BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
International Director, Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
Date: Thursday September 5
TEXT: Isaiah 30:8-11
KEY VERSE: Psalms 119:89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
Acts 13:28-29 “And though they found no cause of death in Him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain. And when they had fulfilled all that was written of Him…”
The written word was fulfilled! They fulfilled what was written of Him to their doom! They saw Jesus and listened to Him but they sincerely believed He was not the Messiah. They sincerely believed that they knew the scriptures but they sincerely misinterpreted the word of God to their eternal doom. In their ignorance, they sincerely went to hell.
One of the greatest disasters that befall you is to misinterpret the word of God. The Jews and their leaders perished for misinterpreting the word of God. Many will still perish for misinterpreting the word of God. God will not alter His word for anyone. His word is settled for ever in heaven. The fact that you misinterpret in sincerity does not make you guiltless. I pray that you will ask God to examine you and your belief in Jesus and His word because people who sincerely believe what they believe and what they believe turned out to be a sincere misinterpretation of scripture led them sincerely in hell.
Even in our day, ignorance abounds in the church. Pastors mount the pulpit to preach and teach what is in their minds, not what is in the mind of God. Unfortunately, we have a horde of gullible worshippers who believe the word of their pastor more than the word of God to their eternal doom. Scriptures are manipulated and misinterpreted to justify sin and they like it so because it encourages them in their sin.
They want to continue in their witchcraft, wrong marriages and sexual immorality; the women want to continue in wearing trousers, putting on jewelries, using make ups and all kinds of Jezebelic adornments. They seek churches where the truth of God is compromised so that they can continue with sin in dead conscience. Child of God, abstain from evil and live by the truth of the gospel.
Thought for the day:
Live by the truth of God’s word.
Song for the day:
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, it’s a light unto my path
Bible reading for the day:
Proverbs 7-8; 1 Corinthians 14:21-40
PASTOR PAUL RIKA