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)
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2022
TEXT: MATTHEW 15:18-20
(18) But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
(19) For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
(20) These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
KEY VERSE: 1 CORINTHIANS 15:33
Be not deceived: evil communication corrupts good manners.
Satan has enjoyed the beauty of Heaven but was cast out due to sin. He does not want anyone to go there. He uses many tricks to defile people on the way to Heaven and drag them to hell. One of his tricks is prayerlessness. Watch out and resist every trick he uses to take away prayer your life from you. The pleasure of sleep, handsets, school duty, business activities, playing or watching games, engaging in long discussion are sure means to weaken your prayer life. If while others are praying you refuse to join, you are at risk of the devil’s attacks. Another trick of satan is to give you evil counselors when you are faced with challenges in decision-making.
Satan brought Jonadab to Amnon when he felt a great temptation to sleep with his sister Tamar. Jonadab’s evil advice made Amnon commit incest with Tamar. Resist evil counsels against your relatives, neighbors or friends. Do not seek success without study, or to make millions in an unjust way. Be careful. Evil association is another trick of satan. Our key verse says “Be not deceived: evil communication corrupts good manners”. Be careful what that person is discussing with you. If the discussion is corrupt, rebuke him or her so that you do not join him or her to go to hell fire.
Resist every thought satan is bringing to you for fornication, adultery, to kill somebody, to revenge or to hate somebody. Don’t give in to it because it will damn your soul. Watch against disobedience to your parents. The Scripture says obedience to parent is with blessings. It will prolong your life. Never agree to live a disobedient life. Lying tongue, lips and mouth is a common trick of satan. Pray purposefully that you will not tell lies. Beware of fear and timidity. Watch against disobedience to God. Even satan fears God. Never rebel against God. Cain disobeyed God and became a fugitive and vagabond.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Ask God to help you overcome the tricks of the devil.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Create in me a cleanse heart, O Lord, and renew right spirit...
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Job 23-25; Acts 10:24-48
PASTOR PAUL RIKA