04 May 2014
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: Amazing Grace!
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Cor 12:9)
Welcome to the month of May, 2014, the month of amazing grace. I prophesy that before the end of this month, someone reading this message, will have cause to testify, like the erstwhile blind man in the book of John: “Whereas I was blind, now I see” ( John 9:25).
Being a full product of grace myself, I believe I am in position to say a few things about grace. I bless God for RCCG, Open Heavens by Pastor Adeboye and the various true and sincere men of God that God has used to multiply my grace. Truly, grace multiply with your knowledge of Jesus Christ(2 Pet 1:2).
I am led to recall an extract of a message I heard while attending one of the RCCG congresses in Nigeria, where a man of God said the following about Grace. He said: Grace does not always choose the qualified, but grace qualifies the chosen; Grace can turn a ridicule to a miracle; Grace may acquit the guilty, hence grace is an advocate; Grace can pick a beggar from a dung hill and set him before kings; he also said all faces may look alike until grace sets on one of them and make him distinguished, therefore grace beautifies.
What is grace? In simple term, grace means unmerited favour. Instead of punishment for having done wrong, we obtain mercy and favour from God. Grace is actually a spiritual being. According to the word of God, Jesus Christ is the grace of God for humanity. The Bible says: whereas the law came through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus( John 1:17). Verse 14, says Jesus came “full of grace and truth” ( John 1:14).
I may not know what challenges you are going through right now. Your situation or circumstance may seem hopeless. But one thing I do know is that the GRACE of God is sufficient for you in Christ Jesus. Cleave unto Jesus in total surrendering. His grace is all we need: “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (2Cor 9:8).
When Amazing Grace touched a man born lame from birth at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, through the hand of Peter, the bible says he was: “walking, and leaping, and praising God” (Acts 3:8).
Your “thorn in the flesh” may not be removed, but He will give you sufficient grace to sail through. According to our memory verse, the power of God comes to perfection where there is a weakness. Like Apostle Paul , let us learn to praise God in our weakness, instead of grumbling and complaining, so that the power of God may be made perfect in us.
PRAYER: For every one reading this message, may your grace be multiplied in Jesus mighty name, Amen! May grace give you testimonies before the end of this month of grace. Amen!
Yours in the Vineyard of Grace. Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family
Spiritual Counselling Helpline:
In the Ministry Of the Word (MOW)-Acts 6:4, we primarily encourage and empower believers to be rich in the words of God: “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom” (Col 3:16). The entrance of the WORD is the true source of LIGHT in a dark world(Ps 119:130). We also encourage believers to speak to one another “in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs(Eph 5:19). We encourage everyone to “seek first the kingdom of God his righteousness” Matt 6:33). Righteousness exalts(Prov 14:34). We emphasize that pure Christianity is about True Spirituality in Christ Jesus. We emphasize that the POWER in the blood of Jesus has set us FREE from bondage, and that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2Cor 3:17). Jesus Christ is the Word of God (John 1:1). Jesus is the Truth (John 14:6). The words of God are spirit & are Life(John 6:63). We allow the Scriptures to answer all questions. We create the awareness that Jesus has made all true believers kings and priests unto God and his Father(Rev 1:6). In addition, as a spiritual body, we also empower unbelievers, using the principles of our Lord Jesus Christ with the understanding that when they witness the power of the living God, they will exalt his holy name (Psalm 46:10). One major objective of MOW is to increasingly improve everyone’s spiritual understanding! Spiritual ignorance is a major cause of human destruction(Hosea 4:6). Indeed, many children of God have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge (Isa 5:13). Please note that the MOW is an initiative and the spiritual arm of Abasi Health Foundation (AHF). AHF is a registered NGO in Nigeria , with the primary objective of empowering all groups of people to optimize their health. It is aimed at encouraging everyone to have increasing awareness of three broad levels of health: Physical, Mental and Spiritual. May God give you the grace of increasing understanding in Jesus Name. Amen. Websites: http//www.ministryoftheword.org
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8)