BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2019.
REVELATION 3: 1-6
Key verse: Revelation 3:4 “Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.”
About three months after the Lord spoke to me in a revelation saying “what are you waiting for in Deeper Life Bible Church? Do you think that the Deeper Life authority would come later to accept this revelation book, or are you thinking to submit the book to be burnt as you were instructed? Arise and leave the Deeper Life Bible Church: the world is waiting for you”.
Being enlightened and strengthened by these words I put in my withdrawal letter from full time service with Deeper Life Bible Church, in July 2009 with one-month notice. In the letter I stated that my service with the Deeper Life would be considered ended after the one-month service.
I wrote this letter with apprehension wondering whether I was still considered a minister in Deeper Life or I had been dismissed by the pronouncement of the General Superintendent. My letter did not receive any reply as I envisaged.
After the one-month notice expired I began ministering under Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide which has continued till today. In October 2010, the General Superintendent announced via public media that all those he had placed on discipline had been released and that those who have left Deeper Life could return if they wanted to, and those who wanted to continue in their ministry should do so but should not see themselves released from whatever discipline was upon them by the General Superintendent.
It is a well-known case to members of Deeper Life Bible Church that the church discipline inflicted on member may not really be that the member has sinned against God. Transgression against denominational rule can lead to discipline and yet may not be sin against God. The church discipline imposed upon me was not because I sinned against God, but against denominational tradition which has no Biblical basis.
It became a way by which God removed me from Deeper Life Bible Church to begin a new work for Him, Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide, according to His end time plan. His action has remained a stumbling block to many Deeper Life members today who have willfully excluded themselves from the work of God. God’s Through God’s grace and divine revelation and the ministry I have received grace from Him. This issue is beyond my ability to handle, God shall handle it Himself.
Thought for the day:
Arise! The world is waiting for you.
Song for the day:
When He calls me, I will answer.....
Bible Reading for the day:
Ezekiel 7-9; Hebrews 10:24-39
PASTOR PAUL RIKA