EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020
Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me
The fact that angel Gabriel saluted Mary as blessed among women has made many to ascribe adoration, honor and worship to her. However, this erroneous practice by misguided people should not take away the wonderful virtues that believers can observe in her life.
Although our primary attention is unto the Lord Jesus which matters, we should also know that there are things to learn from the saints of the Bible. Mary who was the mother of Jesus Christ was a saint, and not a sinner. She was godly, righteous, pure and holy. But sadly, she has often been misunderstood as a goddess.
Many people still find it difficult to understand the personality of Mary and have therefore idolized her as a goddess. This misperception has led many to believe in worshipping her daily with the understanding that they will receive answers to their prayers.
From the scriptural examination above, we have seen how Mary found favor with God the Father, to be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Savior of mankind. This favor has often been misinterpreted by some sects who call her mother of God. Jesus Christ has a dual personality being both God and Man. Mary was only the mother of Jesus Christ after the flesh (as Man), not as God. God cannot have a mother!
The heathen idol worshippers that worship the female gods have demonically taken it farther by turning Mary into a female goddess thereby forgetting the main object of worship, Jesus Christ. They worship her as the mother of God. These worshippers are doing so after the spirit of paganism and their action is equivalent to committing idolatry (Exodus 20:1-5).
They do this in ignorance to the detriment and damnation of their souls in hell.
Thought for the day:
Those who worship Mary are into idolatry.
Song for the day:
Jesus only is our message
Bible reading for the day:
1 Samuel 15-16; Luke 14:25-35
PASTOR PAUL RIKA