Word for Today: The Real Essence of Christmas.
Ministry Of the Word (MOW): True Spirituality (TS).
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23).
Christians are at different levels of spirituality.
Once, a person has accepted Jesus Christ as his or her Lord & Saviour, there is a measure of the Holy Spirit of God in the person. However, it the responsibility of that person to desire more and more of the Holy Spirit daily. A person can not be too full of the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit baptism signals a huge increase to the presence of the Holy Spirit in that person. One can be baptised ( also called anointing) again and again.
Giving your life to Christ is the very first step. Thereafter, other steps should follow as soon as possible, such as spiritual cleansing, sanctification, receiving a NEW HEART ( Ezekiel 36:26), receiving the gifts of the Spirit (1Corinthians 12:7-10), and finally manifesting the fruit of the Spirit , so as to impact the life of others positively.
Jesus Christ is the embodiment of the fruit of the Spirit . He is the Lord: ‘Now the Lord is that Spirit…'(2Corinthians 3:17).
Manifesting the fruit of the Spirit by everyone connected to the Lord, is the essence Christmas. There are many Christians without the concept of the fruit of the Spirit. Please, note that it’s ‘fruit of the Spirit’ and not ‘fruits of the Spirit’. You would notice that joy, peace and long suffering are all components of the fruit of the Spirit as per our memory verse. Rejoicing in long suffering is something that will be extremely difficult to the natural man, but the Holy Spirit accomplishes this in the life of a person.
We pray that in line with this season, the Almighty God will open the eyes of His children to understand the true essence of Christmas in Jesus name. Amen.
“No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us” (1John 4:12).
“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love” (1John 4:8).
Stay connected to the JESUS, also called the Word . Be enlightened.
Your 2018 shall be glorious in Jesus name. Amen.
Keep your thoughts & mind positive/ healthy.
Think no evil against anyone.
Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
Be compassionate and kind to one another.
Thank you JESUS for coming to the world to give us abundant life.
Dear Father, we pray for everyone sincerely connected to your Word, that this season they may come to the understanding of why JESUS came to this world in Jesus name. Amen.
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
Dr Ben Bassey is a licensed psychiatrist and a spiritual health counselor:
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