EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY:
PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
DATE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8
TEXT: Revelation 22:1-3
1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
KEY VERSE: Exodus 15:26:
26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.
God afflicts sinners with diseases but not His faithful children. He afflicts sinners because He says, I will put them upon your enemies but not upon you, as part of My judgment; for He is the God of judgment. For the children of God, God is their healer. When sickness comes upon them, God goes to heal them. You don’t call somebody a doctor when there is no sickness to treat. You don’t call somebody a doctor when there is nothing that he is doing in curing people, except he is an academic doctor.
Deuteronomy 7:14 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. That is His promise. There shall be none barren among you. Understand it scripturally. Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth stayed without having children for long. Why? She was barren. Did it come to an end? Yes! So, it may both refer to a momentary position or the final state of things. The Lord will take care. That is God’s promise.
But if you also examine scriptures, you will still have other things to learn on this matter. Understanding will keep you and discretion will preserve you. Paul didn’t marry. Who made him not to marry? Was it not God who gives wives to men that did not give him one? He did this so that it will not affect the work he was called to do.
Similarly, somebody else may marry, a child of God, a minister of the gospel, and the Lord may not give them children. Why? Because it may affect the work they are called to do. Some people choose not to marry; both men and women and there are genuine ones. But there are people who force themselves into it. No grace for those who force themselves into it, but there is grace for those called by God, because God made it so.
3 John 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. That’s the wish of God. Your prosperity and good health is God’s desire for you. Follow the conditions required for them and you will find them so, according to the perfect will of God.
Thought for the day: God will take away all your diseases and sicknesses in Jesus Name.
Song for the day: You are the God that healeth me, You are the Lord, my healer….
Bible reading for the day: Leviticus 4-6; Matthew 25:1-30
PASTOR PAUL RIKA