EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: SANCTIFICATION IS REQUIRED TO ENTER HEAVEN
DATE: SUNDAY 14th NOVEMBER, 2021
TEXT: Ephesians 5: 25-27
KEY VERSE: 1 Thessalonians 5: 23. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly and I
pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming
of our Lord Jesus Christ
As Jesus prayed He said, “Thine they were and You have given them to Me. They have become mine.” He said this before he died showing that those He was praying for to be sanctified, were already believers. This was because the sacrifice for believers’ sanctification was included in the redemptive plan of the Cross. The cross is first a sacrifice for sinners’ salvation, then secondly a sacrifice for believers’ sanctification.
“Husbands love your wives even as Christ loved the church.” You have married already just as He has gotten the Church already to Himself and gave Himself for it. He died for them that He might sanctify them. It means to give you a step above salvation requires appropriating the benefits of the death of Christ. To bring you to holiness requires the application of the victory through the death of Christ. It is an experience of righteousness that removes carnality. You are sanctified so that you can be clean and holy without blemish or any such thing. That is God’s desire for you and He is ready to do it for you.
You may be a Christian but you are stubborn, yet you do not know why. The Bible says “consider them that minister among you and esteem them very highly in love.” This is not in you because there is something that looks stony in your heart. You know that you lack real respect, appreciation and gratitude towards leadership. This is the reason why when the leader gives you an assignment, you may not do it because the real fear and reverence for him is not in your heart. Your heart is dry but you profess to be born again. This is a clear manifestation of Adamic nature. Take yourself back to God to get those things removed. He will give you a heart of flesh so that your heart can be touched.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Sanctification makes your heart feel real compassion, love,
obedience, care and submission
SONG FOR THE DAY: Jesus only, Jesus ever, Jesus all in all we will sing, Savior,
Sanctifier, Healer, Baptizer and coming King
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Ezekiel 7-9; Hebrews 10:24-39