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