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)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13, 2023
TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 10:16
16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
Key verse: Luke 24:47: “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His Name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”
Question: Some churches take communion every now and then, causing people to go there because they believe that since man is prone to sin and temptation, by taking part in it, his sins may be cleansed. Now what are the pastors who are bestowed with the responsibility of uniting the church going to do?
Answer: The idea that taking the Holy Communion cleanses from sin is erroneous because the forgiveness and cleansing of sins means you are no more committing sin. If your sins are forgiven it means that sin has been removed. The record of sin on you has been canceled and you have received power to sin no more. The fear of God will come into you and you won’t do it again. Our key verse says that repentance and remission of sin should be preached in His name among all nations. Not that somebody will confess today and go back to the same thing tomorrow. No. He that is born of God does not commit sin for His seed is in Him; he cannot sin because he is born of God. As a believer, if you go into error, come back to God and ask for forgiveness. He will forgive you and give you power not to sin no more but if you keep sinning then you are not born again. The Holy Communion does not provide forgiveness of sin; it is an ordinance to remind us of the death, resurrection and return of Jesus Christ. The emblems remind us of the shed blood and body of Christ.
Whoever partakes unworthily eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body hence many are dead and sick among you because you eat it in your sin. It is not something you eat for forgiveness or holiness. No! It makes you remember the Lord’s death until he comes. So, as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you show the Lord’s death until He comes as often as possible. We observe Holy Communion during conferences. Churches can choose the period they want to take it. well wisdom will be called into that because when it becomes too frequent, it will be communized.
Thought for the day: Taking the Holy Communion does not cleanse from sin.
Song for the day: The fountain of life is flowing everywhere…
Bible Reading for the day: Isaiah 50-52; 1 Thessalonians 1
PASTOR PAUL RIKA