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)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2022
TEXT: GENESIS 37:1-3
(1) And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
(2) These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
(3) Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
KEY VERSE: JEREMIAH 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
A careful look at the life of Joseph will show many ways in which the Lord revealed the future to him. The future of Joseph was revealed through some events, interactions and experiences in his life, which was like foretelling his future. You may notice these also in your life in a practical sense as you grow up and go through life experiences.
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children… and he made him a coat of many colors (Genesis 37:3). Wonderful! That is another language of Joseph’s future. Anytime Joseph wore this coat, he was different from his brethren because he was the only one with a coat of many colors. His brothers were there but were not given this coat. In simple terms, Jacob, the father was saying, “Joseph, this unique coat you have is speaking of your future. The coat will eventually perish but the message this coat is passing to you will abide forever.”
The hatred you experience from your brethren and from others, for reasons you cannot tell and things you are not responsible for is a message. They have seen something. May be there is a communication in the spirit that you have a great destiny and they do not like it. You can see that satan was always frustrating Joseph. He used his brethren to plan to kill him but what happened? They cast him into a pit and eventually sold him into Egypt. In Egypt, a lie came up against him and he was thrown into prison. If your life has no prospect, does the devil border about you? It is because your life has meaning; suffering is a language announcing your bright future. Jesus Christ passed through it too. In fact, the more you suffer in righteousness, the brighter your future according to God’s ordination.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Suffering is a language announcing your bright future.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Satan you are a liar, a terrible liar, in the name of Jesus…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Isaiah 24-26; Ephesians 4
PASTOR PAUL RIKA