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)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2022
TEXT: 2 KINGS 7:11-14
(11) And he called the porters; and they told it to the king's house within.
(12) And the king arose in the night, and said unto his servants, I will now shew you what the Syrians have done to us. They know that we be hungry; therefore are they gone out of the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying, When they come out of the city, we shall catch them alive, and get into the city.
(13) And one of his servants answered and said, Let some take, I pray thee, five of the horses that remain, which are left in the city, (behold, they are as all the multitude of Israel that are left in it: behold, I say, they are even as all the multitude of the Israelites that are consumed:) and let us send and see.
(14) They took therefore two chariot horses; and the king sent after the host of the Syrians, saying, Go and see.
KEY VERSE: LUKE 14:23
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
God wants every Believer in Christ to win people from darkness, from sin to the light of Christ and to get His salvation from sin. However, it will require diligent persuasion because when they went to tell the king’s household about the miracle of the four lepers, the king did not believe. The king said “you people don’t know the strategy of battle. It is the strategy that the king of Syria exploited. He decided to leave the camp and went to lie in ambush, that when we come and discover an empty camp and feel that we would come to take their things, they would have access to enter into the city and kill us all. It is a strategy.”
It requires persuasion. The people will not easily know, neither will they easily understand the language of repentance. That is why there is need for persuasion. Someone has to teach the sinners the doctrines of salvation, sanctification and holiness. They cannot easily accept the teaching on restitution of past offenses. The born-again experience: they may not easily accept it. Sanctification of heart; there is enough theology to argue with those things. Their theologians are debaters. There is a contrary school of thought that various professors spread against these Bible truths. So, it is not easy.
Already, they have denominational traditions handed over from their forefathers on things they don’t accept. Hence it is not easy to go and tell them to remove jewelry, change their dress code, and remove the second wife. It is not common because they don’t know it. It will require persuasion and real diligent persuasion. This is what is required because of the heart of men. Don’t give up so easily over the hardened nature of sinners. Persuasion simply means persistence. Without persistence, some people might not be won for Christ. Be persistent.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Persist on the truth until they are changed.
SONG FOR THE DAY: I have decided to follow Jesus …
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Isaiah 1-3; Galatians 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA