EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020
TEXT: 1 PETER 2:21-25
KEY VERSE: 1 John 2:2 - And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world
All who are born into this world are born with the sin nature, being sons of Adam. As they grow up, they start manifesting their sin nature by doing wickedness and living a life of sin. They are not in the glory of God because of sin. Therefore, to be saved from sin you need to come to God and confess your sins and repent from them. You need to expose that sin before God and then determine in your heart that you will not continue in it. You need Jesus as your Helper because no human effort can achieve this, just as a condemned criminal cannot set himself free without a higher authority exercising his power of prerogative of mercy.
You need a Savior because you have been a sinner all this while. The record against you contains all the sins you have committed, and the judgment is “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” For instance, a thief that has stolen so many things and is being tracked by the police, although he has stopped stealing, there are still records of the past thefts and judgment is still following him. Although a sinner resolves to stop sinful lifestyle, God’s records contain the sins of the past and he is still liable to suffer judgement.
That is why Jesus Christ paid for the sins of the whole world on the cross of calvary. He is the propitiation for the sins of the whole world. You need Him who has paid the penalty to help you. He died for you so that you will die no more. Every sinner that repents from sin must go before God and say, “Lord, Your Son has died for me. I accept His death for me. Please, set me free so that I will die no more for the past sins I have committed.”
But then, you also need power to live the present and future life without committing sin, because sin can still come even though you have made up your mind not to sin. It can still overpower you except you receive the power to overcome from Jesus. Trust Jesus to fill you with the power not to sin again.
Thought for the day: The power to go and sin no more is found only in Jesus Christ
Song for the day: Thank You for saving me, Thank You my Lord....
Bible reading for the day: Isaiah 27-28; Ephesians 5
PASTOR PAUL RIKA