EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2020
2 Corinthians 8:11-15
2 Corinthians 8:13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
The focus of many churches is on money, property acquisition, and physical development. Meanwhile, it is not physical buildings Jesus is coming for, He is coming for the souls of men, and we must watch over the souls of men to ensure they remain righteous and holy. We must not overburden these people, lest they die and go to hell.
Therefore, why are you embarking on projects upon projects, to kill people? To take away righteousness from people and put murmuring into their mouths? Didn’t you hear God say He loves a cheerful giver? Preach the gospel message to the people and pray to God to give you money. The Lord, by Himself, will raise people to bear the burden; those who have the resources will stand up for the projects. God will instruct them, “You here, stand up, you there, stand up; support this, support that,” and you will not have to overburden anybody.
Those that will bear the chunk of the burden will not feel it because they have more than enough in their possession. This way, righteousness will not be affected, and this will continue to be the state of this Movement to the end, in the name of Jesus. Render service willingly, not by force. Give voluntarily, not by enforcement. In Holiness Revival Movement, we do encourage sinners to give. We preach that you give your souls to Jesus; we ask you to give your life to Jesus. This is contrary to the way most of today’s churches operate.
They have much glory in earthly matters. Yes, they boast of huge congregation; they worship in mega-sized Headquarters cathedral; they have multiplied branches; they wield national and international influence and boast of doctrinal superiority. They boast, “we have the doctrine.” They forget that what matters most is the life you live, not the doctrine you preach. Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You have doctrine, but you are not working the works of righteousness.
You have doctrine, but you lack love, proud, heady, despise others, persecute children of God, and does not accept other Christians, so which doctrine do you have? The doctrines of God are unto righteousness; the doctrines of God are unto holiness; the doctrines of God go with truth and love. Why then are you different?
Thought for the day: Let priority of the church be soul-winning, not money-making.
Song for the day: Jesus must be honored, must be honored, must be honored……
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 53-55; Acts 27:26-44
PASTOR PAUL RIKA