14 September 2014
Ministry of the Word (MOW):
True Spirituality (TS).
Improving our Spiritual Understanding.
Whose Voice are you Following?
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27).
If you are truly born again by willingly accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour ( John 3:3-6), it is very important that you recognise and hear the VOICE of God in Christ and follow Him.
The truth is that in Christ, God speaks to us daily. Unfortunately, within the body of Christ, not many children of God are able to recognise and hear the voice of God in Christ.
The big question is: How do you recognise the voice of God in Christ. At any given time, a person may hear a voice from four sources: The voice of God; the voice of the devil; the person’s own voice; and the voice of others in direct or indirect contact or communication with the person. It takes the grace of God to be able to distinquish between these voices at any given time. Some people say that that the voice of God is always a gentle still voice(1 Kings 19:12). The truth is that God has many ways of speaking to His children. What is required of us is to ask and receive the gift of discerning between spirits (1 Cor 12:10).
Prayer, fasting, worshiping God in Christ, create the right atmosphere and channel for voice of the Holy Spirit to be heard with clarity. The bible says:
“As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them”(Acts 13:2).
Brethren, if you can LEARN to hear from the Holy Spirit of God, and be led by him,it would make your Christian life interesting and exciting. How can you be a child of God but not able to hear from your Father? Sin, disobedience, separation and distance can keep us away from hearing from Him ( Isa 59:1-2). If we allow the words of God to dwell in our hearts and spirits, these will guide us into what the Holy Spirit is saying. The Scripture says the Holy Spirit only speaks what He hears (from the Word):
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come “( John 16:13).
Without hearing from God in Christ, it will be difficult to follow Him. There are many people out there calling the name Jesus, but who are not followers of Jesus Christ. Jesus Himself says:
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber”( John 10:1).
Prayer: As you meditate on the word of God, receive the grace to hear and follow the voice of the Holy Spirit of God in Christ, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Receive increasing spiritual understanding in Jesus name. Amen.
PRAYER: There is someone reading this message, receive the grace to cleave and look unto Jesus without looking back in Jesus name. Amen
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ. 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). 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; http//www.abasihealthfoundation.org
All scriptures are taken from KJV, unless if otherwise specified.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Hebrews 13:8).