BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
THURSDAY AUGUST 15, 2019
2 John 1:8-11
Mat 8:22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
If we never see you in heaven, we will say you never used those things you were taught in Holiness Revival Movement well. But my prayer is that we shall all meet in heaven.
A man was told by Jesus “follow Me” and the man said, “Lord, okay; but let me go back home and bury my father.” Did Jesus give him permission? No! Jesus said, “Let the dead bury their dead.” In the same way, God is telling you, “Don't waste your time in the assembly of the dead.”
What is your gain if you remain there? You have had the opportunity to be called into the light; you have had the privilege to be lifted higher in ministry and you are still thinking about an assembly of the dead? I thought you have passed that stage and moved on to a higher plane.
Jesus said, “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Please be focused. You have been called; face your calling. When God called Abraham and said “Go to a land that I will show you; it is there I will make you great. I will bless you and make your name great; you will be a blessing and all families of the earth (including the ones you are leaving now) shall be blessed through you.” Abraham did not hesitate or look back. He set out, yielding completely to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Please yield completely to God in this new life of righteousness and holiness; commit yourself to it. By now your eyes should have opened to the great things God is doing in your lives through Holiness Revival Movement such that without any prompting you would start giving your own support for the evangelical works.
You are unwilling to support the work of God voluntarily because in HOREMOW we don't behave like some of these backslidden churches that cajole you to extort money from you. Beware, otherwise you will not find yourself in Heaven; you will regret because you married yourself to tradition; you never responded to the call of Christ to higher life; you never committed yourself to it. Be careful!
Thought for the day:
Seek refuge in the tent of God, not in the assembly of sinners.
Song for the day:
Blessed, blessed (x2) is the man who worketh not in the…….
Bible reading for the day:
Psalm 103-104; Romans 14.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA