10 August 2014
Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
Improving our Spiritual Understanding.
Theme: Is Christ Living in you?
“Christ in you, the hope of glory (Col 1:27b).
Without Christ living in you, Christianity becomes an empty religon. The bible calls this revelation a mystery, hidden from man for ages past:
“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles” (Col 1:27a).
Brethren, any other thing you hold unto trustingly, apart from Christ is an idol. Anything else you put your trust in, other than Jesus Christ may fail you. The truth is that anything Christ can not do for you, nobody else can. Any disease Jesus cannot heal, no doctor can. Let your focus be on Christ alone. In everything, cleave to Him with everything you have. Looking unto Jesus… (Heb 12:2).
The Bible enables us to know that Jesus is the Word of God ( John 1:1). All things were created by the word of God: “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made”( John 1:3). In him was life; and the life was the light of men(John 1:4). The word of God dwelling in our hearts keep us away from sin ( Ps 119:11).
Beloved, having accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, there is need to allow Christ to be formed in your heart, through meditating on the word of God. This is Apostle Paul prayer to every true Christian:
“My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you” (Gal 4:19). Until Christ is fully formed in your heart, he may never live in you. If Christ is not living in you, you may never enjoy a stable presence of the Holy Spirit. The Lord is that Spirit (2Cor3:17). Our body is the temple of God (1 Cor 3:17).
As a child of God, you have been recreated for greatness in Christ Jesus. However, you need the Holy Spirit in the Word working through you daily, for you to achieve greatness. He says: “Without me you can do nothing” ( John 15:5).
“For in him we live, and move, and have our being” ( Acts 17:28).
Pastor Adeboye of RCCG, in one of his messages in his Open Heavens, recently reminded us of the Law of Inertia: “A body maintains its state of REST or uniform growth unless acted upon by external force”. Based on my own personal experience, the best internal and external force that can act on any one is the Holiness Spirit of God, in Christ Jesus. He acted on Jesus ( Acts 10:38), and today, the entire world revolves around Him. He acted on Saul of Tarsus, now Apostle Paul, ( Acts 9: 4-6), on his way to Damascus, and Paul became a foremost and an outstanding Apostle for Christ etc. Jesus assured every true believer of this divine empowerment ( Acts 1:8). Ask and it shall be given to you. We ( in MOW) , strongly encourage you to desire the Holy Spirit above all other person or thing in life. He is the best friend you could ever have. He is your LIGHT. He is reliable and faithful.
If Christ is formed in you, if Christ is living in you, you are destined for greatness. Have a Spirit-filled month 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 POINT: My Father and my God, please contend with anything that is contending with Christ in my life, in Jesus mighty 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
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Hebrews 13:8).