EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
THURSDAY JANUARY 23, 2020
Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
Nicodemus was a ruler of the Jews and one of the bishops in the Jewish synagogues. When he came to Jesus, Jesus said: “except a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” Surprised, Nicodemus asked “How? Now 'am a grown-up man, should I enter into my mother's womb and be born a second time?” Jesus replied, “Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?”
How would they know without the revelation of God's word, the truth of God's word, and genuine understanding of God's word? You cannot serve God in ignorance. But this is exactly what is happening to many churches and many Christians today. That is why the Lord is urging the people to anoint their eyes with eyesalve, so that they may see clearly.
Not that the Lord approves the use of eyesalve, because that is worldliness, but He was speaking figuratively. He is simply saying people should anoint their eyes that they may see clearly the truth of His word.
They are going about looking for gold to buy but Jesus is telling them, “buy gold from Me because in Me are true riches.”
Truth has been lost in the Church and millions of worshippers are worshipping God in ignorance, yet they have false expectations of going to heaven. How will they enter heaven when Jesus the Truth, is already locked out of their lives? The visit of Nicodemus (a high-ranking member of the synagogue ruling council) to Jesus opened his eyes to the truth he never knew before.
Prior to his visit, he had taught he knew much, but after his encounter with Jesus, his knowledge and understanding of the truth of salvation changed completely. It is in the same way God has brought you to HOREMOW to meet Jesus and understand the truth of salvation so that you don't continue to grope in darkness and worship Him in error and ignorance, to the hurt of your soul.
In HOREMOW, you are receiving the whole truth that should transform your life and prepare you for heaven. Don't compromise on this truth. By it many have lived, died and gone to heaven. If you too live by it, you will finish your course on earth and go to heaven. Hallelujah!
Thought of the Day:
Knowing the truth is the sure way to heaven.
Song of the Day:
Jesus the Way, the Truth, and the Life, whosoever cometh to Him shall never die.
Bible reading for the Day:
Exodus 4-6; Matthew 16
PASTOR PAUL RIKA