EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2020
Ephesians 6:14 - Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
If you open the door to Satan in your life, church, or family; Jesus will leave. The Holy Spirit will depart because Jesus cannot eat a meal with Satan. They will not sit at the same table together. “They knoweth not that they are wretched and miserable and naked and blind and poor (Revelation 3:17).” This is the state of many churches and of course, those who worship in them. The Lord says they are wretched because they are suffering terribly in the hands of Satan.
They are in satanic bondage. Satan is dealing with them very mercilessly. Satan dwells in their midst. Satan sends his angels among them; he sends his workers among them and he is dealing with them badly, pulling them, tearing them, pushing them, and removing anything good that is remaining in them. It is a terrible situation, but they are unaware. They are in a wretched condition.
Their pastors do not have righteousness. They labor and shout but there is no righteousness. They fall away and are very miserable. If you see what the devil does to these people, what they suffer, and lack in their lives, you will pity them. They cannot stand in matters of righteousness. They cannot stand to contend with the devil rather the devil drags them on the floor. They cannot withstand him. They are the church of the Laodiceans.
They boast of material wealth and physical things to their pride, but things of eternal value are not there. The members boast of their church and general overseer, but do not have spirituality. Did Jesus come to die for church buildings? Did He die for vehicles or business centers? The Lord said they are poor, and lacking in spiritual essence.
They are blind, unable to see spiritual truth and are tossed to and fro. Satan removed their clothes from them and stripped them naked. A man boasted, “I know the Word. I went to theological school, and I have a doctorate degree in divinity.” However, he is committing sexual immorality with people’s wives! That is a proof of their nakedness. That man has a Doctor of Divinity in IMMORALITY! This is not the kind of Christians Jesus is coming back to rapture.
Thought for the day:
Only righteousness can keep you standing on the day of Satan’s visitation.
Song for the day:
Holy Spirit, move me now. Make my life whole again…….
Bible reading for the day:
Psalm 79-81; Romans 8:1-18
PASTOR PAUL RIKA