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 NOVEMBER 1, 2023
TEXT: ROMANS 14:1-4
1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.
2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
Key verse: Romans 14: 22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
It is essential to feed Christ's believers with knowledge and understanding of Biblical truth for their righteousness, peace and eternal life. It is clear from the scriptures that divine healing through faith in God's word and the name of Jesus is one of the ways God heals the sick and delivers the oppressed but God also heals through the use of medicines, conventional or herbal. It is not according to scripture to ban the use of medicine by Christians as is done in some denominational churches. Many people in the churches of Christ who profess Christianity are not really Christians; they still live in sin. To ask such ones not to receive medical treatment but use faith only, is to direct them to a God that does not know them and a God they do not know to receive blessing from Him. They are not children of God.
Again, some in the church who are believers may not be able to generate faith in time of ill health. They cannot be forced to do so. The all-wise God provided alternative way to deliver His people from perishing due to lack of faith for divine healing. These are able to exercise faith in God to heal them as they receive medical treatment. Let every man operate according to the measure of faith he has on God. Getting healing from God by faith does not guarantee eternal life. Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Getting healing through the use of medicine does not disqualify the Christian of eternal life. Take time to listen; be fast to hear. When we are teaching on health tips and use of medications, do not say that you have no need of them or that you have strong faith in God. There is the place of faith and there is the place for knowledge. Add to your faith, knowledge.
Thought for the day: Let there be moderation or self-control in everything.
Song for the day: I have decided to follow Jesus.
Bible reading for the day: Jeremiah 31-32; Titus 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA