Ministry Of the Word (MOW)
Improving Our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: Come and Have Some Rest.
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
We bless the Almighty God for what He is doing in our lives this month of double grace. This is our month of full blessings and total freedom.
Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the embodiment of the most powerful spirit (Holy Spirit), in heaven and on earth. Every power must bow before Him. He is the only ONE that can make us “free indeed ” (John 8:36). His DESIRE is to daily draw us closer to Himself, but we need to lift Him up first. This He tells us in the good news gospel:
“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me” (John 12:32).
Believe me, we can never be close to Him enough. He is very gracious. There is always room to draw closer to Him. All we need to do is to keep lifting Him up. How do we lift Him up? We can lift Him up in prayer and fasting; we can lift Him up by upholding righteousness, purity, holiness and integrity; we can lift Him up by upholding truth, sincerity, honesty, faithfulness, and patience; we can lift Him up by upholding discipline, diligence, accountability, openness and transparency; we can lift Him through love, care, and compassion to others.
Beloved, as a retired senior officer of the Nigerian Navy, a qualified psychiatrist in the 90s and by the grace of God a minister of the Good News gospel, I have seen a lot in the course of my work. I have seen so many people, both believers and unbelievers in one form of bondage or the other. The unfortunate aspect is that many people are not aware they are in bondage. It is easy to understand physical bondages and indeed some mental bondages, but when it comes to spiritual bondages, there is very limited understanding . Bondage is a form of yoke. There are many people under the terrible yoke of impatience, anger, pride, lying, talkativeness and guilt feelings, but lack understanding of being under yoke. The good news is that if they can acknowledge their situations and sincerely come to Jesus Christ in penitence, He is ready to anoint them with the fire of the Holy Spirit that destroyed all yokes.
The Book of Isaiah 10:27 says :
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing”.
Only the fire of the living God in Christ Jesus can completely destroy every yoke in a person’s life.
I can never forget a case of one of my patients in 2009, who was in a terrible yoke of dietary restrictions, due to perceived food allergies and intolerance of many specific food items. In my years of medical practice, I have never seen a case like that. He came to the clinic with a big bag containing literature and different specific food items he can not tolerate. Before he buys food stuff, he spend hours cross checking to make sure the food he wants to buy does not contain any food ingredients, he is allergic to. He told me, it is an ordeal to get the type of food he can tolerate. Those of us that Christ has given the grace to eat virtually every food stuff in the market should constantly be saying: Thank you Jesus!
Come to Jesus Christ in truth and in sincerity and be made free indeed.
I have come to realise that many people are not honest and sincere in assessing their situations. The great deliverer( Jesus Christ) is calling every one who is in any form of bondage today, saying:
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me ( Rev 3:20).
Please, do not hesitate to answer Him. It is now time to change your position. Receive the grace you need now in Jesus 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…(1Tim 4:7-8, NIV). Learn to meditate on the word of God day and night ( Joshua 1:8). The word of God is fire( Jeremiah 23:29).
Prayer: There is someone reading this message , may you receive the grace to come closer to Christ in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, Princess Esther & the beloved MOW family.
Dr Ben Bassey is a practicing psychiatrist in the UK & a spiritual health counselor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW and AHF.
All scriptures are taken from KJV, unless if otherwise specified.
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