EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2022
TEXT: GENESIS 35:1-4
(1) And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
(2) Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
(3) And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
(4) And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
KEY VERSE: ISAIAH 57:14
And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling block out of the way of my people.
A question from Sister Ladi Nkem’s testimony:
“Did Jesus tell you during your encounter that the use of earrings is an unclean practice before God or was it your conviction from Bible teaching in the church?”
The response from Ladi Nkem:
“I heard it from the lady in hell fire who said her pastor taught her from the Scriptures that God condemns the use of earrings, but that she disagreed with him. Jesus asked me to tell the world what I heard from her. The lady also said God condemns the use of hair attachment. Concerning earrings, a baby is not born with a hole in her ears as a provision for the earrings, showing that God did not make provision for their use in human dressing.”
The issue is not whether earrings are big or small; whatever the size, they are condemned by God. Satan told his demons to come among God’s people and encourage the use of those things that God hates and condemns in order to defile them. Do not harden your heart. God has been speaking to you in diverse ways. It is the mercy of God that is bringing this message to you.
Many languishing in hell today did not have this opportunity. Remember there shall be no excuse on the last day. The greatest pain in hell is the pain of regret. Receive the grace of God to silence the voice of the flesh that is constantly telling you how ugly you look without jewelries. Beloved, come to holiness and be clothed with God’s glory.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Whatever God prohibits in your physical outlook must not be used to defile the temple of God which you are.
SONG FOR THE DAY: I have decided to follow Jesus…….
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Psalm 53-55; Acts 27:26-44
PASTOR PAUL RIKA