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WOW – 1 November 2023: Effective Spiritual Counselling (Continued)

| Nov 01, 2023


Calvary greetings to you in the blessed name of Jesus Christ our Saviour, Amen!


 2.       DEMONSTRATION OF BASIC CONCEPT                                               

 (2 Tim 2:1, 3 / 2 Tim 1:6-7)


In this new Millennium, the church cannot survive another generation of weak, fearful, compromising leaders who continue to foster retrogression into another dark age.

The church needs men and women who fear God more and fear man less and demonstrating this basic concept of fearlessness in declaring the Word of God.

This also involves displaying courage to exercise church discipline.

It also involves saying “no” in practical matters of judgement and evangelizes in counsel.

Sloppiness in counseling will bring about sloppy results.


A leader must make it known to the counsellee from the start that he or she expects things to happen.

Leaders must communicate the fact that he or she expects commitment and efforts on the part of all concerned.


Those In Need Of Counselling


  • People with physical exhaustion and tiredness.
  • People with emotional disturbances.
  • People labouring but getting nowhere.
  • People with unmanageable personalities.


  • People who are active in sin and suffering guilty consciences.
  • People with strained relationships and those who have misunderstanding and general social problems.
  • People who have financial troubles due to mismanagement of resources, loss of job or sicknesses.
  • People with psychological disturbances, rejection, divorce issues, poor family, cursed family, yokes and burden ladened.


  • People with difficulty in Christian growth. This includes difficulty in sustained assurance of salvation, sanctification and difficulty in receiving Holy Spirit’s baptism.
  • Those misunderstood by leaders who ought to understand.


Effects Of A Good Counselling

  • It opens the counsellee’s understanding to the scripture. (Lk 24:45)
  • It deals with the thorny issues in the life of the counsellee in a balanced manner. (1 Cor 7:1-2)
  • It brings spiritual changes to people’s life and thereby enhances growth.   (Acts 8:30, 35)


  • It restores an erring counsellee. (Gal 6:1)
  • It provides answers to perplexing questions that may hinder spiritual growth. (Jer 16:16-29)

3.       DECORUM OF BELIEVING COUNSELLORS                                         

(Isa 8:20 / 1 Thess 2:5-12 / 2 Cor 12:15 / Rom 11:14)


Leaders should have good decorum because Christian counselling is different from other counselling.


The counsellors needs care and love. (2 Cor 7:3 / Philipp 1:7-8)

The Christian counsellor must be tender and also filled with unction of the Holy Spirit.

He or she must be willing and always ready to please the Lord.


Nature Of A Good Counsellor

A good counsellor is a good listener, courageous, wise, patient, pure, disciplined, sensitive, honest, knows God’s word, gives clear instructions, encourages people to hold on to the faith and articulate in bringing God into the counselling situation.


“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure’” (Isaiah 46:10).


Remain blessed and rapturable,

Yours to reach this generation with the Gospel,


Dr. Daniel O. C.

Senior Pastor

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