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, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2022
TEXT: MATTHEW 24:3-4
(3) And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
(4) And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
KEY VERSE: 1 PETER 3:15
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
QUESTION 1: Should a Christian wear any type of hairstyle such as "J5 or Punk?"
This is worldliness. You shall know them by their fruits. Some draw things on their heads for a show and barb their hair for fashion. Some pastors and bishops also imitate these styles. Some brethren wear nickers to conform to these worldly styles. They cannot enter heaven. It is defilement in their garments of righteousness.
Be responsible even in your haircuts. You can see the world is gradually returning to bushy hair styles and growing of beards. A Christian should avoid that. Long hair is the glory of women but a shame to men. Love not the world. The woman in slit, perforated skirts with jewelry and painted lips and nails in their adornment, perming, hair attachment and weave argue that their beauty is dependent on jewelry; that is why they use them.
All these are artificiality. God completed His work on man and assessed it as very good. Doing otherwise is challenging the intelligence of God. God is asking if you can add to the natural beauty of the world. You better repent now. Can these artificial flowers take over the beauty of the natural flowers? Women who keep themselves clean should stand to it. Unclean pastors encourage ungodly dressing and adornment. They will answer for their folly.
Question 2: Can a Christian use perfume?
Every living creature is created with a scent or fragrance. It applies to fruits, meat, soup, human beings, etc. This unnatural scent or fragrance you are adding to yourself is iniquity. God builds scents into fruits and animals to show their respective peculiarity. If your body odor is unnatural, it is rather sickness. You need medical counsel or prayer from Pastors.
But perfumes can be used on properties or things like offices, hospital, toilets, etc. Mary's anointing of Jesus was prophetic of His death. Use of powder as an item of beauty and attraction is sinful. The Christian woman should avoid it. The glory of the Lord is what you should look for. To use powder at home for medication or heat is not an offense.
Question 3: Should sisters use tights as underwear?
Tights are not made for men but for women as inner wear. It should not be exposed. When the woman exposes it publicly, it means something else. Godly women do not do that.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Don't ruin your Christian life in darkness, ask questions.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Who is like unto thee O Lord?
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Deuteronomy 20-22; Mark 14:26-50
PASTOR PAUL RIKA