EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
DATE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2020
TEXT: 2 Timothy 3:10-14
KEY VERSE: Proverbs 14:34 - Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
During this time, Mommy Pamela too was living with me. She came to live with me because while standing for holiness and righteousness, she also lost her home and was forced to stay on the streets for about one month. I also lost my job because of the sin involved and certain things I was told to do, which were a direct insult to Christ. We lost our homes, so Mommy Pamela and I started to pack our things to seek shelter elsewhere. There was one Swedish man that we had evangelized. As we were packing our stuff, we remembered him. So, we called and explained our situation to him. He was awfully glad to take us in. He became our father and was very caring. Up until today, we still live with Sven.
After some time, I fell sick, but when I went to the hospital they didn’t discover anything. But later, I was diagnosed with a terrible sickness called Grave’s Disease. I could either take medications for three years, or go for surgery. During the treatment, I got my liver and blood cells damaged. I contacted our HOREMOW leaders in Europe and Mommy Linda. They began interceding for me in prayer. Soon after, the doctor called me to give me the good news that my liver was getting better and a few weeks later, my blood cells were beginning to recover.
I went for surgery on the 13th of November 2018. The doctors told me earlier that I might not be able to speak again, my neck might not function again, and I might not walk again. But I told them, I believe in Jesus; and to the glory of His name, none of such things came to pass on me. After the surgery, I was counselled to seek asylum (which I did), but they told me I was going to be deported. To my greatest surprise, I was later called by the authority who told me I was no longer going to be deported, but I could seek citizenship.
Now, my documents are okay. Earlier, I had menstrual disorder which gave me severe pains. The doctor told me I had to go for surgery to remove my womb. Since I had only one child, they counselled me to commit fornication to have another child before removing the womb, but I refused. When they were set for the surgery, the doctor was surprised that the blood clot that was giving me the pain had disappeared. I thank the Lord for all His goodness in my life.
Thought for the day: Take your health challenge to Jesus. He is the Great Physician and Healer.
Song for the day: He has done so much for me; He has taken away my sorrow…….
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 142-144; 1 Corinthians 10:14-33
PASTOR PAUL RIKA