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 FEBRUARY 9, 2023
TEXT: LUKE 18:2-5
2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
Key Verse: Luke 18:8 “I tell you that He will answer them speedily. Nevertheless, when the son of man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?
Here is prayer warfare against your enemies, the devil and the forces of darkness contending with you. The power you are contending with may be a strong power. Like this widow, the Bible says the judge was
a wicked judge. He did not fear God, neither did he regard man. Who then would move him? Here was this widow, a helpless woman. The widow came to him and said, “My opponent is taking away my property. Please judge the case between me and my opponent and give me back my property.” But this judge was so wicked that he did not respect the widow. He did not pity the widow. But there was one weapon that the widow used, which the Lord revealed to be very powerful and effective against the enemy. That weapon is continual praying, continual calling upon God and continual coming to God in prayer. It is importunity in prayer!
Each time that widow came pleading for justice, there was an impression in that wicked judge. There was
a kind of resisting force; an evil attitude from the man against her. Each time that widow came, she stood helpless and weak. But she kept coming all the same. She was not discouraged but kept coming and this weighed down on the wicked man. Although the man was resisting, his resistance died with time. His resistance faded with time, and he had to give up and bow to the pressure. Eventually he said, “I am dying, I had better settle this matter for I am made restless by this weapon of continual coming.” The Lord is saying, no matter how powerful those demonic forces are, keep on praying, keep on calling on the Name of Jesus and keep on reciting the scriptures. Every time you pray, you release a great force and attack against the enemy. Every time you say something, pray or quote God's promises, sing a song and manifest your faith against the devil, you are releasing a great force against him, and he will eventually bow to your superior power. That is the truth: by continual praying you can overcome a strong enemy. Why should you strike once and run? No, keep on bombarding the enemy until he gives way for you!
Thought for the day:
Pray until answer comes
Song for the day:
Pray until something happens
Bible reading for the day:
Leviticus 7-9; Matthew 25:31-46
PASTOR PAUL RIKA