BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2019
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Apostle Paul enjoyed great grace and God used him mightily in his own generation and beyond. God has raised another Paul in our dispensation. Praise the Lord! This Paul, like the Paul of old is also teaching you the whole truth of God that will stablish you in faith and make you gain entry into heaven at last.
Colossians 2:6-7 “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7.Rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”
When a tree is at early stage of growth, you can easily uproot it as a tender plant.
But as its root continues to grow deep into the soil, it becomes increasingly difficult to uproot. Similarly, if you are not deeply rooted in the word of God, it becomes very easy for the devil to pull you out of Christ.
But when you begin to grow deep in knowledge and understanding of God's truth, you become firmer and firmer in faith such that you can no longer be tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine.
The reason why many do not stand in their Christian life is because they have not taken time to study the word to show themselves approved unto God. Learn to verify this truth, make personal efforts through reading, make consultations and verify this truth so that nobody would come tomorrow and preach another gospel that will sweep you away.
Study these things; study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed but rightly dividing the word of truth. Be a Christian that would go back to confirm the word like the Berean Christians. Go to the source of it.
You have been buying from retail, that is why it has been costly to you and fake product is being sold to you as original. Now go to the source of production and get the original at a cheaper price. Get connected with God and be convinced of this truth yourself; take it to God in prayer; every doctrine taught, carry it to God in prayer and pray them into your heart; pray them to take root in your heart so that nobody will come and confuse you.
Be fully convinced of what you have believed in the scripture
Thought for the day:
Study to show thyself approved
Song for the day:
Read your Bible pray every day, pray every day …
Bible reading for the day:
Proverbs 13-14; 1 Corinthians 16
PASTOR PAUL RIKA