EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22ND, 2021
TEXT: LUKE 1:5-17 (Please refer to your Bible for scripture reference)
KEY VERSE: JEREMIAH 33: 3
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Zechariah was a faithful priest of God, a favored man of God because the lot fell on him to enter the holy place in the temple to sacrifice unto the Lord. He was a holy man. Elizabeth and her husband Zechariah had no child because Elizabeth was barren. The Lord allowed this condition in His divine plan. They were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blamelessly. Their childlessness was not as a result of sinful life but was an act of God designed for His glory. The reason for childlessness was due to the wife's barrenness, but in some other cases it could be from the man or from both. Sometimes there is no medically known cause.
There are lessons to learn from the lives of Zechariah and Elizabeth. They have been praying to God from the beginning of their problem but God was silent. It took a long time until they were both old and stricken in years.
You may have prayed repeatedly on some challenges, trusted in God for answers and even asked others to pray along with you. However, the situation remained the same, such that you are tempted to give up and accept the situation. Do not think that God has refused to answer because of your sins or that God is judging you. Do not think it is because God hates you. Be informed that God created you for His purpose and for you to do His will and pleasure. It is not for yourself, else you will not accept suffering, pain, shame and delay for His name's sake. God created you for His pleasure and can decide to put you in any condition He wants that will glorify Him. If you know this, you will be peaceful in your life.
God answered the prayers of Zechariah and Elizabeth after many years. I pray that the door of answered prayers be opened to you now, to receive answers to your prayers of many years in the name of Jesus. Recover your faith that you threw into the dustbin, thinking that it was no longer useful. The God of your life has remembered you. The God of HOREMOW has remembered your life.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: May God bathe His people with answers to prayers.
SONG FOR THE DAY: O yes He answers prayers (2x), the God we serve answers….
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Jeremiah 7-8; 1 Timothy 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA