EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SUNDAY JANUARY 19, 2020
John 3:10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
We have many of them in Christian ministries who serve as Pastors, Elders, Bishops, and General Overseers. Some are trained theologians and some serve as youth leaders, but one common thing about them is that they have no knowledge of the word of God.
A minister was asked to preach in a church, he said he takes alcohol to make him bold to preach without being intimidated by the presence of anybody. Can you imagine such a minister on the pulpit!
A prophet once said he sees visions clearly when under the influence of alcohol. Can anyone understand the power of the message of God under the influence of alcohol? Their understanding is unfruitful!
Many who claim to be on the way to heaven are on the broadway to destruction, being ignorant of the narrow way. They declare weeks of fasting and prayer every year, but it is all for publicity.
They claim to know Jesus and are preaching to others and laboring for their salvation, but they are in actual fact blind leaders leading the blind into the ditch. They don't know the way of holiness. They don't know the narrow way of life. They’re completely ignorant of it.
They know nothing about original Christianity but pride themselves as vanguards of truth in the vineyard of God. They are the Nicodemuses of our time. Among these, you will find women in their trousers but fervently serving the Lord. You find men in their ungodly attires, like the Bishops in gorgeous attires hanging jewelry on the neck in the name of a crucifix or wearing caps in the church.
They are always going out for crusades to win more souls, even claiming to perform miracles and healing the sick. Do a check on his family, his marriage, you may discover that such a man who is so fervent in spending much for crusades and soul-winning may be with the third wife.
Check the women singing fervently in the choir, you may discover all of them are carrying jezebel properties such as perming, attachment, painting of their lips, false nails, etc. Their choristers will raise their hands with emotion as if the Holy Ghost is operating in them in full force, but it is all a farce.
They are defiled with blood. Those things they use to paint their lips are made from the kingdom of darkness. They are not interested in anything more than 'I am looking good.’
Thought for the day;
If the blind leads the blind, both of them will fall into the ditch.
Song for the day:
Make me a vessel unto honor...
Bible reading for the day:
Genesis 44-45; Matthew 14:1-21
PASTOR PAUL RIKA