EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: FEAR NOT!
TEXT: ISAIAH 43:1-3
(1) But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
(2) When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
(3) For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
KEY VERSE: ISAIAH 41:10
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
My child, understand that I will never be swayed from My purposes by the fortunes of life. Do not fear that even your own shortcomings and mistakes will affect those things which are the subject of My promises to you. You know that I am faithful and not capricious. The ground which you tread with Me is not always an easy ground. But it is safe ground.
It is the way forward, planned by Me, according to your individual needs. When discouraged, My children will always turn back to Me showing their realization deep within that there is nowhere else to go but to Myself. My promise is that you will come to know, fully, that your trust in Me has not been in vain. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it (1 Corinthians 10:13).”
I would never ask of My children anything which is beyond them. Remember this when striving to overcome the obstacles and temptations of life for My sake. How vital it is always to refuse temptation at once. It is refused by the glance to Me, the glance of faith. This takes you above that which you know would be wrong, as you just see Me surrounding and upholding you. Just use My victory in temptations of every kind. Crowd out evil by immersing yourself, as far as you can, in what is good and beautiful and joyful and innocent.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The plan of God concerning your life cannot be thwarted.
SONG FOR THE DAY: I will exalt you Lord. for Thou has lifted me……
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Jeremiah 3-4; 2 Thessalonians 3