EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY:
PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
Date: Monday March 1
TEXT: Philippians 4:4-7
4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
KEY VERSE: John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
My child, you must let My peace enfold you, and as it does so, do not look at yourself but at Me! It is truly a healing peace. It is all that you need. Remember that my peace blots out all the hurts of the past. But for My peace you would be at the mercy of so much from your past experience. By your obedience, let that peace abide. There is no need to “analyze” whether you have My peace – just know it is there, shielding you, as you tread My way. My Name – the Name of JESUS – brings peace. Say it to Me – in love. Say it to yourself – to comfort your heart unfailingly. I am the Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6, 7 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. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
I allow you to experience the dangers and sorrows of life before proving to you how I can deal with them for you. This I do by sharing them with you – and then by conquering them with you. For My loved ones, I make everything serve a good purpose. The time will come for you to see every trial as fitting into My pattern.
And, of course, you know that they are not really trials if I share them and ease the burden of them for you. My child, this world is a vale of sorrow and difficulty, and none are more aware of it than those who seek My way. Yet My joy and peace are experienced along that way — and My presence, the gift beyond price, most to be coveted of all people.
Thought for the day: If Christ lives in you, you will live in peace.
Song for the day: There’s nothing worth more, that could ever come close….
Bible reading for the day: Numbers 26-27; Mark 8:22-38
PASTOR PAUL RIKA