prayed. Amen”. Congratulations! You are now spiritually  born again in Christ Jesus. I would encourage you to join any word based bible fellowship group of your choice. Please, be prayerful in choosing the group .

 

 

 

Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family. 

 

 

Spiritual  Health Counselling Helpline & emails:

+447404624293

Email: ministryofw@gmail.com;

Personal : benbassey@gmail.com

Dr Ben Bassey is a psychiatrist in the UK & a spiritual health counsellor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW and AHF.

 

 

 

 

 

To further enrich yourself with spiritual materials and  health information, please visit: www.ministryoftheword.org;

www.abasihealthfoundation.org

 

 

 

In the Ministry Of the Word (MOW)-Acts 6:4, we primarily encourage and empower believers to be rich in the words of God: “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom” (Col 3:16). The entrance of the WORD is the true source of LIGHT in a dark world(Ps 119:130). We also encourage believers to speak to one another “in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs(Eph 5:19). We encourage everyone to “seek first the kingdom of God  his righteousness”..Matt 6:33). We stress that: Righteousness exalts a person (Prov 14:34). We emphasize that pure Christianity is about True Spirituality in Christ Jesus. We emphasize that the POWER in the blood of Jesus has set us FREE from all forms of bondage, ignorance, disease and that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2Cor 3:17). Jesus  Christ is the Word of God (John 1:1; Rev 19:13). We emphasise that Jesus  is the Truth (John 14:6). The words of God are spirit & are Life(John 6:63). We allow the Scriptures to answer all questions. We avoid the dilution, misinterpretation or deliberate corruption of the words of God. We create the awareness that Jesus has made all true believers kings and priests unto God and his Father(Rev 1:6). In addition, aside from soul winning, as a spiritual body, we also empower unbelievers with knowledge using the principles of our Lord Jesus Christ with the understanding that when they witness the power of the living God, they will be compelled to believe and exalt His  holy name (Psalm 46:10). 

 

One major objective of MOW is to increasingly improve everyone’s spiritual understanding! Spiritual ignorance is a major cause of human destruction(Hosea 4:6). Indeed, many children of God have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge (Isa 5:13). Indeed, “through knowledge shall the just be delivered” (Prov 11:9). We are established by the righteousness in the word of God (Isa 54:14).

 

Please note that the MOW is an initiative and the spiritual arm of Abasi Health Foundation (AHF). AHF is a registered NGO in Nigeria , with the primary objective of empowering all groups of people to optimize their health. It is aimed at encouraging everyone to have increasing awareness of three broad levels of health: Physical, Mental and Spiritual. May God give you the grace of increasing understanding in Jesus Name. Amen. Websites: http//www.ministryoftheword.org; http//www.abasihealthfoundation.org

All scriptures are taken from KJV, unless if otherwise specified.

 

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“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever “(Hebrews 13:8).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not let your Heart be Troubled.

18 January 2015

 

Ministry of the Word (MOW):

True Spirituality (TS).

 

Improving our Spiritual Understanding

 

Theme: Do not let your Heart be Troubled.

 

Memory Verse:

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me” (John 14:1).

 

 

Beloved,

 

Let’s praise his Holy Name. Let praise the One with a name above every other name. Let’s praise the One who thirsted so we may be filled. Let’s praise Him who became poor so that we would enjoy abundant riches. Let’ praise the Lion of the tribe of Judah,  the one called the Word of God. Let’ praise the Way, the Truth and the Life. Let’s praise the resurrection and the life. Let’s praise our great provider. Let’s praise Jehovah El-Shaddai. Let’s praise the Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of peace, Everlasting Father. Let’s adore Him. Let’s worship Him etc. In Jesus Mighty Name we have worshiped.

 

 

Beloved, the Lord says, do not let your heart be troubled. The challenges we go through in life in Christ Jesus, are what God uses to build us, tame us, sharpen us and strengthen us, if we faint not. Many children of God, out of ignorance, tend to focus on their challenges so easily, rather than on the burden bearer. They complain and murmur at the slightest challenge, instead of learning to obey the Word: “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1Thess 5:18). If you learn to keep your focus on the Word of God, the Problem Solver, you will always have joy no matter what you are going through. He assures you that if you persevere in your faith, all your challenges, “shall turn to you for a testimony”(Luke 21:13). Thank you JESUS!

 

One man that suffered so much for Jesus Christ was Paul, the apostle. He was threatened many times, beaten many times, imprisoned many times, but instead of lamenting or complaining, with the grace of God upon his life he remained joyful, and was confident to say:

“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body” (2Cor 4:8-10).

 

I have often heard questions such as: “ Why should a good God allow so much sufferings in the world? I know many ministers of God who will attribute the suffering in the world to the three letter word SIN. This is true to a large extent, but not always. For example, the suffering Job (Job 1:13-19), went through was not because of his sin. Job 1:1 testifies that he “was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil”. When Jesus was asked by his disciples regarding the man born blind from birth, whether the man sinned right from his womb or he was afflicted by his parents’ sin, Jesus’ response was very instructive: “Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him”( John 9:3). God allows certain challenges (some may call them suffering), so that his glory may be manifested. Indeed, this was the case in the resurrection of Lazarus. This is what Jesus told Martha (Lazarus’s sister): “Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God” (John 11:40).

 

Truly, long suffering is a nature of the true God, hence it is a component of the ‘fruit of the Spirit’: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith; Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23). It is your responsibility to let your challenges bring glory to God in Christ Jesus. This is what God expects of you.

 

Learn to thank God in Christ whenever you pass through the storms of life. This is why Saint James admonishes us:

 

“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing” (James 1:2-4).

 

 

Beloved, may your life challenges never be in vain. May your storms of life bring glory to God in Jesus name. Amen.

 

It shall be well with you this 2015 in Jesus precious name.

 

To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God.  Train yourself yourself to be godly.

 

 

 

Prayer: To every reader of this message, receive the grace to turn your life challenges into testimony in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

 

 

A Call To Salvation!

 

If you have read this message by chance, but  you are undecided or have no clarity whether you want to give your life to Christ. I would encourage you to give it a trial. Please, pray this prayer with us: 

 

“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I confess all my sins to you right now. Please forgive my sins and give me the  gift and joy of eternal life. I ask you to come into my heart and life right now and be my Lord and Saviour. Lord, please write my name in the book  of Life.  I promise to sincerely surrender all to you and serve you diligently always from now on, in Jesus name I have prayed. Amen”. Congratulations! You are now spiritually  born again in Christ Jesus. I would encourage you to join any word based bible fellowship group of your choice. Please, be prayerful in choosing the group .

 

 

 

Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family.

 

 

Spiritual  Health Counselling Helpline & emails:

+447404624293.

Email: ministryofw@gmail.com;

Personal : benbassey@gmail.com

Dr Ben Bassey is a psychiatrist in the UK & a spiritual health counselor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW and AHF.

 

 

 

 

 

To further enrich yourself with spiritual materials and  health information, please visit: www.ministryoftheword.org;

www.abasihealthfoundation.org

 

 

 

In the Ministry Of the Word (MOW)-Acts 6:4, we primarily encourage and empower believers to be rich in the words of God: “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom” (Col 3:16). The entrance of the WORD is the true source of LIGHT in a dark world(Ps 119:130). We also encourage believers to speak to one another “in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs(Eph 5:19). We encourage everyone to “seek first the kingdom of God  his righteousness”..Matt 6:33). We stress that: Righteousness exalts a person (Prov 14:34). We emphasize that pure Christianity is about True Spirituality in Christ Jesus. We emphasize that the POWER in the blood of Jesus has set us FREE from all forms of bondage, ignorance, disease and that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2Cor 3:17). Jesus  Christ is the Word of God (John 1:1; Rev 19:13). We emphasise that Jesus  is the Truth (John 14:6). The words of God are spirit & are Life(John 6:63). We allow the Scriptures to answer all questions. We avoid the dilution, misinterpretation or deliberate corruption of the words of God. We create the awareness that Jesus has made all true believers kings and priests unto God and his Father(Rev 1:6). In addition, aside from soul winning, as a spiritual body, we also empower unbelievers with knowledge using the principles of our Lord Jesus Christ with the understanding that when they witness the power of the living God, they will be compelled to believe and exalt His  holy name (Psalm 46:10).

 

One major objective of MOW is to increasingly improve everyone’s spiritual understanding! Spiritual ignorance is a major cause of human destruction(Hosea 4:6). Indeed, many children of God have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge (Isa 5:13). Indeed, “through knowledge shall the just be delivered” (Prov 11:9). We are established by the righteousness in the word of God (Isa 54:14).

 

Please note that the MOW is an initiative and the spiritual arm of Abasi Health Foundation (AHF). AHF is a registered NGO in Nigeria , with the primary objective of empowering all groups of people to optimize their health. It is aimed at encouraging everyone to have increasing awareness of three broad levels of health: Physical, Mental and Spiritual. May God give you the grace of increasing understanding in Jesus Name. Amen. Websites: http//www.ministryoftheword.org; http//www.abasihealthfoundation.org

All scriptures are taken from KJV, unless if otherwise specified.

 

Please, indicate if you would like your Email removed from the spirituality group list.

 

 

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever “(Hebrews 13:8).

Welcome to 2015, the year of GRACE.

4 January 2015
Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: Welcome to 2015, the year of GRACE.
Memory Verse:
“Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful” (Rev 21:5).
Beloved
With joy in our hearts, we welcome you to the year of our Lord, 2015, a year of  special grace. A year of fruitfulness and reward for discipline, discipleship, dedication, commitment, hard work, faithfulness, uncompromising stand towards sin etc.
For keeping us alive to see the NEW YEAR and ensuring that we rejoice in the spirit, let’s praise Him. It’s because of the LORD’s mercies that we are consumed. His love, mercy and grace have kept us bouncing with joy despite the plans and activities of our enemies. Father, we bless your holy name. We adore you. We worship you . We magnify you. With our whole hearts, we say you alone are worthy to be exalted above every other thing in heaven, earth , and underneath the earth. Thank you for 2015. Thank you for loving us beyond any human imagination.  Thank you for your compassion Daddy. Father, accept our thanks in Jesus name. Amen.
Beloved, God is about to do a new thing in the lives of those who diligently obey Him, spend time with Him and worship Him in spirit and in truth ( John 4:24), in  the year 2015.  We may not have full understanding of what God is about to  do , but please do not be left out. His works through His true children will be so marvellous and amazing that many will find it difficult to believe:
“Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you” ( Hab 1:5).
The only thing that can stand between you and what God in Christ wants to do in your life this year is SIN ( Isaiah 59:1-2).  Remember, we cannot continue in sin and expect grace to abound. God forbid (Romans 6:1-2). Arise and shine for your light has come (Isaiah 60:1).
In Christ, God does not compromise on righteousness, purity and holiness. The choice is ours. How prepared are you for the NEW THING? He has promised to  make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert(Isaiah 43:19).
In Christ Jesus, in the life of a man,  God allows certain tribulations and challenges  to happen to him ( as in the case of Job), so that “the works of God should be made manifest in him” ( John 9:3). I do not know what your present situation may be, but I know one thing, the great burden bearer is more than enough for you. Only believe, accept His invitation and you will see God’s glory in your life, according to the word of the Lord. Jesus asked Martha: “Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?” (John 11:40). Was the glory of God not manifested in Lazarus when he came back to life according to His word?.
Believe in God in Christ, and allow Him to use you mightily:
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (Eph 2:10).
To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God.  Train yourself yourself to be godly.
Prayer: To every reader of this message, may you experience the New Thing God is about to do in Christ Jesus in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
A Call To Salvation!
If you have read this message by chance, but  you are undecided or have no clarity whether you want to give your life to Christ. I would encourage you to give it a trial. Please, pray this prayer with us: “Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I confess all my sins to you right now. Please forgive my sins and give me the  gift and joy of eternal life. I ask you to come into my heart and life now and be my Lord and Saviour. I promise to surrender all to you and serve you diligently always from now on, in Jesus name I have prayed. Amen”. We  would encourage you to join any word based bible fellowship group of your choice. Please, be prayerful in choosing the group .
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family.
Spiritual  Health Counselling Helpline & emails:
Dr Ben Bassey is a psychiatrist & a spiritual health counsellor currently resident in the UK; he ministers to people regularly through the MOW and AHF.
To further enrich yourself with spiritual materials and  health information, please visit: www.ministryoftheword.org;
In the Ministry Of the Word (MOW)-Acts 6:4, we primarily encourage and empower believers to be rich in the words of God: “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom” (Col 3:16). The entrance of the WORD is the true source of LIGHT in a dark world(Ps 119:130). We also encourage believers to speak to one another “in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs(Eph 5:19). We encourage everyone to “seek first the kingdom of God  his righteousness”..Matt 6:33). We stress that: Righteousness exalts a person (Prov 14:34). We emphasize that pure Christianity is about True Spirituality in Christ Jesus. We emphasize that the POWER in the blood of Jesus has set us FREE from all forms of bondage, ignorance, disease and that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2Cor 3:17). Jesus  Christ is the Word of God (John 1:1; Rev 19:13). We emphasise that Jesus  is the Truth (John 14:6). The words of God are spirit & are Life(John 6:63).
We allow the Scriptures to answer all questions. We avoid the dilution, misinterpretation or deliberate corruption of the words of God. We create the awareness that Jesus has made all true believers kings and priests unto God and his Father(Rev 1:6). In addition, aside from soul winning, as a spiritual body, we also empower unbelievers with knowledge using the principles of our Lord Jesus Christ with the understanding that when they witness the power of the living God, they will be compelled to believe and exalt His  holy name (Psalm 46:10).
One major objective of MOW is to increasingly improve everyone’s spiritual understanding! Spiritual ignorance is a major cause of human destruction(Hosea 4:6). Indeed, many children of God have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge (Isa 5:13). Indeed, “through knowledge shall the just be delivered” (Prov 11:9). We are established by the righteousness in the word of God (Isa 54:14).
Please note that the MOW is an initiative and the spiritual arm of Abasi Health Foundation (AHF). AHF is a registered NGO in Nigeria , with the primary objective of empowering all groups of people to optimize their health. It is aimed at encouraging everyone to have increasing awareness of three broad levels of health: Physical, Mental and Spiritual. May God give you the grace of increasing understanding in Jesus Name. Amen. Websites: http//www.ministryoftheword.org; http//www.abasihealthfoundation.org
All scriptures are taken from KJV, unless if otherwise specified.
Please, indicate if you would like your Email removed from the spirituality group list.
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever “(Hebrews 13:8).