EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
DATE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2021
TEXT: JOHN 16:23-24
(23) And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
(24) Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
KEY VERSE: MATTHEW 7:7
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
The woman that runs a restaurant knows that when you, as a customer, come to the restaurant and sit down, you are looking for food to eat. However, she does not automatically give you the food without you asking for it. Will you sit down there and say nothing while others come in, place their order, eat and go? If you sit there silent, do you expect to eat? Many come to God, receive and go, but you remain there silent. Have you said anything to God? God says: “I know the thoughts I have towards you: the thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you exactly what is in your heart. But you shall go and call unto Me, and when you have prayed unto Me, I will give you the desire of your heart.”
Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.
In the above text, God is saying, with all these promises I have made, I am expecting the children of Israel to tell Me to do it for them because of My attribute as a prayer-answering God. Go and offer prayers and I will answer by doing it for you. Thank God. The disciples said, “Lord, teach us to pray.” He responded and said, “after you have worshipped God in heaven, then say Give us this day our daily bread - Mathew 6:9-13; Luke 11:1-4.” Does God not know that you need to eat food? He keeps your food and waits for you to pray. Does God not know that you have a headache or that you are ill? He keeps your medicine (healing) and waits for your prayer. Does God not know that the enemy is attacking you? He keeps the victory and waits for you to pray. In fact, sometimes, He expects your prayer to fill a bottle before answers start gushing out for you! “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into Thy bottle: are they not in Thy book? When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me -Psalm 56:8-9.” God expects volumes of prayer from you. When Jesus taught His disciples, “Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one,” these are just short statements but they talk about volumes of prayer, which is God’s expectation from you.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Are you doing your daily prayer assignment?
SONG FOR THE DAY: Oh yes He answers prayers….the God we serve answers prayers….
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Proverbs 21-22; 2 Corinthians 4
PASTOR PAUL RIKA