EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
DATE: Thursday July 15th, 2021
TEXT: Matthew 1:20-23
20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Key verse: Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.
Jesus became a human being so that He would be born on earth and possess human nature, for the purpose of the redemption of mankind. This was prophesied by Prophet Isaiah about 700 years before His birth. Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. “A Child is born unto us” means He was conceived and born as a child because of us. “A Son is given unto us” means He would be called the Son of God on earth because of us. Why was this so?
This Scripture explains that God came down to earth as man in order to take over the government of mankind and carry that government on His shoulder. He came down to take charge of the salvation of mankind: to save men and rule over them in righteousness and holiness. He became a “Child” and “a Son.” But who is He? “His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” This is the God that created the world in His wonders; the Word that is full of life and truth; the Mighty God that has no comparison or equal. The Everlasting Father of creation who gave being to all things in heaven and earth; the Prince of Peace who came to give us righteousness and peace.
In our devotional text, the angel explained to Joseph that the Holy Ghost had caused that conception in the womb of his wife, Mary, and that she was going to bring forth a child as earlier prophesied by Isaiah. “She shall bring forth a Son and thou shall call His Name Jesus. He shall save His people from their sins.” Everybody in the world is His own person because He created them. All tribes are His people. All nations are His people. Everyone everywhere belongs to Him. They are His people and He wants to save them from their sins. His people are lost in various religions. Some of them are in Islamic religion, some are in Hindus religion, some are in Judaism religion, some are in traditional religion, some of them are even in Christian religion, but are yet to be saved. The angel said His coming into the world was to save all His people from their sins. Hallelujah!
Thought for the day: The sacrifice of God for the sinful man is a great one.
Song for the day: Emma-nu-el, Emma-nu-el….Your name is called, Emma-nu-el
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 17-18; Acts 19:1-20
PASTOR PAUL RIKA