EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2022
TEXT: 2 TIMOTHY 2:19-22
(19) Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
(20) But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
(21) If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
(22) Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
KEY VERSE: MATTHEW 22:14
For many are called, but few are chosen.
These days people judge progress in the Church by the crowd of members, number of cars parked during the service, the beauty of the cathedral and their financial strength. The membership increases at an alarming rate; full of able-bodied youths that wield influence in the society. Are these influxes of their converts really born again? 2 Timothy 3:5 says, “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” If the trumpet sounds can they make it to Heaven? They ridicule holy churches that are few in number. To them, they are making progress as a church because they fill every street with branches, without holiness.
Is Heavenly race by multitude? Is holiness measured by number of people that fill the temple? If you watch the converts of these false churches and false prophets, you will see worldliness of all types; wearing of weave-on, body bleaching, earrings, bangles, short skirts and gowns, necklace, tight fitted clothes and all forms of seductive dresses. Is this Christianity or club house? Certainly, this is a congregation of club members.
It is heart wrecking to see some holiness churches fallen to the point of envying these crowded empty vessels, blaming their leaders for allowing these new entrants to overtake them. You see them carnally struggling to be like them in pulling crowd, without holiness. That is satan's strategy to hold them hostage. What a deceit!
May I inform you that this heavenly journey is not by multitude; it is holiness that is required for Heaven (2 Timothy 2:22). Not beautiful cathedral, neatly parked cars and decorated altar. Please don't dream to be like these churches. They are training ground for souls to be damned in hell fire. Jesus said that where two or three are gathered in His name, He is there in their midst. This gathering is in holiness. It is not gathering of snakes and scorpions in the name of Jesus. By their fruit you shall know them.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Heavenly race requires holiness.
SONG FOR THE DAY: It is not an easy road, we are traveling to Heaven...
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Psalm 73-74; Romans 5
PASTOR PAUL RIKA