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)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2022
TEXT: MATTHEW 9:35-38
(35) And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
(36) But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
(37) Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
(38) Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
KEY VERSE: LAMENTATION 1:16
For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.
Burden for souls means the passion that a Believer has towards the souls of men and women all over the world. Passion for soul winning is the heart concern in a Christian that leads him to strongly wish the conversion of sinners to Christ, and work fervently and tirelessly to achieve it. Driven by his passion, the Believer works hard to bring people to Christ’s salvation and righteous living.
Passion comes on the Believer when he considers the sinful state of the soul; when he looks at the soul (the sinner) and sees the sins that he commits and sees how sin has taken over him. For example, when he sees a drunkard on the street bouncing on the way, staggering to and fro and speaking foolishly because sin has taken over his life; or he sees a harlot, waiting for whoever she may catch, his passion for souls flares up.
What a passion that comes on the soul winner when he sees people of various types; the idol worshiper dancing on the streets, or women dressed naked just because they have dedicated themselves to the devil. Seeing a policeman dragging someone to the station, beating and slapping him with wounds all over, because he has stolen! What a concern it gives him to see that they are firing some people because they are armed robbers! He gets troubled the more because of their sinful state, while in God’s judgment; they shall be sentenced to eternal damnation in hell. We cannot be effective in our soul winning without passion, concern and a burden in our hearts towards sinners.
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of His fierce anger.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: May God put burden in your heart towards sinners.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Give me grace to follow …
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Jeremiah 33-35; Titus 3
PASTOR PAUL RIKA