EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
THURSDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2022
TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 12:12-14
(12) For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
(13) For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
(14) For the body is not one member, but many.
KEY VERSE: JOHN 13:34
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
The Body of Christ tells of people baptized by the Holy Spirit by regenerative experience; born-again, living in newness of life achieved by the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ. Except a man is born of water (the Word) and the Spirit (the principal agent of change), he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. As the body is one, it means all Believers are one. They are brought together by one Spirit. It is a spiritual experience; for by one Spirit we have been joined into one body. The Body is not one member but many. The Body has different components that made it up. Some members are internal and invisible while some are external and visible - 1 Corinthians 12:12.
We are commanded to love. 1 John 4:7-8 says, "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." Make sure you exercise love among brethren. Love your brothers, love your sisters, and love all. If a person does not love, he is not born of God or could have lost his new birth experience. He that does not know God cannot show love; darkness is in him. God showed His love in providing the natural things you see around us. More than that, He expressed the extent of His love by releasing His very Son for our redemption. Love is what rules heaven. It is the life of heaven. There is no hatred there. It is love all the way. That is why nothing short of love will enter heaven.
We are commanded to love our enemies. Matthew 5:44, 48 says, "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." The Lord in His love protects even evil people. When you only love those who love you, it is satanic. Why not give out love first before receiving? Don't you see love among the heathen?
Despite that, they don't have power to love their enemies. Love them that despise and speak evil of you as your heavenly Father does. Love has two hands; right hand and left hand, the other side is to show love for your enemies also. Your Father in heaven allows the rain to fall on the evil and the good without discrimination. Be like your heavenly Father. Love your wife despite the adultery against you. That is the left hand of love. Forgive; that you might be perfect as your heavenly Father is.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is Love that keeps the body, love the brethren.
SONG FOR THE DAY: I will love (4x) I will love all Jesus people…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Deuteronomy 11-13; Mark 13:1-13
PASTOR PAUL RIKA