Word for Today: The Simplicity of the gospel can easily be mistaken.
Improving Our Spiritual Understanding
Ministry of the Word (MOW): True Spirituality
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (2Corinthian 11:3)
Spirit-filled Sunday to you all.
The Bible is the embodiment of the the word of God. It is the oldest book, yet the most current book in truth and facts. In the very beginning was the Word. The Word was with God and the Word was God ( John 1:1)
The New Testament in particular, reveals to us the “the mind of Christ” (1Corinthians 2:16). The mind of Christ is an embodiment of the mind of knowledge, wisdom, understanding, power, peace, joy, compassion, care, humility, patience, diligence, faith and above all, love. Why would anyone choose something less? Do you want peace, joy, love etc, then truly embrace Jesus Christ but not merely in a religious sense but rather spiritually.
In the course of my training and work, I have met and read about a number of intellectuals who mistake the simplicity of the gospel, but they paid dearly for it . Some people expected the gospel to be presented in a much more complex way. The truth is that God is not a talkative. For example, God lists out series of blessings in Deuteronomy 28:1-14, but these blessings will not come unless we ‘hearken diligently’ to all His commandments (Deuteronomy 28:1). Many people in the church hearken to God’s commandments but NOT diligently. They tend to forget that ‘ to obey is better than sacrifice ‘ (1Sam 15:22). Some people even give preference to church activities over the word of God.
As our memory verse warn, many people have been corrupted by the simplicity of the Word of God. The gospel is not merely in word but in power(1Cor 4:20). If you have received Jesus Christ into your heart, people want to see the POWER of God working through you. Power is the ability to do work. Whatever work you do by calling, the power of God can flow through you. You do not need to be in the health profession like some of us are, before the healing power of Almighty God in Christ Jesus, flows through you to others ( Mark 16:17-18). I have seen many lazy Christians in the body of Christ, yet they wonder why they are not prospering. All you keep hearing from them is ‘I don’t have a job’. What a level of ignorance! Christianity is not just about praying 24 hours in a lazy way. Christianity is prayer at work (John 5:17). Ignorance by Christians has made many to be under evil manipulation by self-centred people in the name of a leading a ‘church’.
The gospel may appear simplistic but please, learn to pay attention to details if you want God to prosper you. Diligence is a very key factor to pleasing God ( Hebrews 11:6; Proverbs 22:29).
The gospel has been given to every man to prosper. Please, never mistake the simplicity of the gospel rather learn to pay attention to details.
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God”(1Corinthians 1:18).
Thank you Jesus.
Father, we thank you for your words that have kept us alive. Please, help us not to mistake the simplicity in the gospel in Jesus. Amen
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).
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
Dr Ben Bassey is a consultant psychiatrist and a spiritual health counselor within the body of Christ.
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