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)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16TH, 2022
TEXT: MATTHEW 9:36-38
(36) But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
(37) Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
(38) Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
KEY VERSE: HEBREWS 5:4
And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
God sets standard for His ministry. The harvest is plenteous, but the laborers are few. Only God can add to the laborers. Is there anybody more competent to serve humanity than God Himself? Yet, He does not want you to rush into it just because the harvest is plenteous. He is responsible for the ministers He sends Himself. God told Gideon that his 32,000 soldiers were too much. They should be tried and reduced. At last only 300 were qualified. Though the harvest is plenteous, don't rush into ministry.
Jesus called for prayer to the owner of the harvest to bring in the laborers. Today, many who God did not send are in the field. No man taketh this honor to himself. Many appoint themselves to the ministry and are malfunctioning. Though many are talented, it is God that knows who to call. Jeremiah 23:14 says, “I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness; they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.”
God has seen among the prophets of Jerusalem adulterers who walk in lies. He said that He did not call them; He is not involved in their ministry. Jeremiah 23:21 says, "I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied." God has not called nor spoken to them. God did not send them. God did not send you and you run. In what way will you benefit the people? What message will you deliver now that you are not sent? When Absalom was defeated, Cushi was sent, but Ahimaz who was not sent, outran him. When he got to the king, he had no message to deliver until the one actually sent arrived with the message. You must discover your foundation because it is out of course. You are not called but you made yourself General Overseer; your life certainly will disqualify you.
The people that bore the Ark of God were prepared for the task. Despite the population of the Midianites, the 300 chosen soldiers were qualified and won the battle. Be informed that there is no eternal security to God's call. You can be called yesterday and dropped today. You must qualify to continue. The moment you backslide, your ministry stops. Jesus said, His Father loves Him because He does everything that pleases Him. The church is not a business venture. You started it but now you have handed it over to your family members. Moses handed over to Joshua by God's appointment. What God is looking for is qualification. Control yourself. Take it to God in prayer; be orderly to give beauty to this service.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Unless God calls you to ministry, you have not started.
SONG FOR THE DAY: When he calls me, I will answer………….
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Deuteronomy 28; Mark 15:27-47
PASTOR PAUL RIKA