EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2022
TEXT: ACTS 8:26-38 (Please refer to your KJV Bible for scripture reference)
KEY VERSE: LUKE 24:47
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
The person to present in evangelism is Jesus, not another person, not a denomination and not necessarily a place of worship. Present Jesus and if you will present Jesus, denominations mean nothing; it does not apply; place of worship means nothing. Philip preached Jesus. That is the message of evangelism. Preach Jesus to the people. The person to promote in evangelism is Jesus. The demand to make on a sinner is repentance from sin and faith towards Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The message is: Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand; Repent and believe the Gospel. Repentance is the Gospel message. Repentance means stop your sins. The members of your church should stop committing sins. The person who wants to serve Jesus should stop committing sins and believe on the Lord Jesus. That is the message; that is the demand on sinners.
Tell them to stop alcohol, not because it is burning them or turning their hearts but because of the fear of God. Tell them to stop immorality, not because of HIV/AIDS but because they are guilty of immorality. Tell him to stop stealing, not because they will catch him and take him to prison but that it is a sin against God and that God will punish him. He should be guilty that he has sinned against God and that is repentance towards God. Tell her to repent of her witchcraft, not because she shall soon be discovered to her shame but because it is a sin against God. God is unhappy with her because of that so she should repent and stop it.
Power to overcome sin comes from faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ. Though you are sorry, but you are helpless except by power. Pharaoh would not allow the children of Israel to come out of Egypt except by power. Hence God told them that He would demonstrate signs and wonders in Egypt and Pharaoh shall let them go.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Preach Jesus to sinners and repentance from their sins.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Only Jesus can save (2x) Hallelujah…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Psalm 148-150; 1 Corinthians 11:16-34
PASTOR PAUL RIKA