EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2020
1 Timothy 6:14-16
Psalms 90:1-2 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
God is the Lord, the Master, the Ruler of the heavens and the earth, the Master of creation, the final authority in creation, the Lord Almighty. To know God in the true sense, we must accept His self-revelation as contained in the Scripture; otherwise, we will continue to grope in darkness.
The bible gives us four basic descriptions of the nature of God:
i. God is Spirit. John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. God is immaterial and incorporeal. A spirit does not have flesh and bones (Luke 24:39). This is why God is spoken of as being invisible. Yet He is a person with self-consciousness, self-determination, will and intellect.
ii. God is Light. 1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. He dwells in an unapproachable light. God does not just have light, He is light. He is absolutely pure and impossible to defile.
iii. God is Love. 1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. Love refers to the very heart of God's nature. His love is expressed in His grace, mercy, kindness, goodness and benevolence toward all His creations (even those who hate Him – Matthew 5:44-45).
iv. God is a Consuming Fire. Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire. God's holiness and absolute righteousness is manifested in His judgment against sin.
Thought for the day:
Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations
Song for the day:
I will praise Thee forever, forever, forever…
Bible reading for the day:
1 Samuel 19-21; Luke 15:11-32
PASTOR PAUL RIKA