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 MAY 21,2023
TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 11:5-15.
5And, behold, Saul came after the herd out of the field; and Saul said, What aileth the people that they weep? And they told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh.6And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.7And he took a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto his oxen. And the fear of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.8And when he numbered them in Bezek, the children of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand.9And they said unto the messengers that came, Thus shall ye say unto the men of Jabeshgilead, To morrow, by that time the sun be hot, ye shall have help. And the messengers came and shewed it to the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.10Therefore the men of Jabesh said, To morrow we will come out unto you, and ye shall do with us all that seemeth good unto you.11And it was so on the morrow, that Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the midst of the host in the morning watch, and slew the Ammonites until the heat of the day: and it came to pass, that they which remained were scattered, so that two of them were not left together.12And the people said unto Samuel, Who is he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.13And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the LORD hath wrought salvation in Israel.14Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.15And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.
Key Verse: Hebrews. 10:39: “But we are not of the those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul;
The Lord raised up Saul for greater exploits but he had a truncated destiny. To truncate means, to cut off short, to maim or to reduce to a stub. Beware of a great fall. Soul started well but he was careless. Always ask God grace. Stand up for what is right even if you are standing alone. Don't fear, no man will be able to harm you. Take complicated matters to God. Address that matter before God squarely. God loves the humble. Saul he was humble from the beginning until pride swallowed him up. The choice of Saul was a divine call. If Satan pushes you to the wall, don not quit, there is a man of Galilee. Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
When the Holy Ghost came upon Saul, he led the people into battle against the Ammonites and there was great victory such that no two people were left together. When the power of God is upon a man, he is unstoppable. Be careful so that you do not oppose somebody doing the will of God. Do not contend with the man of God. In 1 Samuel 11:12-13 when the people wanted to kill hose who opposed him, righteous Saul said, “No man shall be put to death this day, for today the LORD has accomplished Salvation in Israel”. I wish Saul had continued like this to the end. The LORD would have established his kingdom over Israel forever. When you were humble and righteous did not God visit you? Why did you become proud and now this care free life costs you your kingship. The sin in you will find you out, you cannot hide it from God.
Walk in the high way of holiness and no man will be able to harm you. Sin is a Mirage that Satan offers every wayward soul in exchange of his or her life. Sin and disobedience draw you backward. Beware of backslidden, repentance is till necessary. Turning back can lead to catastrophe. Never underestimate the power of little sin. What a great joy to end your Christian life in heaven.
Thought for the day:
Learn from Jesus and you will find rest for your souls.
Song for the day:
When the battle is over, we shall wear a crown…...
Bible reading for the day:
1 Chronicles 3-5; John 8:1-20
PASTOR PAUL RIKA