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 JULY 25, 2023
TEXT: 2 TIMOTHY 2: 3-7
3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
Key verse: 2 Timothy 2: 6 The husbandman that laboureth must be ﬁrst partaker of the fruits.
You need good health and prosperity. You should be healthy in the body. If you are
not healthy, how will you carry out the work of God? Again, he said, I pray God,
your spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of the Lord. See
how he wished you continue in wellbeing to the end, until the Lord comes for you,
either at death or in the rapture. He wishes that you carry your ministry to the end.
You need preservation and this preservation is for your body, spirit and soul. God
desires that those who minister to others in the gospel should also minister to
themselves, so that they may be ﬁrst partakers in the beneﬁts of the gospel. The
ministers should take care of themselves because God wants full and lasting service.
This will happen when we take care of ourselves spiritually and physically.
The Lord is concerned about your spirit, soul and body. Make sure that you take care
of your physical body well. Make sure that you take care of your spiritual life well.
Why is this counsel necessary? It is because many Christian workers and ministers
do not take care of their wellbeing. They neglect themselves. They are busy working
for others and neglect their own lives. Busy man! Busy woman! See this woman in
Song of Solomon, she was not black before. She was light in complexion, but now
she says, I have become black and shame has come upon me. That is why she said,
do not look upon me. She is hiding herself now. What brought this blackness on her?
She said she had been busy under the sun, working, doing this work and doing that
work. I have been busy in the kitchen. I have been busy in the house. I have been
busy in the market. I have been busy working up and down. What kept you busy?
Human beings- My mother's children, kept me busy. I was busy serving them. I was
busy serving others. I am busy serving others but my own vineyard I have not kept.
See me now; I am black. The sun has looked down upon me. Why? Going up and
down, caring for people's vineyards, but not my own!
Thought for the day: That soul that you are not feeding is your own vineyard.
Song for the day: My soul doth magnify the Lord
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 44-46; Acts 25
PASTOR PAUL RIKA