EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020
Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
Jesus is Alpha and Omega, He knows the beginning and end of every creature. Through Him all creatures have their being, so He knows them one-by-one and none escapes His attention. Therefore, whatever He says about them is true. He does not require the opinion of men to know about men.
While we assess churches and persons by what we see and hear, God does so by what He knows with absolute certainty. That was why Jesus told the Laodicean Church, “I know your works.” Very often, what we see as humans is different from what God sees as an omniscient Deity.
In the book of 1 Samuel 16:7 the bible says, “But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” Clearly, God does not see things the way humans do. Isaiah 55:8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD.
Some people have the tendency for eye service. They do things, not out of true love, but for people to see and commend them. To observers, they are seeing a very zealous and dedicated brother or sister, yet she could be a witch or a wizard. In a recent revelation, God said that agents of darkness often take over critical assignments in the assembly to gain free access in order to pollute the people.
These are the same people men have been seeing and commending as very hardworking and zealous for God's work. But on the contrary, God knows them as pollutants who cause harm to the spiritual life of His children. God knows everything, even the secret thoughts of the heart. Nothing is hidden from Him. He knows your good works as well and keeps record of them for future reward.
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. Do not be discouraged by the attitude of men. Just keep on doing the good work of your Father, for He is seeing all and appreciates your sacrifice of love. In due season, you will reap bountiful reward for your faithful service. Amen.
Thought for the day:
Look up to God for your commendation and compensation, not man
Song for the day:
Holiness (2x) The kingdom of God is Holy (2x) Without Holiness...
Bible reading for the day:
1 Kings 14-15; John 1:1-28
PASTOR PAUL RIKA