Improving Our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: The Wonders of the New Creation.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2Cor 5:17).
The Lord wants to move someone to the next level this week, hence He is leading me to write this message. I initially had wanted to write on a different theme since one of my spiritual daughters had written on New Creation recently.
A truly born again Christian who has been recreated in God in Christ Jesus is not an ordinary being. However, spiritual ignorance has kept many away from this truth. Many at times, we think that we became children of God by our own strength. Not at all! No one can truly surrender to Jesus and accept Him as his Lord and Saviour unless the Father draws him( John 6:44). The Word says:”But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” ( John 1:12). This is entirely by grace alone, though the person must be willing.
True believers are described this way:
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” ( 1Peter 2:9).
The key question every believer should sincerely answer is this: Are you being manifested as signs and wonders on earth, in accordance with Mark 16:17-18 that says “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” ( Mark 16:17-18). If not, why not? This text is for every true believer. Every believe should be sincere and honest in self -examination and in answering this question. Qualification and requirement for this New Anointing can be found in Hebrews 1:9- love righteousness and hate iniquity.
In the body of Christ today, we have many big title holders such as Archbishops, bishops, senior pastors, reverends, prophets & evangelists without signs and wonders, because the words of God coming from them is without power. Apostle Paul tells us that the gospel is not in words but in power(1Cor 4:20).
Philip as a deacon brought much joy to the entire city of Samaria as many believe when they saw signs & wonders( Acts 8:13).
Our memory verse says you are a New Creation in Christ Jesus. You have been raised up to sit with Jesus in heavenly places( Eph 2:6), above all principalities and power ( Eph 1:20-21). Having an understanding of this is what is required to move you to the next level.
The life of a new creation is anchored on righteousness, truth, purity, integrity and holiness. The sources of empowerment for this new life style entails daily making use of:
The power in His name( Phil 2:9-10).
The power in His blood ( Rev 12:11).
The power in His words ( Matt 4:4).
The only thing that can prevent you from manifesting this heavenly life style is SIN( Isa 59:1-2). Hence, the Psalmist voiced out:
“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me” (Psalm 66:18).
Arise and shine…Isa 60:1
Have a blessed and fruitful week in Jesus name. Amen.
It shall be well with you this 2015 in Jesus precious name. Amen.
To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God, with total fear of God. Train yourself yourself to be godly…(1Tim 4:7-8, NIV)
Prayer: There is someone reading this message , receive the grace to become a new creation and be manifested as a son of God on earth in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
A Call To Salvation!
If you have read this message by chance, but you are undecided or have no clarity whether you want to give your life to Christ. I would encourage you to give it a trial. Please, pray this prayer with us:
“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I confess all my sins to you right now. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift and joy of eternal life. I ask you to come into my heart and life right now and be my Lord and Saviour. Lord, please write my name in the book of Life. I promise to sincerely surrender ALL to you and serve you diligently always from now on, in Jesus name I have prayed. Amen”. Congratulations! You are now spiritually regenerated and “born again” in Christ Jesus. We would encourage you to join any Word based Church of your choice. Please, be prayerful in choosing one. We would recommend the nearest branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, Princess Esther & the MOW family.
Dr Ben Bassey is a practicing psychiatrist in the UK & a spiritual health counselor, who ministers to people regularly through the MOW and AHF.
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
We stress that: Righteousness exalts a person (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 all forms of bondage, ignorance, disease 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; Rev 19:13
). We emphasise that 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 avoid the dilution, misinterpretation or deliberate corruption of the words of God. We create the awareness that Jesus has made all true believers kings and priests unto God and his Father(Rev 1:6). In addition, aside from soul winning, as a spiritual body, we also empower unbelievers with knowledge using the principles of our Lord Jesus Christ with the understanding that when they witness the power of the living God, they will be compelled to believe and 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
). Indeed, “through knowledge shall the just be delivered” (Prov 11:9). We are established by the righteousness in the word of God (Isa 54:14).
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
All scriptures are taken from KJV, unless if otherwise specified.
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