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, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2021
TEXT: LUKE 1:5-7
(5) There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
(6) And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
(7) And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
KEY VERSE: PSALM 40:1
I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
In spite of the challenge of childlessness, Elisabeth and her husband Zacharias were both righteous and blameless before God. Zacharias as a minister of God gave himself to holiness and godliness. Elisabeth, although barren, rather than indulging in self-pity, inferiority complex and blaming God was equally righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blamelessly. Elisabeth was blameless in her relationship with her husband as he found no moral fault in her neither did he have complaints about her.
Woman, does your husband as a man of God have complaints about you? Do you bother when he laments over your character and lifestyle? Do you claim to be blameless despite the accusations and complaints against you, or do you always claim that God is the witness to your righteousness? Make sure your husband has positive testimony of your Christian life and gives you divine approval. Labor hard for your husband to give you divine approval in the presence of God. It adds and completes your approval because having a good report of righteous lifestyle from your husband is a vital credential. That was the lifestyle of Elisabeth. You too can be like that. Elisabeth was not an angel. She was born of a woman like you. She was the wife of a man like you.
Despite the challenges Elisabeth experienced for prolonged barrenness, she relied on God to master her situation and conquer her challenges. Do not allow any challenge to affect your righteousness. Jesus is already coming and Satan is affecting believers, even sending agents to the gathering of the children of God to pull down righteous Christians. As long as you hold to righteousness and holiness, your name remains in the Book of Life. Overcome all temptations and pressures to get angry, frustrated or intimidated. Maintain unwavering faith in God and depend totally on Him for victory over sin, self, situations and Satan.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Maintain unwavering faith and depend totally on God.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Unto Thee O Lord, Do I lift up my soul….
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Ezekiel 17-19; Hebrews 13
PASTOR PAUL RIKA