BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
MONDAY MAY 13, 2019
“Leviticus 22:20; But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you."
God is holy. The Bible says without holiness we cannot see Him. True worshippers of God are to do so in absolute holiness and this includes bringing gifts to His altar in tithe, offering and special donations. The money and material gifts brought to God as offering must not be the following:
1. Money from stolen property.
2. Gains from lies and deceit.
3. Gains from treachery and human oppression.
4.Proceeds of embezzlement, robbery, fraud or harlotry.
Such money is dirty in the sight of God and an abomination to Him. To bring such money to God either in tithe or offering is to attempt to make God an accomplice of your evil deeds, which is impossible. A holy God cannot be a partaker of evil.
What God needs from the sinner is repentance and not using gift to court the favor and approval of God. With men, offering such filthy lucre may attract commendation and praise.
Some people use stolen money to build cathedral and make huge donation to the church to the admiration and applause of church leadership and they are celebrated as benefactors of the church and promoters of the gospel of Christ.**What a fallacy!
“A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible. And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.”
Fear God! Respect God! Honour God! Be clean and holy and let your gifts also be clean and holy, befitting the holy God.
Thought for The Day:
Sinner, repent! You cannot buy God's conscience with your GIFT
Song for The Day:
I am coming to the cross
Bible Reading for The Day
2 Kings 6:8; John 4:31-54
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PASTOR PAUL RIKA