EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
By: Pastor Paul Rika Int'l director of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2019
TEXT: LUKE 1: 1-4
KEY VERSE: Luke 1:4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things,wherein thou hast been instructed.
My relationship with Michael Sambo, a young man that found grace in the sight of God to be used in a peculiar way in this end time, played an important role in the early stages of Holiness Revival Movement. Both of us are Kuteb by tribe from Taraba State, Nigeria. He was born in 1981, while I began the Christian Ministry in Deeper Life Bible Church in 1983.
He became a member of Deeper Life Bible Church later in life, along with his parents. In 2003 during the youth retreat of Deeper Life Bible Church, he received the visitation of the Lord Jesus Christ, who took his spirit through death experience to Heaven and to Hell and showed him Scriptural realities.
The Lord sent him back to the earth with special message to the Church and to the world. This was during his second year in the University. Although we are from the same area and I know his father but I did not know him then.
The divine revelation experience of Michael Sambo was received in fear by leaders and members of Deeper Life Bible Church because of the unfavorable attitude of the General Superintendent of the Ministry, Pastor W.F. Kumuyi towards dreams, prophecies and revelations in the church.
When a leader reported the revelation incident of Michael Sambo and the message perpetrated by him, he frowned at it and demanded that the cassettes be retrieved from church members and destroyed. By the grace of God, a minister friend of mine in Deeper Life gave me the cassettes of the revelation message.
When I listened to them, I saw that the revelation message was from God and was vital for the church of Christ and the inhabitant of the earth.
I took the risk of circulating the revelation message within and outside Deeper Life Bible Church. Later, God led me to put the revelation message into a book which I titled: DIVINE REVELATION OF GOD'S HOLINESS AND JUDGMENT.
I contacted some overseers Michael Sambo served under, to take him to the General Superintendent to interview him face to face if it might help to convince him of the divinity of the experience, but they objected due to fear of the suspected reaction they might receive from the General Superintendent. When the relevant overseers objected, I decided to take Michael Sambo to the General Superintendent.
Thought for the day:
The revelation message was from God and was vital for the church.
Song for the day:
Go and tell them (2x), Jesus died for sinful world....
Bible reading for the day:
Isaiah 62-64; Thessalonians 5
PASTOR PAUL RIKA