EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
DATE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 2021
TEXT: MATTHEW 5: 27-30
(27) Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
(28) But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
(29) And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
(30) And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
KEY VERSE: 1 THESSALONIANS 4:3
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
Let no part of your body move to fornication. Kill it! Put uncleanness to death. Cancel it in your life. With corrupt character anywhere in your life, you are going to be unclean. Destroy inordinate, unnatural affection and lustful eyes. You see a sister, you will look at her. Oh this sister, she is beautiful, I just like seeing her. You are attracted to her. It is unnatural. You want to always see her, to come closer. You are preparing for immorality. You have already committed it in the heart. Therefore, keep off from such unnatural love, getting easily infatuated with people, getting easily fascinated with people. Avoid inordinate affection and unnatural affection and lustful eyes, seeing people and always saying they are good. Remove it from your eyes.
Again, reject evil concupiscence or evil bodily desire. Reject all these desires that are moving round you. Deny them! When you stand before a man or woman, and there are some thoughts that want to move in you, resist them, reject and cast them out, bind them, hold them captive to the obedience of Christ. You just pick a lady and say without her, I won't know another one. You are preparing to leave the church. “It must be this man. If the church says no, we will go and wed in another place”. You have made an idol out of that person, and God becomes smaller than that person before you! So, who can control you again? If our God has become smaller, is it we who are under our God? You have made an idol out of somebody and when you make an idol out of the person who wants to marry you, what can you not give him? You will give him your body because you want to grab him and make sure you don't lose him.
Avoid covetousness. The Bible is warning us against evil but you must take steps of victory. If anything, anyone, any business, the first fire of immorality has started and you see from that business whatever you are gaining from it, run away from that man whatever is the contribution of that man.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Avoid the works of the flesh.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Make me holy (2x), Make me holy O Lord…..
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Isaiah 53-55; 1 Thessalonians 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA