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)
THURSDAY JANUARY 19, 2023
TEXT: MATTHEW 8: 5-13
5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
Key Verse: Luke 5:4 “Now when He had left speaking, He said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught”.
The person that made these promises is too great to be overlooked by you. Heaven and earth have known and recognized Him to be great. Looking at the nature of the person that made the promises, can you distrust Him? It is God that told you that He will do what He said He will do. Because of His Person, believe what He told you. Act on what He says and wait for His promises. The Centurion saw the dignity, personality and the greatness of Jesus. He caught a revelation on the divinity of Jesus. He knew
and understood Jesus' authority.
Hence, he said, Lord, you don't need to go all the way to my house. Just speak a word only and I will believe you and it shall be done. I know Your Omnipotence and I also know that distance cannot be a barrier between your word and where my servant is. I believe in your authority. Do you have the same conviction on the divinity and omnipotence of God? If yes, the Holy Ghost that has given you that conviction. This is the reason you should believe and count it done. Your freedom will truly come, and you will sit down and relax with your testimonies. Don't mind the time it may take for you to actually see what you have believed. As long as it is God that said it, it is done. This is what Apostle Peter was actually saying, Master, we have utilized all professional skills of fishing that we have, yet there was no result to show. However, since you are omniscient and you have spoken, I will obey you. I have known so much about you. I have known what you are capable of doing and have witnessed you doing them. I have known your word never fails. Since you are the one telling me to do it, I will do it. God will stand by you and ensure nothing hurts you. Jehovah is the one assuring you and because He is God, don't bother about man's contrary opinion. Don't bother about those mountains standing before you. Don't even bother about Satan. Be calm and peaceful because the all-knowing, great God has spoken.
Thought for the day:
Understand God and be calm in the face of difﬁculties.
Song for the day:
Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised.
Bible reading for the day:
Genesis 44-45; Matthew 14:1-21
PASTOR PAUL RIKA