EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2020
Psalm 51:17 - The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
In today’s reading text, Jesus was talking to a religious ruler, a minister of the Word of God. He told him, you are still a carnal man, a natural man, you need an experience in your life and that experience is called “born again.” The man was surprised. He asked Jesus if as big as he was He expected him to enter into his mother’s womb and be born a second time, which is practically impossible by the law of nature.
Jesus said, no; it is a spiritual transformation that comes to a man through the hearing of the word, application of the word, the conviction of the word and the workings of the Holy Spirit in a supernatural way through which he experiences a changed lifestyle . By a great miracle of spiritual regeneration, he gets a new nature and starts thinking differently, God becomes sweet to his life and he regains his senses like the prodigal son.
Something happened to the prodigal son that made him go back to reconcile with his father and submit to him. That same thing must happen to you. You must come back to your senses, and go back to God, and reason with God, and seek forgiveness from God. Then God also will reach out to you by embracing you, changing your clothes, taking the rags out of your dirty life, and giving you a new life of honour.
All those things that you have messed up your life with: the attitude, the mannerisms, the relationships, and all the bad ways you were doing things, He will remove all from you and say, “Put a new garment upon him and put new shoes on his feet.”
All these will be done to show that, you are now a child, restored to fellowship with the father and fully recovered. The father said, for this my child was dead, now he is alive; he was lost, now he is found. Born again! It is then he is qualified to be in that house and join those that will be praising the father and coming to see the father. This is what is also expected of your life.
Thought for the day: Going to church is not going to heaven.
Song for the day: Make me holy, make me holy, make me holy oh Lord
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 44-46; Acts 25
PASTOR PAUL RIKA