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)
WEDNESDAY APRIL 19, 2023
TEXT 1 SAMUEL 3:1-11
And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision.
2 And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;
3 And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;
4 That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.
5 And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.
6 And the Lord called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.
7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him.
8 And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child.
9 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10 And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.
11 And the Lord said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of everyone that heareth it shall tingle.
Key Verse: Isaiah 30:21 “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, this is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left”
A believer's relationship with God is as that of a child with his parents. You need to know God's voice in order to enjoy His leading and guidance in all aspects of life, including His will in marriage as can
be seen in the following:
Audible voice: God may choose to speak audibly to you about His will for you in marriage. This voice may not be heard by everybody around you but by you only. However, you still need confirmation on it.
By an inner understanding of His will for them: Adam was not aware of God's plan to make a woman for him but when he saw Eve, he knew she was his wife. God can communicate His will in this way; by seeing a believer whom God has given as His will in marriage, a child of God can know without guess work and assumption. This is not a regular way but one of the ways God uses.
Divine information in your spirit: Noah was asleep when Ham saw his nakedness but when he awoke, he understood what happened and cursed Ham. There can be divine information in your heart about God's choice for you. However, confirm it before God who can still use other ways to convince you.
Dreams, visions and revelations: In the case of Joseph, God used dreams to reveal the blessed future He had for him. God uses dreams to guide His children in many areas. Some dreams may be followed by clear message to understand what God is saying but others may require interpretation through men of God.
God leads through circumstances: God led Saul to Samuel to anoint him king over Israel by a different circumstance. So, the Lord may lead you to your spouse in a way that you may not see marriage in it. You may just hear the voice of the Spirit brightening up your mind about marriage to your amazement.
Thought for the day:
Seek righteousness with God first, and marriage will come.
Song for the day:
The Lord is good, is so good, the Lord is good, is so excellent.
Bible reading for the day:
1 Samuel 25-26; Luke 16:19-31
PASTOR PAUL RIKA