EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020
Isaiah 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
God has done a wonderful thing for me I cannot explain. I am 13 years now in Europe and I have been a great sinner. I went to church as a nominal Christian and didn't even have a Bible. One day while I was sleeping, I saw a young man in my dream who told me, 'I have been waiting for you. I know you will come. Did you know that all you are looking for is in My hand?
You don't want to drop your way and follow My way, but I tell you that if you can forsake your way and follow my way you will get everything. Not just everything, but heaven will be your goal. I will take you to your destination.' Immediately, He gave me a Bible and said up to ten times, 'Follow My way.' The man said, 'I am holy and righteous, follow My way. Where is your Bible? I am Jesus, Righteousness and Holiness is My Name.'
I narrated the dream to my wife, but I didn't know what holiness and righteousness was. As we began to repent it wasn't easy. I saw another dream of two men. One was saying, 'you can do this work' and another said, 'you will never do this work.' I said I can do it and was determined to work for God. I remember that from my early life, they have been telling me that I will become a pastor but I used to shrug it off because I didn't have any ambition of becoming one.
I have been used to worldly life, but I decided to live a new life in Christ. About this time, I heard of a sister who died and came back with a message. At first, I did not believe. I said it was a lie. But as I struggled within my spirit, for some reasons I began to believe and made up my mind to follow Jesus. To know more, I went on internet and found the revelation of Sis Linda and other messages of Holiness Revival Movement. Praise the Lord!
I have been dreaming that I was sitting down with Pastor Rika, and he was teaching me. So I made up my mind to be an original Christian. However, my wife and I were still afraid that government could deport us anytime. But the good thing was that we had faith. When I realized that I had wasted so much time, I decided to catch up. I went for evangelism, trying hard to follow the way the man talked about, learning righteousness.
(To be continued tomorrow).
Thought for the day:
Genuine repentance brings refreshing from the Lord.
Song for the day:
He is able, abundantly able.....
Bible reading for the day:
Job 16-18; Acts 9:1-22
PASTOR PAUL RIKA