By: Pastor Paul Rika
WEDNESDAY JUNE 12, 2019
John 17:21 "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me."
One of the reasons why God raised up non-denominational ministries like the Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide is to enable people come from various denominational churches and join together as one Christian family just as Jesus is one with His church and also with His Father. Amen.
One body, one Spirit, one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism and one God. Hallelujah! That is the true spirit of Christian fellowship. They can assemble together and also listen to messages coming to them from non-denominational stands.
You have been listening to sermons, messages from the denominations for all these while and you may not know that you have not gotten the correct thing, you may not know that you have not gotten the full thing, you may not know that there are some things that need to be added to your knowledge.
Just one word from a non-denominational standpoint may make all the difference in your life because the Bible says, a word, just a word, will give knowledge to a wise man. Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
Denominational churches are often constrained by founder's doctrines or philosophies and church dogmas in an attempt to calve a niche or unique
identity for themselves. In the process, knowledge and practice of true and whole Christian doctrines are hindered. There is not salvation in half-truth. Only whole truth of scripture can save (Acts 20:26-27).
This is why most of them are in backslidden state and they are not even aware of it! The body of Christ is one, but denominationalism has brought division and discrimination which has thoroughly weaken the system. A house divided against itself cannot stand. Jesus is building a united church, not a church divided against itself.
John 17:11 "And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are."
Thought for The Day:
Let Christians speak with one voice in love, truth and righteousness.
Song for The Day:
I don't care what church you belong to, but as far as in Jesus you stand, if by...
Bible Reading for The Day:
Ezra 1-2 ; John 19:23-42
PASTOR PAUL RIKA