EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020
1 Corinthians 1:10 - Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
In Christ we enjoy love. We are comforted by the love of the Brethren. It heals our fears and discouragement. We enjoy fellowship together. To keep this love going, practice Christian unity. Don't be an unnecessary critic but be in one mind with the brethren. A man came to a brother after service and gave him N500 for transportation, and the brother was jubilating. But your response was, “Why are you jubilating when he should have done more than that.”
A message was preached, and everybody was rejoicing except you. To practice God's kind of love, we must see things the same way. Even as a Body like HOREMOW, if we want to enjoy God let us do things in agreement. Why bring confusion?
We were in Cameroon and while I was answering a question the Lord was speaking to my wife: “There is a silent pollution Satan has brought among the leaders and members. There are some among you that choose what to take and what not to take. This spirit is growing among leaders. If not handled well now it will lead to a split in the Movement.
People who think they are spiritual are opposing. If caution is not taken, Satan will use them to scatter things.” If God raised up apostle Paul and all his writings were incorporated in scripture for edification of the church, can the Lord not raise another man in this generation of confusion?
God said in that revelation: “Pastor Kumuyi in his own wisdom forbade his members from watching or owning a television set and all his leaders in Deeper Life Bible Church accepted until I told him it was not My wisdom. But the leaders’ unity kept the church intact.” If you don't have true testimony, don't say it because those who know the truth will not be with you. Let nothing be done through strife or vain-glory. Don't carry leadership on your shoulders. Avoid selfishness.
Respect others. Think of their welfare. Think of their blessing. Honor your leaders whether younger than you or less educated. Give honor to the ministers of God, your coordinators, and chapter and unit leaders. God expects that you will not despise His ministers. Michal despised David and died a barren woman. You too as a leader, make yourself approachable so that people will be free to speak to you. Honor your members. Learn to respect people. Luke wrote to Theophilus and referred to him as "most excellent."
Thought for the day:
Promote love and unity among brethren.
Song for the day:
Right now in HOREMOW, the Spirit is moving…. there’s a mighty revelation…..
Bible reading for the day:
Psalm 128-131; 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
PASTOR PAUL RIKA