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PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
DATE: Thursday , JANUARY 21
TEXT: Numbers 16:27-35
"So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children. And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the Lord hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind. If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the Lord hath not sent me. But if the Lord make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the Lord . And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them: And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation. And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also. And there came out a fire from the Lord , and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense."
KEY VERSE: Psalm 106:13
"They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:"
In today’s devotional text, we see God’s judgment against rebellious Korah and his noble companions who rose up against the authority of Moses. But it didn’t go down well with the people. It was like there was a miscarriage of justice on the part of God.
God had judged but human heart will not accept His judgment. If you allow a demon to come in and start his work on you, you will need to work hard to quickly get him out, otherwise you will fall prey to they devil. He has not come for peace but for your destruction. He wants to stand until you are destroyed.
See it in Numbers 16:41 But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD.
What would you say about these human beings? Are they in their senses at all? Did Satan take away their senses? With all the appearing of the glory of the Lord? With all the mystery of judgment, they still came to say that those that were killed were people of the Lord?
Which Lord? Is Satan Lord? Are you serving Satan? Do you call Satan Lord? The Lord showed clearly that these men are sinners. You are coming again to say that these rebels are people of the Lord. With all the judgment that you saw, they still had the effrontery to come back to Moses and Aaron.
Certainly, this thing is demonic. In fact, they wanted to kill them too. Which means Dathan and Korah did serious work on these people to the point that even when divine judgment was fully manifested they said, “No, you killed them; we will kill you too.” I pray that God would back up this work. God must do this work Himself. He must teach us how to handle this matter. He must rise up and judge man.
Immediately the glory of the Lord appeared, people were already dying. Within a short time before sacrifice could be offered to appease God and stop his wrath, 14,700 had gone. Don’t join wicked people, otherwise you will go before your time. Don’t fight this Movement, don’t fight the leadership. God himself is the one that takes decision and makes choices of what you are seeing here.
Thought for the day:
Don’t cover sin. Don’t justify a sinner.
Song for the day:
Have Your way oh Lord, (in HOREMOW) have Your way oh Lord.
Bible reading for the day:
Genesis 49-50; Matthew 15:1-20
PASTOR PAUL RIKA