HOLINESS REVIVAL MOVEMENT WORLDWIDE
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: FRIDAY DECEMBER 20, 2019
TEXT: Mark 1: 23-25
KEY VERSE: ACTS 16:17 “The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.”
Jesus did not allow Satan to give revelations to men about Him, because Satan is an enemy and a liar. Satan may begin with truth, but end up with a lie, or mix truth with lies to corrupt the truth and destroy men's faith on Christ.
Jesus had enough witnesses that would make Him known to men in the world: the Father, the Holy Spirit, the written word, Holy prophets of God, and the mighty works done by Him.
It is dangerous to seek the truth about God and His ways from Satan, though he was once an arch angel in heaven. There are some who subject demon possessed people to critical interview and rely fully on their confessions and revelations. These satanic revelations or confessions promote pride, fear, accusations, and divisions among the believers and the churches of Christ.
Never seek satanic revelations, nor be controlled by confessions made by those delivered from the power of darkness. We have enough truths to know in the scriptures and by the Holy Spirit.
Prayer warriors must beware and be warned! Because of the possibilities of errors in prophetic revelations, all manifestations through such means must pass scriptural tests before they can be received.
The following are the scriptural tests that authenticate a prophetic revelation to be the word of God:
(a) It must be true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous and praise worthy.
(b) It must be consistent with the message and truth of the whole scripture.
(c) The prophetic revelation, the circumstance of the revelation, the life of the person giving the revelation message and previous revelation messages given by him, if any, must be carefully investigated to know whether the message is from God or not.
(d) The message must not be contrary to any portion of the scripture.
(e) The prophetic revelation or testimony of divine revelation must glorify Jesus.
(f) The purpose of the message must be the salvation of souls and the edification, exhortation and comfort of believers.
Thought for the day: Never appreciate fragments of truths in testimonies that distort the truths of scripture
Song For the day: I am married to Jesus, Satan leave me alone
Bible Reading for the Day: Micah:4-5; Revelation 11
PASTOR PAUL RIKA