EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2023
TEXT: JOHN 12:20-23
20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:
21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.
23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
Key Verse: Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
“It happened during the Nigerian civil war. I had enlisted in the Nigerian army, determined to fight on the battlefield. At the end of our training, I was made a quarter master. I was to be in charge of issuance of uniforms and ammunition to soldiers. In my heart, I loathed the quarter master's work. I was itching to be a combatant soldier. I was finally allowed to fight on the battlefield. I wasn't quite three months at the battle front when I was shot. When the bullet hit me, I did not know that anything had happened. I was enveloped in a thick darkness that cannot be described and I began to run. I did not know that I had died. While I was running in the darkness,
I saw a spotlight ahead. I was happy. If I could pass
through the darkness, I would enter into the light, I had reasoned. I pressed on.
When I reached to just a short distance from the light, I saw two paths in front of me. As I stood, wondering which way to go, I heard a voice like a thunder asking, “Where are you coming from?" I said I was coming from the world. The voice asked how long I lived in the world and what I did while in the world. Then I began to confess. I did not even know that anything had happened. I did not know that I was dead. It was just like a normal conversation.
I recounted everything I had done from the age of seven. I wanted to tell lies but it was impossible. My mouth spoke as if a tape recorder was playing. After recounting all my evil deeds, I burst into tears. Yet as I was weeping, I kept on confessing all the evil I did. When I finished talking, a book appeared before me in which was written all the sins I had committed since the age of seven. I realized then that in death, there is no question of illiteracy. Even if you were illiterate in life, you will be able to read in death. That day, when you finish confessing, you will read again all the sins you committed, for there is no partiality there. The book was in front of me, and I continued to read from it. (To be continued tomorrow)
Thought for the day:
Have a proper understanding of eternity
Song for the day: Where will you spend eternity?
Bible reading for the day:
Leviticus 13; Matthew 26:20-54
PASTOR PAUL RIKA