EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
2 Corinthians 8:1-5
Matthew 4:4 - But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
I have told you, as far as matters of heaven are concerned, for your individual life, it is better to receive than to give. But, if it is matter of money or material things, it is better to give than to receive.
In today’s Bible reading, the Macedonian Christians were ready to support Paul, even in their poverty. However, they cared first for their souls. They cared first for their spiritual lives. Preachers, including myself, must learn to first give ourselves to the Lord. Let us learn to first receive spiritual warmth of the Lord for ourselves. Let us learn to first receive fellowship with the Lord for ourselves, then we can go for preaching.
The Macedonian believers were zealous for the work of God, but Paul’s testimony was that they first gave their own lives to Christ. Before rendering service, repentance and salvation from sin through faith in Christ is required of you. As you feed others in Christian service, remember to feed your soul with the Word of God.
Live by the Word, read the Bible, feed on every Word of God. Study the Bible, it is the Word of God. Read and listen to the Word of God over and over again. The Word of God cannot be exhausted; they are new every morning. A particular brother saw me on Saturday, here in the campground during Gwagwalada combined Chapter meeting.
He said that the Lord gave him a message to me seven months ago, which he couldn’t come to deliver. But the Lord kept troubling him; “Go and deliver the message!” The message came when he and his wife decided to pray for the revival of Holiness Revival Movement continually. The Lord said, “Go and tell My servant. The messages I give him, came from Me, but the brethren are not obeying as I desire. It is My heart, and I desire that as they receive these messages they should distribute it to all the world and not keep it. But, they receive them and keep them to themselves. I am not happy.”
Thought for the day:
Feed on the word of God and live by it.
Song for the day:
He’s coming back again hallelujah He’s coming back again. He went away….
Bible reading for the day:
Isaiah 13-15; Galatians 6
PASTOR PAUL RIKA