EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA: INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: JESUS HAS MADE SOME MEN TO RESEMBLE HIM
DATE: Monday, January 11 2021
TEXT: Isaiah 60:1-3
KEY VERSE: Acts 11:26 “And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.”
A holy man loves without pretenses. He deals sincerely in his relationship with people. Know this my brother and sister, in spite of the deceitfulness of the hearts of men, there are men that Jesus has made to be like Him. There are men and women that are just like Jesus. In Antioch the believers were first called Christians. In other words, they were called Christs because they resembled Jesus in everything they did. So there are people Jesus has made to resemble Himself, because we can be exactly like Him in holiness. The Bible tells us: “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” Why should we be living this Christian life and still not believe one another? What then are we doing here? How should we be in Holiness Revival Movement and still not believe in the holiness of our leaders? It means we are wasting time here.
Why don’t you believe in the holiness of your brother? I know pretenses can be there; but wait until the pretenses manifest; otherwise, if you hold that in your heart you will not trust anybody, including yourself. The person who cannot trust anybody will neither trust himself nor will people trust him too. You don’t trust, because you have the heart of unbelief. Let us live in an atmosphere of faith. Let us learn to believe one another. Paul said, “Help those yokefellows whose names are in the book of life (Philippians 4:3).” Can we say that statement by Paul is too strong? Can we say he should have changed it to, “May be in the book of life?” What gave Paul the confidence to reach such a definite conclusion about them? Paul will answer you, “I am so sure because I have lived with those people; they have worked with me; I have checked their lives and I have the inner witness that I am dealing with genuine Christians. Their names are in the book of life. I lived with them. not for one day, not one week. I have interacted with them long enough to know them perfectly. They are holy people.”
Thought for the day: Jesus is able to make you as holy as Himself.
Song for the day: Let others see Jesus in you…..
Bible reading for the day: Genesis 27-28; Matthew 9:18-38