EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
SUNDAY, JULY 4th, 2021
TEXT: TITUS 2:11-12
11) For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12) Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
KEY VERSE: HEBREWS 12:14
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.
The common denominator of the Gospel message is holiness. Whatever church you belong to; without holiness NO MAN shall see the Lord. Whether Baptist or Living Faith or Roman Catholic or Redeemed Church or Anglican: without holiness no man shall see the Lord. Therefore, the Gospel message simply put is this: talk about the Holy God, who lives in a holy Heaven, and sent His Holy Son Jesus Christ to the world, to redeem men from sin and death and make them holy, so that He may take them to His Holy Heaven, to live with the Holy God forever. The common denominator is holiness. I heard of a particular minister who said “Our church only deals with faith; if you want to talk about holiness, maybe you had better go to …” What does that mean? Then you are not a church of Christ! You have failed while still on earth because the central message of the Gospel is holiness.
Do not be deceived by deliverance gimmicks of “Fall down and die” or “Let my enemy die.” Which enemy? Are you aware you may be your own number one enemy? If God were to answer that kind of prayer, nobody will go to heaven because we were all enemies to God or somebody at one time or the other in the past. Rather, make sure that your prayer has holiness as the focus because without holiness no man shall see the Lord. When you hear some churches say “We specialize on deliverance” or “Ours is prosperity,” what is the value of prosperity without holiness? That would be a damnable venture. If your church does not know or preach holiness, you are lost. Yes, you are in the wrong place. That school will never pass its GCE exams because they are off syllabus. Understand this truth before you die, otherwise, you will go to hell after death and you will be cursing some people from there.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Christianity without holiness is like a bride without a wedding gown.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Holiness is the beauty of believers, Lord I want to be Holy, Lord I want…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Job 29-30; Acts 12
PASTOR PAUL RIKA