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)
THURSDAY JULY 6, 2023
9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Key verse: Colossians 2:15
“And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”
Satan may use a human agent to inflict you with a plague. But see the devil behind the human agent and war against him and his spiritual forces, using spiritual weapons given to believers in the scripture. You will win over him. Your victory over Satan may also bring deliverance to the human agent who is under his captivity. Some false ministers advise afflicted people to read some portions of the book of psalms in the night or early morning; some others advise people to take a particular posture, face a particular direction, indulge in some strange or sinful activities for their prayers to be answered. This is occultism and true believers must steer clear of that.
Never engage in back to sender prayer against your human enemy, because it is not a scriptural prayer. It is against the commandment to love your enemy. Be guided by the scriptures in your prayers as discussed above and you will enjoy the Lord's victory. The reason many have gone into these strange activities to help their prayers or hasting answers to prayers, as they are deceived to believe, is because of lack of patience and unwillingness to bear afflictions. But the Bible says many are the afflictions of the righteous. Believers, as soldiers of Christ, are admonished to endure affliction. Prayer should be offered to God in faith and perseverance to take away our afflictions, but we must wait before God in patience until we receive the answer.
The victory of Jesus over Satan is forever. This victory belongs to us who have believed on Him. The following are the effects of this victory in the life of the believer. (a) He has been delivered from the power of darkness and has been translated into the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Satan is no more his master and lord. He is not subject to the laws and authority of Satan and his evil spirits. The victory of Jesus over Satan is clearly displayed in the Bible. Here are some scriptures that spell Christ's victory over Satan: John 12:31; 19:30; Hebrews 2:14,15; 1 John 2:8; 5:4,5.
Thought for the day: The victory of Jesus over Satan is forever.
Song for the day: We are victorious, yes, we are victorious…
Bible reading for the day: Job 33-34; Acts 13:24-52
PASTOR PAUL RIKA