31 August 2014
Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
Improving our Spiritual Understanding.
Theme: Focus on the Future: Do Not Look Back
“And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God (Luke 9:62).
“Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase ” ( Job 8:7).
Many a times, we allow our past to impose a significant limitation on us, by unduly dwelling on past errors, mistakes or sin. The truth is that once you are truly born again by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you become a new creature. Apostle tells us that much:
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” ( 2 Cor 5:17).
Truly, every one has got the PAST, the PRESENT and the FUTURE. Your background may be insignificant but you do not have to limit yourself. You can LEARN from your past but do not dwell on it. You can positively INFLUENCE your present without allowing your thoughts to impose limitations. With the Holy Spirit dwelling in you, you can reshape your future and make it glorious: The scripture says:
“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Col 1:27).
Jesus Christ is the embodiment of the Holy Spirit and He came to give us abundant live( John 10:10b), through our FAITH in Him.
However, in life nothing goes for nothing. There is a price to be paid for every good thing. We sow, then we reap. God values our sincerity, humility, meekness and total obedience more than sacrifice (1Sam 15:22). Prior to destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, God directed Lot to move out with his family and never to look back ( Genesis 19:17), but “his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt” ( Genesis 19:26).
Looking back can take different forms and shapes. A common example of looking back when working and walking with the Lord is DISTRACTION, though the person may be ignorant of it (Luke 10:40-41).
In most of our life battles, our common enemy is the devil. Our commanding officer ( Jesus Christ), is warning us never to look back. In every challenge, circumstance or situation, focus on Him and NOT on the problems. Looking unto Jesus… Hebrews 12:2.
Our ALLY is keen to draw us higher and higher to himself if only we are ready to yield ourselves to Him in total obedience. He Himself tells us that much:
“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me” (John 12:32).
I love the conclusion of Apostle Paul in his letter to the Philippians:
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” ( Phil 4:8).
Receive increasing spiritual understanding in Jesus name. Amen.
PRAYER: There is someone reading this message, receive the grace to cleave and look unto Jesus without looking back in Jesus name. Amen
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ. Bro 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). 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).
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.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Hebrews 13:8).