EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020
TEXT: ACTS 16: 4-5
KEY VERSE: 1 Corinthians 14: 40 - Let all things be done decently and in order.
God is an orderly God. He loves orderliness. By His divine order, He has arranged the universe in a way that nothing conflicts with the other. He said in His word, “Let all things be done decently and in order.” He is not a God of confusion.
In this respect you must have proper understanding of marriage matters. Go about your marriage in a decent and orderly manner so that the holiness we are preaching, and teaching would be practicable among us, especially among the youths and the unmarried amongst us. Are you desirous of going to heaven? Then, do not allow your hunger and thirst for marriage take away eternal life from you. Be careful, otherwise, you may end up in this hell fire which you have been testifying and warning people about. There is need for proper understanding of the word and ways of God so that you too can escape hell after distributing the CDs and evangelizing others.
The apostles taught some doctrines to guard the people and ensure proper administration in the Church. Holiness is not possible without proper administration in the Church. It is important to teach the people and guide them on ways to do things otherwise they will scatter things and disorderliness and sin will set in.
Since Holiness Revival Movement is a body of believers, we must have instructions or rules guiding it. Of course, what instructions do we have other than the righteous instructions of Scripture? Jesus says, “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.”
We have no rules or instructions outside the commandment of Jesus, and by the same instructions righteous churches in time past were established in the faith. Things were done decently and in order. As we grow up to become a recognized body of believers, such that people in various places say they are members of Holiness Movement, it becomes essential to prescribe guidelines and regulations for brethren to follow in processing marriage and other issues pertaining to life and godliness. This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our sight. The earth shall be filled with the knowledge and holiness of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Thought for the day: Be careful that you don’t marry an unbeliever.
Song for the day: Lord teach me Your word.....
Bible reading for the day: Isaiah 22-23; Ephesians 3
PASTOR PAUL RIKA