EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020
Psalm 96: 1-13
Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
The holiness of God is His eternal essence – a unique quality of His character.
It is what makes God to be God. Everything He does is done in holiness – whether His mercy, or forgiveness or benevolence or salvation or chastisement or His judgment.
“Which was, and is, and is to come” indicates that the holiness of God is attached to His eternal living. If God was not holy, He would not live forever. His existence will cease. That is why God hates sin because if He identifies with sin, He will cease to exist. It is holiness that keeps God living.
Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come means God existed in time past, He still exists now and will exist tomorrow.
“Which was” – (eternity past);
“Which is” – (now, today, presently);
“Which is to come” – (eternity future).
It takes holiness to take God perpetually forward into eternity.
That is why:
i. He does not lie.
ii. He does not change.
iii. He cannot be unfaithful.
iv. He is perfect without a fault.
v. Holiness is the secret of His eternal existence.
vi. Holiness is the secret of His divine existence.
If you have been wondering why He is living without dying, it is because of His holiness. That is why the bible says, “Without holiness, no one shall see the Lord.”
If God accommodates you with your sin, you will contaminate Him. You will affect that which has been from eternity.
Who are you? A sinner? With your sinful life, you cannot see Him. You cannot even come close to him because His eyes cannot behold iniquity. The only way God will relate with you is that you submit to holiness.
That way, you will be like Him for He says, “Be ye holy, for I am holy” 1 Peter 1:16). If you can live a holy life like God, He will carry you with Him into the future to enjoy eternity with Him in heaven.
Thought for the day: Holiness is the secret of God's eternal existence.
Song for the day: Holy, You are holy, King of kings, Lord of lords You are holy…
Bible reading for the day: 2 Kings 9-11; John 5:1-24
PASTOR PAUL RIKA