EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY:
PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
DATE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16
TEXT: Hebrews 3:7-13
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
KEY VERSE: Hebrews 3:8
Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
Why don't you give tithes and offering to support God, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit among men on earth? Why don't you give your riches and wealth to support true preachers of the gospel to make the gospel of salvation in Christ reach all men? What are you using your riches, wealth and influence to do? After your death who shall take over?
What shall become of your money and wealth? One of the greatest evils you can do to God in this life is to deny Him the privilege to use your money and material possession for the spread of His salvation, righteousness, holiness and eternal life among men on earth through the preaching and teaching of the word of God in the name of Jesus.
What account shall you give of yourself to God concerning your riches and wealth which you deny God of in this world? God is saying you have robbed Him of His power to save men. You have denied Him the privilege of manifesting His eternal love to mankind while they are still alive on earth. You have kept His presence away from many communities, villages, towns, cities and nations.
You have not supported His plan of restoring biblical truth, righteousness and holiness to His church in our generation. You are unwilling for the return of Jesus Christ to the earth for His saints. You have denied the saints the privilege of leaving this Satan-polluted earth soonest! It means you are partnering with Satan; you are his agent! You are cursed with a curse. Hell fire is inevitable and inescapable for you!
Below is the account of Emmanuel Angyarko of Ghana who was taken to hell fire by the Lord Jesus Christ where he saw defaulters of tithes and offerings passing through the judgment of God in our time.
“I saw four pastors in hell, who were there because they did not pay their tithes. One was called Albert and another was Daniel, a pastor of Church of Christ. This church does not believe in tithing. He was in hell for basically two things: first of all, he was not paying tithes himself and secondly, because he also stopped others from paying it.
He wished he could come back to earth to start all over again to pay his
tithes. The other two pastors also did not pay their tithes. One of them simply said that he did not think he had to pay tithes, even though he knew he should be paying it. The other one said he thought ministering before God is not working, so there was no need to pay any tithes.
Thought for the day: Giving to God is to your gain, not to your loss.
Song for the day: Hark the voice of Jesus calling, who would go and work today
Bible reading for the day: Leviticus 22-23; Mark 1:1-22
PASTOR PAUL RIKA