EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: WHAT OFFENCE HAS GOD COMMITTED THAT YOU SHOULD BETRAY HIM
DATE: SUNDAY MARCH 21, 2021
TEXT: Isaiah 30:9-11
KEY VERSE: Jeremiah 2:5 ‘Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?’
What was wrong in God that Adam and Eve could not stay permanently with Him? When Satan suggested to them that there was another state different from the state in which God put them, why were they willing to turn away from God? Satan told them, “You will become like God.” That sounded interesting to them and it altered their loyalty. They left the place God placed them and moved elsewhere. That is the problem with many people. Take care of your mind; take care of your heart lest you will abandon this good thing the Lord has given to you. Testimonies from heaven back up these things you are hearing, yet you may still abandon these teachings. Jesus is telling you to take care of yourself because He knows what was in man. Is it not the same people that shouted “Hosanna” that later said “crucify Him?”
Jesus said, “I call you not servants but I call you friends.” He graduates them. A servant does not know all the master does but a man is ready to open the whole of his heart to a friend. It means some of you are at servant level, hence weighty things may not be entrusted into your hands. You may not be trusted with the wealth of the Lord. You may not be trusted with privacy. I call you not friends but I call you servants because a servant does not know all his master does. But He came to some people and said, “I call you friends. I approve you over and over again. John 15:14-15 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Can you see the levels of people? Levels of relationship? All this while they were not friends, they were servants. It takes time to become friends. After He had checked them, after He had loaded them and tested them, weighed them and seen their stability, He’s now calling them friends. So the Lord knows man, they have disappointed Him so much. Please don’t disappoint God.
Thought for the day: Stay where God has placed you. Only there will you find His presence and peace.
Song for the day: I just want to be where You are, in Your dwelling place forever…
Bible reading for the day: Joshua 4-6; Luke 2:1-24