EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY:
PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
Date: Saturday, MAY 22nd 2021
TEXT: GENESIS 2:18-24
18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
KEY VERSE: Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. (Proverbs 31:25).
The woman is unique in creation. God is glorified by her uniqueness. She was created to be a wife to man and to be a mother of children. It was sin that adversely affected the woman and has made her a person of shame and grief to God, to herself and to man today. Men at least maintain their natural dignity and make the woman to honor them. But women have lost theirs. However in Christ there is restoration.
The woman was made after the man, from a rib of the man. God built into her the feminine nature, which is different from the masculine nature of man. The New Testament calls her “The Weaker Vessel”. This may refer to her delicate and soft nature, not being as strong and tough in body and mind as the man. Her feminine nature requires feminine attire for proper clothing. She dresses in such a way that her delicate body parts and nakedness are not exposed to corrupt the thoughts and spirit of men. To protect the woman's personality and prevent immorality, God instructed that the woman must not put on the attire of man. But today, womanhood is greatly abused. Sin, Satan, money and the world have overtaken the woman and marred her. Some women now:
(1) Prefer independent life by refusing to marry or stay in their husband's house.
(2) Behave like men
(3) Put on attires of men
(4) Wear rags
(5) Expose their nakedness to attract men
(6) Use all kinds of cosmetics and hair-dos for beauty
(7) Are Satan's instrument to spread sin, and damn souls.
The woman now has become a person of grief to God, to the true church, to believers and to the moral society. Please repent and return to God and put on your personality and the dignity of woman-hood. Let daughters of God steer clear from the shameful attitudes and attire of the godless women. The dignity of the womanhood is being restored. Every woman should clean up herself of any property of the devil. Pray for the transformation of women in the world. Preach the true word to them in church.
Thought for the Day: A woman is a great treasure in the hand of God.
Song for the Day: I want to be like Jesus
Bible reading for the day: 1 Chronicles 6-7; John 8:21-36
PASTOR PAUL RIKA