EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
DATE: Monday June 21st, 2021.
TEXT: 1 JOHN 3:1-9
1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
Key verse: 1 John 3:3 “And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.”
As the saints shall be resurrecting from the grave, they shall be coming out with new bodies because when one dies, the body that decays is going to transform to another body. For instance, when you plant corn in the ground, it dies before the new body comes up. The new body that comes up looks different from the seed that was planted and does not look alike with it. This is because it will become a new thing all together. In this case, the Lord God almighty determines the body to give a new corn. You sow a corn as a grain but when it germinates and grows up, you can see a different crop all together.
The new crop looks many times bigger than the grain and is even more beautiful. This is a surprise because a grain that one can easily be stepped on could be transformed into a wonderful plant to be admired. After it is planted, it germinates and grows even taller than the farmer that planted it. If God can give such glorious bodies to mere grains, how much more glorious will be the bodies of resurrected saints? Their bodies will not be ugly. You might have been told that you are ugly but don’t bother about that. You shall wear a glorious body after resurrection.
The least of the saints that have died and entered heaven are very marvelous in their glorious bodies. If one of them is sent to the earth now as they are in heaven, even now that they are yet to be glorified with their resurrection body, but because of the glory they carry, you will think this is God himself. We shall see Him as He is. We shall be like Him. Those who have died will take new bodies at their resurrection. Then we which are alive will be waiting for them to rise up first. After they have risen up and are going to heaven, then a sudden miracle will take place. By the power of the Holy Spirit that is in you. God who is the quickening Spirit will quicken your body and you will be suddenly transformed as a sort of metamorphosis. You will be suddenly transformed into a glorious body, and you will be lifted up to the sky by the Spirit.
Thought for the day: The dead in Christ shall rise first.
Song for the day: On the resurrection morning, remember me O Lord….
Bible reading for the day: Esther 1-3; Acts 5:1-16
PASTOR PAUL RIKA