EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020
1 Thessalonians 5: 21-25
1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
After salvation, you need to be sanctified to perfect you for heaven. Pray fervently for God to remove the remaining traces of sin in your life that are causing you embarrassment and constituting obstacle to your heavenly journey.
i.Pray to remove that anger. Why do you get angry with little provocations? It is a spiritual sickness. The anger comes by itself. Even when you are pushing it away, it will push itself back into your heart. Go into prayer, God will handle that anger and set you free.
ii. Pray against lying tongue and exaggerating lips. You do not know how it happens. You want to stop but you cannot. Go to God in prayers!
iii. Pray against lust after the opposite sex. Your mind just goes off and hooks to a lady or a man. This issue is beyond your capacity to handle. Go to God in prayer. God will root out that lust. Why should it bring you to shame? Why should you be hypocritical in life?
iv. Pray against fear. You just feel threatened. You are afraid and keep wondering why you are afraid. It is the nature of your heart. Take it to God in prayer.
v. Pray against socially unwholesome character. You are not sociable. Socially you are not performing, and you do not know why. God will help you. Take it to Him in prayer.
vi. Pray for a heart of love and giving. You do not know how to be charitable and flow in giving. Commit it to God in prayer. Tell Him to make you loving and charitable.
vii. Pray against the fear of giving account. When you are told, “Bring your reports,” what goes on in your hearts? Does your heart really agree that you should make bare your reports? Or do some human wisdom envelope your mind saying, “If they know how much I have, if they know that I used the money for this thing, may be this or that will happen?” Those are defilements of your life due to the nature of your heart. Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Thought for the day:
If you want holiness in your life and in others, take prayer seriously.
Song for the day:
Holiness is the beauty of the believer
Bible reading for the day:
1 Kings 21-22; John 3:1-21
PASTOR PAUL RIKA