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)
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 27, 2023
TEXT: JAMES 5:7-11 7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
Key verse: Deuteronomy 28:20 The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken Me.
Back to sender is another kind of prayer or decree some misguided believers often make. According to them the plague sent against them should go back to whoever sent it. This is not only a display of ignorance but rebellion! Many of the plagues sent against sinners and backsliding believers come from God Who intends to bring them to repentance and to His righteousness and holiness. When you see a plague in your life, you cannot quickly say Back to sender. You may be sending the plague back to God! The first thing to do is to examine yourself to see whether you have sinned against the Lord to warrant His allowing such affliction to come upon you. If the Holy Spirit brings your sins before you, what you need to do is to confess your sins to God and repent of them. Then you can ask God in humility and patience to remove the plague from you.
Sometimes the will of God for you is that you should bear with what your enemies are doing against you, because He is turning it for your good. He is by the affliction working out some great transformation and glory in your life according to His will. We have seen this mystery in the lives of Bible and contemporary saints. Apostle Paul had an affliction and prayed that God might remove it from him. God did not do so, rather He gave him enduring grace. Be patient and wait for the Lord. Do not follow these ungodly short-cuts. Subject yourself to scriptural prayers and you will enjoy answers to your prayers. To join misguided believers and churches to pray unscriptural prayers will hinder true answers to your prayers by God and corrupt the righteousness and holiness of God in you and open the door to more satanic afflictions in your life. The final consequence will be your damnation in hell fire.
Thought for the day: Subject yourself to scriptural prayers and you will enjoy answers to your prayers.
Song for the day: Verily, verily, you are good (3x), Jesus, you are good.
Bible Reading for the day: 4-6; Revelation 18
PASTOR PAUL RIKA