Theme: The name ABOVE every other name!
Memory Verse: Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name (Phil 2:9)
Let us thank God for the month of perfection. JESUS is a name above every other name, universally. When the name Jesus is mentioned appropriately every knee, power, force, authority, principality etc, should bow, whether in heaven, on earth, or underneath (Phil 2:10).
All true born again Christians have new names: sons of God (John 1:12); word of God (Rev 2:17) etc. However, these glorious names are hidden from many, until they persevere and are willing to search the scriptures and discover them. The book of Proverbs says: It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter (Prov 25:2). God sowed Jesus, as a seed so that He will have many sons in the image and likeness of Jesus. The plan of God is for us to live like Jesus here on earth. Again, Brother Paul revealed this to us vividly: For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God (Romans 8:19).
Unfortunately, many born again Christians do not fully appreciate their new status in Christ Jesus. That every true believer is a son of God is a measure of tremendous amount of love from God. Hence, Brother John, writing from inspiration, says: Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not (1John 3:1).
There is the need for increasing understanding of the importance of having an ally with a name above every other name. He is the head of all principalities & power (Col 2:10). Every one who has Jesus fully formed in him, has been spiritually recreated to influence and dominate his environment with the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus himself was very conscious of the enormous power he gave to his disciples, hence he reassured us: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father (John 14:12). In Luke 10:19, Jesus says: Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Brother Paul truly tapped into the anointing & power in Christ Jesus, so much that his handkerchiefs were healing the sick (Acts 19:2). He made us to understand that the kingdom of God is not merely in words but in power: For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power (1Cor 4:20).
If you are a Christian in good standing with Jesus, everything contrary to the plan and purpose of God in your life should bow. This could range from ignorance, pride, stagnation, poverty, to illness, disease, fear, doubt and unbelief etc. Every challenge that we have, has a spirit behind it. Every spirit has knees. If every knee is not bowing to the Jesus in you, be open and honest with yourself, and carry out self-examination. Identify the hindrances and aggressively flush them out! His eyes are too pure to behold evil (Hab 1:13). You have been bought with a precious blood of Jesus (1Cor 6:20). Do not allow anyone, thing, force or power to steal your joy.
Christianity without POWER is a mere religion. We thank God for the fire that is currently spreading across his church.
Ignorance has kept many away from enjoying their birth right. Sincerely spend quality time daily to meditate on the word of God, and you will begin to see the difference in your life. Be totally obedient to the word of God. Live your new name! Do not limit God through your thoughts.
Your new name is the son of God, the word of God: I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High (Psalm 82:6).
Have a Spirit-filled month ahead.
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: There is someone reading this message, may you receive the grace of increasing knowledge of the power in Christ, and to live your new name for others to see, 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
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 (Rm 1:16).
All scriptures from KJV unless otherwise specified