EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020
TEXT: Jeremiah 14:14-15
KEY VERSE: Jeremiah 23:25 - I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
When we talk about revelations, we must be careful because almost everybody in the church today is now a prophet or prophetess. “The Lord told me, the Lord spoke to me, the Lord revealed to me” is all you hear now. They make themselves prophets of lying wonders, speaking in the spirit of lies and the imaginations of their hearts. They dramatize it in a wonderful way. They even act it out like a movie, how Jesus visited them. They publish it in a way that it looks so real as they say, “The Spirit of the Lord ministered to me…”
All the thoughts of their hearts are to make God a liar because when you examine their prophecy with diligence and in the light of scripture, the Lord is not in it. It is all part of their business gimmick to make a merchandize of the people.
We must watch against these false prophets. Their judgement will certainly come because they are mixing original with fake. They want to confuse the people just for their gain and for their pride. Watch out, for it is not everybody that says he is a Christian, or a pastor, or a prophet that is one.
People have gone to demons to receive powers of witchcraft, sorcery, and necromancy to promote prophetic ministries. They receive inspiration to see into the past lives of people, to get information about family members. These are demonic revelations.
Satan has history of churches, persons, families, and societies, which are all in his book of history. So, he can peep into it and supply your information and it becomes a revelation. You must be careful so that you don’t play into his hands. What exactly are you looking for? Are you not looking for Jesus?
The devil has sprinkled the desire for revelation in the hearts of the people at this end time that this is all they crave for. If you get carried away by the desire for prophecy, you will miss the way of God and follow Satan on a road that leads to a dead end. But if you are rich in the word, revelation will have better meaning to you because you will have ability to discern between the fake and original.
Thought for the day: Test every spirit.
Song for the day: I will never let the devil win the battle……
Bible reading for the day: Proverbs 11-12; 1 Corinthians 15:33-58
PASTOR PAUL RIKA