BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
TEXT: Genesis 17:6-8
KEY VERSE: Genesis 28:4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.
Every Christian marriage is a divine plan. God has a hand in it. Even that which you may think is an error in marriage may be God working out His plan.
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all.
For each household, God has prepared corporate blessings for the family apart from individual blessings. Corporate blessings are accessed together as a family, not individually. That is why it is very important for the family to live together in one accord.
Family blessings are different from individual blessings because they are generational blessings that transcend one generation to the other.
In Gen. 12:2 God promised Abram, “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.”
Abram and Sarai tried to manipulate things but God insisted, “I have specific people in focus. My plan is on the seed between Abram and his wife Sarai, not Abram and Sarai's maid Hagar.
"Gen 17:18, 19 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
And God said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed (i.e. NOT Hagar). And you shall call his name Isaac (i.e. NOT Ishmael). And I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him
(God's plan extending to his unborn generations).
In same way God's invisible hand is in your marriage, working out a divine plan for a divine purpose. Your meeting and union was not a product of accident. One of the purposes of God is to bring progress to your family – All-round prosperity in wealth, health and sprit.
3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
To enable Him do this, God needs your cooperation. He gave family resources and strength to achieve unlimited progress.
These resources include both tangible and intangible things like skill, intellect, position, anointing, gift of prayer and revelation etc. Prayers becomes effective in marriage when you do your bit. Cooperate together as a family to harness your family blessings.
Thought for the day:
Family blessing is generational. Stay together as one to fully harness it.
Song for the day:
Abraham's blessings are mine
Bible reading for the day:
Isaiah 19-21; Ephesians 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA