BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SATURDAY OCTOBER 19, 2019
TEXT: JEREMIAH 33: 1-3
KEY VERSE: Ezekiel 36:37 “Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.”
Do not expect things to fall in place automatically in your life. Let us imagine that God gives somebody something to keep for you, and instructed that person that any time you come to ask he should release it to you; but that if you do not ask, he should still keep it for Him (God).
Or imagine that the Lord instruct the angels: “Here are these blessings. As you go to that worship service (or you go to that man's house, or that woman's house, or as you enter that Church) hold these blessings. All those people that open their mouth to ask for something, listen to them and release the blessings to them as they ask.”
The instruction has been given to the angels already. Suppose you sit down and keep your request to yourself and the angels do not know what your need is, the blessings will remain with them because you have not made your request known.
It is as you open your mouth in prayer and say, “O God…!” that they will come closer to hear what you are saying. When they hear what you are asking from God, they will then say: “Take it, for the Lord has told us that whatever you ask we should release to you.
The answers are in our hands already; the matter is no more with God, He has released answers and they are in our hands. We are your servants waiting for your prayers!”
In a similar manner, let us imagine that the angels are given spears and arrows. They are given weapons of spiritual warfare to release against the demons standing by; against the forces fighting you (the angels know where they are).
And the Lord said, “Hold these weapons. Whoever you see binding the devil, go and get him (devil) bound. Whoever you hear binding the demons, go and get those demons bound. Whoever you hear pouring fire upon the forces of darkness, release the fire upon them. Whoever you hear trampling upon forces of darkness, go and trample upon those forces.”
That means someone will need to say something for the angels to know how to respond. If nothing is said in the form of prayer, nothing shall be done.
Somebody said (by divine revelation) that, angels sat on top of the walls of Jericho before its collapse. The Lord had released angels there and given them instruction: “When you hear Israel shouting and moving around the city walls, at the seventh round, when they shout, pull down the walls.”
Thought for the day:
Do not expect things to fall in place automatically in your life.
Song for the day:
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever
Bible reading for the day:
Jeremiah 1-2; 2 Thessalonians 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA