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 APRIL 21, 2023
TEXT: MARK 5:1-20
And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
16 And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
17 And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.
18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.
19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
20 And he departed and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.
Key Verse: Mark 5:20 “And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel”,
When I came to HOREMOW in 2012, I was having severe pain at my back which started since I was 12 years old. It was the aftermath of an accident I had then. I fell into a ditch and injured my back and no
proper treatment was given to me. I had been managing the pain since then; sometimes I would take some pain relief drugs but to no avail, the pain would still be there. I went for x-ray and the doctors said I was to start using wheelchair, but God miraculously was keeping me. It was by God's grace that I was able to give birth and do other things while managing the pain. I suffered in this situation for the past 35 years, until during the last HOREMOW Ministers conference, 23rd to 26th August 2022 when God located me.
Meanwhile, a week before the conference I went to the hospital and carried out another x-ray because
the pain was shocking my bones. The result showed that it was lumbar spondylosis (lower back infection). I was advised to wear a special belt while awaiting surgery which was to cost about N3 million naira. So, I took the result to God and cried and prayed over it. Pastor Paul Rika preached and encouraged us that whatever our situation, the Lord is able to take care of it. So, I keyed to it, prayed and wrote my prayer request. During prayer session the next morning, I cried and prayed that I would not return home with the problem and to God be the glory, I received my healing. Since then, I can move freely; bend, turn and jump without pains. I give God praise for healing me from pains of lumbar spondylosis which I had suffered for the past 35 years through the prayers of Pastor Paul Rika. Amen.
Thought for the day:
Believe the Lord and you will be the next testifier.
Song for the day:
He's a miracle working God 2x, He's the Alpha and Omega…
Bible reading for the day:
2 Samuel 1-3; Luke 18:1-17
PASTOR PAUL RIKA