EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH, 2022
TEXT: JOHN 1:14, 17
(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
(17) For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
KEY VERSE: COLOSSIANS 1:6
Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
In as much as you understood that the multiplication on the earth was not left to the man alone, the man needed the woman. Since you also understood that you don’t have just one ear, but two. Although somebody standing by the right hand side may see only one ear, the second one is somewhere. What is the thing that is a pair to grace? In the Old Testament, grace is mercy. What is the thing that attaches to that grace to make it a pair? That is truth.
Can you see the second pair? Truth is the second pair; Jesus Christ was full of grace and truth. That same goodness, mercy, kindness, to do good to mankind, to bless the life of mankind; He was full of grace, kindness, mercy and above all the truth because power is in this perfect truth. The power to transform, to regenerate, to defeat the enemy, is in the truth. Thus, Jesus was full of grace to bless your life, full of truth to impart your life. The truth that works effectually in your life transforms your life and makes you a balanced Christian. The Bible says that the law was until John, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ the Righteous.
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
In the Old Testament, the law was do this, do that; and you were to live by them. You shall live when you do this or that and many people failed, and the cry of man went up to God. Then the Lord came in Christ to show man exceeding kindness, so that man will be able to keep and perform His commandments and enable man to do it. However, He must also come with the commandments, otherwise, grace is wasted. If there is no commandment to keep, grace is wasted. If there is no work to do, then the assignment has no meaning; you are redundant, and grace becomes redundant when there is no truth to keep. Grace came to make the keeping of truth easy, to ease up the keeping of truth, to ease up the keeping of the commandments. That is why grace and truth go together.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Stand on grace and truth for your balance in the Christian faith.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Jesus only is our message…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Numbers 34-36; Mark 10:32-52
PASTOR PAUL RIKA