BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director - Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
FRIDAY MAY 24, 2019
“Act 18:2 And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.
The standard of divine call was manifested in the life and ministry of Abraham.
Abraham was called as the father of faith. The Lord was going to bring out the gospel that will save the world through him.
Through Abraham, we see the gospel of Christ, the gospel of faith spread to the ends of the world to the point that we are called the children of Abraham. Of course, you women are called the daughters of Sarah.
This is the standard Christian ministry, how God wants it to go - it involves the man and his wife.
God would want us to go through this because ministry got lost when people began to go into
ministry without standard. Those that entered into ministry entered into it without this complete formation.
Many who are into ministry work today have wives who are not cooperating or adhering to the Biblical principles. According to the Scriptures, in order for ministry work to be effective, the family of the preacher must play their role. The wife of the preacher must play her role; but this is not happening.
A tough and uncooperating wife will frustrate and destroy the privilege of ministry that God has given to the husband.
God has called and anointed people, and endowed them with grace for their ministry assignment, but their wives are just frustrating them. The man is dragging because there is battle and quarrel at home.
Why? He has a wife that is frustrating his work. A wife that does not want to raise pure, holy, dedicated men for this work.
Wives must cooperate with their husbands in ministry. They must submit to them and play their role well to enable them carry out assignments in their ministry successfully as Abraham did.
How can the servant of God rule his own house if the wife is not cooperating? How can his children be under subjection if the wife is not cooperating, if it is none of the wife's business?
If the wife is full of herself, full of complain, full of laziness, full of weaknesses, she becomes a doorway for Satan to enter into the house, into the family and into the ministry. That is why the Lord is speaking to the women to play their roles well.
Thought for The Day:
An uncooperative wife will destroy the privilege of ministry that God has given to her husband.
Song for The Day:
With joyfulness we shall work for the Lord.
Bible Reading for The Day
1 Chronicles 11-13; John 9:1-23
PASTOR PAUL RIKA