Word for Today :
‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me…’
Ministry Of the Word (MOW): True Spirituality(TS).
Improving Our Spiritual Understanding
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:18-19).
Jesus Christ Himself during His earthly ministry declared these scriptures from Prophet Isaiah 61:1-2. You would recall that the only sign given to John the Baptist to recognise Jesus on earth was the Spirit resting on Him:
“And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him…” (John 1:32-34)
You might have been Christian for Many years; but has the Spirit of the Lord fallen upon you. Without anointing, spiritual empowerment, understanding the realm of the supernatural, and keying into the ministry of the Holy Spirit, Christianity becomes a mere empty religion.
Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself needed empowerment of the Holy Spirit to run a flourishing ministry on earth (Acts 10:38). Jesus in turn promised all true believers this same empowerment ( Acts 1:8). This promise was followed by the assurance that believers so empowered will do greater works on earth:
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” (John 14:12).
Your sonship with the Father, can only be declared and testified to by the Holy Spirit, NOT human beings:
” The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God” (Romans 8:16).
A significant question is: Why is it that many children of God are not able to hear from their Father or recognise the voice of God? The answer lies in lack of complete humility, meekness and lack of total obedience to the words of God, which leads to unrighteousness and separation from God (Isa 59:1-2). If only we can live a life of truth, integrity, humility and total obedience to the word of God, the Holy Spirit is more than ready to dwell in us and to guide us according to the word of God ( John 16:13).
A life of daily signs and wonders are the heritage of all true believers, if only we can key into the ministry of the Holy Spirit ( Mark 16:17-18; Isaiah 8:18).
Beloved, please try to key into the ministry of the Holy Spirit in your daily living. Enjoy the Holy Spirit.
Stay connected with JESUS, the Word; He is the Way, the Truth and the Life; He is the Lord; He is the embodiment of the Spirit of God.
“Now the Lord is that Spirit…” (2Corinthians 3:17).
Be conscious of your daily thoughts. Focus your mind on righteousness; righteousness exalts a nation/person.
Think no evil of anyone.
Embrace humility as you go about you daily duties.
Be sincere, compassionate, open, honest and transparent in your dealings with others.
Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
Our Father and our God, the Father of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, the great and mighty God. The Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient God. We thank you for who you are. We thank you for your nature. The most gracious and most merciful ONE. We thank you for the power of your Holy Spirit. Please, accept our thanks in Jesus name. Amen.
Father, please continue to frustrate and expose all enemies of your righteousness globally, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Blood of Jesus!
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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