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, JUNE 13, 2022
TEXT: MARK 15:24
(24) And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
KEY VERSE: 1 TIMOTHY 4:12
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
When they crucified Him, the clothes they found on Him were valuable and useful that they could not tear them. They got them in full, the top and lower. They cast lots for who could pick the top and lower.
From this scripture, we understand the kind of dressing Jesus used. He dressed in a clean, moderate and noble way; devoid of flamboyance as in the world. His clothes attracted the soldiers so that they cast lots for them for who will take it for personal use. We are saying this so that nobody will say Christianity means dressing shabbily, not wearing reasonable clothes and being poor in appearance; being indecent and going for the lowest.
Jesus dressed well and respectably because a good dressing on you is important for human respect and honor. If you do not dress appropriately, you will not command honor. Our Lord Jesus dressed well and His appearance was honored. People delighted in His dressing. Yet, we need to differentiate this from flamboyance, ostentatious and worldly appearances.
But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
Jesus was describing John the Baptist and his clothing, which was different from the ones you find in places of flamboyance. He said, if you talk about flamboyant and gorgeous dressing, go to the king’s palace, where money is and is wasted. Those people do not only give attention to dressing but they live delicately, in feasting, drunkenness, dancing and all that gratifies the flesh.
Is that where you will find the prophet of God? Is that how you will find the prophet of God? He said, no. John the Baptist, the prophet of God did not dress like that; neither did Jesus dress as one in the king’s palace. He did not dress in excess or as a man living delicately, or in rags.
That is, God looks on earth saying that the dressing of My people is not of those dressing to show riches, wealth or like those living worldly, ostentatious and high life. That is what He is showing us in the above scripture. Our dressing and adornment should portray our calling, for our clothing describes who we are in the world.
We should show who we are. John was a prophet and Jesus was a Messiah to save both the rich and poor. Thus, He did not dress like the rich in the world nor like the poor man or a pauper. He dressed nobly, righteously and respectfully to give Him success in His ministry. Brethren, dress to glorify GOD!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Our dressing and adornment should portray our holy calling.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Peace, purity, power (2X) are mine in the Lord (2X)…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Ezra 3-5; John 20
PASTOR PAUL RIKA