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)
SUNDAY DECEMBER 10, 2023
TEXT: JEREMIAH 1:4-6 4 Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
6 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
Key verse: Jeremiah 1: 6 “Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! Behold I cannot speak; for I am a child.”
Question: If contraceptives are used to prevent a child being born, is it not wrong? Also, since God decides the number of children for a couple, why not allow it since Adam and Eve did not use contraceptives or any doctor’s advice on how to do it.
Answer: God is not against family planning. But if Jeremiah’s parents had done family planning, would they not have affected Jeremiah? No. If God is in a matter, He will protect it. There are people who say, “I don’t know how this one came, it was an accident. If God is involved, He will make a way for himself. Don’t say you are blocking God’s will. No, you can’t block His will. Even herbal medicine is an accident; not everyone that takes the herbal medicine gets healed. Some will even say my legs started swelling since I started taking herbal medicine. All by accident. Some medical doctors do not approve herbal medicine because there is poor dosage, and it is dangerous. Everything is dangerous because even if you know dosage there is still danger there. Life is a risk; with prayer the Lord will see you through.
Question: For women that are not able to have children, doctors in some hospitals insert sperm into the woman and when it is time to give birth to the child, they operate to deliver the child. Sir, Is it evil or sinful?
Answer: Does the method work without immorality? Any pure knowledge that does not involve sin and produces results is okay just like we can breed varieties of fat oranges with much water. They don’t occur naturally, but knowledge has increased so we can have them. Are they not good for us? Taking sperm from a man and implanting it in a woman for a child to be born is a good thing for us. There is nothing wrong with that, even if it is not from the husband but from another man, a donor. This wisdom can make childless couples, joyful parents of children.
Thought for the day: God makes the barren a joyful mother of children.
Song for the day: He is a miracle-working God…
Bible reading for the day: Hosea 5-8, Revelation 1.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA