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)
TUESDAY, MARCH 22ND, 2022
TEXT: EPHESIANS 2:8-9
(8) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
(9) Not of works, lest any man should boast.
KEY VERSE: JOHN 1:14
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Our God is a God of balanced understanding. His ways are perfect. To give wholeness to man, He gave him two eyes, two ears, two hands and two legs for balanced positioning. He made His human creature male and female for perfect blending and procreation. He also made animals male and female. The occupants of Noah’s ark were in twos; male and female for replenishment.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
In Christianity, there is a pair of Grace and Truth that God gave for balanced Christianity. The church in our days majors only on grace and raised it above truth. Why do they emphasize grace? It is because grace is the kindness of God, the goodness of God and His mercy to mankind. By grace you are saved from sin and delivered from Satan and the world. There are those who dwelled here [grace] alone. To them, everything is by grace only.
In as much as you have understood that multiplication or reproduction was not left for the man alone; that man needed the woman to accomplish it, you are witness to yourself that you don't only have one ear, one eye, one hand and leg, that you need the second part of these pairs for your balanced functioning. Grace has a pair that works with it for actualization of human salvation and eternal life. This second component is truth.
For the law was given by Moses, but Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ. There is power in this truth. The power to transform, regenerate and defeat the enemy is in the truth. Jesus is full of grace to bless your life, and full of truth to impact on your life. The law was until the time of John but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament you are commanded to keep the law. You must live by keeping the law; and many people failed. Grace came through Christ Jesus to show man God’s exceeding kindness to keep and perform His commandments.
However, Jesus also came with the commandment. Otherwise, grace is wasted if there is no commandment to keep. If there is no work to do, then the assignment has no meaning. Grace becomes redundant when there is no truth to keep. Grace came to make the keeping of truth easy. That is why grace and truth go together. Two good heads are better than one.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Grace and Truth work together. Do not be one-sided.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Amazing grace how sweet the sound…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Joshua 7-8; Luke 2:25-52
PASTOR PAUL RIKA