Improving our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: Let us Emulate Christ!
Memory Verse: Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered (Heb 5:8).
Beloved, Christianity without Jesus Christ is an empty religion. He is the Word of God. He was with God in the beginning and He is God (John 1:1). He created all things (John 1:3).
He is the Way, the Truth & the Life(John 14:6). He is ONE with His Father (John 10:30).
In Him, we have oneness with the Father (John 17:21). In Him we live: For in him we live, and move, and have our being (Acts 17:28).
In the Ministry of the Word, we promote and encourage learning, knowledge and application of knowledge, both general and spiritual. Wisdom is the diligent application of knowledge. Jesus Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God (1Cor 1:24).
What are some of the things JESUS has taught us to do?
To love God with ALL our heart: Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind (Matt 22:37);
To love thy neighbour as thyself: And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these(Mark 12:31);
To love our enemies: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you (Matt 5:44);
To do to others as you want others do to you: Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets(Matt 7:12);
To give in order to be blessed:It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35).
He who scatters increases:There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth (Prov 11:24)
If our enemy is hungry, give him food:Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head( Rm 12:20);
We should move mountains with our faith:For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith (Mark 11:23);
Jesus is humility exemplified, hence the Father exalted Him: ”Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name” (Phil 2:5-9);
To always persist & persevere with faith & with prayer, using the parable of the persistent widow (Luke 18:1-8) etc.
I pray that Christ be well formed in us (Gal 4:19), so that we can diligently emulate Him in our body, soul and spirit, within the Church, and outside the Church in Jesus name. Amen.
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). Please, key into the Word of God Ministry.
PRAYER: There is someone reading this message, receive abundant GRACE to emulate Christ daily 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
Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good;