The ministry of Michael Bassett came to an end in 1996 as he was struggling for breath during a bout of double pneumonia. With fluid filled lungs and infected liver, it was not his earthly life that was his concern, but his spiritual activities for God that occupied what little strength he had. Sleeping upright on a sofa, each night for the next five weeks was to be the same as he experienced endless night-sweats. One night however, it was different. Whilst still asleep, his soul called out to God. Crying and in tears, he repeated over and over again the sentence, 'I've lost the hope of my calling'. The Lord without hesitation answered, 'What calling are you talking about? You never had one, read Eph 1:17 again. He was shaken by the sharp edge of the truth, given by the teacher, the Holy Spirit, as He brought into Michael's mind a particular verse of scripture, which 25 years earlier he had memorized. He immediately caught the revelation of Christ being the ministry gift in him and began to tell the Lord how sorry he was for being so ignorant.
The next morning Michael awoke to find healing and recovery in his body. The path forward was a clear one. From that day forward, the indwelling Christ would have 'His' ministry of expression through the now cracked vessel. A slight adjustment was made...but just enough to make all the difference. Today the same message that Paul preached is being expressed through Michael and his wife Denise, as they travel, write, and share the realities of Christ in the believer, the hope of Glory.
Michael Bassett is recognized Internationally as a latter day window, ushering in the freshness of the Grace of God. Countless people, from all walks of life all over the world, have discovered through this ministry a deeper understanding of the reality of the indwelling ascended Christ. Multitudes of testimonies conclude to the fact that Christ expresses Himself through Michael to meet the soulical and physical needs of His body. The apostolic anointing working through Michael became increasingly more evident over the years, until finally in 1994 after thirteen years in the pastoral office, the Lord released him to minister to bookingthe church at large. His previous experience, as the senior pastor of a thousand-member church in London, England, enables him to love and flow with all races, and cultural backgrounds. This insight puts him in demand as an International speaker at conferences and churches as far afield as Africa, Asia and Europe.