BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020
TEXT: 1 Samuel 15:22-23
KEY VERSE: Numbers 16:3 - And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?
How did Korah convince great men of renown to rebel against God? Where were these men of renown with all the miracles of God in Egypt? They were there! Where were these men of renown with all the miracles of God in the wilderness? They were there! Where were these men when the commandment was given? Where were they when the mountain was shaken by the voice of God with the smoke and the burning fire? They were there! However, these things never sank into their hearts.
Brethren don’t be here in HOREMOW in vain; so much so that these things happening here never sink into your heart. Take a duck to the water. Let it swim in the water. Then, bring it out from the water. It will shake off the water from the feathers and remain dry.
Should you be here as a coordinator or leader and be indifferent? If you are given a message to preach on the pulpit, should your heart not be in it? Why should it be so? The fear of God is not there because you are still in the flesh, and your eyes have not opened to this glory. People over there are saying “wonderful,” and you are in the presence of God; but nothing moves inside you.
But how did Korah convince these people? If they were careful as the scripture warns that you should not lay hands suddenly on no man. If they were careful as the scripture says, you should not easily take sides but check out facts; Korah would not have succeeded in the lives of the nobles. They were not careful; that was why they took sides with Korah. They joined Korah to challenge a Godly man. They complained, “You have gone too far; the Lord is with all His people.
Why have you magnified yourself over us?” Moses was so shocked that iniquity was in such a holy place that he fell on his face. He wondered, “You mean with all the presence of God this type of imagination would still be in the heart of these people? The pillar of fire leads us in the night. The pillar of cloud leads us in the day. Why are you still carnal? You are not seeing the presence of God? You are not reading the ways of God, with the grace of God given to us; and the choice of God? Are you not seeing these?” Watch your steps in HOREMOW so that you don’t step out of God’s great grace.
Thought for the day:
The Spirit of God is leading and guiding us in HOREMOW. Follow Him.
Song for the day:
Follow, follow, I will follow Jesus, anywhere……
Bible reading for the day:
Proverbs 25-27; 2 Corinthians 6.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA