EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: IN CHRIST JESUS WE ARE ONE
TEXT: EPHESIANS 4:4-7 KJV
4) There is one body, ad one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope or your calling;
5) One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6) One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
7) But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
KEY VERSE: 1 CORINTHIANS 12:12
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
There is one God who exists in three Persons – the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. God the Son, Jesus Christ, came to the earth to redeem men from sin. Those who believe in Him become members of His body, the Church. God is opening our eyes to the oneness of Christianity. Whatever name, location, denomination, tribe, race or nation, the body of Christ is one. 1 Corinthians 12:13 says, “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.”
The Holy Spirit is actively at work to bring life to the body of Christ. The Spirit is working out spiritual revival in the Body of Christ. He is making Believers see the world, its pleasures, wealth, powers and promises as vanity compared with the excellency of Christ and His eternal rewards. He is promoting Jesus and making us exalt Him above Satan and the world. He is causing every knee in the church to bow to Jesus and confess His Lordship.
He is releasing to the church the pure Word of truth, righteousness, holiness, and power. He is working in the world to bring sinners to the Lordship of Jesus for their salvation from sin and to integrate them into the Body of Christ. He is working actively in the Church to purify Believers and make them conform to the image of Christ in righteousness and holiness and in full obedience to the Father’s will. He is preparing the Body of Christ for presentation to God the Father for eternal purposes.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: In the unity of faith, we stand.
SONG FOR THE DAY: I don’t care what Church you belong to…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Proverbs 1-2; 1 Corinthians 12