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)
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2023
TEXT: EZEKIEL 37: 1-14
37 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.
4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.
5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
13 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.
Key Verse: Ezekiel 37:10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
Unity is required at Christ's imminent return. Unity is strength because united we stand, divided we fall. If we speak the same things, preach the same doctrines and practice the same righteousness and holiness,
we will be united as one body of Christ and deliver lost souls from the dungeon of sin. This is what the Lord desires at His return to rapture the church. This is what the Holy Spirit is labouring to achieve.
Ephesians 4 :13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the
knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
The church is now like dry bones in the valley, but the Holy Spirit is working on it to reunite the members and revive the body to bring it together as a militant church, ready to overcome sin, Satan and the world and so welcome the Lord in the rapture. There is hope for the church of Christ in the valley of backsliding and decay in these last days by the wisdom of God and the working of the Holy Spirit.
Zechariah 4: 6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.
The Spirit of Christ is gathering together true believers into the unity of the faith in biblical doctrine and practical holiness in preparation for Christ's return for the rapture of believers. Christ prayed for the unity of the church. Jesus left one church in the world and as He is coming back, His desire is to rapture one church.
Thought for the day:
To overcome the onslaught of Satan, we must be united in Truth, Holiness and Righteousness.
Song for the day:
We are heirs of the Father.
Bible reading for the day:
Leviticus 26-27; Mark 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA