EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2020
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
In today’s reading text, Jesus was invited into the family of Mary and Martha that He may come and heal the sickness in the family. Even now, more than 2,000 years after, you too can invite Jesus into your family to attend to your spiritual, physical, financial, health, psychological and emotional needs. Why is Jesus the most eminent and qualified Person to bring into your family?
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with Child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His Name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
These verses show that inviting Jesus means you are inviting the Creator into your family. He knows all about the nature and extent of your problem beyond what you think you know, and He knows the best solution to proffer. It is Jesus that founded your marriage and brought your family into existence. He is the one that protects the family from confusion, attack, difficulty, and sickness. He is the one that created the family unit and who can keep it together.
When you bring in Jesus into your relationships, you will see wonders happen. That marriage you thought would soon collapse will grow stronger and stronger to your greatest surprise. Let Jesus come into your marriage and family and see the wonders He will do there. Invite Jesus! He is the Counselor. That frequent quarrel between you and your spouse will soon be over.
A woman was given a ball of candle wax to put in the mouth. She didn't know it was a candle wax. She was told that her husband must not see it, otherwise it won't work. Whenever the husband came and was provoking the wife the wax was in her mouth so she just held it fast and would not respond. After the third day experience, the husband’s attitude changed. The woman ran to the prophet and said the thing he gave her worked. She didn’t realize the prophet was only teaching her the act of patience and endurance in marriage.
Thought for the day:
Don’t keep Jesus outside your home. Invite Him in.
Song for the day:
Come and make my heart Your home, come and be everything I am and…..
Bible reading for the day:
Psalm 38-40; Acts 23:12-35
PASTOR PAUL RIKA