Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: TRUTH and FREEDOM are inseparable.
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32)
You have to embrace the truth passionately, if you desire to be free indeed. In other words, no trace of deceit and falsehood must come from your thoughts and lips because the Holy Spirit of God is the Spirit of the truth (John 16:13).
Complete freedom is often miraculous, and is like a dream. I know this personally, because I have experienced it myself. The Psalmist tell us this much: ” When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream…”(Psalm 126:1-3).
Without deep knowledge of the truth, standing by the truth, doing the truth and defending the truth, out freedom is only partial. Many people are in spiritual bondage, yet they don’t know it.
The truth may not be easy to defined or explain in scientific terms. I once watched a television program where the guest speaker, introduced as a “spiritual person”, defined the truth as: “that which is”. We know as a fact that scientific data or information are facts and not truth. Spiritually speaking, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the truth. He says: ” I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).
Our memory verse says:
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” ( John 8:32). In verse 36, the word of God says: “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed “(John 8:36). In other words, if the truth shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. The Son here refers to the spiritual person of Jesus Christ, the number two in the Holy Trinity.
There are levels of freedom. Unfortunately, many people who are in bondage may not have awareness of being in it. Bondage can be physical, mental and spiritual. Spiritual bondage is by far worse than physical or mental bondage. For example, a person who is physically in prison may be spiritually free if he abides in the Lord, and the Lord can set him free physically if he praises and worships Him sufficiently enough, just as what happened to Paul and Silas (Acts 16:25-26).
Knowledge is very vital to complete freedom. Ignorance is at the root of many captivity, resulting in destruction ( Hosea 4:6). No one can truly flourish when in bondage.
The Scripture says:
“Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge”( Isaiah 5:13).
Many at times, I am stunned by the level of ignorance, falsehood and lies by those I interact with, even by those who “go to church” regularly. In my personal work and walk with the Lord, I have observed people lie very easily to cover up wrong deeds, as if the unrighteous act itself is not bad enough, yet, the Bible clearly tells us that lying is the true nature of the devil ( John 8:44).
Without totally surrendering your life to Jesus, you can not be free indeed. The Truth ( Jesus Christ) can only set you free indeed if you embrace Him and cleave to Him at all cost. And we know from the scripture that Jesus Christ is the Word of God( John 1:1).
Without total freedom, we cannot worship God in Christ in spirit and in truth ( John 4:24). Neither can we love God with all our heart, soul and mind without freedom indeed( Matt 22:37).
Take that vital decision to be cleaved to the Word today!
Have a Spirit-filled week in Jesus name. Amen.
Prayer: There is a reader of this message. Receive the grace of total freedom in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen.
Yours in defence of the Truth. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family
Spiritual Counselling Helpline:
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.org
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Hebrews 13:8).