EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 5TH, 2021
TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 15:20-23
20) And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have gone the way which the Lord sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
21) But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in Gilgal.
22) And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
23) For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
KEY VERSE: JEREMIAH 7:23
But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
God's word is complete and wholesome. It must not be added to or subtracted from. Our obedience to it must be similarly complete and wholesome. We must not keep part of our obedience or be overzealous and begin to do some other things to become over-righteous. No! Keep to it exactly. That is the word of God. Today's message is designed to awaken us to a total obedience and wholesome loyalty to God's word in our daily lives and Christian service, because there are many people that have left the true vision. They have left the old ways and have carved new paths for themselves which can only take them to the abyss of hell.
The old ways are the right ways. The old ways are the true ways. The old ways are the ways of eternal life. Seek the old ways, the old paths and walk in it and you will find rest for your soul. Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, “We will not walk therein.” When the people in the old time failed, they were doomed; they were destroyed by the flood and were wiped out except for eight people. God does not change as expressed in the scripture below.
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
If people change the vision of the Christian life and are following another thing or are halving it or are managing themselves, they will never make it because God does not change. It is you that changes because times and events are changing. Heaven does not change; the God of heaven does not change and the word of God does not change. If we will serve God, let us serve Him. If you want to serve the Lord, serve Him. If you are not ready, know that you are not ready and that you have neither lot nor part with God. Therefore, gird up your loins, strengthen yourself and let us serve this God in the right way. As I am talking to you, I am also talking to myself. Let us really serve this God to make sure we aim at the wholeness and completeness that God has given unto us.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Partial obedience is no obedience
SONG FOR THE DAY: Oh Lord I hunger for more of you, rise up within me, let me…….
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Psalm 75-77; Romans 6
PASTOR PAUL RIKA