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)
TUESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2023
TEXT: PSALM 23:1-6
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Key verse: Psalm 23: 1 “The LORD is my Shepherd I shall not want.”
My name is Sister Chinyere from Zamfara state chapter. God did a supernatural work in my life some years ago at HOREMOW camp. I had been passing through spiritual attacks and sicknesses for some time and had been pleading for God’s intervention. At that time, my stomach had become big; seeing me, you would have thought I was six months pregnant, but I was not pregnant. I made several requests for prayers and my leaders also had been praying for me. In this condition, I attended a conference at the campground, and I was greatly blessed. After the conference, we got ready to return to Zamfara early on Saturday morning as usual. As the vehicle was about to move, I decided to quickly make use of the restroom behind the admin building so that I would not need to ask the driver to stop for me in the course of the journey.
Brethren, what I had in mind was simply to urinate but when I got there the story changed. As I began to urinate, I felt a strong urge to defaecate as well, so I tried to do so but nothing came out after several attempts. I became confused; could it be that the feces were so hard that I needed to pour some water on my body? All the same, I poured water on myself and continued to try. This time it became very painful to me yet the urge to defaecate increased. I began to sweat profusely; still nothing came out. As I continued to pull and strain, I suddenly felt a sharp tear in my anus, and I began to bleed. I became afraid. I poured water to clear the blood and as I put my hands there, I felt a hard substance. I summoned courage and pulled gradually until I pulled out a dry stick out of my own body through my anus.
I could have collapsed with shock. How did this enter my body? I now understood the genesis of the strange sensation of objects moving in my body. What should have been a five-minute period to ease myself turned out to be a thirty-minute ordeal of passing out a one-foot-long dry stick out of my body. I began to praise God right from the toilet as I returned to my brethren in the vehicle. My testimonies, along with the physical exhibit caused them to join me in praises. I still have the stick. Since then, my distended abdomen became normal, and I now enjoy good health.
Thought for the day: God is abundantly able to deliver and to save.
Song for the day: Come and see what the Lord has done for me (3x), if it were …
Bible Reading for the day: Isaiah-62-64; 1Thessalonias 5
PASTOR PAUL RIKA