BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 24, 2019.
TEXT: 1 John 2: 12-14
Key verse: 1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
A spiral bounded copy of the revelation message was given to the General Superintendent through his wife, and another copy through the church secretary. I had hoped that by his personal interaction with Michael Sambo and reading the revelation message, he might believe that God was involved in it and would allow it to spread freely.
However, when we met with him and I introduced Michael Sambo and the revelation he had received from the Lord Jesus Christ, he was skeptical and said, when Lazarus was raised from dead, he did not come with revelation message. He however said he would read the revelation message we had submitted to him and told Michael Sambo to continue with his study and not to leave his school because he has received revelation message.
When I returned from my mission back to the country about a year later, having completed the book for printing, I met with him and inquired whether he had read the copy I gave him. At this time, he openly declared “We preach the Bible and not revelation encounter, tell him to stop it”. At this point I ceased from planning to publish the book. This was in January 2008.
Within the month, my late wife Sis Edna Rika was diagnosed of cancer and we were directed to University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital for the treatment. We stayed in one of the mission buildings of the church in Ibadan. In the course of my prayer with my late wife, we agreed to give a sum of money to God.
By the guidance
of God, this money was used to make photocopies of Christ's revelation to seven Colombian youth and the manuscript of the book, Divine Revelation of God's Holiness and Judgment to distribute freely to people. The testimonies received were great especially on Divine Revelation of God's Holiness and Judgment.
God began to minister to me to print the book. I expressed fear because of the opposition of church leadership but He assured me that He would be with me. Being encouraged, I published the book. The book did great work for God within and outside Nigeria.
The eyes of many opened to Biblical truth, Righteousness and holiness required for heaven. At the same time great persecution arose against me in Deeper Life Bible Church. A committee of four states and national overseers of the ministry was set up to question me on the publication of the book.
Thought for the day:
The book opened the eyes of many to Biblical truth, Righteousness and holiness required for heaven.
Song for the day:
Open my eyes O Lord
Bible reading for the day:
Jeremiah 11-13; 1 Timothy 4
PASTOR PAUL RIKA