EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
MONDAY DECEMBER 2, 2019.
TEXT: MARK 5: 18-20
KEY VERSE: Psalms 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.
There are those who were delivered from the power of darkness. They were once witches, wizards, occultists, spiritualists, etc, and served Satan effectively in his evil kingdom. God showed them mercy and through faith in Christ they were delivered. Many of these would desire to give the testimony of their salvation.
Their testimonies must promote biblical truths for the salvation of sinners, edification of believers and the glory of the Lord. However, they must avoid going into the depth of Satan. This is not encouraged by the scripture. But they must not seek to go into details in their testimony and revelations.
This caution is necessary to avoid damage to themselves and to those that hear them. If these go into detail to show the depth of Satan or go into in-depth revelation of what they believe they know of Satan and his works, the following are being noticed:
(i) They end up speaking things they themselves did not have full understanding of when they were in Satan's kingdom, thus misleading their hearers.
(ii) Some end up speaking lies to satisfy the itching ears of their listeners.
(iii) They end up promoting Satan and his power above Jesus Christ.
(iv) They end up enslaving the people of God in fear of satanic power.
(v) They end up opening doors to sinners who desire to go deeply into satanic kingdom.
(vi) They end up creating hunger and thirst in the people of God for satanic revelations in abandonment of the essential knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and His kingdom.
(vii) Many who go into these testimonies are not grounded in the faith and so expose themselves to attacks from Satan. Some end up backsliding and becoming weapons of Satan against the church and the gospel.
The knowledge that gives salvation and eternal life is the knowledge of God and our Lord Jesus Christ. We must note that the essential knowledge of Satan has already been given to us in scripture. Master the knowledge of God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the knowledge of scriptural truth and not the knowledge of Satan and his evil kingdom!
Thought for the day: Be wise; don't damn your soul
Song for the day: All power belongs to Jesus, All power belongs to God...
Bible reading for the day: Ezekiel 47-48; 1 John 1
PASTOR PAUL RIKA