EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
DATE: Friday August 20th, 2021
TEXT: Hebrews 3:7-19
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
( Please kindly read the remaining passage from your King James Bible).
Key verse: Proverbs 28:14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
A hardened heart is the heart that hears the truth and refuses to respond to it. He hears the truth and purposely rejects it. It is the heart of the hypocrite. It is the heart of the pretender. It is the heart of zealous liars. They are zealous but liars. They are full of pretenses. They pretend they are living a holy life; they pretend they are following Jesus with all joy but there is no testimony in their lives to prove it. Their heart is hardened towards God and towards His commandments. Some of them have risen up the ladder of leadership in the Church but they are not genuine Christians. Now, God is revealing them in our midst gradually.
You will discover that they have never fully responded to God for the salvation of their soul. They know the truth but they are not ready for it because they love their lives of sin. Their lying lips serve them only for a time. Over time, it will become manifest and all will see that they are not original. It shall soon be revealed that they are spiritually dead and not alive. It will show brother. My sister, it is going to show with time. It will show that somebody is dead. How long does it take to know whether somebody is asleep or dead? Within one week, flies will locate a decomposing dead body. In the same way, time will soon prove a hypocritical or hardened heart. If there is a particular sin in your life and the word has been hitting you but you refuse to change, the Lord shall locate you soon for iniquity shall not continue forever.
A hardened heart cannot be penetrated into. Light cannot penetrate into it. Genuine love cannot penetrate into it. Goodness cannot penetrate into it. Kindness cannot penetrate into it because it is too hard to allow anything in. All that you do are pretenses. The heart cannot absorb moisture. A hardened heart cannot accept anything into it. Don't serve God with this type of heart.
Thought for the day: Don't harden your heart against the truth of God. There lies your salvation.
Song for the day: I want to be like Daniel to obey Jesus Christ
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 116-118; 1 Corinthians 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA