Ministry Of the Word (MOW):
IMPROVING OUR SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING
Theme: Be a spiritual Christian, NOT merely being religious.
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God” (Romans 8:16).
The grace of the Almighty God is sufficient for every reader of this message. His PRESENCE is all we need on a daily basis.
Let’s continue to bless Jehovah El-Shadai for His love and faithful to all generations. He is Sovereighn. He is powerful. He is mighty. He is perfectly good, kind, gentle, humble, reliable, faithful, holy and loving. He is the only ONE that you can trust hundred percent. He is the only true God.
Brethren, God wants us to grow spiritually and to know Him deeply on a daily basis. In Christ Jesus, God is a Spirit (John 4:24).
We understand from the scriptures that man exists at three broad levels: physical(body), mental(soul) and spiritual(spirit) (1Thess 5:23). In healthcare, whereas the physical and mental needs of man are reasonably well appreciated and often attended to, this is not the case with our spiritual health needs. Due to lack of spiritual health awareness, it is not uncommon to observe that many human spirits, even among “born again” Christians are unattended to. When we neglect our spirit being, it become malnourished, weak, blunt, and insensitive, hence unable to perceive or hear from the Holy Spirit. The scripture refers to this group of people the “the natural man”. Hence, the Word says: “But the natural man receiveh not the things of the Spirit: for they are foolishness unto them, because they are spiritually discerned”(1Cor 2:14).
The book of Proverbs says the spirit of man (not body or soul) is the candle of the LORD (Proverbs 20:27) . Thus, God only relates or communicates with man’s spirit, since God himself is entirely a Spirit. Without regeneration of man’s spirit in a spiritual rebirth in Christ Jesus, this link or reconnection between God and man can never be truly re-established having been lost in the garden of Eden to disobedience (Gen 3:1-24).
Jesus himself was a highly spiritual person while on earth, with regard to strong connection with his Father. At one point he said: “I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things” (John 8:28). This is true spirituality indeed.
Unfortunately, there is very little true spirituality in many denominational churches today. Hence, Christianity has been mis-represented as a religion and many churches are now characterized by their own doctrines, traditions and activities. True spirituality is found only in the word of God and it is life. Jesus himself said: “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).
Without true spirituality and spiritual awareness, we are vulnerable to the destructive forces of the Devil, whose sold purpose is to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). This is irrespective of whether we believe in God or not. Whether we are “born again” or not.
True spirituality would enable us amongst others to:
Be in friendship with the truth (John 14:6);
Be others centred rather than self centred;
Do unto others as we would others do unto us(Matt 7:12);
Have ‘thirst’ and ‘hunger’ for righteousness (Matt 5:6);
Have a sense of uniqueness, SACRED, “connectivity”, and oneness with the universe and divinity;
Respect and tolerate others’ beliefs, cultures and religions ;
Recognize that to help others is to help oneself;
Recognize that to harm others is to harm oneself;
Be totally committed to purity, holiness, honesty, sincerity, humility, diligence, and peace etc.
Appreciate the essence of daily prayer and fasting as KEY to working and walking in the kingdom;
Build up our faith and understanding;
Above all recognize that to love others is to love oneself.
The word of God (JESUS) is full of grace! We need grace to become spiritual. The more we dwell in the words of God, the more spiritual we would become, provided we are sincere.
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ’(John 1:17)
To fully appreciate grace, requires spiritual training in the words of God: ‘Train yourself to be godly…’(1Tim 4:7-8 NIV)
There is someone reading this message, receive multiple grace to grow spiritually, as you study the word of God and meditate on His words in Jesus precious name.
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:
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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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