EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
DATE: Friday July 23rd, 2021.
TEXT: John 14:12-14
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Key verse: John 16:23, 24 And in that day ye shall ask Me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My Name, He will give it you.
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in My Name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Ask in My Name – this means ask in My place, ask for My sake, ask for My glory, ask the Father in My Name as My representative. I tell you whatsoever you shall ask as My representative on earth, it shall be given unto you. Whatever resources you need for the work of the Lord, ask and I will supply them – the materials you need, the resources you need to make you do the work, to make you live the Christian life, to make you live the godly life, to make you evangelize and be fruitful in life. What do you need to make you a better Christian? What do you need to make you stronger as a believer? What do you need to make you more effective as a Christian? Whatever you need that will make you better in Christ, stronger in Christ, more fruitful in Christ, more joyful in Christ, ask and it shall be given unto you – that is what the Lord is saying.
Your brother is giving testimony of what the Lord has done for him; your sister is giving testimony of what the Lord has done for her. You too will soon give testimony! Yes, the Psalmist had a testimony after he cried to the Lord: I cried unto Him with my mouth and He was extoled with my tongue; but I was righteous (I confessed all my sins, I repented from all my sins and sought Him in righteousness); there was no iniquity in my heart: that was why the Lord heard me. His prayer reached to heaven. Oh, let the clouds give way and let your prayers enter Heaven! Let the stars of heaven give way and let your prayers enter Heaven! My prayer for you is that your prayers will enter heaven and that God will hear your prayers. The Creator, the Maker of your soul, the Deliverer of your soul, the God of all impossibilities will hear your prayers. God will listen. He will bow down His ears and bring His ears closer to you. As you mutter prayers with your lips, even in stammering tongue, God will come closer and hear your prayers and you will be peaceful in your life. That is why He said, “Ask what I shall give thee.”
Thought for the day: The Name of Jesus is the highway that takes your prayer to the Father.
Song for the day: There is power, in the name of Jesus ...to break every chain...
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 38-40; Acts 23:12-35
PASTOR PAUL RIKA