EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
DATE: Tuesday July 20th, 2021.
TEXT: Deuteronomy 32:17-18
17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
Key verse: Jeremiah 2:32 Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
God wants us to remember Him always. He wants us to do well to remember His works because if we forget, forgetfulness has its implications. That was the reason why holy communion was given to the Church for Jesus said, “This do in remembrance of me.” God wants us to remember good things for good reasons. He also wants us to remember some evil things because He has used those evil things to work out wonderful good for our lives. Forgetfulness is the plague of humanity. It hinders the blessings of many. Joseph was in prison with the chief butler and the chief baker; he interpreted their dreams for them and told the chief butler who was in charge of the king's wine that he was going to be restored again to serve the king as before. He pleaded with him to remember him before the king as he was an innocent man cast into prison. The man left the prison, went back to his service and forgot the goodness of Joseph. He forgot to tell the king about someone he had met in prison who blessed his life and the effect of his forgetfulness was that Joseph spent some more time in the prison until God in His own way provided another opportunity to interpret another dream, which made the butler to remember Joseph.
See the blessing that came upon Joseph when the chief butler remembered to tell the king about him: he became the second person in authority in the land and he delivered the land from starvation and death. Can you see what remembrance can do? There is much in remembrance for yourself and for others but many suffer forgetfulness. You must pray that God will quicken your memory because you are forgetting important things. Some of you have forgotten shoes, money, clothes, even human beings. You went with them to a place and forgot that you went with somebody. At one time, Joseph and Mary forgot twelve-year-old Jesus at the temple in Jerusalem and set back home. It was on the way they remembered and returned to pick Him up. They forgot their Creator, Lord and Savior who came in human flesh. So I pray the Lord will quicken your memory so that you will keep essential information in your active memory to enable you retrieve them at critical moments for the blessing of yourself, your family and humanity.
Thought for the day : In times of prosperity and adversity, always remember God and
His good works.
Song for the day: Come and make my heart Your home
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 31-33; Acts 21:15-40
PASTOR PAUL RIKA