Be Patient.

23 November 2014
Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: Be Patient.
Memory Verse:
“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer” (Romans 12:12).
Beloved,
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the divine creator of all things and in Him all things consist.
As we moved towards the end of the year, please, be patient no matter the challenges you are going through.  Our memory verse admonishes us to be patient in tribulation.
Patience ( also called forbearance), is the ability to tolerate or bear suffering, insult, provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, or irritation. Many people may say they have patient, but that is using their own standards. True patience is from the Holy Spirit and is a component of the fruit of the Spirit:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23, NIV).
The God Almighty is a God of patience: “Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus” (Romans 15:5).
Brethren, the challenges or tribulations we go through are what God uses to train us in patience:
“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope” ( Romans 5:3-4)
This is also  why St James admonishes us  to be joyful when we face trials:
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience…” ( James 1:2-4).
Apostle Paul calls our challenges light affliction which are only temporary: “
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory “(2 Cor 4:17).
As a mental health professional, I often feel sad to see patients harm themselves deliberately out of distress. Some of them end up committed suicide. The basic reason for this behaviour is lack of patient. If only they had exercise a little patient. Whether things are good or bad, be patient.
Jesus Himself assures you that if you persevere and does not give up, your trials and challenges shall “turn to you for a testimony” ( Luke 21:13)
“In your patience possess ye your souls” (Luke 21:19).
As you study the word of God, and put it into practice,  you learn patience:
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope ( Romans 15:4).
“Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts ;for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh” (James 5:8).
To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God.
Prayer: For the reader of this message, receive the grace of patience in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family.
Spiritual Health Counselling Helpline:
+447404624293. Dr Ben Bassey is a psychiatrist & a spiritual health counsellor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW, the spiritual arm of 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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Be a Partaker of His Divine Nature.

16 November 2014

 

Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
 
 
 
 
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
 
 

 

 
Theme: Be a Partaker of His Divine Nature.
 

 

 
Memory Verse:
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (2Peter 1:4)
 
 
 
 
Beloved,
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. In Him we live and move and have our being.
 
God created man in His own image and likeness ( Gen 1:27), so that man would share His divine nature. This divine nature was lost through the original sin of Adam and Eve( Genesis chapter 3). We thank God for love ( John 3:16),  which enabled our sins to be washed away through the previous blood of Jesus Christ. Through Jesus Christ we are reconnected to God and able to stand boldly in righteousness before Him because the one who knew no sin bore the sins of the whole world at the cross. The scripture says: 
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him”(2 Cor 5:21).  So our righteousness is not of our own.
 
The divine nature of God is broad and reveals the true nature of the living God, the Lord Almighty, whose name is Jehovah. The King of kings and the Lord of lords, the Lord of hosts. Righteousness, holiness, purity, faithfulness, integrity etc , are some of God’s divine nature. The scripture
states that the eyes of God are too pure to behold iniquities ( Habakkuk 1:13). Galatians 5:22, lists some of this divine nature (the fruit of the Spirit), as love, joy, peace, patience, temperance etc. Some of the divine nature are listed by Apostle Peter:
 
“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness…” (2 Peter 1:5-7).  Many children of God may not appreciate that knowledge is the nature of God. That is why He is called Omniscience( all knowing God). Ignorance is dangerous and has led many to destruction and is a great enemy of God ( Hosea 4:6). Some children of God have contemplated suicide because they lack patience. They are not “patient in tribulation” (Romans 12:12).
 
 
It is impossible to be a partaker of  this divine nature without the Holy Spirit dwelling in us.  Is your body clean enough for the Holy Spirit to dwell in? The word of God says:
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (1 Cor 3:16-17).
 
The world we live in is very corrupt due to the influence and activities of the prince of this world ( Satan). He went to Jesus but could not prevail ( Matt 4:1-10). The weapon Jesus used was the word of God: “It is written”. We have to ‘escape’ the corruption in this world before we can be partakers of God’s divine  nature. The prince of this world will visit you just as he visited Jesus, but he should have nothing in you( John 14:30).
 
          Brethren, the world we live in is very tempting. If you do not believe me, check the news papers, magazines,      radio or the television:

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world”(1 John 2:16).

 
How prepared are you to be a partaker of the divine nature? Put on the full armour of God. Be ready to resist the devil and he will flee from you.
 
Jesus Christ came that we will enjoy life abundantly ( John 10:10) . Aggressively tell Satan ‘ I refuse to bow to you’! Tell sickness, doubt, fear, ignorance, stagnation, frustration ‘I refuse to bow to you’! It shall be so in Jesus name. Amen.
 
Do not frustrate the Holy Spirit of God in you. Be diligent and desire spiritual knowledge and God will fill you up. It will then become difficult for anyone to put you under bondage.
 
 
Be a partaker of His divine nature. It is written:
“I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High” (Psalm 82:6).
 
 
 
To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God.
 
 
 
 
Prayer: For the reader of this message, receive the grace to be a partaker of His Divine Nature in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
 
 
 
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family. 
 
 
Spiritual Counselling Helpline: 
+447404624293. Dr Ben Bassey is a psychiatrist & a spiritual health counsellor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW, the spiritual arm of 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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We are Nothing Without the Truth.

9 November 2014
Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: We are Nothing without the Truth.
Memory Verse:
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”.
 ( John 14:6).
Beloved
Let us praise the most high God,  for His mercy, grace and fruitfulness. Let’s praise the King of kings and Lord of lords. Let’s praise the Ancient  of Days.  Let praise the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Let praise the all sufficient God in Christ Jesus.  The God that is more than enough. In  him we live, and move and have our being.  He himself says without me you can do thing ( John 15:5c).
Brethren, Jesus Christ is the truth. He is a Spirit that works in us. The truth is a Spirit.  Without the truth dwelling in us, we are nothing and we can do nothing. In the truth we live, and move and have our being (Acts 17:28).
It is important to be able to distinguish ‘facts’ from the truth. For example, all scientific information or data are facts, subject to change when new scientific information become available. Hence, we never talk of  ‘scientific truth’ but rather scientific facts.  But the word of God  does not change.  The word of God is for ever settled in heaven. The word of God is the embodiment of the Spirit of God. John 17:17 says:
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”  The word of God sanctifies. The word of God cleanses us.
Please, let  us pay attention to what his Word says. Jesus is the truth. The devil is a liar from the very beginning (John 8:44). He often defeat many Christians at the level of their thoughts. Am often amazed at the rate some “born again” Christians  tell lies easily, to cover a wrong act. They will lie to you at the slightest opportunity, yet they believe they are born again.  What a level of ignorance! Being born again is a spiritual process where your spirit man undergoes a spiritual rebirth by the Holy Spirit of God in Christ Jesus. When that happens, you become empowered by the spirit of truth. A true child of God cannot lie or distort the figures because the spirit of truth dwells in him. A true child of God should be able to express his thoughts and feelings freely, openly and should be in full control of his behaviours and actions. A true child of God should be open, honest and transparent. Jesus says : “But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil” (Matt 5:37).
The Holy Spirit of God is the vital connectivity between God and man. The inspiration of the Almighty gives the spirit of man the required understanding (Job 32:8).
In the beginning, God created man in his image and likeness (Gen 1:26-27), to function like in Him in thoughts, words and actions. Of all his creation, man was the only creature that God extended his divine nature to, out of love:
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul(Gen 2:7).
However, this divine nature was lost when the first man Adam, sinned by yielding to the temptation of the devil. Thanks be to God for Jesus (the truth), who has endeavoured all true believers to regain this divine nature, by shedding his precious blood, at the cross. The Scripture says: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”(John 1:12). Hence, our sonship of God is only in Christ Jesus by grace through faith and it is a gift from God through a divine empowerment.
Many believers lack the understanding that the same Holy Spirit that was in Jesus Christ is in us. Jesus Himself said if we believe in him, we shall do greater works than what he did while on earth ( John 14:12). The Psalmist was very much aware of our divine nature when he said through the Holy Spirit: “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High (Psalm 82:6). The only reason we do not appreciate that we are gods is because of spiritual ignorance: “because they know not , neither do they understand (verse 5) .
Unfortunately, many people in the Church lack understanding of their divine nature, and their position in Christ Jesus. A child of God should be eager to acquire knowledge, especially spiritual knowledge.
The Holy Spirit of God, speaks, leads, guide and direct us daily, but ignorance may not allow the believer to hear from Him. The Bible says the Holy Spirit only speaks what he hears from the Word: “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).
Brethren, embracing the truth is vital to your spiritual health. The words of God are spirit and life. We are to align ourselves to the words of God.
The words we speak out of our mouth are very powerful  indeed. They are messages we send out to the angelic world. Even when we cancel it, it is not exactly the same thing as if we never uttered it. The bible says: Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Prov 18:21).The same Proverbs says: “Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth (Prov 6:2). Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man(Col 4:6).
As a mental health specialist, I can tell you that your thoughts are very important in maintaining a stable mental state. Our thoughts, produce our words and emotions, which in turn produce our behaviors and actions. If our mind is filled with thoughts of doubt, fear, uncertainty,  anxiety and failure, this will be reflected in what we say and how we behave, hence, the word of God says: “for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh” (Matt 12:34).
If we fill our mind, heart, spirit, and  inner being with the words of God, this will  be reflected in what we say and how we behave. The words of God are reflection of the thoughts of God. God has the best thoughts for man. He says: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jer 29:11).
God is a Spirit. God is a supernatural being and He does supernatural things. We often use out thoughts and physical senses to limit Him. Our faith in God is not based on the physical things, we see but on the things that we cannot see.  God is a Spirit of goodness and perfect positiveness. There is no trace of negativity in him. He calleth those things which be not as though they were  (Roman 4:17). We are to take every contrary thought captive and make it obedient to the word of Christ (2Cor 10:5). Be transparent, open, honest and sincere with yourself. Identify negative thoughts and feelings and refuse to dwell in them. This requires spiritual training.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7).
All the works of God are done in truth ( Psalm 33:4b).
To have God- like thoughts, feelings, words and deeds ( the truth) require spiritual training in the word of God: Train yourself to be godly(1Tim 4:7-8 NIV).
To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God.
Prayer: For the reader of this message, receive the spirit of truth in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family.
Spiritual Counselling Helpline:
+447404624293. Dr Ben Bassey is a psychiatrist & a spiritual health counsellor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW, the spiritual arm of 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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“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever “(Hebrews 13:8).

How Sincere are You?

           2 November 2014
           Ministry of the Word (MOW):
            True Spirituality (TS).
            Improving our Spiritual Understanding

 

Theme: How Sincere are You?
Memory Verse:
“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” ( 1 Peter 2:2).
Beloved
On behalf of the MOW family, I sincerely welcome you to the new month of November. A month of fruitfulness and abundance of grace. God bless you as you read and meditate on the sincere word of God. The Holy Spirit is asking us to start the new month with a focus on sincerity.
Our memory verse says we should DESIRE the sincere milk of the word of God. Brethren, our God is the God of sincerity. Without sincerity our love for God and humanity amounts to nothing.
What is sincerity? What does it mean to be sincere? To be sincere is to be  free from pretence or deceit; to be truthful or genuine with your thoughts, feelings and actions; to be transparently  honest with your thoughts and words. The free web encyclopaedia explains it thus:
“Sincerity is the virtue of one who speaks and acts truly about his or her own feelings, thoughts, and desires”. To be sincere is to be pure, unadulterated, unmixed, and to maintain integrity. Sincerity is a spirit. Our Lord in the Book of Revelation says:
“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Rev 3:16).
In Christ, God has no real issues with those who declare themselves as satanist, and choose to honour and worship Satan. At least, they have taken a stand based on choice. The only message God send to them regularly is to repent and save their souls so that they shall live ( Ezekiel 18:27). But for someone to declare that he is for God but he goes about doing things contrary to the Holy Spirit, amount to frustrating the Grace of God (Gal 2:21).
In the  denominational churches today, you find different levels of insincerity, dishonesty, deception, cheating etc amongst many who claim to be “born again” children of God.  This ought not to be so. Personally, I believe  spiritual ignorance  is the root cause of this problem. The Bible says my people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge ( Hosea 4:6). The Holy Spirit is a Spirit of sincerity, purity, holiness, truth, honesty, and transparency . Without these spiritual qualities, believers are spiritually DISCONNECTED from God who is a Spirit (John 4:24). Perhaps, what many believers need to know increasingly is that God relates to us, according to how we relate to Him. The Psalmist through the Holy Spirit, puts it succinctly:
“With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward” (Psalm 18:25-26).
Beloved, be sincere and faithful with God and man; in return you will receive sincerity and faithfulness from God and man, based on the law of harvest. God is a Spirit with DIVINE NATURE (2 Peter 1:4). We can only find God and relate to Him with our hearts and spirits rather than with our feelings or minds.
The more we possess the divine nature of God by desiring and developing  increasing spiritual values, the more our life is fulfilled on earth. Every other spirit will disappoint you or fail you, but the Holy Spirit can never fail you.  I love the way Apostle Peter puts it:
“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness..” 2 Peter 1:5-7).
According Apostle Paul, we should do this: “That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ”(Phil 1:10).
To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God.
Prayer: For the reader of this message, receive the spirit of sincerity in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family.
Spiritual Counselling Helpline:
+447404624293. Dr Ben Bassey is a psychiatrist & a spiritual health counsellor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW, the spiritual arm of 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).
Ben Bassey, Psychiatrist & Spiritual Health Counsellor. Jesus Christ is Lord (Phil 2:11).  Sent from my iPhone

Godly Work Style-by pastor Usungedo

29 October 2014

 

Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again ( back) ;
Not purloining ( pilfering) but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our saviour in all things.  ( Titus 2 : 9-10).

 

Beloved, it’s with pleasure to come knocking at your domain again. Thanks for receiving me.

Friends, the call to display a godly work style is a call to exercise our inner strength and character of who we truly are as Christians. You know we have a lifestyle so I presume there must be a work style.
To me it is a reminder to set out always under God’s  authority; carrying godly standards into the workplace and society at large.

Know who we are?
” We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works……..” ( Eph.2:10)
Also in 2Cor.5:20, the Bible states ” Now we are ambassadors for Christ……”

From the foregoing, being ambassadors for Christ etc; therefore, considering godly work style appears a noble ideal. Godliness is commitment to Jesus Christ and this should reflect in all that we do.

For now, let’s read through a similar text in Eph.6:5-9.
” Servants be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
  .Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as servants of Christ doing the will of God from the heart;
   With goodwill doing service as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall be received of the Lord, whether  he be bond or free.
   And as masters, do the same things unto them, forebearing threatening; knowing that your master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him”

It is my view that the principles of Titus 2:9-10 and Eph.6:5-9 apply to employees and employers in every age, whether in the home, in business and of course in everywhere.
To us there must be a deeper meaning and purpose that gives our work a real significance.

Shall we then consider these points:

1. The Christian employee is to be obedient.
This is being faithful, conscientious in service and following instructions on matters involving the workplace. The phrase ” in all things” relate to workplace. Does not mean he is to obey orders that bring reproach to the Lord and His people. (  Philippians 4:8-9)
Have an attitude of appreciation for the job, show  commitment and loyalty, build good relationship and focus on increased productivity. Show excellence.

2. Serve with singleness of heart as to Christ.
You shall serve with purpose and focused attention, in sincerity without any pretense or hypocrisy or slack.
3. Don’t render eye service as a man pleaser.
Christian, work just as hard even when the boss isn’t around; period.
” For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God” ( Jn. 12:43)

4. Not answering back.( Titus 2:9)
Avoid conflict. Recognise the need for mutual respect and orderliness. Seek to resolve conflicts in a healthy way. Respond with honesty and courtesy and be constructive. ( Eph. 4:29)

5. Work as a servant of Christ doing the will of God from the heart.
Love , interest, enthusiasm, passion and spiritual energy are necessary attributes that must be brought to bear in our endeavours.

6. No pilfering.
We must show honesty and integrity.
Show fidelity – Trustworthiness, loyalty and faithfulness. Your employer is to know that they can depend on the christian worker in all that he does.
Eschew corrupt tendencies.

7. Render cheerful service to men as you would to the Lord. ( Col. 3:23)
Avoid immoral or unjust labour. Serve diligently with joy as though your boss is the Lord Jesus and not man. ( 1Cor.15:58)
8. Adorn the doctrine of God in all things. (1Cor.6:20)
Dress yourself with the teachings of God. Wherever you are the teachings should be clearly seen.
Put on the Lord Jesus. Put on the Truth.

9. Masters do likewise. ( Eph.6:9)
Employers this is for you – “do likewise” as above.
There is a Master in heaven who is no respecter of persons.

Please be our ambassador out there.
God bless, keep and prosper you in Jesus Name.

Kindly share your mind on this topic and probably testimonies or personal experience with us.

Thank you.
Pastor Bassey Usungedo

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Resisting the Devil.

26 OCTOBER 2014

 Ministry of the Word(MOW):
True Spirituality(TS)
Improving our Spiritual Understanding.
Theme: Resisting the Devil.
Memory Verse:
 Resist the devil, and he will flee from you ( James 4:7).
Beloved
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. When you are closed to God in Christ, it becomes easier for you to resist  the devil. Every true believer should first and foremost submit himself or herself unto God in order to get the strength to resist the devil.
Who is the devil?  Based on my understanding of the word of God, the devil is a spirit. The devil represents everything contrary to the word of God and is the origin of all evil. The devil is primarily destructive and has many evil spirits operating with him. Evil spirits are the architects of man’s problems, including diseases , sicknesses, fear, bondage, ignorance etc. It is easy for a person to be evil without being fully aware. Evil often start at the level of our thoughts and beliefs, before actions. Prophet Isaiah says:
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts”.
( Isaiah 55:7a).
Thus, evil often begins at the level of our thoughts. Our attitudes, behaviours and actions are often external expression of  our thoughts and beliefs. Jesus in His teachings says: “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies” (Matt 15:19). Jesus has also enabled us to understand that the words we speak are a reflection of our thoughts and hearts:
“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh” (Matt 12:34).
Apostle Paul  admonishes us: “Recompense to no man evil for evil”( Romans 12:17). He also warns us: “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21). No wonder our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ summarises it very profoundly: “But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also” (Matt 5:39). Please, be honest, how easy is it for a true believer in Christ to obey this?  “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” (Luke 18:27).
Please, note here that the word of God is directing us to resist the devil  (James 4:7), but not to resist evil (Matt 5:39). Resist the cause (evil spirits) but not the effect (harm). This calls for increasing spiritual understanding. It may appear contradictory to the undiscerning mind.
The Bible tells us that Jesus, the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil:
“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil ” (1 John 3:8). Sin is disobedience to the word of God. Sin automatically separates us from God ( Isaiah 59:1-2). Sin makes it impossible for us to resist the devil. You need to put on the full armour of God (Ephesians 6:13-18)
According to Apostle Paul, we are to: “Abstain from all appearance of evil” ( 1Thess 5:22). Even in the secular law, we are told that ignorance is not an excuse or good defence. But can you imagine the level of spiritual ignorance existing within the body of Christ (the church)? You may say you have no evil, but how TRANSPARENT is your heart?   Be sincere enough to examine your heart and get rid of any anger, bitterness, resentment, gossip, hatred, unforgiveness,  deceit , seduction, manipulation etc.
Never forget that ignorance, fear, doubt, anxiety, bondage, insincerity, coldness etc are linked to evil.
Daily pray for the  grace to close the door of your heart against bitterness, unforgiveness, anger, fear, miserliness, coldness, laziness, spiritual ignorance etc.
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” ( Matt 5:48).
To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God.
Prayer: For the reader of this message, receive the grace to RESIST the devil in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family.
Spiritual Counselling Helpline:
+447404624293. Dr Ben Bassey is a psychiatrist & a spiritual health counsellor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW, the spiritual arm of 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. It is total obedience to the word of God 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 condemn the use of the words of God out of selfish interest to make money.  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). Also, “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).

God is a Spirit.

 19 October 2014
Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
Improving our Spiritual Understanding.
Theme: God is a Spirit.
Memory Verse:
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth ( John 4:24).
Beloved,
There is much confusion in the world today about God. Who is God to you? What is your understanding of God? How much do you KNOW God? These are vital questions every true believer should sincerely answer. Even in the church today, God is perceived differently by believers.
The Bible says God is a Spirit, as per our memory verse above.  We know from the word of God that man is also a spirit, with a soul ( mind), housed in a body (1 Thess 5:23).  Even in the old Testament, the word of God says we are gods (Psalm 82:6). While God has made the angels spirit beings, His ministers are made FLAME of FIRE( Heb 1:7).  To qualify as a minister of God, a man must be richly RECONNECTED to God in Christ Jesus.
 We know from the word of God that Satan and his agents (demons) are also entirely spirit beings, who rebelled against God in heaven, and were cast down to the earth ( Revelation 12:7-9). Without spiritual understanding , the human spirit can easily be connected or linked to the satanic spirit or forces, with adverse consequences. Satan and his cohorts are extremely wicked spirits. Their only purpose is to kill, steal and to destroy ( John 10:10a). This is why a true child of God must be spiritually alert, watchful and not be DISTRACTED.
The  relevant questions are:  What is a spirit? If man is a spirit, where is the “spirit man” located? Is man’s spirit located somewhere in the body or in the mind (soul)? You may never have a universally acceptable answers or explanations to these questions. ” Yea, let God be true, but every man a liar” (Romans 3:4).
The English word “spirit” is from the Latin word, “spiritus”, meaning”breath”.  The modern use of the word “spirit”, has many differing meanings and connotation. The “spirit man” is the vital, living, inner power, driving force that gives life to the individual. This was given to man by God from the beginning, and does not belong to man. Indeed, when man dies, the spirit returns to God:
“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it (Ecl 12:7).
This writer is convinced that in heaven, on earth,  and underneath the earth, God is the most powerful Spirit. Every other spirit is His creation. He is the only Spirit that is Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent. No other spirit is present everywhere  at all times. He created all things but He Himself was never created. In the very beginning He created man in his exact image:
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them “(Genesis 1:27). Having formed man, God “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). Unfortunately, this DIVINE nature was LOST when man DISOBEYED God, hence ran from God without being pursued (Genesis 3:10).
There are many people who find  it difficult to believe God and hold this truth. Examples are the atheists and the agnostics.  There are many who believe in God, but have a distorted view of Him. Nevertheless, nothing can go against the truth. The Bible warns us NOT to believe every spirit:
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world ” (1 John 4:1). Jesus Himself told us not all those who call Him Lord, are genuine:
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” ( Matthew 7:21).
SEPARATION FROM GOD
Our sins (disobedience to the word of God) separate us from God (Isaiah 59:1-2).
THE NATURE of GOD
The divine nature of God include: Truth, Purity, Holiness, Righteousness, Humility, Faith, Integrity, Love etc. God does not compromise on these divine attributes. For example, without FAITH, it is impossible to please God ( Hebrews 11:6).
Everything about God is supernatural. Unfortunately, even within the body of Christ ( the church), many try to find God with their natural senses, mind or intellect. We can only communicate and interact with God spiritually. He guides and leads those who have been reconnected to Him. This is the basis for sonship. The word of God says:
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God” (Romans 8:14).
If you are a true child of God, and you meet another person claiming to be a child of God, but lying, cheating, being deceitful, being dishonest, lacking in integrity etc, please, do NOT befriend such person. Indeed, run away from him or her. These traits separate us from God ( Isaiah 59:1-2). The Holy Spirit is truthful, sincere, faithful, honest, humble, gentle, loving etc.
HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM
Due to the grace and mercy of God (Romans 9:15), provision has been made for every man to spiritually RECONNECT to God in Christ Jesus. Only faith in Christ Jesus can provide this reconnection ( Acts 4:12). Jesus is the embodiment of the Holy Spirit of God. He is the Lord. Yes, the Lord is that Spirit (2 Cor 3:17).
He is the embodiment of the truth. He is “the way, the truth, and the life ( John 14:6). He empowers true believers with the Holy Spirit ( Acts 1:8), to work in His Vineyard, so that they will be able to empower others. As divine as Jesus was before his birth, He himself needed to be empowered by the Holy Spirit ( Acts 10:38).
Here are some of what have been said about about the importance of the spirit:
Jesus:
“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).
King Solomon:
“The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?” ( Prov 18:14).
Victor Frankl (1973), a well known psychotherapist:  “Man lives in three dimensions: the somatic, the mental, and spiritual. The spiritual dimension cannot be ignored, for it is what makes us human”.
Ellison, ( 1983),  a well known researcher in the field of spirituality and health  argues that spirituality: “enables and motivates us to search for meaning and purpose in life. It is the spirit which synthesize the total personality and provides some sense of energising direction and order. The spiritual dimension does not exist in isolation from the psyche and the soma. It affects and is affected by our physical state, feelings, thoughts and relationships”.
Unfortunately, many people, out of ignorance ( Hosea 4:6), rely on others to tell them what God is saying. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit can only communicate with our spirits. If you are truly RECONNECTED to God in Christ Jesus by His grace, you do NOT need another person to tell you if a particular pastor, evangelist, prophet etc is a true man of God or not. All you need to do is LEARN to go on your knees and ENQUIRY of Him, and He will tell you. He can never lie to you because, He is not a man that He should lie( Number 23:19). The Holy Spirit does not speak of himself but what he hears from the Word (John 16:13). The word of God says woe is he that put his trust in man ( Jerimiah 17:5).
If I may ask a reader of the message,  what is your most important source of information? Is it from God or from man?
To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God.
Prayer: There is a reader of this message, receive the grace to RELATE to God in spirit and in truth in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family.
Spiritual Counselling Helpline:
+447404624293. Dr Ben Bassey is a psychiatrist & a spiritual counsellor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW, the spiritual arm of 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).

 

Ben Bassey, Psychiatrist & Spiritual Health Counsellor. Jesus Christ is Lord (Phil 2:11).  Sent from my iPhone

 

What Do You Fear Most in Life?

12 October 2014
 
 
Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
 
 
 
 
Improving our Spiritual Understanding.
 
 
 
Theme:
What Do You Fear Most in Life?
 
 
Memory Verse:  
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding” ( Prov 9:10).
 
 
Beloved
 
The Lord says you should launch into the deep. Avoid shallow waters henceforth. Fear, just like sin, has the capacity to  keep many people at the same level.  What do you fear most in life? Do you fear God? Do you fear man? Do you fear things around you? The word of God says, the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. What you fear is very important. Fear is the opposite of faith. Fear has to do with disobedience to the word of God. The righteous is as bold as a lion ( Prov 28:1).
 
The word of God says:
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Tim 1:7).
 
According to the scripture, the true love of God has no fear:
 
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18).
 
Whatever your circumstances may be,  the LORD says: “I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you” (Joel 2:25). 
 
 
To be fruitful in the kingdom,  in your thoughts and actions, you have to learn to : “Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught” (Luk 5:4).
 
Fear often prevent many true believers from taking the necessary steps required for their fruitfulness. 
 
Our Father himself is very much aware of this, hence He commands us to Fear Not (Gen 15:1), in up to 365 times in the bible. God is very much aware that we are victims of our fears. The only one the LORD wants us to fear, is Himself, which according to Him, is the beginning of wisdom (Ps 111:10; Prov 9:10).
 
 
During the call of Joshua, God assured him: There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee (Josh 1:5). 
 
But when God saw Joshua”s fears, He commanded him: Be strong and of a good courage (Josh 1:6-7). Yet, Joshua was still fearful. Hence, God became rather angry with him: Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest (Josh 1:9). 
 
In the army of Gideon, I understand a mere announcement that if any one is fearful, he should stay back, led to 22,000 men out of 32, 000 dropping out: “Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand” (Judges 7:3).
 
 
Brethren, believe me, fear is real in true spirituality warfare. A winner only emerges after a fight. We are at war. It is a war between light and darkness. It is a war between good and evil. It is war between gratitude and ingratitude. It is a war between sincerity and insincerity. We need knowledge and wisdom (correct application of knowledge), to enjoy victory.  We need not be afraid once we abide in him (John 15:7). We are not fighting on our own strength (Zech 4:6). 
 
 
God in Christ is our senior partner. He is the invisible worker. In true spirituality warfare, you need Esther’s mindset of ” if I perish I perish” (Esther 4:16),to fully claim your lost glory. 
 
 
 
Receive the spirit of fearlessness in Jesus name. You will  recover everything you have lost.
 
 
 
 
Prayer: Standing on the authority and integrity of the word of God, I curse and rebuke every spirit of fear in every true believer in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
 
 
 
 
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family. 
 
 
Spiritual Counselling Helpline: 
+447404624293. Dr Ben Bassey is a psychiatrist & a spiritual health counsellor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW, the spiritual arm of 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).
 

Do You Have Integrity?

 
05 Ooctober 2014
 
 
Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
 
 
 
 
Improving our Spiritual Understanding.
 
 
 
Theme:
Do You Have Integrity?
 
 
Memory Verse:  
“And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause”( Job 2:3).
 
 
 
Beloved, 
What is God’s testimony about you? In Christ, would God declare that you are upright, God fearing, and has integrity on the surface of the earth, as he said of Job? Do you maintain integrity in your dealings with others?
 
What is integrity? The free web dictionary explains integrity as:
“The quality of being honest and having strong ethical and moral principles”. Synonyms of integrity are given as: honesty, uprightness, probity, rectitude and honour. The free web Encyclopaedia  explains it this way: “Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and morals”.  Consistency is a key word here. Our thoughts, words and actions should  consistently be in agreement. In other words, we do what we say, and say what we do, consistently and in a positive way. This writer believes integrity is a spirit and has to do with our character, attitude, knowledge and spiritual understanding.
 

 

Maintaining integrity is a matter of choice. Some people may argue that everyone has some measure of integrity in his or her own way. Can this be true? It may be a fact that there are levels of integrity, in the sense that even non believer in God in Christ Jesus, could maintain a certain level of integrity within the power and limits of the human spirit.
 
However,  in Christ, God expects absolute integrity from his children. While on earth, Jesus operated with the highest level of integrity. He was totally honest, transparent, sincere and faithful in His interactions with people. The word God is an embodiment of the the highest moral or ethical codes,  having been purified seven times according to the Psalmist: “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times”( Psalm 12:6).
 
 
Unfortunately, what do you find today in our societies, even within the body of Christ ( the Church)? All sorts of improprieties are observed, including insincerity, pretence, deceit, hypocrisy, dishonesty, cheating, unfaithfulness, fraud,  injustice, seduction, manipulation etc.  In most societies today, people will do anything to make money, or get a high position, including killing  a fellow human being.
 
 
Brethren, to what extent are you incorruptible? How uncompromising are you  in standing for truth, honesty, perfection etc. Are you a defender of the truth? If you are a believer in Christ, do you walk with God in perfection? Would you be ready to die in defence of the truth, honesty and integrity? This writer has interacted with many people within the body of Christ, who lack sincerity and transparency in their thoughts, words and actions. Many of them feel uncomfortable when they are challenged.
 

 

 The word of God says:
 
“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars(2 Chronicle 16:9).
 
There are no half measures. It is either you have integrity or you do not have.

 

When God called Abraham, he was told: “walk before me, and be thou perfect “( Gen 17:1). Indeed, Abraham was a man of integrity, and was ready to sacrifice his son(Isaac), in obedience to God’s voice (Gen 22:10).

 

God could confidently boast of Job in our memory verse because He knew Job’s heart very well. Even when his wife discouraged him following his numerous loses:
“Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die” (Job 2:9). Job was uncompromising. Hear him:
 
“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him”( Job 13:15).
 
The book of Proverbs says:
“Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool” (Prov 19:1).
 
 
Beloved, maintaining integrity is indeed a matter of choice. It is choosing to side with God in truth, honesty and sincerity to the shame of the devil. The benefits of integrity are unimaginable. Choose today to live a life of holiness, purity,  righteousness, sincerity, honesty, transparency, truth etc. Start by meditating and hiding the word of God in your heart ( Psalm 119:11).
 
 
Never forget, your integrity overflows to your children, and children’s children.
“The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him” ( Prov 20:7).
 
Your integrity would  guide you and preserve you from destruction:
“The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them”(Prov 11:3).
 
 
 
 
Receive increasing spiritual understanding in Jesus name.  Amen. 
 
 
PRAYER: There is a reader of this message, receive the grace to develop and maintain integrity in Jesus  mighty name. Amen.
 
 
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family. 
 
 
Spiritual Counselling Helpline: 
+447404624293. Dr Ben Bassey is a psychiatrist & a spiritual counsellor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW, the spiritual arm of 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
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Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee”(Psalm 25:21).

The Weapons of War-by Pastor Usungedo

29 September 14

The Weapons of War.

 

Stand therefore having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness ; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace ; above all, taking the shield of faith, where with ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God. Praying always….. ( Ephs. 6:14-18a)

Friends, to God we give all the glory for all His benefits for the children of men. You are a victor and blessed forever in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen & amen.

In John 3:16 the Bible says that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
God has accomplished all for mankind in CHRIST, all the victories and triumphs.

In Ephesians 6:14-17 ( see above) God spreads out powerful weapons we should wear for all round protection and victories against Satan’s attacks.

Looking closely at each of these pieces of armour, you will discover that each one describes attributes that are fulfilled in Christ.
1. The girdle of Truth: Jesus said , ” I am the way, the truth, and the life”. ( Jn 14:6
2. The breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS: He is righteous. He put on righteousness as a breastplate.( Is.59:17). He has become our righteousness. (1 Cor.1:30); and we are righteous in Him.(1Cor5:21)
3. The preparation of the Gospel of peace: Preparation here means – the readiness to proclaim. The Lord Jesus ushered in the kingdom by preaching. ” Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matt. 4:17)
4. The shield of faith: Hebrews 12:2 says that Jesus is the author and the finisher of our faith.
5. The helmet of salvation: Jesus is the Messiah, He has on the helmet of salvation. ( Is.59:17). And there is no other Name under heaven whereby we must be saved. (Acts.4:12)
6. The sword of the Spirit – The word of God: Jesus is the Living Word, The Written Word. In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God….And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us.( Jn. 1:1,14.)
From our point of view, when Apostle Paul was saying “put on the whole armour of God ” he was implying in truth that we put on Jesus Christ. ” For as many of you as have been baptised into Christ, have put on Christ” ( Gal.3:27).
Our relationship with Christ is therefore to be thoroughly examined. Our spiritual union with Christ should never be in doubt, it makes us one with Him. Is Christ in you and you in Christ? Remember , to win any battle Satan must see the Greater One in you.
You can only face the enemy in full stature of Jesus Christ.
In Christ, we are righteous, we speak the truth, we have His faith, we are saved, cleansed, justified, the Word abides in us and we are more than a conqueror.
We can without doubt withstand or resist every fiery dart of the enemy.
Finally encourage yourself to always pray. Pray using God’ s word. Complaints, fear, and assignments won’t move Satan. It is what God has done in Christ and His promises in His word that brings victory. Speak it, believe it and declare it in every situation. God will forever glorify His Son.

Stay blessed.
Pastor Bassey Usungedo.