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)
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30,2023
TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 11:3-16
3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
Key verse: 1 Peter 3: 3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or putting on of apparel.”
Christ is the Head of the man and man is the image and glory of God. The man is
the head of the woman and the woman is his glory. During worship: prayer,
prophesying or preaching, the man should not cover his head. During this formal
period Christ is the One in headship and God's glory is to be seen. If a man covers
his head at this period it shows he has covered the headship of Christ and the glory
of God. During this formal period, man is not in focus, he is not in headship and the
glory is not his but God's, hence his headship and glory are to be covered.
This is visibly done by the veil on the woman's head. Angels who minister to the
saints during worship expect submission to this rule by Christ's followers. Outside
this formal period, the wearing of any kind of veil by man is not an offence as long
as it befits a believer and does not transgress the law of decency. Similarly, outside
this formal period, the woman is n o t under obligation to be veiled. This is because
her long hair "Is a glory to her for her hair is given her for a covering."
Covering her head with a veil is only required during worship, after which she is at
liberty to leave her head uncovered by a veil. Her hair could be seen on her to her
glory in her normal living. Her hairdo must be decent and befitting to a believer. She
must avoid hairdo that changes her hair from the natural to unnatural. That will be
lying against the truth and grieving the Holy Spirit. She must not plait gold or items
of beauty and fashion into her hair. She should avoid the use of jewelry and dressing
Thought for the day: Covering with a veil by women is only required during worship activities.
Song for the day: I am married to Jesus, Satan leave me alone
Bible reading for the day: Ezekiel 43-44; 2 Peter 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA