HOLINESS REVIVAL MOVEMENT WORLDWIDE
DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
DENOMINATIONAL AUTHORITIES ARE SHUTTING UP THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AGAINST MEN
Monday November 23
"1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,"
"But Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in."
The spirit of denominationalism is injurious to the body of Christ. The denominational authorities work against the interest of Jesus in the Church. They are blind and carnal and yet they are the leaders. They have taken over the leadership of the church from Jesus Christ. They call their denominational church “my church.” They exercise absolute authority over the church.
They stand at the door and refuse any one from taking any action against them. They make, promote and execute laws that block people of God from God. The Lord has given the keys of the kingdom of heaven to His chosen ministers but the denominational lords say “No, all these other ministers who have been given the grace to revive the church should not come into our church.”
They are not protecting the people against infiltration of false doctrine but are rather caging them from true gospel ministers so that their eyes should not be opened to the truth, else they would lose them. The danger in this callous attitude is that they themselves are not going to heaven and their members who are stuck with them are equally blocked from going to heaven.
The Lord made it clear that His gifts upon His chosen ministers are for the benefit of every man, but the leaders will not allow their members to partake of this grace as they block them from true ministers that do not belong to their denomination. They blatantly declare to their members that “Our church does not allow prophetic revelations.” Some of them boast that no other minister outside their denomination has ever preached on their altar. Some also claim that the best ministers in the world are in their church. What a dangerous statement! This kind of church will be deprived of so many good things.
When the Lord deposited minerals on the earth, He didn’t deposit everything in one place. He deposited some in Europe, some in America, Asia and some in Africa. Each nation relies on the other nations to get what she lacks but which the other nation possesses. It is the same with gifts and talents.
Now that they have shut the door of their church against other ministers, they will surely lack so many things that are beneficial to them. They will surely miss what the Lord is doing in various places all over the world. They have blocked their congregation from accessing the things that are essential towards making it to heaven.
Thought for the day:
The gifts and talents God gives to people are for the benefit of all.
Song for the day:
Jesus only is our message
Bible reading for the day:
Ezekiel 29-31; James 5
PASTOR PAUL RIKA