EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2020
1 Thessalonians 5: 23, Ecclesiastes 12: 7, Hebrews 4: 12
Proverbs 8:31, “Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.”
“Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” (Genesis 1:26).
God is saying, let us make man in three distinct persons like us. No animal has this nature. Angels in heaven don't have it. The creation of man is superior and best in comparison to all other creations of God. God's delight is with the sons of men because they resemble Him the most. He made man to be like Him, after His likeness, after His Person.
This also explains why God became Man to redeem man from sin because man is too precious to be lost. God could lose an angel but not man. Man was made in His image. God loves you so much. God is not talking about animals or trees. He is talking about you, because you are in His image and too precious to Him to be lost to Satan.
From our text, you can see that your body is distinct from your soul and spirit. God made you in His own image. As God is separate, you too can be separated. When Jesus was born, He left the Father in heaven to come to the earth as a human being. While on earth, He was separate from the Father and the Holy Spirit, but He later ascended back to heaven after His resurrection from the dead.
In the same way, the body will reunite with the soul and spirit after death. This will take place at the resurrection of the dead when the three components of man shall be together forever, because they are made in the image and nature of God. The power of God can separate the spirit from the soul. Also, human beings on earth can achieve the same through sinful practices of soul travel, witchcraft etc.
The spirit and soul of witches and wizards get out of the body and go to covens for meetings. The body is left at home, but the other components of man are elsewhere on evil assignment. One part of the person is lying down (the body), but the other two parts (spirit and soul) are gone. Even the spirit and soul can still be separated because they are two different components just as God made man in His image.
Thought for the day:
Brother, Sister, you are too precious to be lost!
Song for the day:
He loves me I cannot say why
Bible reading for the day:
Ezra 6-8; John 21
PASTOR PAUL RIKA