BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
MONDAY JULY 8 2019
John 6:67, 68 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
Don't be like children tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine whereby you listen to everything everybody says and go off course as if that is what you have been waiting for.
If you see your presence in Holiness Revival Movement as imprisonment, it means you have all along been looking for the exit door.
It means all the while you have been an unwilling member. In that case, why did you stay at all since you never believed the teachings? My brother, my sister, I can tell you assuredly that you are not in the wrong place. Holiness Revival Movement is not a prison.
We are free men and women here. We are people of liberty, walking in the liberty of Christ. No, we are not in prison! We willingly love this word, these teachings and submitted to them because we believed them. Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. It did not come by force or compulsion.
Praise the Lord! Therefore, you must not allow anybody to come with any threatening revelation or contrary teachings. The devil wants to make your labour to be in vain. He comes to tempt you so that you can throw away these things. Sometimes, it comes through heavy persecution.
This can make you start thinking of submitting by saying to yourself, “Okay, since my husband does not want me to continue in these things, there is nothing I can do. I have to submit to his wish to give peace a chance and to protect my marriage.” Is your husband greater than God?
Probably your own excuse is, “Oh, it is my work place. They say if we don't dress like this we cannot be effective sales representatives.” Are your husband and boss not human beings? You mean all these years you have not understood the supremacy of Jesus Christ?
You have not understood the value of your soul? You have not understood heaven and hell and you allow these things to move you? Sufferings are moving you? Is suffering enough to make you throw away the truth? Is it enough to terminate your Christian life?
Heaven is not for cowards and the feeble-minded. Understand the truth you have received and remain steadfast to the end, no matter the provocations.
Thought for the day:
Never give up on truth no matter the degree of persecution.
Song for the day:
I must go with Jesus everywhere, no matter the roughness of the road….
Bible reading for the day:
Job 38-39; Acts 15:1-21
PASTOR PAUL RIKA