Ministry of the Word (MOW)
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: Learn to be still before the Lord , if you desire to see God at work.
” Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalm 46:10)
How often do you LEARN to be STILL before the LORD? No doubt, God loves our loud praise and noise. Psalm 100:1 says: “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands”.
However, if you want to see God in ACTION, you have to learn to be STILL, SILENT, and QUIET, before the Lord from time to time. God has already started to do something through us that will MARVEL many people. I am not just saying this out of sentiments or emotions, but rather, I stand on the authority of the word of God that declares: “Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you”” (Hab 1:5). If you are truly born again, and filled with the Holy Spirit, then spiritually, you have been recreated by God in Christ Jesus, therefore you are for Signs and Wonders (Isaiah 8:18).
There is a new evidence based psychological therapy in Mental Health Science, called Mindfulness Therapy, use to treat common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and stress related problems. Mindfulness Therapy, is a practical therapy, now gaining ground, with emphasis on patient being guided to focus their minds on HERE and NOW, aimed at developing increasing self control of the mind. Mindfulness therapy is now being combined with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT), in what is called, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCBT). It is aimed at helping the patient to ‘flush out’ unhealthy thoughts while focus ing on healthy thoughts. The word of God enables us to know that what we focus our mind on is vital to our health and overall wellbeing, hence Brother Paul admonishes us: “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). We thank God that science is now fully in agreement with the word of God.
In conclusion, to see God in action in your life, you have to learn to focus on Him (His words), in silence and quietness. Learn to be still before the Lord. If I may ask you, what are your predominant thoughts daily? Never forget, as a man “thinketh in his heart so is he “(Prov 23:7). Many in the body of Christ, daily get overwhelmed by the challenges and issues of life, no wonder it may be difficult for them to enjoy the PRESENCE and LEADING of the Lord, which is usually with a still small voice: “And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice” (1Kings 19:11-12). Many in the body of Christ have turned prayers to monologue. They are the only one talking to God, and very rarely wait in silence to hear from God. Whereas God is saying: “Be still and know that I am God”.
True spiritual training will ultimately enable us to develop the Mind of Christ (1Cor 2:16). A mind that knows what to do in every situation and circumstance. A mind full of grace, mercy, truth, purity, joy, glory and love. An extremely humble mind. A mind that is peaceful. A mind that is respectful of others. A mind that esteems others above himself. A mind that avoid strife at all cost. A mind that is other-centred. A mind that honours others above ourselves. A mind that is focused on ideas rather than merely discussing events and people. A mind filled with divine wisdom. A mind of great understanding!
Have a Spirit-filled week and for the rest of the year.
To grow spiritually requires daily meditation with the word of God (Joshua 1:8) and seeking first the kingdom of God and its righteousness (Matthew 6:33). However, the first thing you must desire greatly is total spiritual freedom through the truth in the word of God ( John 8:32, 36).
Prayer: There is someone reading this message, receive the grace to be still before the LORD in Jesus mighty name. Amen
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, Esther & the beloved MOW family network.
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Bro Ben Bassey is a psychiatrist and a spiritual health counsellor based in the UK. He ministers to people regularly through the MOW, WordPress Ministry and AHF. His qualifications include: MBBS, MA, FWACP (psych). He is a true disciple, teacher, evangelist, prophet, missionary, and ambassador for JESUS CHRIST. He voluntarily retired from the Nigerian Navy in 2008 as a Commodore against expectations, in order to answer the Lord’s call. He has a passion for the Word of God and a strong Defender of the Truth. He was baptised in the Holy Spirit on the 10th of February 2008 by the grace of God.
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The Ministry of the Word and the WordPress Ministry are the spiritual arms of AHF. They are in divine partnership with the Redeemed Christian Church of Church (RCCG), Mountain of Fire & Miracles (MFM ) & the Living Faith ( Winners Chapel). We encourage you to fellowship with any of their parishes, if you are looking for a spiritual place of worship.
All scriptures are taken from King James Version (KJV).