EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2022
TEXT: EZEKIEL 3:20-21
(20) Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
(21) Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
KEY VERSE: EPHESIANS 4:14
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
The doctrine of eternal security is a teaching that states, “Once saved, always saved”. It says that once a person is born again by trusting in Jesus, he cannot be eternally condemned or damned in hell even if he backslides. Those who hold this doctrine teach that, anyone who has believed in Christ can never miss Heaven; no matter how he sins. This is a false teaching from the pit of hell.
This doctrine strengthens the power of the flesh and gives license to sin. It makes Christian discipline and striving after holiness to be optional. Hear this warning from the Lord stated in Ezekiel 18:4, “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die”. The Lord says anyone that sins shall perish. Christians who teach and live in the light of the doctrine of eternal security will surely miss Heaven when they die.
This is what the Bible calls the doctrine of devils. This false doctrine must be fought against vehemently to rescue the Church of God from her enemy. Let every sincere and true child of God, who finds himself or herself teaching and practicing this doctrine, repent in the name of Jesus Christ. Come to sound doctrine for your salvation and the salvation of those that hear you. The voice of the Scripture to the Heavenly minded Believer is clear in this respect.
Ephesians 5:3, 5
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
1 Corinthians 9:27
But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The soul that sins, it shall die.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Give me that old time religion (3x) It’s good enough for me.
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Zechariah 4-6; Revelation 18
PASTOR PAUL RIKA