BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
KEY VERSE: Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge
The greatest ignorance is the ignorance of biblical prophesies.
Unfortunately, a greater percentage of Christians do not know biblical prophecies. When you don't know biblical prophecies, you are void of the understanding of divine agenda.
When you lack understanding of divine agenda you will be ignorant of divine timing. When you are ignorant of divine timings, things will occur that you don't understand, and you will be left behind. Let's examine what happened to Peter in today's Bible reading (Matthew 16: 13-23).
Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi and asked His disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” Jesus referred to Himself as the “Son of man,” but Peter was getting revelation about the “Son of God.” Peter's response is contained in verse 16 which says, “And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
I pray that you too will get revelation about the Son of God. Peter was saying, “I see You as the Son of God.” What a marvelous revelation, what a glorious confession by Peter! This is the greatest testimony
you can ever give; it is the greatest confession you can ever think of; it is the confession that brings salvation. Hallelujah!
In verse 17, Jesus applauded Peter, “And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.” Jesus did not stop at commending Peter for this accurate revelation of Himself, He went further to prophesy into his life saying in verses 18 and 19,
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
The revelation given to Peter was a mystery hidden from generations past but now revealed to fulfil divine agenda. May the Lord give you understanding of the mysteries of heaven that will enable you key into divine agenda at this end time.
Thought for the day:
May you not be ignorant of divine agenda at this end time.
Song for the day:
Ho! My comrades, see the signal
Bible reading for the day:
Isaiah 7-9; Galatians 4
PASTOR PAUL RIKA