EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY:
PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
DATE: TUESDAY APRIL 13th 2021
TEXT: ROMANS 2: 1-11
1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
Key verse: Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts.
Right from the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, where Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the serpent, man always blame the devil for sin against God. God in His wisdom has destined a period in which Satan shall not be available to tempt mankind during the Millennial reign of Christ on earth.
The Lord Jesus Christ shall rule directly on earth for a thousand years, yet Satan will still convince human beings to believe in him after he is released to tempt men again at the end of the millennial reign of Christ. So, if a man gives reasons as to why he is in companionship with Satan now, then it is not an acceptable reason.
Indeed man does not have any cogent reason but that the fallen nature hates God. If you are a sinner now it is because you hate God; you hate your Creator and have rejected Him. You may think it is because human beings do not see Jesus physically that is why they commit sin and do not believe in Him. Contrary to that assertion, it is a fact that if Jesus was here on earth physically as God, man will still reject Him and follow after Satan to do evil because of his inherent fallen nature.
This is so because it is a law and a principle that is in man. Indeed man will still reject Him in as much as he has heard about God but have refused to accept Him now he will still do the same. It shows that in man dwells a nature that refuses God. Even if you see God, you will still say no to Him.
But if you believe now, “blessed are they who have not seen and yet do believe.” You are blessed because you have not seen Christ physically yet you have believed Him that He is God and when eventually you see Him, you will worship and say my Lord and my God as Thomas did when He saw the risen Lord.
Thought for the day: If you are a sinner now it is because you hate God
Song for the day: Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling……..
Bible reading for the day: 1 Samuel 13-14; Luke 14:1-24
PASTOR PAUL RIKA