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)
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2023
TEXT: EPHESIANS 4:17-25 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Key Verse: Proverbs 18:22 “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD”
It is the desire of God for His children to marry according to His will. God is aware that the whole world lieth in wickedness. We are not of the world and the world hates the righteous; therefore, it will be wrong to pick any woman you see for a wife or get married to any man you see. It is God that gives husband or wife. Proverb 10:22 “The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.” Don't do it carnally by getting into a relationship with the opposite sex that may defile you. Avoid erotic play that arouses evil thoughts. Depend on God for He alone knows the partner that matches you.
Be born again and check-up for hypocrisy on the other party. If the person refuses to be born again, don't claim you will convert him or her. Parents should not force somebody on their child. Where there is resistance from the woman's parents pray for God to permit but if it persists, God is not there. Don't marry by correspondence (internet, phone call, pictures), for documentation or contract marriage. Don't elope (run away) with a love- partner. Don't marry a divorcee. Allow the church to check it up first. Don't be hasty without obeying the rules. Control your appetite and get the best from God. Church barrier should not stop marriage in God's will. Maturity is required in age, work and preparation.
Understand God's method of communicating answers to your prayer. Some dreams may be true. Inner witness can come: a voice speaking to you, giving you assurance. It can also come by divinely arranged circumstance. Prophesy can come: God can give message through somebody else to you (this does not stand alone, for it either confirms existing things or other messages), take it to God. It must give you peace or else it is not of God. Seek counsel from matured and holy believer (in HOREMOW direct your proposal to Pastor or marriage committee).
Thought for the day:
Marriage according to God's will gives peace and joy
Song for the day:
Just obey, is the way, God's way.
Bible reading for the day:
Leviticus 18-19; Matthew 27:32-66
PASTOR PAUL RIKA