EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2020
TEXT: COLOSSIANS 2:6-8
KEY VERSE: Colossians 2:6 - As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.
Believers that remain steadfast and make it to heaven will be so greatly rewarded. Why? Because the Christian life is a fierce battle that only those who mean business can overcome. When a sinner repents and receives Jesus, there are battles to fight and overcome to grow in Him and remain in the faith to the end because many things come as obstacles on the way of the convert. There are pressures that cause you to cease from the decision you have made, and to stop the practice of the true Christian life. Indeed, many things come to persuade or force you out of the way of Christ, but the Lord desires that you will be rooted in the truth and established in the faith.
The grace of God and the help of God over my life, made it possible for this Gospel to be presented continually to you without ambiguity. Everything required for eternal life that you need to know to be saved from sin, to live a life pleasing to God, to overcome Satan, and to be prepared for the rapture has been made plain to you. There is no ambiguity in this matter. It comes by the grace of God. As the Lord placed this grace in the Apostle Paul; He has raised another Paul in our dispensation. Be rooted in the truth. This truth is already known to you. What you need is to get rooted in it. When a tree is growing, at first you can easily pull it out when it is tender. However, as it continues to grow (and its roots begin to sink down), you can still pull it out, but, it will take more effort. When it has fully grown, you cannot pull it out anymore.
Come to the point in your Christian faith and convictions that you cannot be pulled out by the devil. Let your understanding of this truth be so deep and firm that nobody will toss you to and fro. The reason why many people do not stand in their Christian life is because they have not taken time to study. Study the scriptures to show yourself approved unto God; a workman that needed not to be ashamed but rightly dividing the Word of Truth. Go and verify this truth about holiness and heaven. Make personal efforts through reading and wise consultations to verify this truth so that nobody would come tomorrow and say another thing that will carry you away. Be like the Berean Christians that would go back to confirm the Word. Go to the source and get it established in you. In the past, you had been buying from retailers; that is why you bought at higher price. Now, you know where they manufacture the goods. Go and get it directly from the source. The price will be lower, and you can achieve more. Get connected with God and be convinced of this truth yourself. Take it to God in prayer and pray them into your heart. Pray them in so they can take root in your heart.
Thought for the day: Establish yourself in the truth for the salvation of your soul.
Song for the day: I must dig a little deeper, Jesus love must be sweeter...
Bible reading for the day: Isaiah 37-38; Philippians 3
PASTOR PAUL RIKA