EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY:
PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
DATE: SATURDAY APRIL 17th 2021
TEXT: ACTS 8:4-30, 13:6-12
6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:
7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.
8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him.
10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing thee, and thou shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a season.
12 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished by the doctrine of the Lord.
Key verse: “Therefore they that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word” Acts 8:4.
Evangelism was the main duty of Jesus when He came to the earth and it is His great commission to His disciples. Let’s remember those souls under satanic captivity and oppression in our evangelism. Those delivered should testify of Jesus salvation to others.
The recipients of God’s mercy should be followed up by evangelism. Those who have received the salvation and blessings of God should submit their lives to the Savior. The Samaritan woman was of another opinion as far as the worship of God was concerned.
Jesus opened up a discussion with the Samaritan woman, He flashed the mirror of God’s word at her and the Spirit of God convicted her of her sin. He presented Himself to her as the Christ and she believed immediately and led the city to Jesus. We should seek to present the truth to those of different convictions and contrary opinions.
The Ethiopian eunuch was a zealous worshipper of God who did not know the Savior Jesus Christ. He read the scripture without understanding. The spirit of God directed Philip to him. His heart was opened to the truth. Philip ministered to him and he became gloriously saved and was baptized.
There are so many unsaved worshippers in various churches who desire to know the truth required for their salvation. We must seek them out and preach the true way of salvation in Christ to them. Every man will give account of himself to God. Every man that has not been saved by Christ is ruled by sin. Great men are great victims of sin and Satan. A few of them desire to be saved, seek them out and save them.
There are those who have been humbled by circumstances of life. Help them out with the gospel. Luke was a good writer and used letter writing for the evangelism and follow-up of Theophilus. Apart from letter writing, we have many gospel materials and avenues to win converts and follow them up: cassettes, CDs, DVDs, Videos, books, literature, telephone calls etc.
Thought for the day: Is evangelism and soul winning part of your life?
Song for the day: I will make you, fishers of men (3x)…
Bible reading for the day: 1 Samuel 22-24; Luke 16:1-18
PASTOR PAUL RIKA