EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY:
PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 12TH
TEXT: Titus 2:1-12
But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
KEY VERSE: Titus 1:9 - Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
The spiritual church feeds on sound doctrine of eternal life. God spoke yesterday and His words are written in scripture, but God has not stopped speaking. He still speaks even today but some people do not know. They take God as a statue that is in a fixed position. They believe only what is in scripture and dismiss all revelations as fake. Bible says Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.
As He spoke yesterday, He still speaks today and He will still speak tomorrow. The spiritual church is fed by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Bible says, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Be they written or spoken or prophesied. Is it verified and authenticated by scripture to have come out of the mouth of God? Then, it is for our feeding.
1 Thessalonians 5:20, 21 - Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. The word of God that the spiritual church feeds on should give us eternal life.
Sound doctrine may be hard for the ears but it is the right doctrine. What is sound doctrine? It is the doctrine of holiness. It is the doctrine of eternal life. It is the doctrine that will guide you on how to live your Christian life without failing and without falling. This doctrine will empower you to live a victorious Christian life over Satan, over sin, and over all manners of temptation.
Sound doctrine will cure your spiritual blindness and open your eyes to the truth of God. Through sound doctrine, you can see through all the lies and deceptions of Satan and be free from his spiritual manipulations. God raises up people and commits the ministry of eternal life unto them. He commits unto them the word of truth. Paul affirms, “The gospel is committed unto me.”
If, therefore, you see such a person that the Lord has committed this truth to, go there because we serve one God. Don’t allow denominationalism to affect you; otherwise, you will miss it. As God committed it to Paul, He has done so in our generation. Those who come to Holiness Revival Movement know that the Lord has committed this truth unto us. The truth of eternal life is here. Amen!
Thought for the day: Sound doctrine may be hard to bear, but there lies your salvation.
Song for the day: Give me that old time religion, give me that old time….
Bible reading for the day: Deuteronomy 17-19; Mark 14:1-25
PASTOR PAUL RIKA