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)
TUESDAY APRIL 18, 2023
TEXT: MATTHEW 7:7-11
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 6:14 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
God is not a man to be persuaded by sacrifice. You must meet the conditions set by God to achieve desirable results. You must be His child, righteous and godly. Matthew 7:7-11 God is saying to His
children, “Ask for marriage; ask for a wife, ask for a husband and I will give you.” In the natural world of unbelievers, they do not bother to ask. They are of their father, the devil. They pursue after the desires of their flesh. These ones do not ask God for a wife or husband. They just choose as they wish. Those in Christ ask everything from the Lord because the Lord is all in all concerning their lives. If you are a sinner who have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour and are not walking in righteousness and godliness, God is saying, your sins have blocked you from Him such that He cannot hear you. Can a man bribe God? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice and to hearken to the word of God is better than the fat of rams. Obey the word of God. Repent from your sins, including pornography and masturbation and present a clean body and clean spirit to God so that He can give you a cleansed marriage partner.
There was a case of a brother who expressed his desire for marriage, and I was concerned.
About three weeks later, the Lord revealed that he was satisfying himself elsewhere in immorality. Then how will God answer? If you do not stop your sins, will you bribe God? You deceive the church and become a problem to us because you make us worried. If God did not reveal it, how would we have known? This is why revelation is important. Man looks after the outward and may pray, “Lord, remember this committed sister or brother” but such is an abomination before God. Our intercession for him in marriage was wrong. What he needed was salvation, repentance, righteousness and deliverance. That is what we should be doing for many of you who are still in sin. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; then marriage will come.
Thought for the day:
Seek righteousness with God first, and marriage will come.
Song for the day:
The Lord is good, is so good, the Lord is good, is so excellent.
Bible reading for the day:
1 Samuel 25-26; Luke 16:19-31
PASTOR PAUL RIKA