EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: WATCHFULNESS AND PRAYER
DATE: SATURDAY MAY 1 2021
TEXT: Luke 21:34-36
KEY VERSE: LUKE 21: 34, ‘And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life and so that day come upon you unawares.’
Don’t be lost or buried in this world. Make sure the world does not stop your spiritual progress by faith in Christ. Make sure you do not lose your soul in this world, because of the pleasure, comfort and greatness the world can offer. Remember that the time is short. If you slip away, you will not have time to come back to God before the rapture. If you backslide at this point that we are now in our last minutes in the world, you will never be restored. If the rapture meets you in that state and leaves you behind you may never recover as one who is knowledgeable to this extent and became careless.
The Lord swore that none of those people who saw His miracles in Egypt and in the wilderness for 40 years and provoked Him would see the Promised Land but He took their children who never knew these things to Canaan. There will be tribulation saints of course but that will be those that didn’t have opportunity or understanding of the realities of God. It will be a terrible thing to miss the rapture. It is the worst thing that should happen to a pastor who knows this truth, but cannot come back to it because a current of the wind just blew him and he was not able to recover until he found himself going to hell without having little effort to make to redeem him.
As sister Linda said in her testimony, “When I was approaching hell I said I would not move again yet my legs were moving by a force that I could not control.” It is a serious issue, therefore “watch and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the son of man”. Congratulations to those that will stand before Jesus at the end of all these troubles, because they will be rewarded for their faithfulness in standing with Him to the end.
Thought for the day: This revival shall not die but Jesus shall meet it alive
Song for the day: Prayer is the key (2x), Prayer is the master key…
Bible reading for the day: 1 Kings 1-2; Luke 22:54-71