EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: A FEARFUL HEART REVEALS A FAITHLESS MAN
TEXT: ROMANS 8:14-15
(14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
(15) For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
KEY VERSE: 2 TIMOTHY 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
John 14:1, 27
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Can you see two states of that heart? Fearful and troubled heart! That scripture says, “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” It is as if these two things relate to each other. What makes you feel troubled is because you are afraid. You are very troubled because you fear that you have caught coronavirus, even though you are free of any infection. Yet you are telling yourself, “how am I sure that in the next two weeks the symptoms will not begin to show?”
Some people are fearful of a large body of water. It is as if they will be drowned in it. You just get troubled over many things when in fact there is no cause for alarm. Your fearful heart gives you trouble and you lose your peace. You are afraid that this sickness is going to kill you. That is why you are not smiling. The smile of a troubled heart doesn’t last. How will it last when he is troubled that he is dying tomorrow. Everybody is laughing but you are frowning.
Somebody said fear knocked at the door and faith went to open the door but nobody was there. Naturally, anytime faith comes in fear disappears. Fear promises you everything evil, assuring you of failure, assuring you of death and bringing dreams of bad luck. But if you can rise up in faith you will not see those things again; fear will disappear and you will become peaceful. Rise up in faith and enjoy the peace of God in Jesus name. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you have Christ, you have no cause to fear.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Believe it shall be well, believe in the Lord….
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Proverbs 25-27; 2 Corinthians 6