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Living Word Devotional By Pastor Mensa Otabil

God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. What He has said concerning you will come to pass. He is able to bring you to your expected end. #LivingWord

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Benefits of the Gifts of the Spirit By Rev Eastwood Anaba

THE WORD SIROCCO Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Theme: Grow Up

Topic: Benefits of the Gifts of the Spirit

Scripture Reading:
1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Ephesians 4:10-16

Main Text:
1 Corinthians 12:8-10
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To  another  faith by the same Spirit;  to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of  spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:Solid churches encourage the exercising of spiritual gifts. God equips believers with these gifts to enable them minister to one another. The purpose of the gifts of the Spirit is to minister to the Body of Christ and the world.The gifts of the Spirit are the means through which the needs of the Church and the world are met. They are the weapons with which the Church subdues satan and his kingdom. The gifts of the Spirit build our p…

Attaining One Spirit - One Baptism 2 By Rev Eastwood Anaba

THE WORD SIROCCO Saturday, February 23, 2019

Theme: One Spirit

Topic: Attaining One Spirit - One Baptism 2

Scripture Reading:
Numbers 11:1-6; Romans 6:1-4; Ephesians 4:1-4

Main Text:
Ephesians 4:3-4
3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your  calling;

Though the people of Israel were baptised unto Moses, they failed to tame their appetite from lusting after the food they ate in Egypt. Their lust produced rebellion in them and they murmured against God (Numbers 11:4-6). Carnal believers with uncircumcised hearts occupy church pews and crave for the things of the world, which they are supposed to have been weaned from.The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life control them because  they have not died to the  flesh in baptism. If we  are dead to the self we  are supposed to overcome the lust for the things of the world (1 John 2:15-17). Apart from water baptism, be…

Levels of Ministering By Rev Eastwood Anaba

THE WORD SIROCCOSaturday, March 16, 2019

Theme: Grow Up

Topic: Levels of Ministering

Scripture Reading:
Matthew 17:14-21; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Ephesians 4:10-16

Main Text:
Ephesians 4:15-16
15  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16  From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.The Church is the light of the world and the salt of the earth. We are in the world for the purpose of providing solutions to problems and bringing about transformation. We do these things through spiritual avenues and physical acts of intervention.Believers minister to the Body of Christ and the world at different levels. God gives us big or small responsibilities depending on our levels of maturity. Jesus Christ’s disciples asked Him why they could not cast the demon o…