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)
SATURDAYDAY AUGUST 19, 2023
TEXT:1 CORINTHIANS 10:10-13
10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Key verse: Hebrews 12:1
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
"Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us" (Hebrews 12:1) Conflict and effort only mean that there is life within! They are signs that My Spirit is at work in you and is taking you forward. As you seek to follow My commands, you are at the place on the road that I wish you to be. This always represents the real progress - no matter what you or others may judge. It is part of the strategy of evil to make you despondent over failures, but cling very much to the thought of the gains you have made in Me. You will surprise yourself by enjoying an increasingly new quality of life as you just look up to Me and believe in what I have done for you.
"And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled."(Numbers 11:1)When you give way to complaining about your situation, it may seem a small thing, but it is giving an entrance to evil. The evil is far greater in extent, far more hurtful in its consequences than would have seemed possible when you indulged in the luxury of "the little grumble," "the little complaint." I have ordained it so.
Let your faith in Me be unwavering even when your present circumstance makes the future look bleak. Life with Me demands that trust and joy in the present which must be unbroken, because the results of breaking them are so bad. The forces of evil are infinitely cunning in exploiting your situation. Only the way I have shown you - joy and trust - will keep out the pressure of evil.
Thought for the day: If God is with you, you have no cause to fear.
Song for the day: The Lord said I should not fear, He said I should not worry….
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 112-115; 1 Corinthians 1
PASTOR PAUL RIKA