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)
SUNDAY APRIL 16, 2023
TEXT: MARK 10:10-1210 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.
11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
Key Verse: “The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 7:39).
The law of marriage binds a husband to his wife and the wife to her husband as long as both of them are still alive. Divorce and remarriage to another person is not allowed. Whoever divorces and remarries when the marriage partner is still alive has no part in the kingdom of God. He or she is committing adultery. “For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loose from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if the husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.” Romans 7:2-3.
If you are married to another person apart from your first scripturally binding marriage partner, you are in a wrong relationship and must dissolve it, if you want to please God. You should go back to your first lawfully marriage partner or stay unmarried. There are those who say that adultery committed by one of the partners in a marriage can result to divorce and remarriage. This is a wrong interpretation of the scriptures. The issue being referred to here as basis of divorce is fornication, not adultery. Unfortunately, some Bible translations replace the word fornication with marital unchastity. Fornication is a sin which is committed by someone who has not yet entered into the marriage union. The word of God settles this matter that under the present dispensation, no sin can cause divorce. If adultery can, then other sins including lying or stealing can as well. They cannot be separated because the two have become one according to scripture. Those who desire to marry should study issues well so that they do not marry someone already married and get damned due to immorality. If you have married wrongly, such ungodly marriage must be dissolved.
Thought for the day:
God hates putting away (Divorce)
Song for the day:
When we get to heaven, at the marriage supper.
Bible reading for the day:
1 Samuel 15-16; Luke 14:25-35
PASTOR PAUL RIKA