EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22ND, 2021
TEXT: GENESIS 49: 2-4
(2) Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.
(3) Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
(4) Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
KEY VERSE: 1 CORINTHIANS 7:1
Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
The believer that commits immorality loses the power and privilege of ministry. I was told of a young minister that said, “I was to commit immorality with a member of my church, but I said, if did it now the matter will come up and the church members will hear it and if church members hear, I have no ministry again”. With that he stopped. Okay, may be, it may not be because of Jesus but the ministry. Thank God, he respected his ministry. Immorality will destroy your ministry. The ministry will cease. People will suffer. You will lack the boldness even if your people have not known yet. Satan knows. When you stand to do anything, it will be a struggle with Satan.
It hurts your loyal wife or faithful husband. It hurts. It is painful and difficult. That's why the Bible says, “Jealousy is the rage of a man.” Every man is jealous over his wife. God has given that woman to be his portion. Why are you defiling his wife? Why are you doing that great wickedness? Why are you thinking such thought over somebody else's wife? Why do you tamper with another woman's husband? Do you know it will hurt the woman? Don't you know it will make the woman restless? It can bring many other atrocities to the family. Do you consider all these things? Is there any difference, therefore between you and Satan who doesn't bother in this world, only what he can spoil? Are you not a direct instrument of Satan?
It makes the person to lose credibility with the leadership of the church. How do we depend upon you? How do we trust and commit work to your hand? How are we going to trust that your presence in the choir will be okay? You can make leadership to lose credibility in you. It brings shame on Christianity as a whole, when a prominent leader falls into immorality. All church members and Christians everywhere will go and hide their faces. How can it be said that a pastor committed immorality? It is a shame to the church and to Christianity.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Immorality does great harm to the church.
SONG FOR THE DAY: I am running a race to meet my Redeemer (2x), Heavenly race
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Nahum; Revelation 13
PASTOR PAUL RIKA