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)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2022
TEXT: MATTHEW 24:37-39
(37) But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
(38) For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
(39) And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
KEY VERSE: LUKE 21:34
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
We are right in the days of the Lord’s second coming. The second coming begins with the rapture (the sudden catching up in the clouds of the Believers who are alive in Christ as well as those who are dead in Christ to meet the Lord in the air). Seven years after the rapture, the Lord will return with the Saints to the earth to prepare for His millennial reign.
My heart pain, as we see from our text, the lifestyle of people in these days of the coming of the Lord. Jesus confirmed the events that occurred in the days of Noah. Noah lived at a time that iniquity was at its peak but he lived a righteous life. That was the time righteousness and holiness all over the world reduced to just one family. The same phenomenon is in the world today that righteousness may be reduced to only one family. Our prayer is that HOREMOW is that family.
The days of the coming of the Lord is also called the last days and we are in the last days. Unfortunately, many are not aware of the return of Jesus. The governments of the nations are not aware. Many in the villages and cities and unfortunately a lot of people in the churches are unaware of the Lord’s coming. Cares of this life-what to eat, what to drink, where to live, whom to marry and careers to pursue have dominated the minds of human beings.
Sins and iniquities are on the increase-men marrying men, women marrying women and worse still, human beings marrying animals. What a world of confusion. God has given them up to reprobate minds because they have refused to retain God in their minds. The heart of man is hardened towards the truth, resulting in bankruptcy of righteousness and holiness.
Good news! There is an on-going building of the Ark as it was in the days of Noah. The end of all things has come. Rapture is about happening. The Ark is not a preacher, a denomination or a ministry. It is the Word of Truth, Righteousness and Holiness. It is repentance from sin and faith towards our Lord Jesus (Acts 20:21). The end-time Ark into which you are invited is sanctification of heart and holiness towards God.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: How prepared are you for the Lord’s coming?
SONG FOR THE DAY: When the roll is called up yonder.
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Isaiah 16-18; Ephesians 1
PASTOR PAUL RIKA