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, NOVEMBER 10, 2022
TEXT: Romans 8:15-17; Ephesians 1:5
(15) For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
(16) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
(17) And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
(5) Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
KEY VERSE: JOHN 1:12
But as many as receive Him, to them gave He power to become sons of God, even to them that believe on his name
Adoption means to accept or claim ownership or parenthood of a child that is not directly one’s biological child. This makes the child enjoy the benefit of parenthood throughout his/her life. He/she is your child and heir as any of your children. Adoption is good and acceptable in the sight of God. We were not children of God, but He made us to become part of His family not through natural process of human conception, but through adoption. Bringing a person into a family by means of adoption is done by choice and out of love.
Our Lord Jesus was adopted by Joseph, His mother’s husband, who took Him as his own child. God chose that His Son should be adopted. If adoption was good enough for the Son of God, then it is a blessing for His people. Moses, a great prophet of God, whom God used to bring out His people from Egypt was adopted by Pharaoh's daughter. God used Esther to deliver His people; she was adopted by her uncle Mordecai. Also, Samuel who judged and led God’s people to worship Him was fostered by Eli.
Adoption is a blessed practice, because it is a biblical principle by which we became children of God (Ephesians 1:5); God fulfils His promise of giving children to the barren, as the Scripture says in Psalms 113:9, “He maketh the barren women to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.” By it God shows compassion to the fatherless on earth. Also it is a soul winning strategy when the adopting parents are Believers, it also fulfils the definition of religion (James 1:27). Furthermore, it is victory in spiritual warfare against the devil, whose aim is to steal, kill, and destroy people who are childless by making them restless.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Adoption into the family should be done willingly and out of love.
SONG FOR THE DAY: We are heirs of the Father. We are joint heirs with the Son...
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Lamentations 1-2; Hebrews 7
PASTOR PAUL RIKA