EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2022
TEXT: 1 TIMOTHY 4:13-16
(13) Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
(14) Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
(15) Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
(16) Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
KEY VERSE: 1 TIMOTHY 4:16
Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Doctrines are teachings which are given to men in the Church to guide their activities. In case of a country, this is called decree or constitution. The Church is guided by doctrines that can bring out righteousness in men and make them qualify for Heaven. The unity of the Church is possible if the doctrines of Jesus Christ are stressed in all denominations. Where the people are told to come together but to put away the doctrines cannot be for Christ: Strange spirits will be in operation in such meeting. Some will come to that meeting bare-footed, half naked, some men wearing caps, women in trousers and uncovered head. People with two wives, jewelries, chains, and attachments will be in such meetings. Is that a Christian meeting? Of course, not. Wherever you see these, know that the true teaching is not there and whatever they do there cannot qualify men for Heaven.
The Church must rid itself of bad doctrines. Doctrines of men which lay aside the Commandment of God and promote the tradition of men; doctrines of devils that cause men to depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils; doctrines of backslidden and unholy ministers that exalt idolatry and immorality in the Church; and doctrines of vanity that shift the faith of the people from their Creator to idols and substances.
What then is the good doctrine of God? The doctrine of Jesus includes: repentance and baptism in water and teaching converts to observe all things whatsoever Jesus has commanded. The apostles’ doctrines were according to Christ’s. Paul taught the same thing and passed it on to Timothy and others and told them to follow him as he followed Christ. Desist from practicing doctrines of errors in your denomination. Note that sound doctrines produce godliness and build the Church on truth, righteousness and holiness.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Doctrines are meant to give salvation and save the Church.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Give me that old time religion
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Ezekiel 16; Hebrews 12
PASTOR PAUL RIKA