The Ministry Of the Word.

Ministry of the Word (MOW): True Spirituality (TS).

Improving our Spiritual Understanding.

Theme: The Ministry of the Word.

Memory Verse:

” But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word” (Acts 6:4)

Beloved,

This week, our focus is on the ministry of the Word. Last week, our focus was on the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Of course, we know that the ministry of the Word and the ministry of the Holy Spirit are inseparable because “the Lord is that Spirit..” (2 Cor 3:17).

The great need for the multitude of believers to avoid distraction and to stay focus on the word of God was realised by the early Christians, hence the need to appoint seven deacons to take charge of administration (Acts 6:2-6). Consequent upon this decision and action, the Bible says: “And the word of God increased…”(Acts 6:7).

The importance of the word of God in the life of a believer can not be overemphasised. We learn from the very beginning of book of Genesis that after God created heaven and earth, the entire earth was in total darkness, void, without form, and good for nothing, until God spoke His first word: ” Let there be light” ( Gen 1:3).

“And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness” (Gen 1:4).

The first book of John tells us that there is no trace of darkness in God: “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5).

A major ignorance in the church of God today is inability to completely SEPARATE light from darkness. The word of God is light ( Psalm 119:130), but until the word of God is spoken by someone in good standing with God, nothing happens. There is so much power in the word of God. The Centurion understood this hence he requested Jesus not to come to his house, but to speak the word only, and his servant will be well ( Matt 8:8).

The Bible enables us to know that Jesus Christ is the Word, who was with God in the beginning and that the Word of God is God (John 1:1). All things were created by the word of God: “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:3). Brother Paul also corroborated this:

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him” (Col 1:16).

Brethren, if we can avoid distraction and stay focused on the Word, the word of God will increase and true disciples of Jesus Christ will be multiplied. If you are in Good Standing with the Word, learn to speak the words of to yourself, to others, to your situations, and to other’s situations, and you would be amazed how powerful the word of God is ( Heb 4:12). If you learn to speak the word of God in obedience, nothing by any means can harm you.

God expects His children to speak His words to themselves: “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” ( Eph 5:19).

Yes, speak the word only in righteousness, and those oppressed will be set free, those who are sick will obtain healing, the blind will see, the deaf will hear, those who are stagnant will begin to make progress and the dead shall rise etc .

Please, try to key into the ministry of the Word in your daily living. Enjoy the word of God. Have a Spirit-filled month in Jesus name. Amen.

Prayer: For everyone reading this message, receive the grace to key into the Ministry of the Word, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

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

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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).
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
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?  (Jer 23:29).

Season of Revival

4 July 2014

Text: ” O Lord,I have heard thy speech and was afraid: O Lord revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy” Habakkuk 3:2.

I sincerely thank everyone for finding time to read our messages as it is our belief that God will use His word to bless His people.

Friends, the season of revival is come and it’s NOW. Now is the set time.

From our text the cry for revival is made in the midst of the years, and here we are in the midst of the year.
We must rise for revival, none is exempted.

A keen believer will observe that in the book of Revelation, chapters 2&3, God took time to visit seven Churches with commendations and reprehension on their strength and weaknesses.

He called on the Churches, as a matter of urgency to consider their weaknesses and make amend; if you like, quickly repent.
It should be noted that ” …For the Lord seeth not as man seeth;….” 1Sam. 16:7
One of the Churches was rebuked for loss of fervency in love. ” because thou has left your first love” Rev.2:4.
Another was rebuked for lukewarmness ” thou art neither cold nor hot” Rev.3:15-17.
One was strongly commended and that an open door (of greater glory) was set before her; for though she had little strength, had kept the faith (Rev.3:7-8).
The scriptures continued that He is standing at every individual’s heart knocking for revival.(Rev.3:20). Please read through Rev.2&3.

Revival is the breaking forth of the life of God in an individual. Seeking the Lord till He comes and rain righteousness upon us. ” Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rear guard” Is.58:8
Revival is a new beginning of obedience to God. It is God’s move. It is reawakening and rekindling of dying spirit. The reawakening from despondency and faithlessness.
Revival simply means the dead aspect of your spiritual life or walk with God coming back to life.

The messages of Jesus Christ are for the Will and the Conscience, not just for the head. If you dispute the message with your head, you will blunt the appeal to your heart. Many know about Jesus without absolute trust in Him with their lives
Many know about God in the mind and intellect, without a relationship with Him in the heart. It is a known truth that the head relates with the senses while the heart( man’s spirit) yearns for God, His Life and Promises.
Many have lost personal passion, love and heart- felt devotion to the Almighty God. Having attitude and belief that don’t line up with God and Scripture; walking in the flesh.
Revival is a change of life . It is living the Bible and not just reading the Bible; neither is it the opening of the Bible but the opening of the heart in man. It’s increase in Christ – likeness, a transformed life and not a reformed life.

Revival must affect every area of our lives – spiritual, mental and physical. Our Lord Jesus came ministering to us in all these areas. ( Lk.4:18)
Spiritual revival must touch our characters, attitudes, habits, motives and words.
When a believer cannot be differentiated in words, deeds and character from an unbeliever, then he or she needs a revival. Decay in character results in carnality, such persons need a revival.

It is a season of the outpouring of the Spirit of Grace and Supplication upon our souls to enhance our prayer life, Bible studies, Evangelism, giving , relationship, love to God and one to one another.

When you are cold to prayers, studying of God’s Word; you need a revival. When you begin to prefer the permissive will of God to His absolute Will, you need a revival. When you begin to be impatient on issues including God’s promises; you need a revival.

In revival , fallow grounds are broken and the rain of righteousness would flood souls of men.( Hosea10:22). It is to return to the Lord and He will return to you. It is to repair the broken down altar and lay aside every weight and sin which doth easily beset us and focus on the heavens race that is set before us. It is to look unto Jesus.
Revival will cause men to live in time and for eternity under the eye of God, by His help and Grace.
Revival will cause men to seek repentance , salvation and redemption. They will seek Jesus Christ.
Of course there will be healing, miracles, anointing, prosperity, diverse blessings and no barrenness in the land.
You need revival to stay above board as a believer in these times.

Give yourself proper self assessment and use this season to seek God for your good. Seek His face casting all cares upon Him. Seek Him for your father’s house , family, career, business, the body of Christ, Nigeria and the world over.
Please don’t hide your identity as a believer in whatever circumstance.

I love you all. The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you: The Lord lift up His Countenance upon you, and give you peace in Jesus great name. Amen.

Pastor Bassey Usungedo, is a trustee of MOW, and writes regularly from Calabar, Nigeria. He is very passionate about the word of God.

TRUTH and FREEDOM are inseparable.

MOW-TS
 15/06/2014
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: TRUTH and FREEDOM are  inseparable.
Memory  Verse:
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32)
Beloved,
You have to embrace the truth passionately, if you desire to be free indeed. In other words, no trace of deceit and falsehood must come from your thoughts and lips because the Holy Spirit of God is the Spirit of the truth (John 16:13).
Complete freedom is often miraculous, and is like a dream. I know this personally, because I have experienced it myself. The Psalmist tell us this much: ” When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream…”(Psalm 126:1-3).
Without deep knowledge of the truth, standing by the truth, doing the truth and defending the truth, out freedom is only partial. Many people are in spiritual bondage, yet they don’t know it.
The truth may not be easy to defined or explain in scientific terms. I once watched a television program where the guest speaker, introduced as a “spiritual person”,  defined the truth as: “that which is”. We know as a fact that scientific data or information are facts and not truth. Spiritually speaking, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the truth. He says: ” I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).
Our memory verse says:
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” ( John 8:32). In verse 36, the word of God says: “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed “(John 8:36). In other words, if the truth shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. The Son here refers to the spiritual person of Jesus Christ, the number two in the Holy Trinity.
There are levels of freedom. Unfortunately, many  people who are in bondage may not have awareness of being in it.  Bondage can be physical, mental and spiritual. Spiritual bondage is by far worse than physical or mental bondage. For  example, a person who is physically in prison may be spiritually free if he abides in the Lord, and the Lord can set him free physically if he praises and worships Him sufficiently enough, just as what happened to Paul and Silas (Acts 16:25-26).
Knowledge is very vital to complete freedom.  Ignorance is at the root of many captivity, resulting in destruction ( Hosea 4:6). No one can truly flourish when in bondage.
The Scripture says:
“Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge”( Isaiah 5:13).
Many at times, I am stunned by the level of ignorance, falsehood and lies by those I interact with, even by those who “go to church” regularly. In my personal work and walk with the Lord, I have observed people lie very easily to cover up wrong deeds, as if the unrighteous act itself is not  bad enough, yet, the Bible clearly tells us that lying is the true nature of the devil ( John 8:44).
Without totally surrendering your life to Jesus, you can not be free indeed. The Truth ( Jesus Christ) can only set you free indeed if you embrace Him and cleave to Him at all cost. And we know from the scripture that Jesus Christ is the Word of God( John 1:1).
Without total freedom, we cannot worship God in Christ in spirit and in truth ( John 4:24). Neither can we love God with all our heart, soul and mind without freedom indeed( Matt 22:37).
Take that vital decision to be cleaved to the Word today!
Have a Spirit-filled week in Jesus name. Amen.
Prayer: There is a reader of this message. Receive the grace of total freedom in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen.

A Call to Prayer-By Pastor Bassey Usungedo

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A Call to Prayer-        June 2012

PRAYER AS A KEY TO A GLORIOUS DESTINY
Prayer is the voice of the QUICKENED ONE that makes known its petition to God in the name of Jesus.
Prayer is the pouring out of one’s soul before the lord (1 sam 1:15).
Prayer is the platform where divine help is released.  At the altar of prayer we meet with God and take delivery of the needed help (Heb 4: 16).
There is no circumstance or situation under the sun that is not subject to change if we pray .
‘’Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Matt 6: 10’’
It must be heaven’s will on earth or nothing.
‘’For everyone that asketh, receiveth and everyone that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, the door shall be opened. Lk 11:10’’
God has assured His children of effecting the needed change; therefore we must rise up to our responsibilities. Eph 3:20; Phil 4:19
‘’ For they had sworn with all their heart and sought him with their whole desire and HE WAS FOUND OF THEM, and the Lord gave them rest round about ‘’
But can we really trust and believe God? Has the believer a better alternative than seeking God in prayer?
God is a great God. He is the Almighty and all sufficient God. He is trust worthy, he cannot lie nor deny Himself. Let us allow God have His way. Num 23: 19, Heb 6: 16 – 18.
Hannah took delivery of her glorious destiny and barrenness was terminated, 1 sam 1: 6 – 20, 1 sam 2:21
Jacob took delivery of his glorious destiny also at the altar of prayer Gen 32:24 – 26. Earlier in his life, his mother thought she could help to forge his destiny; arm of the flesh?
Jabez was born with misfortune but he stood before God in prayer.The answer was glorious as Jabez’s destiny changed. 1chro 4: 9-10
Let us go on our knees before the Father of our lord Jesus Christ for the entire creation is waiting for our manifestation (manifestations of the sons of God) Rom 8: 19. The change is sure and eminent in Jesus name, Amen.
Stay blessed as you pray.

Deal with Negative Emotions!

Learning to forgive one another will keep your emotions healthy!
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: Deal with Negative Emotions!
Memory Verse:
Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled (Heb 12:15).
Beloved
Having received Jesus Christ into your heart as your Lord & Saviour, you have to LEARN to walk diligently with the Holy Spirit. Bro Paul admonishes us: This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh( Gal 5:16).
As a psychiatrist, I can tell you that many people harbour negative emotions knowingly & unknowingly, and suffer the consequences. Negative emotions are extremely destructive to the person harbouring them, besides displeasing God.  As per our memory verse, BITTERNESS is at the root of many other negative emotions such as anger, hatred, envy, resentment, vengeance etc.  Bitterness usually result from prolonged unforgiveness.  Many people live in denial  of the presence of these negative emotions in their heart, even within the body of Christ (the Church). Believe me, these emotions deprive the person of love, joy, peace etc, called the fruit of the Spirit( Gal 5:22).
Dealing with these negative emotions or learning to drive away these emotions needs spiritual understanding  and requires you being  honest, open, transparent, sincere and truthful with yourself and others. Only the LIGHT in the words of God in your heart can help you to EXPOSE these emotions. Light exposes!
Unfortunately, many people prefer to HIDE and remain in ignorance. Our Lord  and Saviour Jesus Christ says: And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. ( John 3:19)
PRAYER: For every one reading this message, receive the grace to deal with negation emotions  in your heart in Jesus mighty name, Amen!
 Yours in the Lord. Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family
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Discipleship Series – Observing Christ’s Command By Bro Akaninyene Akpan

Title: DISCIPLESHIP SERIES –  OBSERVING CHRIST’S COMMAND
Date: 13th March, 2o14.
Beloved, Today., in our series of CHARACTERISTICS OF A DISCIPLE, we are looking at OBSERVING CHRIST’S COMMAND – living a life of complete obedience to him.
When Jesus gave the the great commission, the instruction was to “go and make Disciples of all nations…teaching them to OBSERVE ALL things whatsoever I commanded you” Matt. 28:19,20. In John13:34,35, Jesus said “A new command I give you: love one another…By this all men will know that you are my disciples…” In Luke6:46, he says “why do you call me Lord, Lord and do not what I say?. And in John 14:15, he says “if you love me, keep my command”.
Beloved, from these scriptures, it is obvious that one of the marks or evidence of being a disciple is observing whatsoever he commands us to; living in obedience to his instructions. It is not enough to call him Lord, Lord, or claim that we are his followers if we are not ready to do whatsoever he commands. We would be deceiving ourselves, that is hypocrisy. Of course we see a lot of that around. There are  a whole lot of people who live like this. They profess with their mouth that Jesus is their Lord, but their lifestyle and their actions do not conform with their profession. God is against people living that way. In Revelation 3:15,16, Jesus says “… thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou were cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth”
Look at that last statement. imagine the implication!, the consequence of  living a double life. It is serious. That shows us the degree at which God hates that kind of life. May you and I not be guilty of this. We are called to live what we say, not the reverse. If truly we are his disciples, then observing his command is a MUST.
Thank you and remain blessed in Jesus’ name.
Revd A. U. Akpan is the president of Faith Activation Global Ministries, Lagos, Nigeria. He can also be reached through this number: 2348034041964.

A new beginning!

Theme: A New Beginning!

 

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

 

The month of August is spiritually symbolic of a New Beginning.  Welcome to your new beginning!

A new beginning of what?  A new beginning of anointing, power, wisdom, knowledge, obedience, faith, joy, grace, mercy, peace, signs and wonders, and above all LOVE. It is also, a new beginning of uprooting bitterness, hatred, anger, fear, envy, sorrow, and sickness etc. I pray that everyone reading this message will have increasing spiritual understanding.

 

Provided, you are strongly rooted in Christ Jesus, the month of August is the new beginning of appearance of everything good in your life and the life of those around you. It is also the new beginning of disappearance of everything evil in your life and those around you. JESUS is the only true source of our goodness. Every goodness not rooted in Jesus Christ is founded on falsehood. He is our true source of goodness. In Him, we live, and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). The Word says: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning (James 1:17).

 

He says: Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert (Isa 43:19). Please, do not worry yourself trying to figure out how God is going to do it. Everything about God in Christ Jesus, is supernatural, beyond the visible.  In another place, He says even the heathen will marvel at His work and find it difficult to believe His works in us and through us: 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 requirement from us is willingness and obedience (Isaiah 1:19). Jesus is the head of all principalities & power (Col 2:10). Everyone who has Jesus fully formed in him, has been spiritually recreated to influence and dominate his environment with the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus himself was very conscious of the enormous power he gave to his disciples, hence he reassured us: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father (John 14:12).

 

 

If you are truly born again, then you are for signs and wonders (Mark 16:17-20). Enough of running around looking for someone to pray for you or see vision for you. Jesus says:  Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you (Luke 10:19). Brother Paul truly tapped into the anointing & power in Christ Jesus, so much that his handkerchiefs were healing the sick (Acts 19:2). He made us to understand that the kingdom of God is not merely in words but in power: For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power (1Cor 4:20).

 

 

To possess our possessions, we need to be totally delivered from the forces of darkness. Only then do we get sanctified by the truth in the word (John 17:17), and then get empowered for holiness. Hence, the Word says: But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions (Obadiah 1:17).

 

 

Brethren, may this month be your new beginning indeed. However, for your new beginning to be manifested, you have to arise spiritually. A key principle in life is that nothing happens for nothing.  If you are not ready to do something different from what you have been doing, the chances are that nothing NEW will happen. A new beginning starts with a new way of thinking! A new way of speaking! A new way of behavior! Thinking, speaking, and acting in line with the Way (John 14:6)

 

 

Have a Spirit-filled month.

 

 

 To have increasing spiritual knowledge, requires total fear of God, and spiritual training in the word of God: �Train yourself to be godly�� (1Tim 4:7-8 NIV).

 

 

PRAYER: There is someone reading this message, may you receive the grace of a NEW BEGINNING, in Jesus mighty name. Amen!

 

 

 

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). Righteousness exalts(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 bondage, and that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2Cor 3:17). 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 create the awareness that Jesus has made all true believers kings and priests unto God and his Father.(Rev 1:6). In addition, as a spiritual body, we also empower unbelievers, using the principles of our Lord Jesus Christ with the understanding that when they witness the power of the living God, they will 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). 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

 

  

 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek (Rm 1:16).

 

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Be an Example!

Be an Example!
We thank God in Christ for today, the 21st Day of July 2013. We thank God for the MOW newsletter.  

 

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him (Col 3:17)

 

 

 

 

Ministry of the Word (MOW)

 

 

 

Improving our Spiritual Understanding

 

True Spirituality (Series 74)

 

 

Theme: Be an Example!

 

Memory Verse: Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. ( 1Tim 4:12)

 

Beloved,

A true Christian life is a life of integrity and example for others to emulate. Meekness and humility are vital for us to be guided in the right direction: The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way(Psalm 25:9). Humility is the basis for our exaltation. The Word says, Jesus was exalted on account of his humility, and given a name above every other name, that when the name JESUS is appropriately used, every knee, power, force, authority etc, whether in heaven, on earth, underneath the end, should bow to the glory of his holy name (Phil 2: 9-10).

 

The bible says Christ in you is your hope of glory (Col 1:27). To what extent can other see Christ in you? The Word says as true believers, we are the epistle that people should read: Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men (2Cor 3:2). Epistle of Christ, written not in ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart (2Cor 3:2).

 

Our memory verse above says we should be an example to others in: WORD, CONVERSATION, CHARITY, SPIRIT, FAITH, & PURITY. I pray that God gives us increasing daily understanding in this area. Going into details of each of these words would have been edifying but is beyond the scope of this message. However, in my spirituality journey thus far,  I have discovered that out of ignorance,  many Christians significantly limit their progress in life through their thoughts and words, ignoring what the Scripture says:  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned (Matt 12:37).

 

The book of proverbs says: Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof (Prov 18:21). The word of God is the Word of Life (1John1:1). When you wake up every morning by the grace of God, speak the living word of God to your life and the lives of others, for example: Greater is he in me than the one in the world(1John 4:4); Christ in me is my hope of glory (Col 1:27); today, Bro Ben Bassey will resist the devil, and he will flee from me (Jam 4:7); Bro Ben Bassey can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil 4:13) etc. If you do this every morning, and you are in Right Standing with God in Christ, you are sending a serious warning to the devil and his cohorts that you are untouchable.

 

The commandment we receive as true born again children of God is to bless and curse not. Brother Paul captured this clearly in his letter to the Romans: Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not (Romans 12:14). We can not be children of God, yet  we are thinking evil, speaking evil, wishing others bad etc. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh (Matt 12:34). This is where spiritual understanding is important. We are to bless and curse not!

 

Ignorance has kept many away from enjoying their birth right. Sincerely spend quality time daily to meditate on the word of God, and you will begin to see the difference in your life. Be totally obedient to the word of God. Live your new name! Do not limit God through your thoughts.

 

 

My daily prayer if that Christ be well formed in your heart (Gal 4:19). The kingdom of God is within you (Luk 17: 21).

 

 

Have a Spirit-filled  week.

 

 

 

 

 

,To have increasing spiritual knowledge, requires total fear of God, and  spiritual training in the word of God: Train yourself to be godly(1Tim 4:7-8 NIV).

 

 

PRAYER: There is someone reading this message, receive the grace to live exemplary life,  in Jesus mighty name. Amen!

 

 

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). Righteousness exalts(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 bondage, and that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2Cor 3:17). 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 create the awareness that Jesus has made all true believers kings and priests unto God and his Father(Rev 1:6). In addition, as a spiritual body, we also empower unbelievers, using the principles of our Lord Jesus Christ with the understanding that when they witness the power of the living God, they will exalt his holy name (Psalm 46:10). One major objective of MOW is to increasingly improve everyones 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). 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

 

 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you(Gal 4:19).

 

 

All scriptures from KJV unless otherwise specified

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