Word for Today: Do you have the marks of Christ?
Ministry of the Word(MOW) : True Spirituality (TS).
Improving Our Spiritual Understanding
“From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus” (Galatians 6:17).
We bring you greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Good morning to you all.
Everywhere you go , every situation you find yourself, there is always an opportunity to ‘showcase’ Jesus Christ. I am often amazed that many Christians are not comfortable with sharing Jesus with others, for what ever reasons. Many Christians are not honouring and promoting Jesus Christ in thoughts, words and actions as they go about their duties.
Apostle Paul revealed:
“But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ” (Philippians 3:7-8).
After Apostle Paul found Jesus through a dramatic circumstance on his way to Damascus in Acts Chapter 9, he considered everything else he had as lost. Someone has said that many Christians are not truly married to Jesus; they are only merely befriending Him; if you are truly in love with someone, you cannot help but be fun of that person. How can you be in love with Jesus, and you do not call the name of Jesus so many times in 24 hours?
Some people have asked me how I deal with conflicts between my spiritual work and my psychiatric work. My response is usually that there is no conflict at all between true spirituality and medicine or science, for which psychiatry is a part . Nothing goes against the truth successfully. However, if one is religious about it, then there will be conflicts. Jesus Christ was the most spiritual and the least religious person while on earth. You can honour, promote or showcase Jesus anywhere you are by promoting truth, peace, compassion, openness, transparency, honesty, sincerity, loyalty, diligence, humility, joy and love etc. You can promote Him by praying for others without ceasing without ‘taking permission’ from them. You can promote Him without verbally mentioning the name Jesus aloud. After all, they often say that actions speak louder than words. As we know, Jesus has many names. He is the Truth; He is the Prince of Peace; He is the Comforter; He is Light; He is Life; He is love etc. These names are functional names clearly written in the bible. So we can honour and promote Jesus without being religious.
What have you suffered for Jesus? Or, what are you ready to suffer for Christ ? What ‘marks’ can you show to others that you have been crucified with Christ? What testimonies can you tell others that you have been with Jesus? Christianity is what we do, not merely what we say.
The stating point is to totally obey the word of God through apostle Paul:
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Col 3:16).
After Jesus Christ, Brother Paul is a man after my heart. Here is a man who was not with Jesus physically on earth, yet his intimacy with Jesus was extraordinary. No apostle who interacted with Jesus physically will deny that apostle Paul was at the top. He demonstrated an extraordinary, supernatural intimacy, passion and commitment to Jesus Christ. Hear him further:
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20)
“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 3:21)
As for Bro Ben, let no one find faults with me for the sake of Christ; rather, let it be known all over the world that nothing else is more important to me, but to honour and know Christ the more and to increasingly experience the power in His word.
Stay CONNECTED with Jesus Christ, the Word. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Connect, Change & Live (CCL).
Do unto others as you would want others to do to you.
Dear Father, please give every reader of this message the grace to truly fall in love with you and promote you every he or she goes in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Thank you Jesus.
Blood of Jesus!
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
He is a licensed psychiatrist, an interdenominational minister of the pure word of God and a spiritual health counselor:
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