BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
FRIDAY AUGUST 2, 2019
1 PETER 1:14-16
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Abide in doctrines that perfect you in holiness for eternal life. They will build you upon the rock and keep you from falling as we read in today's Bible reading. Sin is a weakening force. The presence of sin in your life will automatically weaken you spiritually, no matter how small the sin is. In fact, one sin is enough to take you to hell.
Satan knows this eternal truth of God, which many believers don't know. Something as small as the earring you hang on your ear (which is disobedience), is enough to weaken you. Small as it is, it will never allow you to stand in the day of fierce temptation because you will be lacking in power.
Get this straight, it is not possible for a woman to be wearing jewelry of any kind or unnatural presentation of her hair such as perming and be holy. The property of holiness has been damaged. That single act of disobedience against God has a great weakening force that will weaken her state of righteousness.
She cannot be holy. Is it not God that will make her holy? As long as it is raining, you cannot dry your cloth in the sun. If you spread your cloth outside it will not get dry. It is, therefore, impossible for you to live in disobedience (putting on strange hair or jewelries etc.) and expect God to make you holy. That is an eternal impossibility! You are just not ready for it.
Consecration is required for holiness and consecration means “be ye holy.” What God is saying here is that you do what is required to make yourself totally cleansed according to your ability, then I will take it up from there and do that which is beyond your ability, to perfect you in holiness.
But if you have not done your part, you have not done away with those things you ought to remove, you have not changed your lifestyle, you have not stopped those things you ought not to be doing, how would God make you holy? He will not hear you, and without holiness no man shall see the Lord.
Thought for the day:
God will not deal with you outside His holiness.
Song for the day:
Live a holy life, a life that pleases Jesus for without holiness……
Bible reading for the day:
Psalm 68-69; Romans 3.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA