EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: PROVE EVERY REVELATION BY THE SCRIPTURE
TEXT: ISAIAH 1:10-15 KJV
10) Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
11) To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
12) When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
13) Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
14) Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
15) And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
KEY VERSE: ISAIAH 8:20
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”
Some of those who receive divine revelations are children, illiterates, unbelievers, and new converts. If they are to be depended upon to interpret and apply the revelations they have received, the word of God will be distorted and the church of Christ will be led into error. Sound knowledge of the Bible is required for the correct interpretation of a revelation message.
Divine revelation or prophesying must not be despised by Believers. Apart from normal preaching and teaching from the scriptures, the Lord also uses this means to edify, exhort and comfort His children. By this means also, He warns both saints and sinners of the danger of sin and the eternal judgment of hellfire. Divine revelations are not superior to the written word of God. The scripture is the instrument of ascertaining whether a revelation is from the Holy Spirit or not. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works (2 Timothy 3:16-17).” Any revelation that is according to the word and spirit of the scripture, exalts Jesus, promotes righteousness and holiness. It does not violate any scriptural landmarks and should be received for edification, exhortation and comfort.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Do not exalt revelation above the word of God.
SONG FOR THE DAY: God can not lie, His word must surely come to pass…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Proverbs 9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:1-32