EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: AVOID WORLDLINESS IN WORSHIP
DATE: SUNDAY APRIL 18 2021
TEXT: ROMANS 8: 5-8
KEY VERSE: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4: 24
In the world, men indulge in all forms of fleshly pleasure to satisfy their pride and passions. They worship their belly and money. Worldliness has now taken a seat in the church. Those who come to the church do not have God in focus. Many worldly activities have been incorporated into worship to satisfy the passion of the worshippers. The songs have worldly styles and inspiration. The music ministers to the flesh and fills the worship service with wild forms of ungodly dance in demonstration of the pleasure of the flesh. The musicians are unconverted and dress like the worldly musicians. Their worship is not to God. The sermons preached promote laughter and fleshly emotions and cannot convert anyone. Souls cannot be converted under such atmosphere. True believers must repent from worldliness in worship and steer clear from it. Holiness in worship is required to receive the life and blessing of God.
Various activities and styles are adopted by ministers in the church which are brought in from the sinful world. Besides being corrupt, they produce corrupt fruit of Christian ministry. They promote respect of persons in ministry. They go into worldly dressing, demonstrations, slangs, etc. They forge lies and give false testimonies for self-propagation. They bring big men of the world into the church for honour and praise. They extract money from members through ungodly ways. They preach the gospel of peace and prosperity without repentance, righteousness and holiness. They take delight in the nakedness of women in the church and justify them, using scriptures. They commit immorality with the women in the church and seek great tithes for their belly.
This kind of ministry is everywhere today. They are not called by God and cannot produce fruits for eternal life. Do not listen to them. Do not go to them for healing and miracles. True ministers of the gospel are those who are faithful to the word of God and manifest exemplary lives. They have the message of eternal life for the world and the church. Seek them and their ministry. Listen to them and submit yourself to their shepherding for your wellbeing on earth and eternal life at last.
Thought for the day: Where you fellowship may determine where your eternity.
Song for the day: Worthy: You are worthy, King of kings, Lord of lords…
Bible reading for the day: 1 Samuel 25-26; Luke 16:19-31