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, AUGUST 23, 2022
TEXT: PSALM 119:9-11
(9) Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
(10) With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
(11) Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
KEY VERSE: SONG OF SOLOMON 2:15
Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
Foxes have taken over your vineyard. Nobody is there to care for your vineyard. Little by little, your tender grapes are being spoiled. Your tender, fresh Christian life is being spoiled. Your spiritual peace is now under threat because it is not cared for. You have not shaved your beard for some time and it is disfiguring your face. What happened? You don't have time. You have not cut your fingernails and we can see dirt stuck in it. People are asking what happened to this man. Why is he like this?" It is because you don't have time. Foxes have taken over your life. Little, little foxes and the tenderness of your Christian life is being destroyed. Anger has now come in. Why not? It is the natural law! Anger came because the soul was not being fed. Lust also came in. They are the foxes. Why will it not come? You are dealing with women around you. What would keep you from lust?
Peter did not sink when Jesus bid him to come because his eyes were fixed on Jesus until his eyes shifted away from Jesus. It is a natural law. He began to sink. The lust that is coming into your heart is a natural law. It is because you don't care for your heart. You are not giving the heart what is required to keep it clean. Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee (Psalm 119:11). Did you take time to put any Word there? Did you have the time? When you woke up did you read the Bible?
The messages you used to hear before, do you still listen to them? It is a natural law. When dry season sets into your life, the stones in the river will now be seen, because rains have stopped and the waters have dried up. Your own rain has stopped, that is why the dryness you are feeling now takes over. Little foxes, little foxes, little foxes! You are not strong, but you are still actively working. Even when Saul left the Lord, he was still the king. You are still serving because the gifts of God are without repentance. Hence, you may still display gifts but in pride to your surprise.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you love your soul, take care of it.
SONG FOR THE DAY: In my life Lord, be glorified…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Psalm 119:105-176; 1 Corinthians 5
PASTOR PAUL RIKA