EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2022
TEXT: 1 THESSALONIANS 5:21-24
(21) Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
(22) Abstain from all appearance of evil.
(23) And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(24) Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
KEY VERSE: 1 JOHN 3:3
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.
Purity means a state of being free from defilement. It is a life that pleases the Lord. Purity of heart enables one’s thoughts and desires to be pure according to God’s standards. Purity makes you to be careful, watching over yourself that you will never allow sin in your life. Have you seen a pussy cat? When the pussy cat runs from here to there, it will stop and lick out the dust from its body. It checks its body to ensure no dirt is there. If you have passion for purity you must check up yourself now and then, to ensure no blemish or sin is in you. Examine yourself daily.
Purity and your eyes: As you walk on the street and see the nakedness on the street; you shouldn’t give it a second look or thought. Your eyes should be regulated; be determined not to commit sin with your eyes. Job 31:1 says, “I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?” Your eyes must never watch pornography. They must never watch worldly entertainments. No, they cannot feast on evils on the television and internet.
Purity and the tongue: Control your speech and your tongue. Take care of what you say. “My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit” (Job 27:4). There must be purity in your tongue if you want to make Heaven. Your tongue must be free from defilements.
Purity and the ears: Take care of what you hear. Be careful because that which you hear can provoke you to wrong action. Therefore, check the report well. Check who gives that report. Are the reports true or false?
Purity in the world: You must be careful so that the activities of the world do not overcome you. Watch over your life when it comes to money. Do not lust after the beauties of the world. Beauty is vanity. Don't set your heart there. May the God of holiness keep you blameless and pure.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Only the pure in heart shall see the Lord.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Brethren, the road is very narrow, very narrow….
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Proverbs 7-8; 1 Corinthians 14:21-40
PASTOR PAUL RIKA