BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
MONDAY JUNE 24, 2019
1 CORINTHIANS 5:1-5
1 Corinthians 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.
When you celebrate sinners in the church, you have failed in your faithfulness to Christ.
You have abandoned holiness and yielded to flesh to rule. That is why you see half-nudity and rough dressing in the church and see nothing wrong with it.
Your youths now dress in seductive and provocative manner without any sense of shame or remorse.
Even your choir members who claim to be leading praises to a holy God have lost their senses.
Sometime ago we were on evangelical mission to Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. I was ministering on a raised platform and the choir members sat behind me.
They were putting on short open skirts that left their legs open like the mouth of frogs.
Jesus appeared there and talked to one of the ministers that went with me. He pointed His hand to the stage and said, “Can you see those girls?” Then Jesus shifted his gaze to another direction, “Look at that man there.” My minister looked at the man and noticed that the man was in total darkness.
Jesus said, “It is because of those girls; they have overtaken him in temptation.”
Jesus continued, “Look at the other one also.” As he looked, the man was also in total darkness. Jesus pointed to other people in the congregation that had gone into darkness.
Jesus said, “They were not in darkness before, it is this nakedness on the stage that made them to be in darkness.”
Jesus said angrily, “I will deal with them. I will deal with them.” Are these the people you are allowing to come and sing in the church?
You are allowing nakedness in the church? You are allowing ruffian male singers with funny hairdos to sing in your choir? They sing and you all clap your hands? All of you are going to hell. You have disappointed Jesus. A word is enough for the wise.
Today, I am praying that you will change and influence the change in your church so that your church will begin to live up to the standard of God and stop embarrassing Jesus and bringing shame to His holy name. Amen.
Thought for the day:
When you condone sin in church, you strengthen the hand of Satan to fight against God's kingdom on earth
Song for The Day:
The church is marching on, the gates of hell shall not prevail
Bible Reading for The Day:
Job 1-3; Acts 7:1-19
PASTOR PAUL RIKA