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)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2022
TEXT: MATTHEW 19:13-15
(13) Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
(14) But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
(15) And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
KEY VERSE: 3 JOHN 4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
Raising children that will enter Heaven will require everything we have. It has required the best the Father has, in giving us His Son, Jesus Christ. It will require the impartation of the Holy Spirit and continued perseverance for us to raise children for Heaven. We have learned about raising up children in the way they should go so that as they grow up, they will not depart from it. Yet we see our children departing from truth, after we have prayed and fasted and shouted and carefully rebuked them. What else ought to have been done?
And ye Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Have you been provoking your children? Have you shown them that sin has to be resisted unto blood in order to overcome it? Have you set some time aside to have Bible study with your children and your family, or have you assumed that attending meetings is all that is required? We have learned about the terrible and worrying accounts of some of the children in Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide and some of these testimonies have been from the children of ministers in Holiness Revival Movement. The accounts of these children show us that in fact, we do not know the challenges our children are facing.
Satan has really decided to fight our children and we cannot afford to ignore their struggles. It will require wisdom. If the head of the house is busy with activities, can the mother of the house make herself more approachable to the children? If both appear unapproachable, how will the children confess to their parents? Is it not better that the confession is made indoors within the family rather than expose the children’s dirt in the open? Do we want to bring the Church of God into disrepute?
THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Be careful of your children, because of Heaven.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Make me holy (3x) O LORD…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Zechariah 10-12; Revelation 20
PASTOR PAUL RIKA