HOLINESS REVIVAL MOVEMENT WORLDWIDE
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA: Int'l director of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
SUNDAY, MARCH 24 2019
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened”.
Matthew 7:7, 8
THE Lord encourages us to ask in prayer and assures us of answers to our requests. The Lord is calling on you to ask. The Lord is saying: “There is a door open for you; come and ask.”
Some people are good at asking from human beings; but there are those that are good at asking from God – they are blessed people because they ask from the Source - the Creator. Ask, and it shall be given unto you. But some people do not know how to ask, therefore, they bear the burden of their souls and remain in their pains. They are getting weaker and weaker because they are not asking. They do not know victory in their lives because they are not asking.
They live from shame to shame because they do not ask. They are always in fear because they do not ask. If you find yourself living in shame, it is because you do not ask. If you find yourself always discouraged, it is because you do not ask. If you find yourself defeated all the time, it is because you do not ask. If you find yourself always afraid, it is because you do not ask.
But the Lord is saying: “Ask and it shall be given you.”
"From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts”. James 4:1-3
"Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give Me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water”. John 4:10.
There are some who are discouraged because they say: “I have already asked!” Yes, you have asked; keep on asking! Never you get discouraged in that prayer business; keep on asking. He did not give you at first asking? He could have actually given you, for He does! But, if He did not give you at first asking, do not relent. He is training you on patience. He is putting some materials into your life - spiritual treasures. He is energizing you. He is anointing you for a walk with Him so you can get acquainted with Him.
Thought For The Day:
Importunity in prayer is a sure key to open doors.
Song For The Day:
Prayer is the key … Prayer is the master key
Bible Reading For The Day: Joshua 11-13; Luke 4:1-32
PASTOR PAUL RIKA