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)
WEDNESDAY, January 11, 2023
TEXT: 2 Peter 1:19-21
“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:” “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
KEY VERSE: Luke 17: 32
Remember Lot's wife
I am Sister Eva Awenle Anab, from Lapaz unit, Accra, Ghana. God led me to HOREMOW through a series of dreams and events. While in secondary school I loved the dressing of Deeper Life sisters and I attended Retreat programs occasionally although I was a Methodist. I was just so happy the way pastor Kumuyi preached and taught about sanctification and holiness. I learned a lot from them; how to live your life day to day holy. I followed their teachings because I loved their lifestyle. I didn't know why they do not wear earrings, but I joined them in not wearing it. The teachings of pastor Kumuyi helped me a lot to walk in purity, in holiness. I practiced it with all my heart.
Concerning adornment, I had no scriptural understanding so when I later got married, I went back to wearing them. I didn't perm my hair as a youth; I left it natural, and I used the ceiling fan thread for plaiting, but I went back when I got married in the church of Christ. I went back to wearing of earrings because I never heard that the earrings would take someone to hell fire. I never heard anything like that. The day I permed my natural hair, I dreamt that I was falling into a deep darkness. When I got up, I prayed but I didn't understand it. In 2019, I heard the testimony of a Jehovah witness, Brother Kobena, on radio and later on YouTube. He was taken to heaven and hell and brought back to testify.
He warned about adornment. He said, “I saw women tormented in hell fire for using jewellery in hell fire. I saw my mother who died as a member of church of Christ in torments for wearing earrings, rings and trousers.” I didn't know that I was practicing the right thing as a youth in deeper life church. I saw that it was nice to wear long skirt and keep natural hair also. I only joined them to do so. I never had understanding. If I knew that these things were requirements for heaven, I would have held on to it but I went back to my earrings and lipstick as an adult. (Note: The testimonies are presented weekly as a series).
Thought for the day:
Don't turn around to the things you left behind
Song for the day:
I have decided to follow Jesus
Bible reading for the day:
Genesis 27-28; Matthew 9:18-38
PASTOR PAUL RIKA