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, OCTOBER 13, 2022
TEXT: LUKE 13:22-24
(22) And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
(23) Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
(24) Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
KEY VERSE: PROVERBS 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
In our text today, Jesus admonishes us to strive when it comes to the issue of Heaven but come to think of it; are we going to Heaven alone? Did Jesus die for us alone? Why shouldn’t we be concerned indeed? Why is the entire world perishing around us? When are we going to awake to the reality that our relations are not going to Heaven because their names are not in the Book of Life? We are just seeing them on earth.
When are you going to become conscious of that fact that your colleagues in your work place are just there in the shadows of today and that in a little while eternity shall envelop them in the torments of hell fire? When are you going to awake to the reality that all these people you meet in the market are like doomed people waiting to be pushed to the abyss?
Arise in compassion, in passion for souls of men and get them saved in Christ. Come on! Are you going to Heaven alone? Then why are you not waking up to make sure you cry and cry to God for the perishing souls of men, women youths and children?
And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
God wants us to awake to real passion as Paul: “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel (1 Corinthians 9:16)! As a child of God, do you know that woe is unto you if you preach not the Gospel? Let me tell you, Mordecai told Esther (paraphrased) “Esther, what do you mean? We are perishing here and you are sitting at ease in the Kings palace thinking that you’re a queen and that the king cannot permit you to be killed? Are you thinking that you are going to be saved; that if we all die you will remain? God forbid (Esther 4:13-14)!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Work hard to carry others along with you to Heaven.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Must I go empty handed …
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Isaiah 50-52; 1 Thessalonians 1
PASTOR PAUL RIKA