By: Pastor Paul Rika / Int'l Director of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide:
Numbers 23:19; "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"
When I was in the University, there was a program a chaplain organized and invited some preachers from Europe and America to minister. The program attracted about one thousand people.
The Lord came to me and asked, “What do you want Me to do for you in this program?”.
I said, “Lord, You have been speaking about my future. Lord, You have been telling me about the future, about the ministry you have for me. I am not clear. Here in this program, I don't know how, but since You have asked me what I want, I want You to make the future ministry You have for me clear.”
The Lord said, “I have heard you. Now I will do that for you but make sure you keep yourself righteous and holy in this program and I will do it for you.”
This event happened around 1986.
I knew that it was the Lord that spoke to me. I kept myself holy and consecrated to the Lord in the program. Day One and Day Two passed.
I think it was on Day Three that a woman minister (an American or European) came to the stage to minister and was speaking in tongues profusely.
After her speech in tongues, one that had the gift of interpretation came up.
He said, “There are ten people here that God has called to Christian ministry. The Lord wants you to come forward so that you can be prayed for.”
When he said this, the Spirit of the Lord said to me, “You are one of them. Can you stand up and go forward?”
I stood up and went forward. Another person stood up from the other angle and came to the front, and a man came forward along with his wife, since they considered themselves as one.
So when we stood there at the altar, I asked myself, “how many of us are standing here?” I bent backwards to count the number, we were ten. That man's wife was the eleventh person. Exactly as the Lord had said!
When they prayed for us, I was full of joy and said, “Now I know that the Lord has given me a blessed future as He promised.” Amen.
Thought For The Day:
Let Jesus guide you through the labyrinth of life.
Song For The Day:
The best friend to have is Jesus (2x) He will guide you on your way He will..
Bible Reading For The Day
1 Kings 3-5; Luke 23:1-26
PASTOR PAUL RIKA