EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY:
PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
Date: Monday, MAY 24th 2021
TEXT: HEBREWS 12: 12-17
12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
Key Verse: “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance” Romans 11:29.
If righteousness and holiness can be added to your service, you will be a vessel unto honor made for the master's use, ready to be with Him and to serve Him forever. If you are not connected with God in righteousness and holiness, how will you get to heaven for your reward for the great service? Are you a beautiful bride of Christ without character? Or are you the beautiful bride of Christ with questionable character? A beautiful woman that has no character is like a jewel in the nose of a pig. Are you the beautiful bride of Christ with sin? Bride of Christ, is your Husband happy with you?
Anointing is different from Holiness. Service is for the earth and holiness is for heaven. You can be operating in service and still have some hidden sins; envy, malice, bitterness, contention, unforgiveness, pride, anger, rage, lust, greed, hatred etc. Service is for the earth but it is Holiness that qualifies for heaven. Our Emphasis should not be on power but on Holiness. Power is for service on earth. What takes one to heaven is Holiness. Take care of your soul, this body shall perish on earth and can be in hell but your soul is the one that can go to heaven and what your soul needs now is righteousness and Holiness. There is a difference between anointing and holiness.
God will not withdraw His gifts in you because you put on a ring, or wear trouser, but He will never give you heaven or take you there because heaven is for purity. In a great house there are not only vessels of honor but vessels of dishonor. Where do you belong? Note that God keeps records. He knows how you treat your spouse at home. God knows what you do in the school. Cheating in examinations, work place, business etc. has removed your name in the book of life. You render great service but you are not holy. Service and anointing is different from righteousness and holiness.
Thought for the day: Service and Calling ends on earth; Righteousness and Holiness takes one to heaven.
Song for the day: Open my eyes O Lord.
Bible Reading for the day: 1 Chronicles 11-13; John 9:1-23
PASTOR PAUL RIKA