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)
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20, 2023
TEXT: EPHESIANS 6:10-18 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Key verse: Matthew 5: 44
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
Our actual enemies are Satan and his demonic authorities, which we must seek to overcome and destroy through prayer, the word of God, the name of Jesus and the use of all spiritual weapons and techniques given to us in the scriptures. God has instructed us to leave vengeance to Him. He has promised to handle our enemies. Our duty is to pray for them and cast all our pains upon Him. There are some among our enemies that God will grant repentance, conversion and deliverance through our prayers, just as the prayers of others saved us. There are some that He will judge with plagues while He may take away the lives of others. The prerogative is His.
The scriptural prayers of the early church led to the conversion of their great persecutor, Saul of Tarsus, who later became the great apostle, Paul. If they were not guided by the word of God in their prayer, they would have released satanic spirit of death upon Paul when he was in the camp of the enemy. Similarly, their scriptural prayers led to the death of their great enemy Herod, by divine prerogative. They were not guilty of his death because they did not pray for it. The Scripture shows us clearly how our prayer and action should be towards our human enemies and persecutors.
Satan is the one who answers unscriptural prayers and decrees of ignorant and so- called believers. They shall share with Satan in the judgment of God. Our human enemies employed by Satan against us are his captives who also desire to be delivered from his power. We who are believers today, enjoying Christ's liberty, were once under satanic captivity one way or the other. Christ came to set the captives free and not to destroy them. We are empowered to set human captives of Satan free and not to destroy them.
Thought for the day: We are empowered to set captives of Satan free not to kill them.
Song for the day: My hands are blessed, with the blessings of God…
Bible reading for the day: Micah 4-5; revelation 11.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA