EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2021
TEXT: JEREMIAH 8:21-22
(21) For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me.
(22) Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?
KEY VERSE: JEREMIAH 8:22
Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?
May God bathe His people with answers left and right, front and back, up and down, in Jesus’ name, Amen. All cases of barrenness and delay in child bearing should be taken to the Lord in prayer. It is not wrong to seek medical assistance or to use medication, both conventional and herbal, but you must not adopt evil alternatives of seeking after wizards for help. Do not fall into the hands of some people who claim that believers must not use medication.
Such are deadly churches because many die prematurely and go to hell from those places. Professing faith in God for healing will not remove the unchangeable requirement of holiness and righteousness for entrance into heaven. These people have faults in their lives and are deprived from taking medicines which God made available to humanity in His imparted wisdom. Some even claim that it is a sin to take drugs. That is untrue and unscriptural.
Do people trek from their villages, towns, states and nations to the Holiness Campground in Abuja to attend conferences there? No. Usually they come by vehicles, trains, airplanes and other forms of automobiles. It is God that gave man the wisdom and knowledge to invent easier and faster means of transportation. Will it be wise to teach that we should reject use of airplanes and vehicles and travel by faith? Should we pray that God should transport us supernaturally to the Campground the same way Philip the evangelist was transported to Azotus? Not at all! We have to obey the law of mobility.
Similarly, nothing stops you from using medication that God has graciously provided for the good of humanity. Somebody may suggest a herbal remedy for treating malaria by drinking boiled extract from leaves of mango, guava and lemon. Again someone recommended the use of lime, garlic and ginger to clear offensive body odor. There is no sin in this.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God graciously provided medicines for good of humanity.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Jehovah touched my life with His hands, my life changed…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Ezekiel 29-31; James 5
PASTOR PAUL RIKA