Who is God?

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

Ministry of the Word (MOW):

True Spirituality (TS).

 

  

Improving our Spiritual Understanding

 

 

 

 

Theme: Whose Voice are you Following?

 

 

Memory Verse:

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

 

 

Beloved

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

  

 

A Call To Salvation!

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Spiritual  Health Counselling Helpline & emails:

+447404624293

Email: ministryofw@gmail.com;

Personal : benbassey@gmail.com

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

 

 

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

www.abasihealthfoundation.org

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Learn to Activate your FAITH in Christ Jesus.

25 January 2015

Ministry of the Word (MOW):

True Spirituality (TS).

 

 

Improving our Spiritual Understanding

  

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

 

Memory Verse:

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

 

 

Beloved,

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

A Call To Salvation!

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

Spiritual  Health Counselling Helpline & emails:

+447404624293.

Email: ministryofw@gmail.com;

Personal : benbassey@gmail.com

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

 

 

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

www.abasihealthfoundation.org

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

PRAYER is the Key

Ministry of the Word(MOW):

True Spirituality(TS)

 

Improving our Spiritual Understanding

 

Theme: PRAYER is the Key.

 

 

Memory Verse: 

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

 

 

Beloved

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Prayer of Enquiry -you enquire something of the Lord.

 

Prayer of  petition- bring a particular case before God.

 

 

Prayer of Intercession( interceding for others).

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving (John 11:41)

 

 

Prayer of Praise (Praising God).

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

A Call To Salvation!

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

Spiritual  Health Counselling Helpline & emails:

+447404624293

Email: ministryofw@gmail.com;

Personal : benbassey@gmail.com

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.abasihealthfoundation.org

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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 not let your Heart be Troubled.

18 January 2015

 

Ministry of the Word (MOW):

True Spirituality (TS).

 

Improving our Spiritual Understanding

 

Theme: Do not let your Heart be Troubled.

 

Memory Verse:

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

 

 

Beloved,

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

A Call To Salvation!

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

Spiritual  Health Counselling Helpline & emails:

+447404624293.

Email: ministryofw@gmail.com;

Personal : benbassey@gmail.com

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.abasihealthfoundation.org

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

Welcome to 2015, the year of GRACE.

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

The Reason for the Season.

28 December 2014

 

Ministry of the Word (MOW):

True Spirituality(TS)

 

Improving our Spiritual Understanding

 

Theme: The Reason for the Season.

 

 

Memory Verse:

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

 

,

Beloved

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. In Him we live, and move and have our being.

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ this year, let us not be distracted but rather, keep our focus on the reason and purpose why He came. Let us appreciate the love, joy, peace and goodness He brought to humanity, by living a life of total obedience to His words. Truly, He came to make us live life abundantly.

 

His coming to earth and His works  were not ordinarily, as prophesied by the great prophet.

 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

The same great prophet had also prophesied His miraculous birth:

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isa 7:14).

 

Before Jesus Christ came to earth, the entire earth was ruled and governed by legalistic sets of law and principles, humanly impossible to keep. Thank God Jesus came to take away our burden and to save mankind. He came full of grace and truth (John 1:14). His coming was not ordinarily. It was entirely the works of the Holy Ghost:

And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God (Luke 1:35).

 

Brethren, Jesus Christ is the only true way to the Father. There is no other way. He says:

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).

The apostle stated this clearly:

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

 

Beloved, you were created to be a blessing. That three letter word, SIN has kept many away from realising their destinies and fulfilling  their potentials. The only reason any person may not appreciate the redemption works of Jesus Christ is ignorance. May you  enter 2015 free of  ignorance in Jesus name. Let’s deal with sin in our lives. Let’s embrace Jesus from today. Let’s join Jesus in destroying the works of the devil. The scripture says:

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. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God” ( 1John 3:8-9).

 

 

Once more on behalf of myself and the entire MOW family,  we wish every reader a Spirit-filled prosperous 2015.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Prayer: To every reader of this message, may the joy salvation in Christ Jesus in you be full in 2015 in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen. 

 

A Call To Salvation!

If you have read this message by chance, but  you are undecided or have no clarity whether you want to give your life to Christ. I would encourage you to give it a trial. Please, pray this prayer with us: “Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I confess all my sins to you right now. Please forgive my sins and give me the  gift and joy of eternal life. I ask you to come into my heart and life now and be my Lord and Saviour. I promise to surrender all to you and serve you diligently always from now on, in Jesus name I have prayed. Amen”. We  would encourage you to join any word based bible fellowship group of your choice. Please, be prayerful in choosing the group to you.

 

 

 

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;

www.abasihealthfoundation.org

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Let There Be Light!

21 December 2014
Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: Let There be Light!
Memory Verse:
“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light”( Genesis 1:3).
Beloved
Merry Christmas and a spiritually prosperous 2015. May your Christmas and new year celebration be Spirit-filled in Jesus Name.
Father, we bless your holy name. We adore you. We worship you.  We honour you.  There is none like you in goodness, holiness & mercy. We thank you for your love. We thank you for life. We thank you for your faithfulness. We thank you for your mercy that has preserved us and kept us from being consumed. We thank you for guiding us from January all through the 12 months to the end of December. We thank you in advance for 2015, because we know your light will shine powerfully all through the new year by your grace.  Father, accept  our thanks in Jesus Precious Name. Amen.
Brethren,  the Lord wants us to have more understanding of light as we prepare to start the new year of grace, 2015. He wants us to enjoy abundance of light. If you are truly born again in Christ Jesus, you have no business with darkness and agents of darkness. Darkness is the opposite of light, just as death is the opposite of life.  Sickness, disease, fear, doubt, poverty, sorrow, frustration etc are agents of darkness and death. They are agents of the thief whose sole aim is to steal, kill and to destroy . If you are a child of God,  you need spiritual understanding  to overcome them so as to  enjoy life abundantly ( John 10:10).
In the very beginning, the very first words God spoke was to command light to come out of darkness, as per our memory verse ( Genesis 1:3). Prior to this, the earth was void, deformed and in absolute darkness.
In the physical realm, without light we are helpless. There is not much we can do in utter darkness. It is the same in the spirit realm.  There can be no light without FIRE. In the spirit realm, the fire is in the word of God ( Jeremiah 23:29). Sometimes, there is light  but not bright enough, because the fire is not burning adequately. When Jesus was on earth, He introduced himself as the light of the word:
” I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” ( John 8:12). By His annointing, those  who truly follow Jesus are  light of the world ( Matt 5:14). Jesus was conscious of the fact there are levels of light, hence He admonished us:
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” ( Matt 5:16).
The scripture enables us to know that the word of God is light ( Psalm 119:130; Psalm 119:105). Apostle John in introducing Jesus as the Word of God at the beginning of his gospel stated:”In him was life; and the life was the light of men” (John 1:4).
The understanding we need to have as true born again Christians is that in the Word of God ( Jesus), there is no darkness at all:
“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” ( 1 John 1:5). If only our spiritual eyes were opened to see the agents of darkness sitting next to us, with ulterior motive, in most of the fellowship programmes, we attend, we would be a lot more careful  with our words and actions. Believe me,  I stand on the authority of the word of God, there are many agents of darkness in the church.  Unfortunately, many are not exposed because of lack of fire, in other words, the light is not shining enough.
The book of revelation tells us that there is no darkness whatsoever in heaven:
“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof” ( Rev 21:23).
Truly, in Christ Jesus, God is going to be particularly gracious to us in 2015 but you need knowledge to enjoy abundance of grace.
As God is guiding you into the year of our Lord 2015, please be mindful of who you associate with. Be mindful of who lays hand on your head.  Never forget, just as Satan is very deceptive, there are many deceptive ministers of God around you. Apostle Paul warns us:
“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15)
 Ask God for the spirit of discernment. Learn to spend time with the Lord and to communicate with Him personally.
Once more on behalf of myself and the entire MOW family,  we wish every reader of this message a joyful Christmas and a spiritually prosperous 2015.
May you enjoy abundant light in 2015 in Jesus name. Amen.
To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God.  Train yourself yourself to be godly.
Prayer: To all the readers of this message,  henceforth, let there be light in your body, soul, spirit, family, ministry, work place, society, nation etc 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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The Grace of God.

 14 December 2014
Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: The Grace of God.
Memory Verse:
“…Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?God forbid…” (Romans 6:1-2).
Beloved
Let’s continue to praise the King of kings and the Lord of lords.   He is the Alpha and the Omega. Let’s honour Him that lives for ever. Let’s worship him. Let’s magnify him. Let’s appreciate the great deliverer. Let’s appreciate the great shepherd. The one thirsted so that we will be filled. The One who became poor that we may be rich. He is our joy, our peace, our hope, our confidence, our perfection, our excellence,  our all in all. In him we live and move and have being. He is the grace of God. Let’s us honour him. Let’s thank Him.  Let’s adore him. let’s worship Him. Father, accept our worship in Jesus precious name.
This season the Lord is asking us to increase our understanding of GRACE. The phrase ” the grace of God”, is a commonly used phrase, especially within the church. But do we have full understanding of it? What exactly is grace. In Christianity, grace is often defined as ‘unmerited favour’. A good example of the grace of God, is that God sent Jesus to die for us while we were yet sinners, in order to redeem us, save our souls and reconnect us to God.
However, it is good to know that spiritually speaking, GRACE just like TRUTH, is the spiritual person of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He is the grace of God to humanity. He is the embodiment of grace. If you remove Jesus Christ, there is no Grace and no Truth. The word of God says:
“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ”‘ ( John 1:17).  Indeed, verse 14 says when Jesus came in the flesh, he was ” full of grace and truth”.
How much do you value, fear, honour and esteem the grace of God? Sadly, I have observed one thing within the body of Christ. That is that those who say they are children of God, tend to toy with sin. It is true that the word of God says:,”But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound”(Romans 5:20b). But our memory verses ask a vital question and provided an immediate answer:
“Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?God forbid”,  is the response. Sin is basically, disobedience to the word of God. Sin is from our thoughts and hearts (Mark 7:21-23), we should learn to deal with it.
My understanding is that there are too many fake “born again” children of God in the church today. Many have frustrated the grace of God. A true born again child of God  can not toy with sin:
“We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not”(1John 5:18).
Brethren, sin is a destroyer. Sin has a great capacity to keep us at the same level. As a child of God, if you are stagnant and finds it difficult to make progress in life, be honest to carry out a self-appraisal. In Christ, God is eager to bless us, but he cannot bless a sinner. He says in his book, those ” who honour me I will honour” (1 Sam 2:30). Our God is in the heavens. He want to draw you higher and higher according to His word but you have to please him first by lifting Him up:
“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me”( John 12:32)
True, our salvation is by grace lone:
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God”( Eph 2:8).
Also true, our righteous is not from obeying the law:
“I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain “(Gal 2:21).
But our God is righteous. Holiness is His nature. His eyes are too pure to behold iniquities. He is a Spirit. He wants to dwell in you if only you will “present your body a living sacrifice” ( Romans 12:1). The Word asks:
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? (1Cor 3:16). Please, do not frustrate the Holy Spirit of God in your thoughts, words and actions.
Sin of any kind is from the devil. The grace of God loves sinners but he hates sin with a passion:
“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. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God” ( 1 John 3:8-9)
Jesus Christ is our grace. He is a Spirit (1Cor 3:17..). He dwells in us. Let’s honour him by obying His word. He is the Word of God.
Do not be bothered how things are  at the moment. If the grace of God (Jesus) is upon your life, He can turn things around in ways that no human being can imagine (1 Cor 2:9).  Your responsibility is to make up your mind to walk before Him in perfection. He can turn ridicule into miracle. If  you have no qualification, the grace of God can qualify you and beautify you.
Many people spend their life time struggling to be rich materially instead of making efforts to seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness (Matt 6:33). Unfortunately, some people end up getting wealth from agents of darkness, which carries price of sorrow. Without righteousness, wealth means nothing. The Word of God says :
“Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness”
(Proverbs 8:18 ).
When the grace of God blesses anyone with His wealth in righteousness, there is no sorrow added to it ( Proverbs 10:22).
If you are truly a born again child of God, walking with the Lord in righteousness and perfection, then material prosperity is your heritage:
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich” (2 Cor 8:9).
The WILL of the grace of God for you is to enjoy all round prosperity. However, if you do not deal with sin in your life, riches and honour may not be yours. He says: “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”(3 John 2).
Receive the grace to deal with sins in your life in Jesus mighty name.
To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God.
Prayer: To all the readers of this message, “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen”(Rev 22:21).
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.
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).

SALVATION-by Pastor Usungedo

8 December 2014

Memory Verse: ” And she shall bring forth a Son and thou shall call His name JESUS : for He shall SAVE his people from their sins” ( Matt. 1:21)

I give God praise for another privilege to share His word with us. Thank you so much.

Salvation is the all inclusive word of the Gospel, gathering into itself all the Redemptive Acts and Processes.
It deals with the emancipation of mankind from whatsoever Sin had caused: Spiritual conflict, death, sickness, bondage, slavery, separation from God etc.

However, God’s Salvation is not merely a deliverance as such, but a DIVINE PERSON- The Deliverer, A Saviour. (Jon.3:16; Acts 4:12.)

Yes a Saviour . Our text states clearly that  a Son shall be born, and shall be called Jesus for He shall save ( The Saviour shall save) his people from their sins.
” And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is CHRIST THE LORD.” Lk2:10 – 11.
During this birth, there was a just and devout man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who waited for Christ’s coming and ministry. The Bible went on to say that it was revealed unto him by the Holy Sport that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

Stated further the Bible informs that Simeon came by the Spirit into the Temple: and when the parents brought in the Child Jesus to do for Him after the custom of the law, then he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said:
” Lord now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy Word: For my eyes have seen thy Salvation” Lk. 2: 29-30.
Simeon saw Him with his eyes, his heart received Him, his hands handled Him; the long awaited Messiah and Saviour. Is.62:11, Lk 3:6.
Salvation is personal and only in Christ.

Christ’s mission was very clear:
” For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” Lk.19:10.
Salvation means deliverance from being lost. Man is wandering about in the forest of life, trying to go somewhere but unable to find his way. He is lost. His only hope is for someone to notice that he is lost and begin to seek for the Saviour. This is where the glorious Gospel of Salvation comes in. God sees that man is lost and He sends His Son to seek and save man.
Salvation means deliverance from sin.

” For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” RM.3:23.
Sin had separated man from God. ( Is.59:2)
In salvation man is justified freely by God’s grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. RM.3:24.
Man is delivered from the power of darkness( Satan/ sin) and is translated into the kingdom of the Son of God, in whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

Sin is a spiritual disease which man has no cure.
Sin is a master that enslaves and will not let go more so the world man lives is crooked, perverse and sinful.
The cure is that God has sent His Son to seek and to save man. Matt. 1:21.
It is writtenChrist in me the hope of glory“. Therefore man without Christ is hopelessness, misery, crises and eternal damnation.
Salvation means reconciliation with God - Col.2:20-23.

Salvation means deliverance from enemies and danger - Matt.8:25-27.
Salvation means to make well, to heal, restore physical , mental and emotional health. 1Pet.2:24; Isaiah. 53: 3-5.
Salvation declares that Jesus Christ is concerned with man’s suffering. ( Jn. 15:13-14)

For all these Christ came, was crucified, He shed His blood, was mocked, scourged with stripes, given the crown of thorns, He died on the cross, buried and on the third day God raised Him from the dead for our justification.
Therefore in Christ you are justified, declared righteous, accepted by God and given Eternal Life.
If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation, old things are passed away, behold all things are become new. - 2Cor.5:17.
He is waiting at the door of your heart knocking, even now. Open for Him and receive forgiveness and a brand new life. Rev 3:20; ROM. 10:9-10.

Jesus is the reason for the season. Preach salvation to all and sundry humanity needs God’s Salvation - The Lord Jesus Christ.

Stay blessed. Wishing you a Merry Christmas in advance.

Pastor Bassey Usungedo, is based in Calabar, Nigeria. He ministers the word of Salvation to others regularly through the Ministry Of the Word.