Ministry of the Word (MOW)
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: Knowing the power of his resurrection!
Memory Verse: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; (Phil 3:10).
We thank God for Jesus. Like brother Paul in our memory verse, everyone should desire to know the power of his resurrection increasingly. It was really a supernatural power. Death could not hold him in the grave, against all laws and expectations. The power was so mighty that it caused a great earth quake and the veil of the temple was torn (Matt 27:51).
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay (Matt 28:6).
It was difficult to believe. It was difficult to imagine with the human brain/mind. One of his disciples (brother Thomas) felt it was a joke. Here him:The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe (John 20:25).Though he later believed on seeing the nail marks, but Jesus told him:Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed (John 20:29
Today, Jesus is alive to die no more. He says: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death (Rev 1:18).
There are many believers in the body of Christ today who fellowship quite regularly, but there is no depth or substance in their faith. Having Jesus as our Lord and Saviour require faith that is active. We thank God for the power that resurrected Jesus. The power has been made available to every true believe. The gospel is about the kingdom of God, and is about power:For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power(1Cor 4:20).The resurrected Jesus Christ living in our hearts is the basis for this power. He is the embodiment of this power and he has handed it to all true believers. He says:All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth (Matt 28:18). The more we understand and make use of this power the more we understand what brother Paul meant when he said: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me(Phil 4:13).We are the branches. He is the vine. Without him, we can do nothing (John 15:5). His name is the Word of God (Rev 19:13)
Once we have received the Holy Spirit, that power is in our thoughts and in our words. Let’s us make use of it daily. Through spiritual training, His grace enables us to align our thoughts with the thoughts of God. Never use your words to contradict the written word of God. Any thoughts that you have that contradicts the word of God, take it captive to the obedience of Christ (2Cor 10:5). As you do this increasing, you will realize that all things work together for your good, irrespective of your circumstances (Rom 8:28).
We thank God for Easter. It is well with you in Jesus name.
To have increasing spiritual knowledge, requires total fear of God, and spiritual training in the word of God: ”Train yourself to be godly”(1Tim 4:7-8 NIV).
PRAYER: There is someone reading this message , may you receive the grace to have increasing understanding of the power within you, in Christ Jesus as you obediently focus on the words of God in Jesus mighty name, Amen!
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 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; http//www.abasihealthfoundation.org
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (Col 1:16).