EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: PLEA FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS
DATE: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2021
TEXT: Luke 1:74-75
KEY VERSE: Ephesians 1:4 ‘According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.’
I am pleading with you that you should be righteous and holy. The messengers of the Lord, ministers of the Lord are all pleading with you to be righteous and holy. Your leaders in the faith, your leaders in Holiness Revival Movement are pleading with you to be righteous and holy. I, Pastor Paul Rika, who has found grace in the sight of God to superintend over this Holiness Movement, I am pleading that you should be righteous and holy. Your soul is also crying within you to return to righteousness and holiness. So in every respect there is a plea on you to return to righteousness and holiness. Please come back to righteousness and holiness. Please, remain in righteousness and holiness. Man is too prone to backsliding and forsaking the Lord. They forget so soon the acts of divine love, mercy and grace they have received from God. They forget too quickly. That is one weakness in man. and Jesus said it in the book of John 2:23-25 “23Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in His Name, when they saw the miracles which he did. 24But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, 25And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.” Jesus knew all men.
Man is not steadfast in what he knows or in the truth he has received. He would always want to turn away after sometime. This may not be general of all men, but majority of them do so. This is what we have found out about cows, goats, sheep and chickens. They are not like dogs. If you give food to dogs, they will remain there and eat to satisfaction even when they are not chained. This is not so with cows, goats or sheep. They eat here a little and move to another place. Not because the food has finished there, but because it is in their nature to eat here a little, and move to another distance eat there a little, and move again. Part of this nature is found in man. He would not want to stay in one place even though everything he needs is there. He would want to move. He would want to try to explore other options. Brother, sister, stop seeking alternative to Jesus or His holy ministry. Any other alternative is for damnation.
Thought for the day: There is no alternative to Jesus or His righteousness.
Song for the day: I’d live for Jesus, day after day, I’d live for Jesus, let come what may…
Bible reading for the day: Numbers 16-17; Mark 6:33-56