EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020
TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 3:18-21
KEY VERSE: Acts 23:1 - And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
Beware of some of the doctrines and traditions imposed on you by some so-called men of God demanding your unquestionable obedience. The Lord Jesus is saying those traditions will not take you to heaven. Some of these pastors already know that they are not going to heaven and they also know that by imposing their traditions on you, you will not enter heaven either. This is because you are doing the will of men and not the will of our heavenly Father. These pastors compel you to submit to traditions and rules that are clearly in conflict with the scriptures. They force you to live your life in total disobedience to the Word of God.
Even though such church leaders know that they are not going to heaven, they are just satisfied that they have authority over you and are happy that they exercise ungodly influence over your life. They make you subject to them and their teachings to deprive you of heaven. Knowing that they are not going to heaven, their sole objective is to use their authority to deprive you of heaven as well. They are hypocrites. Matthew 23:13 - But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
It is my fervent prayer that as you realize this problem, the Lord will deliver you today. He did not create you to live under the crushing weight of the traditions or doctrines of any church denomination. He did not create you to be trampled underfoot by any man or any group of persons. He has not given any man the right to infringe on the rights and privileges you have to choose to obey the Word of God.
He created you for Himself and that you might glorify Him. He created you that you might show forth the praise of Him who called you out of darkness into the marvelous light of His Son. Before the Lord, every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus is the Lord to the glory of God the Father, Amen. My earnest prayer is that this message will be of tremendous benefit to you as you prayerfully and dedicatedly commit yourself to digesting and applying it to your life.
Thought for the day: God’s commandment overrides human rules and doctrines.
Song for the day: All to Jesus I surrender
Bible reading for the day: Jeremiah 1-2; 2 Thessalonians 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA