Ministry of the Word (MOW)
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
True Spirituality (Series 77)
Theme: The Kingdom of God is Within You!
Memory Verse: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21)
We thank God for the new thing He is doing in our lives. Believers often travel long distances to find God in Christ. The truth is , if Christ is well formed in your heart (Gal 4:19), then be sure you carry God within you.
When Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God will come, His response was: the kingdom of God is within you (Luk 17:21). There are deep hidden meanings in the statement. The Bible says our body is the living temple of God, hence we ought to keep it holy. According to Brother Paul: What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?(1Cor 6:19). He then added: For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s (1Cor 6:20).
We need this God’s consciousness in our walk with God in Christ. Once, we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, then the true God is in us. This is why Brother John says: Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). This is why Brother Paul says: Christ in you, the hope of glory (Col 1:27). This why the Psamist says: I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High (Psalm 82:6). I could go on and on. Once, you have received Jesus Christ into your heart, there is the need for you to grow in grace and knowledge that is in Christ Jesus, to enable Christ to be well formed in you. The plan of God is to manifest all true believers as Jesus on earth, hence Apostle Paul revealed: For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God (Rom 8:19).
God is a Spirit (John 4:24). The Holy Spirit of God will not dwell in a vessel (body) that is impure. What is that ”habit” that you secretly hold unto, which you know very well does not glorify God in your life. You may call it any name, but if it does not bring glory to God, please drop it NOW. Is it procrastination? Is it laziness? Is it miserliness? Is it sleeping too much? Is it impure thoughts? Is it poverty of ideas? etc. As a Spirit, God has ears, feelings, eyes etc. The Holy Spirit cannot withstand imperfection, hence the Word says: Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity (Hab 1:13).
In conclusion, to optimize your work and walk with God in Christ, you need to carry that consciousness that the kingdom God is within you. His is a kingdom of power, boldness, hardwork, righteousness, transparency, integrity, care, comfort, peace, etc. God loves a humble and contrite heart: For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones (Isa 57:15).
The words of God are in ONENESS with the Spirit of God, and they are life (John 6:63)
To have God- like thoughts, feelings, words and deeds require spiritual training in the word of God: Train yourself to be godly..(1Tim 4:7-8 NIV).
MY PRAYER: There is someone reading this message now, may you receive the grace of understanding that the kingdom of God is within you 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
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63).