BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: WEDNESDAY JULY 10 2019
2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
Moses was a man God spoke with face-to-face and he beheld the similitude of the Lord. In today's Bible reading, we see how God rebuked Mariam and Aaron for their insubordination to His chosen vessel.
He asked both of them why they were not afraid to speak against His servant Moses, whom He speaks with not in parables or dark speeches like other men, but mouth-to-mouth as he beheld the similitude of the Lord.
In His instant judgment, Mariam became leprous. Brother, sister, be careful under the ministry of a man chosen by God. Why was Mariam and Aaron speaking against God's anointed as if they had the privilege of special birth or special encounter with God as Moses?
With Moses, God spoke mouth-to-mouth and through him Israelites got new messages every day. Is it from every minister you can have that privilege? Why couldn't they respect Moses that was God's special vessel? God got angry and judgment followed.
Paul lived holy and his followers were witnesses. What then were the charges of people against him?
1 Thessalonians 2:10 Ye are witnesses, and God also , how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe. He was specially chosen and anointed to unravel the mystery of the gospel.
Ephesians 3:1-6 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation. He made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
What happened to people that forsook him like Demas? Thank God Barnabas and John came back. Beware of losing a great minister. There are people who counted the blood of Jesus foolishness.
Be careful that your heart does not despise that which is for your good.
Thought for the day:
Don't forsake your holy minister, but serve him faithfully and diligently.
Song for the day:
God has something to say (2x) Listen, listen. Pay attention for God has...
Bible reading for the day:
Psalm 1-3; Acts 16:1-15
PASTOR PAUL RIKA