EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2022
TEXT: MALACHI 2:13-16
(13) And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the Lord with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.
(14) Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
(15) And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
(16) For the Lord, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the Lord of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
KEY VERSE: PSALM 40:8
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
As narrated by Pastor Paul Rika in a message:
A lady named Mercy, got married in Lugbe, Abuja some years ago but did not know that the man had married before. With passage of time, she got to know from the neighbors and other sources that she was now actually the second wife. She was attending a particular church but was not born again. Another lady, Sister Grace, had a ministry in Lugbe and got Sister Linda Rika's CD of Divine Revelation of Heaven and Hell, and was spreading them in Lugbe. People were buying and distributing the message. This lady, Mercy got the CD, watched the message, repented of her sins and became born again. Alleluia!
Also heavy conviction came upon her that she was in a wrong marriage as a second wife. She prayed to trace the first wife and miraculously God helped her to locate her. She then sent her a copy of the CD message which had not only converted her but had made her restless in that wrong marriage. The woman listened to the CD and got converted also. Having received genuine salvation, she was willing to forgive her husband and reconcile with him. Sister Mercy started begging her to please come back to her matrimonial home. ‘Please come and rescue me because I am in your husband's house as a harlot.’
Mercy told the man that she was now born again and wanted to pack out of the marriage to escape the damnation of hell fire. The man refused bluntly and did everything possible to frustrate her desire to leave the marriage. She decided to trace the address of Holiness Revival Movement in Lugbe from the CD and God led her to the church of Sister Grace, the venue of the chapter fellowship. She narrated her testimony of conversion and her plight in the wrong marriage. ‘I have known this truth and I want to come out and escape hell, but my husband is doing everything possible to frustrate me.’ (To be continued)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Wash me O Lamb of God…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Ezekiel 22-23; James 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA