EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: THE CHURCH IS IN THE WORLD AND THE WORLD IN THE CHURCH
TEXT: 2 TIMOTHY 4:1-4
(1) I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
(2) Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
(3) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
(4) And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
KEY VERSE: JOHN 4:24
God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
The sermons preached cannot convert anyone. They promote laughter and stir fleshly emotions. Some are mere motivational talks. Souls cannot be converted under such an atmosphere. True believers must repent from worldliness in worship and stay away from it. Holiness in worship is needed to receive the blessing of God. Various activities and styles are adopted by ministers from the sinful world and brought into the church. They promote respect for persons in ministry. They go into worldly dressing and slang. They forge lies and give false testimonies for self-promotion.
They bring big men of the world into the church for honour and praise. They extort money from members through ungodly ways. They preach the gospel of prosperity without repentance, righteousness and holiness. They take delight in the nakedness of women in the church and justify them, using scriptures. They commit immorality and seek huge donations, tithes and offerings for their bellies. They are not called by God and cannot produce fruits for eternal life. You must neither listen to them nor go to them for healing and miracles.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Ensure that your church feeds your soul well.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Yield not to temptation for yielding is sin, each victory will…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Jeremiah 9-10; 1 Timothy 3