EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020
Ecclesiastes 10:1 - Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking Savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.
When you spoke, the smoke of your language went up and you saw some impurities inside the words you spoke. Why? Because your inside does not have a cleanser anymore. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you (John 15:3). Which word have you heard from Jesus? How can you be clean? Why wouldn’t polluted words come out of you? Why wouldn’t broken bottles of lies be seen around you? It is natural.
This is a natural formula, but your case is serious because you have been a noble man; a well-respected personality in Christ. The Bible says, “Be ye perfect!” With all the reputation you had, with all the honour, will it not be shameful to see sin in your life? People who knew you before will now shake their heads wondering what has happened to you. They will say, “You mean Pastor did that?”
A woman might have noticed how lustfully you now look at her like other men have done in the past. What has come over you pastor? The Pastor is no more praying, fasting or reading the Bible. Therefore, even the pastor himself is surprised the way he is now staring and admiring your buttocks and sensitive body parts. Why wouldn't that be? Pastor, there is no more strength in your spiritual life. You took care of others’ vineyards, but your own vineyard has been neglected!
Therefore, the Lord is saying, care well for your spirit and soul. Feed on the Word regularly and live by it. It is your life! Moses by inspiration commanded the Israelites, “Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life.” The water is hot because there is fire under it. Put out the fire, and you will see the heat coming down by the second.
Many are working tirelessly to minister to others. They receive commendation as faithful servants but fail to care for themselves. Consequently, little foxes come up to destroy their righteousness before God and man. They engage themselves as teachers of God’s Word, teaching others fervently, but they don’t have time to teach themselves. This is dangerous to one’s spiritual life.
Thought for the day: Don’t care for others and neglect your own soul.
Song for the day: Read your bible pray every day, pray every day……
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 65-67; Romans 2.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA