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)
FRIDAY MARCH 10,2023
Text: Revelation 21:1-7 1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.5And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.6And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.7He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
Key Verse: Isaiah 66:22 “For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD so shall your seed and your name remain
The earth is under a curse; the devil and fallen angels operate on the earth and atmospheric heavens which are polluted by their activities. Believers groan under the harsh conditions of the earth. They look forward to new heavens and a new earth wherein dwells righteousness. After the final judgment of sinners, God's divine plan is to replace this polluted earth and atmospheric heavens with a new earth and heaven that will match His glory, holiness and righteousness. This explains what shall become of the present earth and heavens. All what we may call beautiful edifices and
empires today will melt away in fervent heat.
The glories of men and all the so-called “wonders” of the world shall not stand this fervent heat. Herein is wisdom: believers should lay up their treasures in heaven, not earth where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. This new creation is entirely free from sin and therefore the consequences and effect of sin are absent. Here there is no death, sorrow, pain, tears, nor separation from God. As God created the present heavens and earth, so will He create the new heavens and a new earth-new in quality and in time.
The eternal heaven will have New Jerusalem as its capital. This is the capital of the eternal state called the “Bride” because of its virgin beauty unstained with sin. Here Christ and all saints, from all ages will reside forevermore. Indeed, all things will be new. This is the eternal destiny of the saints from all ages, this is the place Jesus spoke about “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also”. (John 14:3). This holy city is material and not mystical. This is a city without any temple; the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. Words are insufficient to describe this new creation.
Thought for the day:
We should not miss this glorious city.
Song for the day:
When the saints, when the saints are marching in…
Bible reading for the day:
Deuteronomy 11-13; Mark 13:1-13
PASTOR PAUL RIKA