Word for Today: What have you suffered for Christ?
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“From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus” (Galatians 6:17).
This is a blessed new day the Lord has made. Good morning to you all, especially the family of God.
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 reluctant to honour Jesus Christ in thoughts, words and actions.
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. He wrote:
“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)
How can you be in love with Jesus, and no one who has made contact with you for 2 hours is aware? How can you be in love with Jesus and you do not call the name Jesus, 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, tolerance, openness, transparency, honesty, sincerity, loyalty, diligence, humility and love etc. You can promote Him by praying for others without ceasing and without taking their permission. 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 functional 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 there 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’ are you ready to show others in 2019 that you have been crucified with Christ? True Christianity is what we do, not merely what we say.
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 always at the top. He demonstrated an extraordinary, supernatural intimacy, passion and commitment to Jesus Christ that no one could imagine . 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 me, 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 know Christ the more and to increasingly experience the power in His word in my life.
Thank you Jesus!
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). It also requires total fear of God, and spiritual training in the word of God: “Train yourself to be godly”(1Tim 4:7-8 NIV).
Stay CONNECTED with Jesus Christ, the Spirit of God, also called the Word. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
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Dear Father, please give every reader of this message the grace to truly fall in love with you, your word and to honour and promote you every where he or she goes in Jesus mighty name. Amen. Thank you Daddy for the works you have started in our nations in 2019. Amen.
Thank you Jesus for accepting me as your son.
Blood of Jesus!
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
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