EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
DATE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2021
TEXT: PSALM 51: 1-3
(1) Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
(2) Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
(3) For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
KEY VERSE: PSALM 51:6 ;
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shall make me to know wisdom.
Note that there are two types of sins: The actual sins which you are responsible for and the nature of sin that is inherited from Adam. These can be seen clearly from the prayer of David for forgiveness, restoration and inward cleansing. Psalm 51:1says, “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness, according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions”. This means the transgressions are many. One of the transgressions was the immoral act David committed. Another one was that he sent to kill Uriah. These are actual sins and he is asking God for forgiveness, not sanctification. The sinner and the backslider come to God for forgiveness. Sanctification comes after you have been forgiven and have become a believer. It is then you take your heart back to God for sanctification.
David goes further to tell us the second kind of sin. This one needs sanctification. Lord, I backslid and sinned, restore me again. Forgive me Lord, purge me again. He has gone further to ask for sanctification. In verse 5, he introduced the second kind of sin. Psalm 51: 5 “Behold I was shapen in iniquity and in sin did my mother conceive me.”
David mentioned these sins. This was the same thing Jesus prayed for even after His disciples had been with Him for three and a half years, He said they were no more of the world because they have received the word of God. He said sanctify them because of this Adamic nature which David made reference to that gives rise to sin, actual and committed sin. In salvation, you are empowered against committed sin, but you can sin once in a while. You can fall and wonder what happened to you. There is an inner tension within which is also called the body of sin. God desires truth right inside. He wants to see through you but this inbred sin in man is a pollution that must be taken away.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Sanctification comes after you have been forgiven and have become a believer.
SONG FOR THE DAY: What can wash away my sins, nothing but the blood of Jesus
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Isaiah 29-30; Ephesians 6
PASTOR PAUL RIKA