The Ministry of the Word (MOW) is the spiritual arm of Abasi Health Foundation (AHF).
Through MOW, adherents trained spiritually to become spiritually independent and to enjoy enduring spiritual health, in accordance with the Word in 3 John 2.
The Ministry of the Word (MOW), Acts 6:4, is a spiritual, itinerary, non-denominational , dynamic, ministry within the body of Christ.It is a do -it -yourself Ministry. The inspiration for leading the MOW came to light out of the necessity to encourage and motivate individuals within the body of Christ to give themselves “continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word”(Acts 6:4). It’s a dynamic ministry that operates primarily as charity and on the eternal principles of God’s Word, with strong emphasis in becoming Christ-like in thoughts, words, deeds and acts to the glory of God. One of its main objectives is to encourage and empower believers to be rich in the Word of God (Col 3:16) as a basis for the required spiritual transformation (Rom 12:2). The Ministry of the Word creates a strong cultural value for believers to learn and develop the capacity to speak and communicate with one another using the Word of God at all times (Eph 5:19). The basic requirement for becoming MOW minister is “hunger and thirst after righteousness” (Matt 5:6). In response to the Great Commission, “go and make disciples of all nations”… (Matt 28:19-20..not exactly as in kjv!), this ministry reaches out to the unsaved with the message of reconciliation as committed to us as ambassadors of Christ (2 Cor 5:20). We emphasize a new strategy of ‘friendship evangelism’ and soul-winning, with the belief that when unbelievers see the power of God being manifested through the working of the Holy Spirit as we witness, they will be compelled to acknowledge Christ as their Lord and Savior to the Glory of God (Psalm 46:10).
To raise sincere, committed and courageous disciples in the body of Christ, and to fill “the earth with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD”(Hab 2:14).
Build, train and equip believers in the body of Christ with the undiluted Word of God towards edifying and perfecting of the saints for the end-time harvest and kingdom work. Help to develop a strong cultural value of communicating amongst brethren with reference to scriptures always thereby reflecting Christ in thought and in deed. Communicating God’s love to the unsaved with the message of reconciliation and establishing them in the sheep fold. We work in partnership with Spirit-filled, Word based churches, to promote spiritual independence in the body of Christ.
We encourage every believer to have ‘thirst’ and ‘hunger’ increasing spiritual knowledge, and to come to the knowledge of truth as the basis for their freedom indeed (John 8:36). “God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24…not exactly as in kjv!). Man can only connect and communicate with God through his spirit , but it is very important for us to note here that true spirituality is only found in God through Christ Jesus: Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6). The words of God are spirit and life: “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63). The spirit gives life through the Words God speaks to us and that is the real life which culminates the total well being of man as designed by God for only Him is TRUE and THE TRUTH.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another (John13:34). God has given us a command to love against all odds, regardless of persons or situations, loving all men are a basic requirement for a true disciple of Jesus Christ ….By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another (John 13:35). “For man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us” (1John 4:12). “He that loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is love” (1John 4:8). Therefore in Ministry of the Word, we have a commitment to love all men.
Truth & Integrity
Embracing the truth and being totally committed to the defense of the truth is a vital core value of MOW. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). Jesus Christ is the truth, and in him there is no variableness or shadow of turning. We believe Jesus is the absolute light with no trace of darkness whatsoever. His yes has always been yes. He has never lied. He can never lie. He has never failed. Jesus is the greatest human authority who ever existed on earth . He has absolute integrity. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). The bible calls Him a faithful witness. He is the Spirit of truth, peace, joy, humility, grace, goodness, mercy and love. He is the epitome and embodiment of unconditional love.
Righteousness exalts a nation/person …(Prov 14:34) You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions (Heb 1:9). A call to the kingdom places a demand on the believers to have thirst for things of the kingdom and to hate iniquity; never to compromise on righteousness, let alone promote it; that is the more reason we must abide by the key instruction: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Matt 6:33). The Word says we are established in righteousness ( Isaiah 54:14). The interest of a believer should be to please God and to live a holy live with the consciousness that every believer that accepts Christ is the temple of God and that temple must be kept holy.
Perfection & Excellence
God is perfect in all His ways and all knowing. Mediocrity is not an attribute of the kingdom. The ministry of Christ is an excellent one…But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises (Heb 8:6). And as true disciples, we are called to reflect Excellency of this ministry as in our lives in all we do to the glory of God ……But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us (2 Cor 4:7), and which enables us to approve, and also make superior and quality decisions in any situation ……that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ (Phil 1:10. In Christ Jesus, God is the true source of our perfection: “Every good and perfect gift comes from God, the Father of all light….”(James 1:17). The grace for excellence and perfection comes from JESUS.
Purity & Holiness
The Ministry of the Word does not compromise on integrity, purity and holiness. The Word says “follow with all men and holiness, without which no man shall the Lord(Heb 12:14). As Apostle Peter noted: “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, be ye holy, for I am holy” (Peter 1:15-16). MOW strongly encourage all its members, partners and affiliates to embrace the truth, holiness, purity and integrity. With holiness and truth as the foundation, other divine attributes are gradually built up through a learning process.
Knowledge & Wisdom
Lack of knowledge enslaves and puts one in perpetual bondage. The extent to which you can benefit from anyone or anything is largely a function of the level of information you have concerning the issue in question. God, the creator of heaven and earth, requires us as His Children to take hold of our kingdom rights by knowledge and we need knowledge to walk in is will. As disciples we are expected to walk in wisdom …..Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding (Prov 4:7), and wisdom is a function of knowledge applied. Note that God shuns at those who don’t have knowledge because our walk with Him on earth is a function of the knowledge we have: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children (Hosea 4:6), therefore there need for us to receive knowledge…….Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold (Prov 8:10)
We stress that Christianity without the power of God working through the believers in Christ Jesus, is a mere empty religion. Jesus Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God (1Cor 1:24). Apostle Paul tells us : “for the kingdom of God is not in word , but in power” (1Cor 4:20). He explained further: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16). JESUS himself said: ” Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shll by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19).
Liberty & Freedom
MOW is uncompromising in its belief and understanding that Jesus Christ was the greatest human emancipator who ever lived on earth. We value human freedom above all things. We abhor every form of bondage in any guise. The Word says: “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32). Only the Son can set us free indeed (John 8:36).The word of God clearly tells us that Jesus Christ is the embodiment of the Holy Spirit, and He is the Spirit of FREEDOM. The Bible says: Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of Lord is, there is liberty ( 2 Cor 3:17). Indeed, one important purpose of our anointing is to destroy all yolks( Isaiah 10:27).
Every disobedience is sin, and there is nothing like partial obedience. He commands to all His commands……Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth (Deut 28: 1). God pays preference to your obedience than to your sacrifice …..Then Samuel said: “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams (1 Sam 15:22). Most importantly every obedience comes with a reward…… If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land (Isa 1:19).
Our Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated absolute humility during His ministry on earth, every lifting in the kingdom is a basically based on how humble you are. Christ demonstrated this….. He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross and God lifted Him…..Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name (Phil 2:8-9). More so God frowns at the proud…… Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble (1 Pet 5:5).
As true disciples of Jesus Christ, we require diligence to attain God’s standard for rewards….But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Heb 11:6), and our work as disciples for Him we are expected to live a void of offence at His appearing in glory…….. Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by (2 Pet 3:14). Therefore a “Whatever it takes” and “persistent” attitude is required in our work towards eternity
Continuing Personal Development
In MOW, we emphasize and encourage individual’s to embark on regular Continuing Personal Development, through continuing education. Aside from spiritual growth, we motivate and empower ministers to discover and develop hidden talents, skills and potentials. We encourage excellence in communication skills, both verbal and written. We place a lot of emphasis on individual personal learning and growth as a means of achieving independence in life. Just as when Jesus was on earth, our aim is that every MOW minister should know what to do in every situation (John 6:6).
Membership is open to anyone with a sincere and passionate hunger and thirst for the word of God (Matt 5:6), the Lord, and to live by by total obedience of the word. Any one who is eager to learn, grow spiritually, love one another and to become a disciple of Jesus: “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another”(John 13:35). To remain in good standing with MOW, members or partners are required to learn to write edifying spiritual messages regularly, not less than once a month. Spiritually speaking, every true born again Christian (John 3:3-5), with passion for the word of God is linked to MOW. Just introduce yourself and start writing spiritual messages, sending copies to: ministryoftheW@gmail.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
A Call To Salvation!
If you have visited this website 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) or MFM or Winners Chapel (Living Faith).
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). The Word says ‘through knowledge shall the just be delivered’ (Proverbs 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
The views and opinions expressed within the MOW are the specific responsibilities of the writers, in as much as the MOW leadership strongly believes that are all scriptures are given by the inspiriation of God (2Tim 3:16), we nevertheless acknowledge that there is wide variation in the interpretation of the word of God, as the Spirit directs. However, the leadership of the MOW accepts the overall general responsibility for the messages posted.
All scriptures are taken from KJV unless otherwise specified. To know more about the Ministry of the Word(MOW), please register using the Link below and visit the websites below: