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)
THURSDAY, MAY, 26, 2022
TEXT: JUDGES 17:1-4
(1) And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.
(2) And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of the Lord, my son.
(3) And when he had restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said, I had wholly dedicated the silver unto the Lord from my hand for my son, to make a graven image and a molten image: now therefore I will restore it unto thee.
(4) Yet he restored the money unto his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image and a molten image: and they were in the house of Micah.
KEY VERSE: JUDGES 17:2
The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my son.
Micah stole his mother's eleven hundred shekels of silver; a heavy sum of money indeed. For how long he kept it, we are not aware. However, one thing was clear; the mother's curse. She probably lifted up her hands to the sun and said, “There is a God in the sky, there is a God that knows. Whoever it was that took this money, God make him blind in the day, God make him cripple, not only himself, but also his children shall be vagabonds in the earth; God take away sleep from the eyes of that person; God, that money shall become stomach ulcer for him.” Micah must have heard the cursing and seen that there is danger in stealing. The money will finish but the judgment or the curses will remain.
2 Kings 5:27
The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.
The judgment for that was so great. I do not know how Micah did it; whether he appealed to other people to come and help him plead with his mother, or he knelt down and pleaded, “Mother, the eleven hundred shekels of silver that was stolen, of which I heard you cursing, I stole it”. If it was shameful to confess this, he would bear the shame to save his life. The mother turned the curse to blessing for Micah. She said, “Oh blessed be thou of the Lord! My son, do you know, I had consecrated that money to the Lord?”
That money you stole from that person, do you know it is the Lord's money? Those things you people are stealing from the Government, do you know it is the Lord's money meant to build hospitals, provide drugs, construct roads, build schools and do many things that will bring peace and progress to the society of God? It is the Lord's money; therefore, Micah restored that money. It is people's salary but you embezzled it. As Micah restored that money back to the mother, do likewise! And do you know that Micah's mother gave the money back to him because of the Lord? Which means, there is blessing in restitution. The curse was hanging on Micah and he needed to do restitution to be free from the curse. Make haste to do all your outstanding restitutions.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Pray for God to expose any outstanding restitution in your life.
SONG FOR THE DAY: There is a great change since I’m born again…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: 1 Chronicles 17-19, John 10:1-21
PASTOR PAUL RIKA