EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
SUNDAY, JUNE 26TH, 20
TEXT: JEREMIAH 2:1-5
(1) Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
(2) Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the Lord; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.
(3) Israel was holiness unto the Lord, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the Lord.
(4) Hear ye the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel:
(5) Thus saith the Lord, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
KEY VERSE: 1 THESSALONIANS 5:22
Abstain from all appearance of evil.
God is saying that when you began to serve Him, you were wonderful and complete in your heart; you were focused in your service to Him. He had record of your zeal and commitment. Our text showed Israel was holiness unto the Lord. See what have become of them now. They turned from Him to different direction. See, you too have turned away; your mind and thoughts are no longer on God. God is asking, what happened that you slowed down? Have you found fault in Me that you now made satan your friend? You are gradually serving the devil now; the spirit that you exercise in the work now is different. What is wrong? Have I changed? Why have you changed so soon?
God was pleased with your quality of service before and was discussing you with angels and even satan. Have you seen my servant, Job? Now your service to Me has greatly declined. You have been bewitched; you cannot pray. Don't you know the devil is working on you? You are weak now like Samson. Don’t you know the Philistines are upon you? They sent Delilah to you. The enemy has taken over you; grey hair is here and there on the head of Ephraim, yet, he is not aware. Your service is not pure anymore; your heart is no longer there. Since you were no more serious, grass has grown on your premises right to your door steps. Your beards are over grown now; you could no longer shave because you are in captivity somewhere. God is saying that you were working in the flesh.
You are now working by the desires of the flesh and not by the guardians of the Holy Spirit. Witches and wizards have taken over your prayer life now. You are making decisions without consulting God. God is accusing you of making decisions without consulting Him. The appointment you are making now in states and nations, He is not involved. You are in the flesh now; you are using human wisdom now. You are acting on the counsel of your colleagues like Rehoboam who could not seek God on what to do. God is speaking to you; you are now seeking ungodly counsel because you are not praying again. Your mind is now on money and the flesh. You are now on the broad way to hell. Go back and recover your prayer and saintly life. Let today end your movement in the flesh. Cry and recover yourself lest you will be disappointed at His coming.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When God is the One accusing you, who can save you?
SONG FOR THE DAY: Remember me oh Lord, remember me in Your kingdom.
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Job 7-9; Acts 7:44-60
PASTOR PAUL RIKA