EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 2021
TEXT: RUTH 1: 7-15 (Please refer to your Bible for scripture reference)
KEY VERSE: RUTH 1:15
And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.
The decision to return to Bethlehem with Naomi was a critical one for her daughters-in-law, Orpah and Ruth. At first, they both resisted Naomi's counsel to go back to Moab and its idols. Naomi then explained further, "You know I am now an old woman. I cannot say you should wait until I give birth. Let's assume that I have a husband today and I become pregnant this night. Do you know it will take the child quite some years to come to an adulthood to marry you? Are you going to wait until the child comes to 18 or 20 years to marry you? Are you not going to become too old? I am sorry that God allowed my husband and yours to die. God has treated me badly in this respect. Just go back home."
Orpah appeared to understand her after the flesh because Orpah never had conviction that it was a great privilege that brought her to the family where Jesus shall come out from. She never saw that it was a great privilege that connected her to the land of Israel, the people of Judah and the God of heaven. She never knew it. She kissed her mother-in-law good bye and went back to her idolatrous country. She married, died and is in hell fire now in eternal regrets! "Oh, my eyes never opened." It is so with some that come across HOREMOW.
What a great privilege that the Lord brought you to a ministry like this, to hear the undiluted truth. It is a great privilege that the Lord brought you from churches, where you couldn't know these things; but if your eyes do not open, your coming to HOREMOW will not benefit you. Please pray that it should not be so in your life, because, if you end in hell, you will regret why you came to a place where the truth dwells and did not recognize or value it. Therefore pray to God that your heart should open to receive and practice the message of holiness and righteousness taught in HOREMOW.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What a great privilege that the Lord has brought you to HOREMOW for holiness, righteousness and truth.
SONG FOR THE DAY: I have decided to follow Jesus (3x), No turning back
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Jeremiah 25-26; 2 Timothy 3
PASTOR PAUL RIKA