BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SATURDAY JULY 27, 2019
Exodus 33:15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.
Many people are running their ministry ahead of God due to lack of patience Mand the deceit of Satan. Can you actually outrun God?
What result do you expect to get when you run your ministry outside the specification of God?
It is like when a students sits for a class exam in under the supervision of an invigilator but the student chooses to sit for the exam in a different classroom out of the view of the invigilator. Who will collect your paper?
Are you not on your own? Suppose a runner gets off the starting block before the gun sounds, who will give him a winner's medal? Pitifully, there are many people running the Christian race on their own accord.
Jeremiah 23:21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
What is the benefit of your prophecy or ministry when you embark on an assignment that God did not send you? How can that profit you when God is not involved?
You embarked on an assignment under another master, so how can your reward and recognition come from God?
Onesimus was given a place and a person to work under him; it was grace that recovered him otherwise, he had gone elsewhere like Jonah.
Philemon 1:10, 15-18  I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:  Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:  For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;  Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?  If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.  If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account.
Onesimus left the presence of a great leader where God had placed him for service. Rather than serve diligently, he did evil against his leader and ran away.
What a great error! Mercy gave you the right assignment in Holiness Movement but pride, stubbornness, Satan, human pressure removed you from it.
May the Lord restore you back to a great ministry as he did for Jonah and Onesimus through Paul.
Thought for the day:
Don't attempt to run faster than God
Song for the day:
I want to be like Moses, I want to be like Moses……. to follow Jesus Christ
Bible reading for the day:
Psalm 50-52; Acts 27:1-25
PASTOR PAUL RIKA