HOLINESS REVIVAL MOVEMENT WORLDWIDE
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA
Int'l director of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019
Deuteronomy 23:18 "Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God."
There are ministers who are more concerned for the gift presented than the state of the giver.
These ones receive all gifts without questioning and bless every giver without considering their state in the sight of God.
Matthew 5:23-24, “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.”
This scripture reveals that God is more concerned with the state of the giver than the gift presented by him. God is more concerned for your righteousness than your sacrifice and service.
In the reading text for today, Apostle Peter rebuked Simon the sorcerer, who in bond of iniquity offered money to him. His heart was not right with God.
The sinner has no portion in God's holy service. The gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is not a business investment opportunity for sinners to give and make quick riches. All who give in sin have no reward from God.
Many preachers work in opposite direction to God. They are more interested in the money and material gifts of the people than in their righteousness. These preachers do not profit the people at all.
Jeremiah 6:13-14, “For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest everyone dealeth falsely. They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.”
These are not ministers of truth, and righteousness, but of their own belly.
Peter firmly declared to Simon the sorcerer that he was sinful and wicked. Giving money earned in sin to God is equally wickedness and will attract the judgment of God. Repentance from sin, evil works and profession is required of the sinner.
God is holy, to give to Him acceptably you must first give yourself to Him in purity of heart, clothing and adornment. It is only by doing this that you and your material resources belong to Him and your gifts can be precious in His sight.
Thought For The Day:
Offer yourself first before bringing your gift to God.
Song For The Day:
Holiness is the beauty of believers, Lord I want to be Holy, Lord I want……
Bible Reading For The Day: 1 Samuel 17-18; Luke 15:1-10.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA