EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2020
Matthew 13: 53-56
Key verse: James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
The Holy Scriptures made us to understand that Mary gave birth to other children. According to today's reading text, Jesus had four brothers and at least two sisters from Mary. This is to say, Mary had at least six children after Jesus. These children were born in sin like any other children.
The coming of Jesus from Mary's womb did not purify her womb from sin. All these six children were sinners. They did not believe in Jesus Christ when He was in the world as a man. These children had a mother that should have made them serve God in holiness.
Joseph might have died, leaving Mary with the children alone. It means six children were under her supervision. Her six children did not automatically give their lives to Christ. She must have worked on them. It is like being a Pastor's wife. It does not make your children to be holy.
Mary, however, worked on her children and they became saved. So, work on your children by learning from Mary who became a disciple of her Son, Jesus Christ. Mary brought her children to hear the bitter truth of hell. She wanted them to know that coming from the same womb with Jesus should not make them compare themselves with Him!
May the God that changed Mary's six children work for you in Jesus' Name!
Many people work toward raising up their children in the fear of God. James, a servant of God was one of the sons of Mary. His eyes were opened to the truth of salvation in Christ Jesus. Jude was another son of Mary and a brother to Jesus.
Do we have mothers that can raise up children for end time revival?
Hannah was one of these mothers. Hannah vowed to raise up her son, Samuel in the fear of God. She dedicated her son to the LORD. Determine that you want to raise up your children to serve the Lord and the LORD will help you.
May the children that you raise up and teach become great ministers of God in Jesus' Name!
Thought for the day:
May the LORD grant you the grace to raise up end time revivalists
Song for the day:
Father Abraham has many sons….
Bible reading for the day:
2 Chronicles 29-31; John 18:1-23
PASTOR PAUL RIKA