BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12,2019.
TEXT: Genesis. 18:17-33
KEY VERSE: Genesis 18: 17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
I want to tell you that the Lord has yet great plans concerning us. He still has great plans concerning the world through us. That is why He has taken us into His secret place and would not allow us to be ignorant of the plan of the enemy. Our God would get us informed and He really has got us informed of the plan of the devil concerning our great nation.
He has told us that all the devil is doing is a lie; it shall not work, it shall not come to pass, if Christians can walk with Him in righteousness. The Lord is saying He is confident that righteous people are in this nation; people that are ready to keep His commandment. They are hearing Him, they are scattered everywhere in this nation; He respects them, He loves them.
Through their intercessory prayers, He will spare this nation; and for their sakes He is ready to rebuke the devil and the evil ones in this nation. The interaction of Abraham with the Lord showed that judgment was determined upon the nation of Sodom and Gomorrah because of iniquity. Iniquity brings judgment normally.
Iniquity in a nation brings judgment upon it. Abraham himself must have heard of the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah and knew that the
information had reached the Lord and that the next thing to follow would be judgment. Iniquity indeed had been committed and is being committed in our nation.
There are people that are mighty to commit sin. They shed blood and do wickedly. They go immoral and are gluttons, covetous and wicked. Of course, they have done so much to merit God's judgment. But the dialogue of Abraham and the Lord reveals something that can stay the hand of God from His judgment.
Thank God we have in this country something that can stay the hand of God. We have in this country something that can prevent God's judgment, that would make God to say, I would have judged them, but for this sake I spare them. So, Abraham now began to intercede.
Children of God, yes, wicked people are in our nation that merit divine judgment, but righteous people are also here. The righteous man is costly, and very precious in the sight of the living God.
Thought for the day:
Thank God we have something that can stay the hand of God in Nigeria.
Song for the day:
We are able to go up and take the country....
Bible Reading for the day:
Ezekiel 1-3; Hebrews 9
PASTOR PAUL RIKA