EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, 2021
TEXT: LUKE 22:24-27
(24) And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
(25) And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
(26) But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
(27) For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
KEY VERSE: MATTHEW 23:11
But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Some people like to make themselves kings and overshadow everybody. There is no righteousness in them. Everybody has his proper gift in the house of God. Why are you blocking people because of envy? How can you achieve spiritual fullness there and how can the Holy Spirit have His way? A man stands by the door and does not allow people to enter. That is why you must be sanctified.
You were given assignment and you did very well. Will people not rest again? You say, “Is there anybody here like me?” The pastor shows you love, you think you are better than everybody. Haman! What should the king do to the man he loves? Which other man, if not Haman? King, bring out your best horse and the best apparel and let the man sit on it; then bring one of your best leaders to lead the man. That is your thought, corrupt and polluted.
Boaz said to Ruth “You came here to glean? They will give you food to eat and some portion to glean. I have instructed my people to leave some portion purposely because of you.” She bowed down and said, “I have found favor in your sight. Who is your hand maid that you will speak gently to like that?” The love of God should make you humble but Adamic nature does not allow this. Rather it makes you heady among the brethren. You are loved and cherished to make you better. The Bible says, “Your gentleness maketh me great.” The love of God is to make you great in righteousness.
Envy, strife, debate and division were going on in the church that was in Corinth. The only solution is sanctification which Jesus prayed for. Are we not ashamed of some prominent Christians that fumble and exercise ungodly anger? Some of them tactically plan wickedness to block others, although they preach wonderfully. Even as a leader, is there somebody you are pursuing in the congregation as Saul was after David for fear of losing the throne to him?
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: May the God of heaven sanctify you wholly.
SONG FOR THE DAY: I want to know You more and more (3x), Jesus….
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Ezekiel 45-46; 2 Peter 3
PASTOR PAUL RIKA