EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SUNDAY DECEMBER 15, 2019.
TEXT: ACTS 16:6-10
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness
The Word of God or the Scripture refers primarily to the written word contained in the 66 Books of the Holy Bible. This was written by the perfect inspiration of the Holy Spirit and it's error free. It is the authority for all Christian doctrine and practice. It is the basis of our faith and hope and the bound of true obedience, love and service.
However, the Lord manifests His word to us through spiritual gifts which are still valid in the church today. Holy Spirit inspired prophecies or revelations are equally the word of God which should be received and obeyed by recipients. God also manifests His word to us through dreams, visions, trance, audible voice, inward voice and inward impression.
As we observe in our time, another major way God manifests His word to us is through divine revelations. There are people who testify of Jesus appearing to them and giving them His word for themselves or for others. We have several testimonies of those who claim the Lord has taken them to heaven and or hell and has sent them to deliver His message to men on earth.
All these fall under prophetic revelation of the Holy Spirit. If the word revealed through these ways is verified to be truly from God, it has the same authority, power and efficacy with the written word in the Holy Scripture, because God's word is the same wherever it is spoken and by whomsoever it is spoken.
Obedience to it is obedience to the word of God and disobedience to it is disobedience to the word of God. However, there is need for caution on prophecies and revelation messages. Care must be taken and great caution must be exercised before accepting a prophecy or a revelation as the word of God because many of those who claim the Lord has spoken to them are only making assumption, they are not hundred percent sure.
Often the word they claim they have received from God is not really from Him, but from their spirit or mind. Some of these prophets may look sincere, but are ignorant of their error and misleading spirit.
Thought for the day: There is need for caution on prophecies and revelation messages
Song for the day: Breath on me (2x), Holy Ghost power, Breath on me...
Bible reading for the day: Amos 4-6; Revelation 6
PASTOR PAUL RIKA