Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
Improving our Spiritual Understanding.
Theme: The Three Pillars of Christianity: Faith, Hope & Love.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor 13:13, NIV).
Somebody has said that FAITH makes all things possible; HOPE makes all things bright; LOVE makes all things beautiful.
I have always loved our memory verse , 1 Corinthians 13:13, ever since the Lord directed my spirit to it. We know as a truth that in our daily spiritual life, faith, hope, and love are really important, “but the greatest of these is love”.
Remember, the word of God says faith is the assurance of what is hoped for ( Heb 11:1), and without faith, it is impossible to please God ( Heb 11:6). Remember all things are possible to him who believe (Mark 9:23). Remember, “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col 1:27).
As a Christian, if you are hopeless, and you expect nothing daily, you get nothing. True believers must remain hopeful and expectant because it is the expectation of the righteous that shall not be cut off ( Prov 23:18).
If faith and hope are so important in our spiritual lives, what then is love that the word of God says is greater than both faith and hope? The answer is provided by the same 1 Corinthians 13. This chapter of the Bible has always amazed me tremendously. Apostle Paul explains some deep spiritual things to us in this chapter. That as believers, we may speak in angelic tongues, “have the gift of prophecy”, “understand all mysteries, and all knowledge”, have faith that could move mountains, give all our goods to feed the poor, surrender our body for burnt sacrifice, and yet still NOT love (1 Cor 13:1-3).
He goes on to explain love in verses
4-8, using series of exclusive criteria. He explains love as enduring long (patient) and is kind, hope in all things, bearing all things in silence, not irritable, not rude, never failing etc ( NIV). Please, meditate deeply on this chapter. So, it is possible to surrender all our possessions to feed the poor and still NOT love! So it is possible to sacrificially surrender our bodies to be burnt and still NOT love. There are deep spiritual meanings in these. As you meditate, may God in Christ give you increasing understanding in Jesus Precious Name. No wonder the Bible says “God is love” ( 1 John 4:8).
Brethren, within the body of Christ, (the Church), do we truly love one another? Do we truly love our neighbours as ourselves? Even in our family life, do we truly love our spouses and children? You are the only one who can examine yourself and sincerely answer these questions. In Christ, may God give us more understanding in this area in Jesus name.
Have a Spirit-filled week in Jesus name. Amen.
Prayer: There is a reader of this message, receive the grace of increasing Faith, Hope, and to have God’s kind of Love, in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen.
Apostles of Love, Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family.
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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 Christ is the Word of God (John 1:1). 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.
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? (Jer 23:29)
Ministry of the Word (MOW):