EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SUNDAY, APRIL 5 2020
Exodus 20: 1-5
John 5:37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
There are three separate Persons in the Godhead: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Each of these Persons is God, Lord, Creator and is worthy to be worshipped: The Father is eternal. He is the Creator and Lord. Only Him can be worshipped. The Son, Jesus Christ, is eternal. He is the Creator and Lord. Only Him can be worshipped. The Holy Spirit is God and eternal. He is the Creator and Lord.
Only Him can be worshipped. But there are not three Gods but one God. God is incomparable to man in every respect. He is more glorious in form and appearance. Jesus said we have not seen His shape and Moses warned the children of Israel,
“You neve r saw God! You only heard His voice so do not design anything of any creature in heaven, on earth or under the sea to say it is God."
Do not do so because you have never seen His shape.” Now the scripture and the painting we have of Jesus Christ is because He came in the body of a man. He made physical appearances and people saw his shape as a man.
Philippians 2:6, 7 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.
Since God had incarnated and lived on earth as Man in the Person of Jesus, an artist can attempt to draw what he thinks Jesus looks like. Likewise, men can act the role of Jesus in films to narrate Bible stories. God would allow that because He came into our midst as a man. God is the only object of worship. Even images of Jesus must not be worshipped.
Churches that bow down for images of departed saints or of their founders are in grave error as this obnoxious and damnable practice is in clear violation of the express commandment of God.
Exodus 20:4, 5 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.
Thought for the day:
God is Eternal, Creator and Lord, the only One worthy of our worship
Song for the day:
Only You I will serve Jehovah Nissi
Bible reading for the day:
Judges 15-17; Luke 10:1-24
PASTOR PAUL RIKA