HOLINESS REVIVAL MOVEMENT WORLDWIDE
DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
DO NOT CELEBRATE IGNORANCE!
Wednesday December 16
"13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
16 But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness."
"And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the Lord; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity."
Sin committed unknowingly is the commandment of God broken or transgressed in ignorance and is subject to divine penalty, unless pardon is sought for it in Christ and, restitution carried out where required. God is no respecter of persons. Submit yourself to the Holy Spirit and to God's Word. Do not reject or ignore sound teaching of God's word that will reveal your sins to you for your thorough cleansing and holiness in Christ. This is the Lord’s commandment concerning His followers. Value the place of true and holy preachers, teachers and pastors in your life.
Learn from them; listen to them; acquire their evangelism materials and messages; support them and associate with them. Understand that it is the mercy of God that makes you aware of these truths so that you could repent, correct your ways and ultimately save yourself from God's judgment. In case you are considering the shame, pain or cost of correcting your past wrongs, thinking that restitution is too hard to do, remember the pain, cost or shame involved in restitution cannot be compared to the eternal pain, cost or shame of hellfire.
"There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all."
Christ established one Church on earth and gave one Bible, the Word of God, to His church. So, be sure to verify your beliefs and practice to ensure you are complying with the complete standard of God as outlined in His Word. Ignorance of gospel truth on how to obtain peace with God has slain millions of unbelievers and is still doing so today. JESUS ALONE is the way to God. There is no alternative. The same ignorance is seen in many preachers of the gospel today, who are busy leading people to hell. They are ignorant of the truth that will set them free from eternal damnation, so are their followers.
Thought for the day:
Ignorance is no excuse in law
Song for the day:
Lord teach me Your word
Bible reading for the day:
Amos 7-9; Revelation 7
PASTOR PAUL RIKA