EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: LEAD YOUR CHILDREN TO JESUS FOR THEIR SALVATION
TEXT: MATTHEW 19:13-15 KJV
(13) Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
(14) But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
(15) And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
KEY VERSE: JOHN 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.
Who comes to your children? Who teaches your children? Who relates with your children? Who is a friend to your children? Monitor everything. God will help you. God who does not want you and your children to perish, will stand behind you. He will put His angel in your house. You just need to obey God.
In today’s devotional text Jesus said, “Bring those children to Me. Dedicate them to Me. Commit those children to Me. Why are you keeping them away from Me?” Bring them to the church. Why do you think that the gospel is not for children? Do not mind the noise they make in the Church. The angels of God are there, taking care of them and helping them to pick one, two or three words from what the preacher is saying. Jesus is saying, “Bring children to Me. I want to lay My hands upon them. I want to use them. I want to bless them. The Kingdom of God is for them.”
You have heard the testimony that a child of about six years was found in hellfire. Also, a girl of eight or nine years who used witchcraft to kill eight people was found there. God says, “Bring them to Me, I will deliver them, I will save them from sin.” Lead them to Jesus. Ask Jesus to come into their hearts. Let Jesus come into their lives and change them. He asks you to bring them to Him. This is a divine instruction. Do not say my husband is the one hindering me. Take the child aside and lead him to Jesus. Do not say my wife is the one to do it. You do it! The commandment is for you to obey. Do not mind how many times the child has been led to Jesus; continue to do so, until you see the evidence.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is your personal responsibility to disciple your child for Christ.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Train up a child in the way he should go…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Proverbs 23-24; 2 Corinthians 5