EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY:
PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
Date: Monday March 15
TEXT: Ezekiel 36:24-29
24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
29 I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.
KEY VERSE: John 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
The greatest miracle a man can experience in life is the miracle of salvation. It is a miracle that recreates and turns a man from a spiritually dead person into a living soul. It is a spiritual regeneration that gives the life of Christ to a repentant sinner. Hallelujah! Salvation is a supernatural miracle released upon a sinner who desires to live victoriously over sin and exercises faith on the Lord Jesus Christ, being ready to practice His word.
Such a person must first desire to live a righteous life. But when you have a thief that loves the wages of unrighteousness, how will he stop it? He says to himself, “If I stop stealing how will I feed?” Or a harlot that loves the reward of harlotry. You tell her to give her life to Christ so that she would stop defiling herself for money, but she does not want that because she is thinking, “How will I eat?” But this salvation is receivable by prayer to God. As you desire it, pray in faith, and then put it into practice. You will find that it is done, as power will come from God because you are acting on His word.
The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8-10 “8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
You receive salvation freely when you come to believe in the finished work of Christ on the cross. The result of your salvation is that it will be increasingly impossible for you to sin again. The works of your salvation will manifest in righteous living and you must continue to practice it and resist sin at all costs.
Put it into practice immediately because that is why God saved you: “created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” If you don’t start putting it into practice immediately, it will die because it did not meet with a heart ready for the works, and the salvation will be lost.
Thought for the day: Seek the miracle of salvation above every other miracle.
Song for the day: Lord I want to be like Jesus in my life
Bible reading for the day: Deuteronomy 26-27; Mark 15:1-26
PASTOR PAUL RIKA