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)
THURSDAY APRIL 27, 2023
TEXT: GENESIS 12:1-3
Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Key Verse: Hebrews 11:10 “For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”
From our text you can see in this scripture the Lord chose Abraham. I am talking to you about the line of Christianity. The Lord chose Abraham, Abraham was barren, he did not have children. The Lord said, [paraphrased], “Don't worry, with your wife, I am bringing you up to be a great nation, the mighty shall come of you. Now through you shall be born one, who will be a blessing to all the people in the world”. So, you can now see what he was doing, it is a promise to Abraham, “Jesus will be coming through you and the seed I promised in the garden, I told the devil in the garden he is coming to destroy Satan and free mankind from him. I will pass him through you, Abraham”. You can see what God has done and where Christianity started. It started in the garden. It is following a line and it is going forward. When God promised Abraham, I am going to give you a seed and by that seed multitude shall come to the world, at that time Ishmael has been born.
There are many religions on the earth. religion is the way people choose, to take them to God. The way people follow, to reach to God. Now, there is Christianity living side by side with other religions. In a family, there can be Muslims, there can be Christians. In a family there can be people of other faith and all of them will be saying, “We are serving the same God”. It is my responsibility as a preacher of Christ, sent to preach the gospel of salvation, the gospel of righteousness and eternal life, to tell you the truth and the difference. Christianity, let me tell you how it started. It started by promise, a promise God made to the devil in Genesis 3:15, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman and between thy seed and her seed, it shall bruise thin head and thou shalt bruise his heel”. This is where Christianity started from the very beginning even between Adam and his wife Eve, the promise that there shall be Christianity, there shall be Christians had been given at that time.
Thought for the day:
God's promise marks the beginning of Christianity.
Song for the day:
When I remember God's promises, I shout Alleluia…
Bible reading for the day:
2 Samuel 17-18; Luke 21:1-19
PASTOR PAUL RIKA