BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: SUNDAY JULY 7 2019
TEXT: HAGGAI 2:21-22
Obadiah 1:17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
When Joshua captured the land of Canaan, the first mention of Jerusalem in the Bible is Joshua 10:1. At that time Jerusalem was called the city of the Jebus and under Joshua, Jerusalem was still in the hands of the Jebus even though it was part of the territory of the Israelites.
Throughout the forty years' reign of Saul, Jerusalem never came into being and Saul never stepped foot on the land. God says in Ezekiel 21:27 “I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.”
God began to overturn, overturn, and overturn throughout the reign of Saul until David the choice man of God came to the throne. May you be the choice man/woman of God in Jesus name. When David the choice man of God came on the throne, he went to the city of Jebus and the Jebusites said “you cannot enter.”
The Bible says David entered the city of Jerusalem, captured it and renamed it the city of David, Zion. Halleluiah! Jerusalem became Zion, the city of the great king. What is peculiar about Jerusalem? If you check the map of the world you will find out that Canaan is in the center of the universe.
If you look at the map of Israel, you will notice that somehow Jerusalem is in the center of the land of Israel and if you look at Jerusalem itself you will see that the temple is in the center of Jerusalem. So, God is occupying the center of the earth, in the city of Jerusalem.
Moreover, Jerusalem is the only city on earth that also exists in heaven. Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. There is a heavenly Jerusalem but you will never find a heavenly Nigeria or America or France or Saudi Arabia.
God continued to overturn until Jerusalem, the glory of all lands, was possessed through king David. Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide is at the center of God's plan for this end time and you are part of His divine plan. May the Lord continue to overturn all your enemies until you possess their gates and enter into heaven in Jesus name.
Thought for the day:
May God continue to overturn until you possess your possessions.
Song for the day:
Jerusalem on high, My song that city is, My home whene'er I die.
Bible reading for the day:
Job 35-37; Acts 14
PASTOR PAUL RIKA