DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA: INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TOPIC: GIVE MATERIAL SUPPORT TO PROSPER THE WORK OF GOD
DATE: TUESDAY 5, JANUARY 2021
TEXT: Proverbs 11:24-25:
KEY VERSE: 1Chronicles 29:17
“I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.”
What humanity needs can be obtained through the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel contains the full package of eternal life. God has given us all things for life and godliness in Christ. What is required is to carry the gospel to all men in all places, using all means that all might be saved. This requires money and material resources. The following are required for the success of the great commission: Lands, Buildings, Machines, Vehicles, Equipment etc. Besides these, money is required for the maintenance of gospel preachers and workers, to pay salaries and wages, rents and other bills. Also, money is required for crusades, retreats and other gospel programmes, to embark on capital projects for gospel advantage, to procure Bibles and Christian literatures and materials for spiritual development and ministerial excellence, to produce tracts, magazines, to provide financial and material support to the poor and needy etc.
To support the gospel of Christ and distribute abundant life to men on earth, we must give of our money and material possessions. This must be done in the spirit by which Christ gave Himself for us. Your desire for human salvation from sin and from eternal damnation in hell must be expressed by Christ-like giving. When the word is properly preached and taught through the right means the Lord will work among men to save their souls, sanctify their hearts, heal their body, deliver their lives, build their faith, mature them, anoint them with the Holy Spirit, turn them into gospel workers, give them wisdom, knowledge and understanding, bless and prosper them, and fill them with life! Jesus Christ has given Himself in order to achieve these in human life. Give to achieve these in humanity as a co-worker with God and the Lord Jesus. God will be well pleased when He sees men, women, youths and children of all nations, tribes, and races turn to His righteousness. And the men, women and children you save from hell through your Christ-like giving shall bless God for you in time and in eternity. May the Lord spare your soul and grant you the privilege of working together with Him in this great task of distributing eternal life to mankind through the gospel in Jesus name.
Thought for the day: Whatever you possess is God’s property in your hand. Use them for Him.
Song for the day: All I have is given to me by the Lord…..
Bible reading for the day: Genesis 12-14; Matthew 5:1-26