BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 2019
1 CORINTHIANS 2:6-8
1 Corinthians 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
The Lord told Nicodemus in John 3:10, “Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
The Israelites were a people very knowledgeable about God, hence to be a master of Israel and not know certain things means knowledge does not necessarily come by position or title.
You can have all the big titles, you can be a Reverend Doctor and Reverend Bishop, you can be a GO and GS and GY and G anything and still not know about God and His plan of salvation.
The things that they ought to know were available, yet they didn't know. God will not find you guilty unless He has given you a law. So, when God is talking about people being ignorant, it means He has already provided a means for them to be knowledgeable.
In Matthew 16:11 Jesus said to His disciples, “How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?”
He had said to them, take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and they began to say, Ah, it is because we didn't take bread.
The point is that the Lord expects us to have some level of understanding. He was speaking to them, He saw that they were arguing about bread, so He said: can't you understand, don't you understand, are you lacking in understanding? In fact, God hates ignorance particularly when He has give
you the means to know.
It is shocking that the Jews had the word of God in their hands and Jesus was in their midst, yet they did not know Him even though the word of God in their possession revealed Him.
Peril of ignorance!
From today's Bible reading we see how they crucified Jesus, the Lord of glory, out of ignorance thinking they were doing God a service. Where are those that crucified Jesus today? They learnt the truth in hell where it is of no more value to them.
Hold fast to the truth you are receiving in HOREMOW and don't compromise because by it your life will be preserved till eternity with Christ.
Thought for the day:
Ignorance has sent many to hell. Cure your ignorance now by accepting the truth and living it.
Song for the day:
I want to know You more and more, I want to know You more and more….
Bible reading for the day
Psalms 85-87; Romans 9
PASTOR PAUL RIKA