EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2020
TEXT: MATTHEW 12: 33-35
KEY VERSE: Proverbs 23: 26 - My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
Sanctification has to do with the heart. The Bible says, “Make the heart clean, the mouth will also be clean.” The heart is the seat of thoughts and the seat of life. Good and evil thoughts proceed from the heart. The heart controls you. The mouth does not speak of itself but what the heart supplies. The members of the body do not work by themselves but are directed by the heart. If you want the whole body to be controlled and directed properly, give your heart to the Lord.
Therefore God says, “My Son, give me your heart.” God demands the heart of a sinner. He is telling the sinner, “Give Me your heart because I want to save it from sin. If you give me your hand; your hand does not control the whole body. It cannot touch some parts of the body. If I say, give me your eyes, your eyes cannot see everything in your life. But, give me your heart because it is the seat of man; the headquarters of man.” It is from the heart that the blood is pumped to all parts of the body. It is the heart that controls your actions (what you do and what you do not do, and what you take and what you do not take). Whether you should love God or not love God is from the heart. God is giving attention to your heart to make it clean. If that happens, the righteousness and holiness he is looking for from you will be possible.
There are things you do, there are evil places you go to, and there are evil activities you engage in. Therefore, come for heart cleansing. Give Me your heart to break the power of those things and you will not find yourself doing them again. That is what God is telling the sinner. Give Me your heart and I will break the power of sin in your heart.
You will not find yourself committing fornication, adultery, drunkenness, lying and other sins again. You will not find yourself doing those things anymore because, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Thought for the day: Only God can manage your heart for you. Give it to Him.
Song for the day: All to Jesus I surrender
Bible reading for the day: Isaiah 43-44; Colossians 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA