EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
MONDAY JANUARY 6, 2020
KEY VERSE: Job 1:8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?”
There are diverse ministers performing the same function, but they are graded differently. It is like those Indians who operate the caste system. They simply classify some people at lower socio-cultural level and some at higher level. Whoever you are, once you belong to a particular caste group, they grade you as such. It is in a similar way unholy ministers are graded. For their corrupt life, they are automatically graded by God as lower level ministers.
Jesus does not smile at their service because their work is not done in righteousness or done to sweeten His heart. Job was a typical example of a man that lived to please God. Holy life is what brings joy to God, not service. If it is service, God would have been pleased with even Satan because he too is serving God in some ways. That is something you need to know to change your ways.
What God wants from a man is to be a vessel unto honour in truth, righteousness and holiness. Whosoever desires to be a minister, must purge himself from sin and all spiritual and physical defilements. Several things are required for this, besides giving your life to Christ. There are many people whose credential does not go beyond “I am born again.” They don't know that this is just the beginning of the Christian life, not the end of it.
In education, there is a graduation from the kindergarten level to the nursery level, primary level, secondary level and ultimately the tertiary level. As there are levels of learning, there are also levels of spirituality. When you get born again and stop there, it is like someone who finished from elementary school and say, “I am done!” If you are done at Elementary School level, what can you contribute to your nation in matters of knowledge and understanding? If the law says you must have High school certificate to become a governor, where do you stand with your primary school certificate?
Certainly, your educational level will limit you. You became born again and you want to stop at salvation level? Very truly I tell you, you are far behind spiritually.
Thought for the day:
Labour for gain, not in vain
Song for the day:
His word be the standard
Bible reading for the day:
Genesis 15-17; Matthew 5:27-48.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA