EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY:
PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
DATE: SUNDAY, APRIL 4TH 2021
TEXT: EPHESIANS 5:3-4
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Key Verse: Ecclesiastes 5:1
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
Some people go to church and walk up and down instead of settling down to hear the Word of God and participate fully in the worship service. Some take excuse of going to ease themselves and after that instead of coming straight inside the church, they whine away time outside to discuss, gossip, backbite with friends who are also outside.
Hence, there are usually many people outside the church, doing whatever pleases them, while worship is going on inside. Some go to church to make friends or meet old friends, some to look for a life partner and therefore are careless about the worship going on in the church service. Many people go to church for different purposes – some go to do business, seek for job connections hence their mind is not in the worship service their attention is divided.
Others go to showcase new clothes, new shoes, new car etc. some go to look for healing, deliverance, miracle and breakthrough, not Jesus, not the Word of God that will grant them eternal life. Some go late and leave before closing all for flimsy excuses. Man! Why are you so earthly minded? Why are you living for the mundane things of this world? Do you know that you have another life to live eternally after this earth?
Some go to church to dance. Church is the place to learn new styles of dance. The Bible says that the Church is the pillar and ground of truth, but they have turned it into dancing theater to display unholy dances. Many go to church, pay much money to travel for conferences and come back empty because something else took away their attention rather than Jesus that they ought to seek for.
Some though seated quietly their minds are over flogged with many things, their mind is outside the church while some are busy dozing. Repent from all these attitudes and seek Jesus sincerely when you go to His presence, pay attention to the Word of God which will grant you eternal life. No discussion, no jesting, no noise making in His holy presence.
Thought for the day: Maintain cleanliness in the house of God
Song for the day: I was glad when they say let us go to the house of the Lord.
Bible reading for the day: Judges 12-14; Luke 9:37-62
PASTOR PAUL RIKA