BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SATURDAY, JUNE 8 2019
Luke 15:24: "For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry."
I want to appreciate so much our brethren, who are involved in prison fellowship and evangelism. We appreciate the vision God has given to you to reach out to the prisoners.
The prisons are a kind of spiritual hospitals because there, the people are sober, ready to hear, ready to learn and ready to change and embrace a new life.
They are sober to listen to God and many of them repent and turn to God and become useful vessels in the hands of God.
Apostle Paul was involved in prison evangelism during his many periods of incarceration. Today's devotional reading reflects on one of his success stories in prison evangelism when he was able to convert a runaway slave named Onesimus to become a true servant of God.
So, prison evangelism is a very good mission. You are involved in a very good ministry and may the Lord reward you in Jesus name. My prayer for all that is involved in this noble spiritual assignment is that the Lord will continue to strengthen you.
Satan will not scatter your work, you will know righteousness, you will have the right message to deliver to the people, nothing will deter you from this noble assignment, the Lord will bless your effort and make you fruitful. God will give you wisdom to do this work well, in Jesus name.
I also pray that the prisoners that respond to your message will continue in Christ after their prison terms and that they would not go back to the world; their conversion shall be genuine, they will continue with Jesus and their names will be registered in Heaven.
Prison evangelism involves the sharing of Bibles, Christian books, tracts and other materials to the prisoners. I pray that the materials you are giving out freely will assist your converts in their Christian journey and take them to heaven.
May the fruit of your labour be tangible, may the fruit be everlasting, and for your converts still in prison, may the Lord be with them as they learn these biblical truths; may they turn the prison into Bible schools to the glory of God in Jesus name.
For those that have committed crimes and have repented, may the Lord visit them for their salvation. Amen
Thought for The Day:
The prisoner may be condemned to death, but he is not yet condemned to hell.
Song for The Day:
What can wash away my sin
Bible Reading for The Day:
2 Chronicles 26-28; John 17
PASTOR PAUL RIKA