EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020
2 Kings 7:3-16
Isaiah 35:3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees
The story of the four lepers in today's bible reading is an interesting one. Were they not miserable? They were even more miserable than other people that were perishing in the land. They said to themselves, “Let's go to the camp of the Assyrians. If they kill us, let us die. If they spare us, then they would give us food as they want.”
It was by the inspiration of God that they went and to their utmost surprise, they discovered treasures. But which hands did these lepers use to work that they earned the reward of gold and silver? How come that the people with complete fingers had no food to eat, but they without had even surplus to spare?
This is nothing but the mercy of God! Nothing but the miracle of God! And these lepers said to each other, “Come, we are dancing up and down here, eating chicken and turkey meat, rejoicing, celebrating, and drinking; but our people are in the city surrounded by the wall and under siege of the enemy. They are perishing there and eating one another.
These are the days of glad tidings. The day to announce that God has opened a way on the high seas. The day to announce that there is a discovery; the discovery of righteousness and of the true gospel. These are the days of good tidings. Let us go and tell the king's household. If we tarry, mischief will come upon us. How many people have already been eaten up in the city?
How many people are dying every hour in the city while we are here?” So, they arose and went into the city to spread the Good News.
Rise up, you that the Lord has shown mercy. Were you not like the lepers? Was your case not worse than others? Your sin was like that of the harlot that Jesus remarked: “She has sinned much, that is why she is demonstrating much love.”
Now, can you imagine the mercy the Lord showed to you when you were in that church and he brought you out? Are you not grateful that God brought you out of the dungeon of Satan? Would you not like to see other people still locked up there to be set free, cleansed up, and prepared in readiness for rapture? Emulate the lepers, rise up on your feet and spread the Good News for the salvation of perishing souls.
Thought for the day:
Make soul-winning a top priority of life.
Song for the day:
It pays to serve Jesus I speak from my heart….
Bible reading for the day:
Numbers 7; Mark 4:21-41
PASTOR PAUL RIKA