EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2022
TEXT: 1 PETER 1:14-16
(14) As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
(15) But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
(16) Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
KEY VERSE: EXODUS 23:2
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment.
Many pastors from different churches and denominations have argued that the use of jewelry is none essential, and that the Scripture did not really prohibit their use. Unfortunately, some Bible commentaries have clearly supported this view. This serves as a strong support and calms the consequences of those that use jewelry. The founding fathers of Christian assemblies taught against the use of jewelry in the light of the Scripture to keep their members holy. But when the ministry of these founding fathers and those of their immediate successors passed away by death, leaders of succeeding generation succumbed to pressure from their members and allowed the use of jewelry. Some pastors had opportunity to travel abroad for ministry, rather than influence the Christians over there, they were influenced and corrupted and they brought the corruption to the Church. They ended up lowering the conviction of the Scriptures and twisted it as seen today.
There are many reasons why the present-day church leaders have derailed from the truth. One major reason is that the founding fathers of such assemblies did not put their conviction and doctrine into writing to make it plain and accessible to other generations. This doctrine was emphasized verbally and when their members ceased hearing of them their conviction faded away. Again, some Scriptural texts on jewelry are not rightly interpreted to members and they become stumbling blocks which make many to lose their conviction on the doctrine. Others believe that since most people use them, their opinion must be true, so they follow them. This is not always the case with Christian doctrine and conviction because few usually are on the truth. Know that you will be judged alone. Your pastor will not be there to speak for you. Many are in hell crying and wailing with their pastors’ names on their lips for refusing to teach them the truth. Escape for your soul.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I am responsible for my decision and not my pastor.
SONG FOR THE DAY: No lawyer there on the judgment day.
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Ezekiel 29-31; James 5
PASTOR PAUL RIKA