EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
SUNDAY, MARCH 6TH, 2022
TEXT: LUKE 14:28-30
(28) For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
(29) Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
(30) Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
KEY VERSE: JOHN 19:30
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
Paul was mindful in the Christian race and finished his course. He ran till he arrived at the conclusion. What mattered most to him was him keeping the faith. It is keeping the faith that actually brought him reward. Many went into the course but never finished the race. Many finished the race but never kept the faith nor observed the rule of the race. They may run, finish but never observe the principles governing the race. Do not only run the race but finish by keeping the faith lest you run in vain. Do you know the principle in the race and how to run it to the end? The angel told Elijah to rise and eat more. This he did and gained extra energy to cover the distance involved in his race.
1 Corinthians 9:27
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
The race could be finished but the rules not observed. Therefore run the race and keep the standard for a reward ending. Many people don't bother about the thoroughness of the race neither are they looking for perfection of life in the race. Know that you can finish the course and yet without success at the end.
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Give wholesome attendance to them lest you run the race amiss. Be careful, be diligent and humble yourself before the Almighty God, continue in these things, for it is in doing these, that your race will be guaranteed. Else, you will be busy gathering a congregation that will not enter Heaven. Jesus Christ was the greatest man on the earth; He ran the race; finished the course and kept the faith. He finished well. You too can finish well. John 19: 30 says, "When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost." Jesus did not finish the course with burden and regrets; He finished with edification. He finished with the faith. He kept the rule of the faith. He got the rewards. The final end of Jesus is the best end of mankind. He gave the best benefit to mankind.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Finishing well is keeping the faith.
SONG FOR THE DAY: I am running the race to meet my Redeemer………
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Deuteronomy 1-2; Mark 11:1-19
PASTOR PAUL RIKA