EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: GOD’S STORE HOUSE
DATE: WEDNESDAY JUNE 30, 2021
TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 9: 13-14
KEY VERSE: “Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the) church daily such as should be saved” (Acts 2:47).
The Store house or the house of God consists of all Christian churches and ministries which operate in accordance with God’s word. Some of them are denominational and some are non-denominational. Some are membership-oriented, while some are not. Some have large membership and some are few. As the human body has many members which are each unique and diverse from the other, yet operate together as a single body, so also is the body of Christ.
There are many ministries in the body of Christ, according to the gift and calling of God for each minister. These different and diverse ministries work together to accomplish the same purpose for the glory of the Lord, the salvation and eternal life of men, women, youths and children. If this truth is understood and accepted, the excesses which some churches and Christian ministries have, which they use to display their wealth and might, could be given to smaller churches and other ministries to advance the gospel of Christ in the world.
If we claim we have one Lord Jesus then all our resources belong to Him and should be used for His name in whichever place He directs us. The belief that tithes must be given to the church where one regularly worships God, is a tradition and not a commandment of the New Testament. As reasonable as this tradition seems, the believer must not be controlled by it, but by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit should lead the believer to where to give the tithe of the Lord.
Romans 8:14, ‘For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.’ Believers should submit themselves to the guidance of God as to where to pay their tithes and which ministry to support financially at a given time, and not be limited by the tradition of paying tithes only to the church they worship with, and there will be great harvest of souls, much gospel progress and bountiful rewards.
Thought for the day: Believers should be led by God where to give their tithes.
Song for the day: Under the canopy (3x) of God….
Bible Reading for the day: Job 19-20; Acts 9:23-43