EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OF HOLINESS REVIVAL MOVEMENT WORLDWIDE
DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH 2021
TEXT: ACTS 16:23–26
And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
Key Verse: Acts 12:7
And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.
The Lord Jesus delivered a youth from the oppression of the devil. The girl had been invited to Holiness Revival Movement Fellowship activities, but was sent to a boarding school by the parents shortly afterwards. Unfortunately, while in the Boarding School, she was initiated by fellow students, unknown to her, and later started manifesting in strange occurrences including illnesses, loss of coordination and fainting spells.
During one of her holiday periods, she was brought to a prayer meeting organized by a chapter of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide. While the prayer was going on, she suddenly collapsed! The brethren gathered around her and prayed fervently for her, pleading for mercy from the Lord and arresting all activities of the devil concerning her. After much prayer she revived and shared a striking testimony.
She testified that as the prayers were going on for her, the Lord opened her eyes to see a personality in dazzling white garments, who spoke to her saying, "You are delivered." Praise the Lord! Since then, she has been totally delivered and all manifestations of demonic oppression have disappeared. Praise God!
But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss. And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but of the ship. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
Thought for the day: With God nothing shall be impossible
Song for the day: Power, Power, beyond the skies, has set me free.
Bible reading for the day: 1 Samuel 1-3; Luke 12:1-34
PASTOR PAUL RIKA