EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2020
Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Your mind has left God. Your mind has gone back to reconsider the earrings. You have gone back to reconsider the woman of the world with the rags and dirt and defilement in them as if they are precious. You are even regretting why you cleaned up yourself.
The Lord wants to know what made you change your mind so quickly. What made your mind go to vanity?
With this, have you not made yourself useless, empty, and with nothing of value inside you again?
Spiritually, you are now poor and wretched! No prayer life, no study of God's word, no fasting, no regular fellowship and communion in the assembly of saints, no more night vigil fellowship.
The Lord weighed you on a scale and found you to be empty.
Daniel 5:27 TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
Demons noticed your emptiness, and are instilling fear in you leading to evil dreams.That is why they are bringing troubles to your life. Samson, the philistines are now upon you because you are found in the house of a harlot.
You have become vulnerable to enemy attack. Samson, you have lost your power. Samson, why did you leave the presence of God? Why did you backslide? What offence did God commit against you Samson?
In today's reading text, God is making an accusation against you. God is saying that something untoward has come upon you. He is saying some unclean things have come upon you; some unclean persons have come into close relationship with you.
You that was holy unto the Lord, now you are looking for an unbeliever, an unclean person to marry. An unclean man came for your hand in marriage and you are giving your consent. What fault did you find with holiness of life that you are now doing this to yourself?
Or you that went into unclean business because you are looking for money. Why did you make such a sharp U-turn?
Did God fail you? Is God responsible for your degeneration to that unclean state? The speed at which you went into the world is alarming. Now, dust has covered your body from your head down to your feet.
Your white garment of righteousness has been filled with dust. You ran through rough road and it brought you rough life. Now your once dazzling white garment has become terribly stained.
Now, you are covered with dust more than ever before. Better late than never. It is not too late for you to go back to God in dust and ashes and plead for forgiveness. He is merciful. He will surely forgive.
Thought for the day:
God is plentiful in mercy. Repent and He will forgive.
Song for the day:
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling….
Bible reading for the day:
1 Chronicles 20-22; John 10:22-42
PASTOR PAUL RIKA