EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020
2 Peter 3:1-11
2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.
No man determines his class; it is God that does the classification. I don't know which class God has put you, but one thing I know is that it is the person whom God sees as holy that He puts to honourable use. The man of truth, righteousness and holiness is the man God puts into honourable use.
I also know with certainty that the corrupt and evil ones; the sinners, liars, adulterers and the disobedient who are among the ministers are put into dishonourable use. When they are coming up to minister, angels have no cause to smile. They are still there because of the forbearance of God.
The wisdom of God is playing on them. Does the Lord reward them? Does He give them food to eat? Yes, He does. Even Satan is eating in the hand of God up till today! Satan, the father of sinners is still eating in the hand of God, how much more man. Do they ride cars and enjoy good things of life?
God can give them cars and other comforts of life because they are serving a purpose. It is the wisdom of God that preserves the wicked and reserves him for the day of wrath. In the Bible, God told the Israelites, “I am taking you to a land to possess it. Actually, all the people that are there in that land are evil.
I will spew them out, but not at once. If I drive all of them out at once, the wild beasts will take over the land and hurt you, so I will drive them little by little. Their presence will be a protection to you but gradually they shall be diminishing.” That is why you find sinners still preaching, you find corrupt ministers still pastoring.
They are not for honourable use, they are for dishonourable uses. The Lord will use them and discard them. That is why you are still seeing these churches there praying, “Hail Mary mother of God.” They are still there because if they all get removed at once, the sinful world will fall upon the real Christians and squeeze them out.
Now we can say “Christians are over three billion in the world!” But how many of them are really there for Christ? Are they all Christians, born again, righteous? No! But why are they still there? It is by the wisdom of God.
Thought for the day:
Nobody can take God for a ride.
Song for the day:
All hail the power of Jesus's name, let angel's portrait fall…
Bible reading for the day:
Joshua 7-8; Luke 2:25-52
PASTOR PAUL RIKA