EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: DENOMINATIONAL OCCULTISM
DATE: THURSDAY MARCH 11, 2021
TEXT: Acts 8:9-13
KEY VERSE: Ephesians 4:14 ‘That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;’
Some ministers go to Satan to receive power for signs and wonders and for congregational growth and control, hence the members are under the enslaving charms and destructive power of Satan. The ignorant, covetous and gullible worshippers, who are round the clock looking for miracles find themselves in these Satan’s prison houses called churches. When Satan locks one up in prison, he does not unlock, except a higher power prevails over him. Isaiah 14:12, 16, 17 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; THAT OPENED NOT THE HOUSE OF HIS PRISONERS?As we read in today’s devotional text, Simon the sorcerer had for many years bewitched the people of Samaria and was described as the power of God, until Philip the Evangelist came and delivered Samaria from his hand.
It will take only the power of God to deliver people from denominational occultism. Know that many of the churches among us today were established through covenants with Satan. The Pastors pay tribute to Satan and the most important benefit Satan desires from them is the souls of men. These Pastors are bent on remittance to Satan for the power they collect from him. They employ various means, methods and men to run their ministries. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. Those who lust after miracles, signs and wonders fall easy prey in the hands of these merchandising pastors. Don’t seek miracle at the expense of your soul. Make the salvation of your soul the first priority of life. Seek after righteousness and it shall go well with you. Seek after Jesus the Bishop of your soul and you shall enjoy the abundance of life. John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Thought for the day: Not every man on the pulpit is called by God. Beware!
Song for the day: Order my steps in Your word dear Lord, lead me, guide me…
Bible reading for the day: Deuteronomy 14-16; Mark 13:14-37