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)
FRIDAY JANUARY 27, 2023
TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 9: 24-27 24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
25And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.”26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:” 27But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”
Key Verse I Corinthians 9: 27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
The Christian life is also likened to a race that the athlete engages himself in so that he may win a prize. As a result, he is disciplined in all things that he may win. We know that not everyone that is involved in the race gets the prize. Only the first to the third persons get the prizes while others miss it and go empty. This is what made the athlete to be temperate in all things. He ensures his body shape and weight is fit enough to perform. His trainers also give him training, because he wants to win. Paul says I know so well that not everybody that comes into or is called into Christianity or Christian ministry will eventually make it to heaven. Since I know this, I
disciplined and worked on myself to ensure I am not dropped or disqualified. Note that Satan was the chiefest of the angels; a covering cherub and leading musician that led praise-worship in heaven. He blessed heaven by his ministry, yet he was cast away because he did not discipline himself; he went into sin and God did not spare him. Who has done greater work for God than Satan except Jesus who fulfilled the will of God in its totality? If God spared
not Satan, then who are you? When God called Moses and said, “Take My people to the Promised Land,” He eventually forbade him from entering the Promised Land because he disobeyed His word. God gave Eli the calling of the high priest and later condemned him because he allowed sin in the temple. As a minister desirous of heaven, check yourself, for he that judges himself shall be judged of no man. I examine myself; how I talk, think, behave and carry out my business transaction. Is the blame coming on me genuine? Did I sincerely fail? Examine yourself because you want to go to heaven; for many are called but few are chosen. I want to ensure that I am among the few that will make it. Many will not make it to heaven. Only those who run well will obtain the crown of life. As a result of this, you need to develop personal spiritual discipline.
Thought for the day:
Work on yourself that you be not judged
Song for the day:
Satan will never never conquer me (3x) when we …
Bible reading for the day:
Exodus 13-15; Matthew 19:1-15
PASTOR PAUL RIKA