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)
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 26,2023
TEXT: HEBREWS 11: 1-6
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. 5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Key verse: Hebrews 11: 1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.”
Question: If you have been hoping for something and you testify by faith that the
Lord has done it, is it wrong?
Answer: If you receive assurance by the Holy Spirit, you can share it; although I
have not got it but it is done already. Let your audience understand your speech; that
you have got it in your spirit so that when it manifests, they will understand. Tell
them God has assured you and that you know it is done so that you can testify again
when it materializes. You will then say, I told you; look at it now. The people will
understand your testimony. Otherwise, if you say, I have got it already and later tell
the people I have got it now, they may be wondering if you got it twice. They may
not understand your testimony. I have got it by faith, and I am sure it is done so that
when the substance comes, I will testify of the substance of my faith.
Question: Is it right to use a laptop or phone on the pulpit instead of the bible?
Answer: Every preacher should study his environment. There is an environment
where you can do that and nobody will be offended but there is an environment
where the people will be offended at you and you have done the wrong thing. Of
itself it is not sinful but if you come to a congregation of ignorant people who don’t
know that there is no sin there, you may be pricking their conscience; making them
commit sin. When you are not walking in wisdom and understanding, you sin.
However, when you go to a congregation where the people are more enlightened,
they may ask about the application software you are using and how to get it? They
will not feel that you are committing sin. We need to understand this because
whether you like it or not, in a few years, Bibles may be replaced by softcopies due
to technological advancement. You may not easily find hard copies of the Bible. For
instance, DVDs and CDs have replaced the old radio cassettes which were in use.
Thought for the day: When you do not walk in wisdom and understanding, you sin.
Song for the day: The last mile of the way
Bible reading for the day: Isaiah 7-9; Galatians 4
PASTOR PAUL RIKA