EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
TUESDAY JANUARY 21, 2020.
TEXT: Galatians 6:7-9
Matthew 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Some people marry in immorality. The man or lady falls for your trick and you take her home, both of you continue to live in your filth. They negotiate immorality saying, “Give me now, I don't have to wait; otherwise how do I know you can perform?” Much lies are being told to get married.
Some use borrowed apartment, or borrowed car or borrowed garment to impress the other person. The woman is swept off her feet as she sees a great future husband, not knowing she has fallen victim to a scammer.
We also see subordination to parents as they get married not by God's will but by my parents' choice. It is the mother or father or elder sibling that choose for you. In some cases, we see cultural prohibition forbidden them to marry from different tribes or nationality even if it is God's will.
God can only save those he can save even when they repent and come to Jesus because much damage has already been done. Some grow up in the church but they are not committed. They were born into the church and grew up there but they manipulate God's commandments and pick those things they want to obey.
They can't wait for God in marriage. They are attention seekers who want people to know they are there. They don't believe God can locate them where they are and give them their husband or wife. Rather, they go into boyfriend and girlfriend relationships in immorality. They move close to the person of interest and create the impression of a godly lifestyle but God is not in it.
Their ways are carnal. They circumvent the marriage committee guidelines and concoct stories among themselves which they take to the committee. They are in the church but actually operating between the church and the world. When asked if they have been communicating – they will say "Never" thereby adding sin to sin.
Some run away from the medical tests because they are afraid the result may not be favorable. The bride's dressing on the wedding day is ungodly and dancing the ungodly dance. Everything worldly! They do all these to their hurt. These people go completely astray because the Spirit of God is not in them.
But thank God there are still some remnants. Those whose mouths have not kissed Baal. Those ready for heaven. Hallelujah!
Thought for the day:
Marriage can make or mar your Christianity. Let God choose for you.
Song for the day:
I have decided, to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus
Bible reading for the day:
Genesis 49-50; Matthew 15:1-20
PASTOR PAUL RIKA