EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2021
TEXT: EPHESIANS 5: 25-27
(25) Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
(26) That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
(27) That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
KEY VERSE: 1 THESSALONIANS 5:23
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
As Jesus prayed He said, “Thine they were and You have given them to Me. They have become mine.” He said this before he died showing that those He was praying for to be sanctified, were already believers. This was because the sacrifice for believers' sanctification was included in the redemptive plan of the Cross. The cross is first a sacrifice for sinner’s salvation, then secondly a sacrifice for Believer’s sanctification.
“Husbands love your wives even as Christ loved the church.” You have married already just as He has gotten the Church already to Himself and gave Himself for it. He died for them that He might sanctify them. It means to give you a step above salvation requires appropriating the benefits of the death of Christ. To bring you to holiness requires the application of the victory through the death of Christ. It is an experience of righteousness that removes carnality. You are sanctified so that you can be clean and holy without blemish or any such thing. That is God's desire for you and He is ready to do it for you.
You may be a Christian but you are stubborn, yet you do not know why. The Bible says “consider them that minister among you and esteem them very highly in love.” This is not in you because there is something that looks stony in your heart. You know that you lack real respect, appreciation and gratitude towards leadership. This is the reason why when the leader gives you assignment, you may not do it because the real fear and reverence for him is not in your heart. Your heart is dry, but you profess to be born again. This is a clear manifestation of Adamic nature. Take yourself back to God to get those things removed. He will give you a heart of flesh so that your heart can be touched.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Sanctification makes your heart feel real compassion, love, obedience, care and submission.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Jesus only, Jesus ever, Jesus all in all we will sing, Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, Baptizer and coming King
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Ezekiel 7-9; Hebrews 10:24-39
PASTOR PAUL RIKA