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)
MONDAY JANUARY 30, 2023
TEXT: ACTS 9:39-42 39Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.”40But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.”41And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.”42And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.”
Key Verse: Acts 9:42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.”
(Continued from yesterday)
Suddenly, a mighty voice called him thrice, asking if he knew where he was going? He answered that he was on his way to hell fire and began to plead for mercy. The Lord showed him mercy; He commanded him
to go back, confess his sins, do his restitution and give a warning message to his people. The Lord promised to send an angel to bring him to heaven afterwards. He said all his sins were loaded upon his chest as he carried them on the broad way to hell. He made several confessions: stealing handsets, selling a stolen tipper-load of sand and cheating his fellows while sharing the money.
He also confessed of defiling a child, etc…He begged for forgiveness and asked his brother, the pastor to help him go round and do restitution on his behalf. The brother diligently went to those places and as he confessed to them, they all said, “Yes, it is true but now we forgive him.” Nurses, patients and others wept openly, confessing their sins and repenting to the glory of God. Meanwhile his brother returned and reported that he was not able to see some of the people.
The young man turned and prayed, “Lord Jesus, I have done as You commanded but we could not see some of them. Please Lord, will You forgive me?” The Lord Jesus replied, 'Yes I forgive you.' The young man shouted with joy and gratitude. He led the people gathered around him to the Lord in prayers. He bid farewell to his family, blessed his little sister then told one of his brothers to repent. He then shouted, “The angel to take me home has arrived. See him!” He pointed at the angel, but the crowd could not see the angel. He was hale and hearty and in sound as he bid them farewell, then slumped and died.
Thought for the day:
Mercy triumphs over judgment
Song for the day:
Over the river Jordan, we shall meet…
Bible reading for the day:
Exodus 22-24; Matthew 20:17-34
PASTOR PAUL RIKA