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
All scriptures are taken from KJV, unless if otherwise specified. Please, indicate if you would like your Email removed from the spirituality group list.
 
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.

Whose Voice are You Following?

Sunday, 14 September 2014
Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
Improving our Spiritual Understanding.
Theme:
Whose Voice are you Following?
Memory Verse:
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27).
Beloved,
If you are truly born again by willingly accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour ( John 3:3-6), it is very important that you recognise and hear the VOICE of God in Christ and follow Him.
The truth is that in Christ, God speaks to us daily. Unfortunately, within the body of Christ, not many children of God are able to recognise and hear the voice of God in Christ.
The big question is: How do you recognise the voice of God in Christ. At any given time, a person may hear a voice from four sources: The voice of God; the voice of the devil;  the person’s own voice;  and the voice of others in direct or indirect contact or communication with the person. It takes the grace of God to be able to distinquish between these voices at any given time. Some people say that that the voice of God is always a gentle still voice(1 Kings 19:12). The truth is that God has many ways of speaking to His children. What is required of us is to ask and receive the gift of discerning between spirits (1 Cor 12:10).
Prayer, fasting, worshiping God in Christ, create the right atmosphere and channel for voice of the Holy Spirit to be heard with clarity. The bible says:
“As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them”(Acts 13:2).
Brethren, if you can LEARN to hear from the Holy Spirit of God, and be led by him,it would make your Christian life interesting and exciting. How can you be a child of God but not able to hear from your Father? Sin, disobedience, separation and distance can keep us away from hearing from Him ( Isa 59:1-2). If we allow the words of God to dwell in our hearts and  spirits, these will guide us into what the Holy Spirit is saying. The Scripture 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).
Without hearing from God in Christ, it will be difficult to follow Him. There are many people out there calling the name Jesus, but who are not followers of Jesus Christ. Jesus Himself says:
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber”( John 10:1).
Prayer: As you meditate on the word of God, receive the grace to hear and follow the voice of the Holy Spirit of God in Christ, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Receive increasing spiritual understanding in Jesus name.  Amen.
PRAYER: There is someone reading this message, receive the grace to cleave and look unto Jesus without looking back in Jesus name. Amen
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family.
Spiritual Counselling Helpline:
 
 
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.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Hebrews 13:8).

We shall Recover All.

07 September 2014
 
Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
 
 
 
 
 
Improving our Spiritual Understanding.
 
 
Theme:
We shall Recover All.
 
 
Memory Verse:  
“And 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)
 
 
Beloved, 
On behalf of MOW, we are pleased to welcome you to your month of TOTAL recovery.  
 
Spiritually, the month of September is symbolic of total restoration, complete recovery, fruitfulness, joy and glory.
 
I do not know what you have lost over the years but one thing I do know is that if you have FAITH and you are walking in the TRUTH, you will enjoy total RESTORATION of everything you have lost, in that name that is above every other name. Amen. This is the promise from the Word as per our memory verse.
 
However,  for total recovery and to be fruitful, the LORD says you should avoid shallow water or the so called “moderate risk”, but rather you should spiritually 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 about 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).
 
 
Brethren,  as Christians, we are at war.  Fear is real in true spirituality warfare, partly because many of our enemies are not visible to the natural eyes.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers …Eph 6:12.
However, we need not be afraid once we abide in him (John 15:7).  We are never alone. We are the extension of the Lord of hosts. We are not fighting on our own strength(Zech 4:6). God in Christ is our senior partner. He is the invisible worker and a warrior indeed.
 
So Arise and shine..(Isa 60:1). In true spirituality warfare, you need Esther’s mindset of  “if I perish I perish”(Esther 4:16),to fully claim your lost glory. 
 
You will recovery everything you have lost in Jesus name. Yes, we shall recover all.
 
 
 
 
Prayer: Standing on the authority of the word of God, I prophesy that you shall shall recover All your lost glory if you abide in Him. Receive the faith of total recovery in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
 
 
 
 
Receive increasing spiritual understanding in Jesus name.  Amen. 
 
 
 
 
PRAYER: There is someone reading this message, receive the grace to cleave and look unto Jesus without looking back in Jesus name. Amen
 
 
 
 
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family. 
 
 
Spiritual Counselling Helpline: 
+447404624293
 
 
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).
 
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.
 
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Hebrews 13:8).
 
 

The Power of Expectation

24 AUGUST 2014
True Spirituality (TS).
Improving our Spiritual Understanding.
Theme: The Power of Expectation.
Memory Verse:
“For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off” (Prov 23:18).
Beloved,
The expectation of the righteous shall not be cut off. What you hold unto faithfully, shall come to pass, provided it is in line with the word of God. What are your daily expectations when you get up in the morning? There is power in your expectations. Your daily expectations are related to the level of your FAITH, which increases with hearing the word of God.
You might have been born again for years, but if you expect NOTHING  daily, you get NOTHING. Your faith and expectations are predominantly related to your thoughts, imaginations and knowledge. Remember, as a man thinketh in his heart so is he (Prov 23:7).
Beloved,  your heavenly Father is not limited in anything. He is unlimited in power, knowledge, wisdom, understanding etc. He has more than PHD in every available subject under the sun.  He is present everywhere at ALL TIMES(no other BEING shares this divine nature). He is the Almighty.  With Him, nothing is impossible. He “quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were” (Romans 4:17). Unfortunately, human being tend to limit God in their thoughts, words and actions. Even within the body of Christ (the Church), many children of God limit God. This ought not be so. Most of the time, even in our prayer and asking, we limit Him, despite His assurance:
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us ( Eph 3:20).
Remember, you cannot rise beyond your thoughts and expectations. Your expectation is linked to your faith. In life, it is to you according to your faith ( Matt 9:29).
Henceforth , on a daily basis, expect upward positive change in your life. Jesus is eager to draw you higher and higher if only you are willing to lift Him up in praise, worship, holiness, righteousness etc. He says:
“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me” (John 12:32).
On a daily basis, let us lift up Jesus in our thoughts, words and deeds. In return, daily expect  the FIRE in the Word to purify  and sanctify  you (Jn 17:17).  Expect the wisdom and the power of God to be manifested in your life because this is the divine nature of Christ ( 1 Cor 1:24). Expect goodness and mercy ( Psalm 23:6). Expect God to give you power to get wealth ( Deu 8:18) etc.
 Expect daily  challenges,  but also expect sufficient grace from God to go through the challenges(2Cor 12:9).
Receive increasing spiritual understanding in Jesus name.  Amen.
PRAYER: There is someone reading this message, receive the grace to sustain daily  high expectation through unbreakable CONNECTION to God through His words  in Jesus name. Amen!
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family.
Spiritual Counselling Helpline:
 
 
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).
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
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Hebrews 13:8).

The Law of Harvest.

Improving our Spiritual Understanding.
Theme: The law of Harvest!
Memory Verse:
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Gal 6:7)
Beloved,
In this season of the LORD doing a New Thing for us, if there is one thing you must know increasingly and pay great attention to on a daily basis, it is the law of harvest. The  law of harvest is divine, very potent and powerful.
It is so important to God that He himself respects and obeys it. Indeed, we understand from the scripture that God sowed His only beloved Son, Jesus Christ to humanity, so that He  would have many more sons (John 1:12; Romans 8:19).
 The law of harvest works for both the believers and the unbelievers.  Some people call it the law of Karma. Some call it the law of retributive justice. You may call it whatever you like, but believe me, we reap exactly what we sow.  If we sow sparingly, we reap sparingly. If we sow weed we reap weed. If we sow junk, we reap junk. If we sow goodness, we reap goodness.  However, it is important to know that the harvest is always greater than the seed.
Brother Paul admonishes us: “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully”(2Cor 9:6).
According Prophet Obadiah: “For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head “(Obadiah v15).
Unfortunately, many people in the Church  deprive themselves of blessings inherent in daily obedience of the law of harvest.  Everyone has a SEED to sow. Everyone has an opportunity  to help humanity by working with the Lord. It could be through words of ENCOURAGEMENT or act of kindness in our neigbour hood  or place of work. Remember,  whatever you do, do it as to the Lord and not for man in accordance with the Word:
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men…”(Col 3:23-24).
Sowing can be physical (material things), mental (fruitfulness of the mind or mental ideas) and spiritual (things relating to the kingdom of God). We can sow in money, time, goodness, kindness, mercy, honesty, transparency, compassion, righteousness, integrity, purity, truth etc. We can sow even in our thoughts, words and deeds.  We have to be diligent so that we do not sow both good seed and bad seed (weed) out of ignorance.
God himself is very much in obedience of this law. He relates to us according to how we relate to Him. The Psalmist tells us this much: “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 forward”(Ps 18:25-26).
Jesus himself says:  Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy (Matt 5:7). So if we want God to be merciful to us, we have to be merciful to others. Again, He says: Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God (Matt 5:8). So if we desire to see God, we have to sow in purity. If you want God to forgive you, forgive others when they wrong you: “But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses” (Mark 11:26).
 Beloved, in Christ Jesus, we have not been saved to sit down and be grumbling, murmuring, complaining or live a miserable life. We have been saved to go out and sow good seed. You obtain a great reward for every soul you win to Christ, especially when you guide such soul to maturity. Believe me, no matter your present situation, you have got something to sow. What is that in your hand? What is that in your lip? What is that in your heart? What is that in your tongue? Always remember to sow in purity, hence, brother Paul admonished Timothy: “Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned “(1Tim 1:5).
Brother Peter enables us to know that nothing can ever harm us if we are diligent followers of goodness:
“And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?” ( 1 Peter 3:13).
Think no evil towards any man, and no evil from any one will prosper in your life in Jesus Name.
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 to sow good seed even in difficult times in Jesus name. Amen!
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family.
Spiritual Counselling Helpline:
 
 
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).
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
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Hebrews 13:8).

Is Christ Living in You?

10 August 2014
Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
Improving our Spiritual Understanding.
Theme: Is Christ Living in you?
Memory  Verse:
“Christ in you, the hope of glory (Col 1:27b).
Beloved,
Without Christ living in you, Christianity becomes an empty religon. The bible calls this revelation a mystery, hidden from man for ages past:
“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles” (Col 1:27a).
Brethren, any other thing you hold unto trustingly, apart from Christ is an idol. Anything else you put your trust in, other than Jesus Christ may fail you. The truth is that anything Christ can not do for you, nobody else can. Any disease Jesus cannot heal, no doctor can. Let your focus be on Christ alone. In everything, cleave to Him with everything you have. Looking unto Jesus… (Heb 12:2).
The Bible enables us to know that Jesus is the Word of God ( John 1:1). All things were created by the  word of God: “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made”( John 1:3). In him was life; and the life was the light of men(John 1:4). The word of God dwelling in our hearts keep us away from sin ( Ps 119:11).
Beloved, having accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour,  there is need to allow Christ to be formed in your heart, through meditating on the word of God. This is Apostle Paul prayer to every true Christian:
“My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you” (Gal 4:19). Until Christ is fully formed in your heart, he may never live in you. If Christ is not living in you,  you may never enjoy a stable presence of the Holy Spirit. The Lord is that Spirit (2Cor3:17). Our body is the temple of God (1 Cor 3:17).
As a child of God, you have been recreated for greatness in Christ Jesus. However, you need the Holy Spirit in the Word working through you daily, for you to achieve greatness. He says: “Without me you can do nothing” ( John 15:5).
“For in him we live, and move, and have our being” ( Acts 17:28).
Pastor Adeboye of RCCG, in one of his messages in his Open Heavens, recently reminded us of the Law of Inertia:  “A body maintains its state of REST or uniform growth unless acted upon by external force”. Based on my own personal experience, the best internal and external force that can act on any one is the Holiness Spirit of God, in Christ Jesus. He acted on Jesus ( Acts 10:38), and today, the entire world revolves around Him. He acted on Saul of Tarsus, now Apostle Paul, ( Acts 9: 4-6), on his way to Damascus, and Paul became a foremost and an outstanding Apostle for Christ etc. Jesus assured every true believer of this divine empowerment ( Acts 1:8). Ask and it shall be given to you. We ( in MOW) , strongly encourage you to desire the Holy Spirit above all other person or thing in life. He is the best friend you could ever have. He is your LIGHT.  He is reliable and faithful.
If Christ is formed in you, if Christ is living in you, you are destined for greatness. Have a Spirit-filled month in Jesus name.
 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 POINT:   My Father and my God, please contend with anything that is contending with  Christ in my life, in Jesus mighty name. Amen!
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family.
Spiritual Counselling Helpline:
 
 
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).
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
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Hebrews 13:8).

Your Month of New Beginning.

Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
Improving our Spiritual Understanding.
Theme: Your Month of New Beginning!
Memory  Verse:
“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful” (Rev 21:5).
Beloved,
Welcome to your month of New Beginning.  Symbolically, the month of August represents a new beginning. The Lord is about to make all things NEW for us. However we have to be willing and obedient.
The promise to do a New Thing for His true children is a covenant promise. Please, try and KEY IN because “it is done”:
“And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely” ( Rev 21:6). Yes, write this down.
The question is : Are you thirsty for things money cannot buy? Are you thirsty for holiness, purity,  integrity, faithfulness, righteousness etc. Jesus himself says:
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled” ( Matt 5:6
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).
Also, holiness is a key factor in the new thing the Lord is doing. This is because the Holy Spirit( the power of God), can not dwell and operate in the atmosphere of impurity. Apostle Paul explained this clearly to all true believers:
“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).
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).
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 in Jesus name.
 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!
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).