EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: THURSDAY OCTOBER 8, 2020
TEXT: MATTHEW 7: 6-11
KEY VERSE: Matthew 7: 6 - Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
Don’t give holy things to dogs. Beware of dogs. Who are dogs? Those who don’t know the Lord. The sinners are dogs because they bark at God. They fight the ways of God and are not interested in God. Therefore, don’t give holy things to dogs.
If you are not a Christian or born again, how can God take His child and give you as wife or husband? Will God give His child to someone that will remove him or her from His presence or torment him or her all through the marriage? If then you are not born again, why is marriage your first issue of contention with God? You are not a child of God, why is marriage the thing that you put first before God? Why are you telling God, “If You want me to really serve You, if You want me to be born again, if You want me to stop the sin that I am committing now, then give me a husband.” Do you know whom you are even talking to?
Again, the scripture says, “Neither cast your pearls before swine.” Don’t throw your pearls, your valuable materials in the front of pigs, lest they trample them under their feet and turn again and rend you. Apart from the fact that pigs are going to make those things dirty and will use their nose to push them into the mud and scatter everything there, they will also turn back at you and fight you.
Can God give a husband to a woman that will turn back and fight God? That which a woman does against her husband, by stopping him from being righteous and holy is a battle against God. Can God give a wife to a man that will turn again to fight Him? That which a man does to persecute his wife because she has decided not to use ornaments, not to wear trousers again, and be pure and perfect for heaven, is a fight against God.
This knowledge is important for people who want to marry. Unfortunately, in your desperation for marriage you may not see this because every bitter thing is sweet to a hungry man. Be warned because if you default, then your relationship with God may not continue.
Thought for the day: Let God make the choice for you in marriage.
Song for the day: I am married to Jesus, Satan leave me alone...
Bible reading for the day: Isaiah 39-40; Philippians
PASTOR PAUL RIKA