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)
SUNDAY JULY 9, 2023
TEXT: 2 KINGS 4: 1-7
1Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.2And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.3Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.4And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.5So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.6And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.7Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
Key verse: 2 Kings 4: 3
“Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.”
Uncommon miracles can manifest occasionally through the Holy Ghost and should not become doctrines. However, some strange practices have come to stay and are moving from church to church. It is of the devil. They give you false testimonies of handkerchiefs and aprons. Note that when the Lord asked Moses to speak to the rod but he struck it instead, water actually came out for the people to drink but Moses missed the promised land because God was not been glorified because without faith it is impossible to please Him. Now that you are leading your congregation away from faith to substances and physical things, they can get healed, but you won’t go to the promised land because you have led the people away from faith, from the hearing and prayer of faith, you have led them to physical things; Water has come for them to drink; material things but for the water of life they will not have it.
If you turn the people from faith in Christ to substances and remove them from the God that is pleased by faith, you will not go to the Promised Land. A convert from Olumba Olumba Obu cult was making a confession in one of the Christian magazines. He said their leader distributes anointing oil on the last Saturday of every month in Calabar. That famous ministers go to a particular hotel to buy each bottle for fifty thousand Naira. When they come with it, they now say ‘bring your own bottles of oil; they put little in them and then begin to do miracles for you. May the Lord deliver His Church
It is not everybody that has that type of oil but whether your own is groundnut oil or from Jerusalem, its use for miracles is an abuse. People have gone far in deception. They may say that this one is from Jerusalem. Do they believe in Jesus Christ in Jerusalem? Why do you think that things from there should be superior? I pray that the God of heaven will deliver His Church from last days’ corruption and protect the remnant and make them pure for His own glory in Jesus name, Amen.
Thought for the day: Keep looking unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith
Song for the day: In the cross, in the cross…
Bible reading for the day: Job 40-42; Acts 15:22-41
PASTOR PAUL RIKA