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)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022
TEXT: JOHN 10:30-32
(30) I and my Father are one.
(31) Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
(32) Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
KEY VERSE: 1 JOHN 5:7
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
Many stumble at what the Son of God means. They say, “If Jesus is the Son of God that means God has a wife.” That is human reasoning. Let us look at it this way: God made man in His image and man is three persons in one - the spirit, soul, and body.
A man may be lying down in one place while his spirit goes elsewhere. Sometimes, the spirit and the soul are joined together although they can be separated. Man is three persons as seen in God. In Genesis 1:27, God said let us make man to resemble us: We have one God but He exists in three separate Persons; God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit, just as man is spirit, soul, and body, but one man.
When Jesus came down to the world as a man, the Father was still in Heaven. Every person that is born as a child is the son or daughter of somebody through the copulation of a man and a woman but in the case of Jesus, the mother had no copulation with any man; hence no mortal man can claim to be His father. Jesus is the begotten Son of God, which means that He has His origin in God. He is God and one of the three Persons in the Godhead.
Jesus died for the whole world. He finished the work of human salvation before He left the earth. Why would a man claim that God sent him to humanity with a message different from that of Jesus? Jesus finished all that was required for human salvation before He left the earth. So, whoever said God sent him is not true because what is perfectly completed needs no additional work. When Jesus resurrected from the dead, He told His disciples that they should go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.
Jesus said this because He knew no messenger or prophet was coming into the world with a different message from God. Jesus had finished the final sacrifice and delivered the final word or message required for the salvation of all men. For this reason, Jesus, being God Himself, cannot send a man to humanity with another message.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Jesus is the Son of God, the only way to Heaven.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Jesus must be honored (3x), in my life every day
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Ecclesiastes 1-3; 2 Corinthians 9
PASTOR PAUL RIKA