EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 7TH, 2021
TEXT: PSALM 124:1-6
1) If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say;
2) If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us:
3) Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
4) Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:
5) Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
6) Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
KEY VERSE: PSALM 46:7
The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Do you remember that time of social disturbances when you were cornered and bullets were flying here and there? But you know that it wasn't by your expertise that the bullets didn't hit you. It was just Jehovah God that did it. Do you remember the delay you had in marriage and how you lost hope of becoming a husband or wife to somebody? But see you now, a happily married person. What about the delay in child bearing like Sarah who said “Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? For I have born him a son in his old age.” Can you count them all? What about getting a job and several other things (deliverances, provisions, connections, successes and all)? But do you remember them at all? Do you remember those promises you made to God when He gave you those deliverances and blessings?
Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.
They spoke madly against God; they despised God. They said, “Why did You bring us out, was it not better for us to be in Egypt?” That was what they were saying to God. They forgot the great deliverances of God. Brother, I am begging you; don't treat God like that. If you have a problem with your memory, learn to write His goodness down. The song says: Count your blessings name them one by one; count your blessings see what God has done. Count your blessings, name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lord has done. Sister, count your blessings! If you are forgetful, write them down.
Open a book of remembrance to assist you so that whenever you go through these books, you will remember what the Lord did for you in time past. King Ahasuerus had such a book of remembrance in which he wrote the kindness of people, the goodness people did to him. That was how he remembered the good deed of Mordecai and rewarded him. Otherwise, with everything Mordecai had done for him, he would have killed his benefactor by his signature. Have you done anything to show appreciation to people God used for you? Learn to remember because forgetfulness is dangerous. It leads you to ignore God.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Learn to appreciate the goodness of man and God to you.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Count your blessings, name them one by one.
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Job 35-37; Acts 14
PASTOR PAUL RIKA