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 SEPTEMBER 24,2023
TEXT: ISAIAH 43: 1-7
1But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. 2When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. 3For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. 4Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life. 5Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; 6I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; 7even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Key verse: 1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Pastor Paul Rika pondered over the discovery, ‘God, so You have been the One
guiding me all my life. You planned everything about my life! See when I was small,
and when I was going to school. See my school!’ There were times that the arrow
passed through difficulties and it would be clearly written, ‘Satanic temptations’ or
‘Satanic problems.’ I said. “Ah! This place that the arrow passed is dark and is written, ‘Satanic temptation’.
The map showed that there would be terrible conflict and battle with demons yet the
arrow must pass there. Pastor answered, “All I will say is that anywhere God says
we should pass through, we shall pass there. If troubles or temptations arise, we shall
face it. If God permits that we die there, we shall die and go to heaven. Once God
has said so, we shall pass there, no matter the temptation or danger. Prepare your
heart and stand firm in prayer and righteousness.”
As we watched further, we saw where it was written, ‘Intervention.’ That means
after enduring the trials and overcoming the temptation intervention would COME
from the Lord.’ Pastor Paul Rika said, ‘See! When we go through the trials, God will
intervene. While in the trial, it will look difficult and at times seem as if God has
forsaken us but if we endure faithfully, God will intervene and we shall be victorious.
I then said, “Okay, Daddy move let me know if this arrow truly represents you.” As
Pastor Paul Rika stood up and moved towards the kitchen, the arrow moved. I
shouted, “Daddy! The arrow is moving!” If Pastor moves to the kitchen, parlour or
room, the arrow will indicate, ‘Parlour or kitchen or room!’ I said, “Daddy, God
loves you. So, this is how God sets peoples’ lives like maps from our birth till death.
Thought for the day: Our lives are just like maps before God.
Song for the day: Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised…
Bible reading for the day: Isaiah 1-3; Galatians 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA