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 DECEMBER 25, 2023
TEXT: HEBREWS 2: 14-15 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Key verse: Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.
Jesus gives the believer authority and power over Satan and all his forces through the use of His name. Jesus' victory over Satan is enforced through His name forever. In this way Satan is made to obey the believer as he obeys Jesus and dreads the believer who knows this truth as he dreads Jesus Himself. The believer has been commissioned with the gospel to preach salvation from sin and deliverance from Satan. A higher authority has taken over his life. He has a new Master and Lord, Jesus Christ who has defeated Satan, set him free and has made him free indeed.
Jesus has taken away every curse on the believer, being made a curse for him. The curse came on him as a result of his sins and the sins of his parents. Now in Christ the believer is free from personal curse, family curse, generation curse, tribal and national curse. Satan can no more enforce any form of curse on him, because Satan himself has lost his power in his life. The believer has victory over Satan, his demons and satanic agents through the indwelling Holy Spirit which he received when he accepted Jesus by faith to be his Lord and Saviour. This Spirit fills him with inner assurance, courage and boldness. He is in no fear and bondage to Satan and his wicked system.
Christ's victory is appropriated and effected in the life of the believer through faith and prayer. The believer is to look to Jesus and set His victory before him, believe always that he has been made free in Christ, confess his liberty, walk by faith of it, keep himself in obedience to the word of God and walk in righteousness and holiness. Jesus is to be upheld by the church. His victory over Satan should constantly be celebrated by the church. His praise and worship as Lord of lords, King of kings, the captain of our salvation, the Bishop of our souls should fill our prayer, exhortation and sermons. (To be continued)
Thought for the day: Jesus' victory over Satan is enforced through His name forever.
Song for the day: Alleluia, Jesus conquered the world…
Bible reading for the day: Haggai 1-2; Revelation 16.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA