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, DECEMBER 23, 2022
TEXT: ACTS 8:26-38 (Please refer to your KJV Bible for Scriptural reference)
KEY VERSE: MARK 16:16
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Water baptism is by single immersion. The word, ‘baptism’ means buried. It means you died and are buried with Christ and as you rise up from the water, you are rising with Christ to newness of life. This is symbolic that you are identified with Jesus. Only those who have believed the Gospel of Christ should be baptized. It is not for children. If you baptize them it has no meaning. Somebody who does not believe cannot be baptized. You may argue that you want them to serve God later. Pray for them and wait till they believe the Gospel else there is nothing you can do about it. Do not baptize infants and children because you will confuse them.
Now look at this evil doctrine as it plays out. When the infants grow up afterward, rather than teaching them the Word of salvation to receive Christ so that they can believe and be properly baptized, they rather go for confirmation. These are the doctrines of devils that confuse people and lead them to damnation. Which scripture do you refer to? These are traditions and doctrines of men that have no light in them. Some get born again later and rather than submit to proper baptism, they argue that they were baptized as children. Did you know Jesus then? Were you convicted of your sins? That is not scriptural baptism.
If you are now born again, go and be baptized and do not respect the errors of your churches and ministers. Save your lives. The Lord is not going to judge you based on the name of your church but His judgment will be according to His Word. Proud persons shall be rejected. If you are proud, you are rejected by God already. God is a humble Person, and He is teaching you humility that you should humble yourself and be saved. That is the Word of God and the teaching of righteousness.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Water baptism is for born again converts.
SONG FOR THE DAY: I am ready to obey Your Word (3x)
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Habakkuk; Revelation 14
PASTOR PAUL RIKA