Ministry of the Word (MOW)
Improving our Spiritual Understanding
Theme: Know the true SOURCE of Power.
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8).
Glory be to God and to our Lord Jesus Christ in the highest, for His awesomeness, faithfulness, power and love. In Christ, God alone is worthy of our praise. As we praise Him daily, may He extend His fire to us, and take us to a higher level of knowledge , wisdom and understanding of Him, in Jesus name. Amen.
In Christ Jesus, may God open our eyes to understand the scriptures in Jesus name. Amen.
Beloved, power is the ability to do work. Everyone requires empowerment. Without power, we can do nothing. The truth is that there are many sources of empowerment. Empowerment could come from the Holy Spirit, as promised in our memory verse. Empowerment could come from Satan and his demons but not without a price(limited power compared with power from the Holy Spirit from the living Almighty God).
Empowerment could come from man (even more limited empowerment), especially if such a person occupies very high position such as president of a country, Prime Minister or head of state of a country.
Within the body of Christ (the church), I am often amazed that believers run very easily to pastors, prophets, bishops, deliverance ministers at the slightest challenge, without even bothering to know the SOURCE of their power. In Acts 16:16-19, a certain damsel possessed with an evil spirit of divination was being used by her master for material gain via soothsaying. Thank God for the superior power of the Holy Spirit in apostle Paul which cast away the spirit from her as she was taunting Paul and his colleagues. There are many people using the name of Jesus as a cover, but operating with contrary spirit. On that day my Father will tell them:
” I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:23).
As Christian, have you taken time to understand the source of power of that ‘great’ man or woman of God you have been following. There is power and there is POWER! Ask God for the spirit of discernment, to understand what spirits operate in people. It’s either the Holy Spirit or not. There should be no mixing.
Why do believers readily take their look or focus away from the true source of their empowerment-the God of our Lord Jesus Christ. Every true believer should learn to stay CONNECTED to the Truth, the true source of empowerment. The bishop and the president may fail you, but Jesus can never fail you. He says, I will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). Meditate on the word of God and apply it to yourself and it will generate revelational power in you.
The word of God says you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you(Phil 4:13). That verse did not say you can do all things by running to a bishop or deliverance minister or president of country. Do not limit yourself. In Christ Jesus, you are a king and a priest (Revelation 1:6). At the name of Jesus Christ, every sickness, disease, distress, challenge should bow.
The word of God says put no confidence in the flesh:
“Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD” (Jeremiah 17:5).
Have a Spirit-filled week and for the rest of the year.
To grow spiritually requires daily meditation with the word of God (Joshua 1:8) and seeking first the kingdom of God and its righteousness (Matthew 6:33). However, the first thing you must desire greatly is total spiritual freedom through the truth in the word of God ( John 8:32, 36).
Prayer: There is someone reading this message, receive the grace to have spirit of discernment inJesus mighty name. Amen
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, Esther & the beloved MOW family network.
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Bro Ben Bassey is a psychiatrist and a spiritual health counsellor who ministers to people regularly through the MOW, WordPress Ministry and AHF. He is a true disciple, teacher, evangelist, prophet, missionary, and ambassador for JESUS CHRIST. He has a passion for the Word of God and a strong Defender of the Truth.
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The Ministry of the Word and the WordPress Ministry are the spiritual arms of AHF. They are in divine partnership with the Redeemed Christian Church of Church (RCCG), Mountain of Fire & Miracles (MFM ) & the Living Faith ( Winners Chapel). We encourage you to fellowship with any of their parishes, if you are looking for a spiritual place of worship.
All scriptures are taken from King James Version (KJV).