EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020
1 Thessalonians 2:10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe.
Find below the testimony of a Pastor in HOREMOW and serving Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the restitution he did to Government.
“There was this very serious restitution I did. I was once the Chairman of the Committee on Police Affairs of the House of Representatives and I remembered the things that transpired when I was in office - the bribes, the monies that exchanged hands before one could attend to any proposal etc.
So when I remembered all those things, I decided to go and meet the incumbent Inspector-General of Police. When I met him in his house and he saw me (he knew me well because when I was in the House he was quite a junior officer but at this time, he had risen to the peak); he said, “Is there anything my Chairman?”
I told him, “I have come to you on a different matter.” Then he sat to listen to me. I said to him, “Do you remember this and that event that happened while I was serving as Chairman?” (Incidentally, he knew some of those things). Then I said, “Now my eyes have opened and I have come to seek for forgiveness from you as the Inspector General of Police because it was a crime against the Government.
I am seeking for your forgiveness because you are in a position to forgive me, otherwise you could prosecute me. I ask that you forgive me because I know that I did wrong.” He was surprised and said, “Ah! But chairman, you know you were helping your people.” I replied, “No, but it was wrong.” He was surprised because what I was saying was very strange to him.
He might have even thought I was out of my mind. Then he said, “This thing has already passed, why are you bothering about it?” I said, “No, it is in my record before God.” he looked at me and said, “In that case, I have forgiven you,” and I was very happy. When I walked out from there, I was just thanking God because he could simply have detained and prosecuted me.
I prayed before going to him and the Lord granted me favour. I enjoyed my peace and it also gives me a guide in what I would do next. In anything I am doing now, I am very careful so that tomorrow I would not have to go back to do another restitution. Now, that which is not my own, I stay away from it. If you are coming to appreciate me, that is a different matter and I will receive it with thanksgiving, but I will not touch anything that does not belong to me.”
Thought for the day:
Restitution brings peace of mind.
Song for the day:
Following Jesus every day by day, nothing can harm me……
Bible reading for the day:
Joshua 4-6; Luke 2:1-24
PASTOR PAUL RIKA