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 JUNE 8, 2023
TEXT: JOHN 15:1-16
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Key Verse: John 15:16. “Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain”.
Every believer in Christ is expected to bear fruit. Fruit bearing is a distinguishing feature between the living and dead branch of a tree. Through His enriching Word, God bestows sufficient grace to make His children fruitful. If you are digesting the word of God and you open your heart to understanding, you will be increasingly fruitful. The fruit of the Spirit will be clearly seen in you in an increasing measure as you
move on in life.
“Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” (John 15:16).
To be in church all these while and remain the same shows you are not interested in the grace God gives to all that come to Him. It means you have willingly submitted your life to the control of sin and Satan.
God expects believers not only to bear fruit of righteousness and holiness, but also to go and evangelize and bring sinners to repentance. Soul-winning is the principal duty of every believer. This is the Great Commission to which every believer has been called by Jesus. It is dangerous not to win souls to Christ because that would be disobedience to His command.
Look up to Jesus for His enablement for without Christ we can do nothing. But with Christ, we can do all things. May the Lord Jesus Christ bestow His grace on you so that you may serve Him and win souls for Him. Amen.
Thought for the day:
Ask for grace to be fruitful.
Song for the day:
Go and tell them that Jesus died for the sinful world.
Bible reading for the day:
2 Chronicles 26-28; John 17
PASTOR PAUL RIKA