EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26th, 2021
TEXT: JOHN 3:16-18
16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
KEY VERSE: EZEKIEL 18:23
Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
Why do you say that the Creator has predestined you for damnation and that is why you were born a witch? Who told you that? Does He want the death of a sinner, or that he should repent and be saved? Brother, sister, you can repent. Your Creator loves you. If you go to hell, it is not because He destined you to be there. It is your bad choice. You will go with the love of God on you and you would have lost a lover forever!
May be the description that would be put on your body when you enter hell would be something like this: “I lost a lover” or “God lost someone He loves.” It will be sad that someone that God loves is lost in hell. Therefore, don't think like the man that would say he is tempted by God or that he is destined by God for hell. God cannot be tempted; neither can He tempt anyone. God does not hate any man. God does not plan wickedness against any man. If you seek God, eternal life will be right at your door step, eternal life will be the crown on your head.
Jesus told the rich young man, “One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me (Mark 10:21).” Jesus was telling him, give up all your riches, follow me and you will have eternal life. The value of eternal life is more than all the wealth of the earth; more than all the honor that can be given to man. This was a great man in the society. He was naturally sad and went away grieved for he had great possessions. He did not realize that eternal life is greater than the greatest possessions on earth.
It is greater than being president of a nation. It is greater than being a first-class king. The presidency of America is nothing compared to eternal life. Eternal life is greater than all the wealth of the world put together. Eternal life is above the pleasures of Solomon who had 700 wives and 300 concubines. The value is great. And this will be yours. It is the hope of the believers. Rise up and take hold of eternal life!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Don't join unrepentant sinners to waste God's love in hell.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Follow, follow, I will follow Jesus, anywhere, everywhere…..
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Psalm 128-131; 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
PASTOR PAUL RIKA