EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: IN CHRIST IS VICTORY AND REST FOR YOUR SOUL
DATE: THURSDAY MARCH 25, 2021
TEXT: 1 John 2:13-14
KEY VERSE: 1 John 4:4 ‘Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.’
Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. I would never ask of My children 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.
Mat 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Let there be much rest in your life. Times of resting in My presence are never wasted. They are times in which you are restored by Me; times when you are enjoying Me; times when you bring other needs to me. They are times of trust … trust in My answering of your prayers; times when you are giving Me room in which to work! When life is difficult, when you are mentally weary, you must rest …relaxing completely in My love. Rest in Me and give to Me your love, your trust, all that is in you.
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. The presence of evil is unceasing, because there is so very much at stake. My child, never hurt Me by failing to trust in My victory over these forces. In obeying what I have told you, there has to be an effort of choice – a choice in trust. But victory is always yours, when you are united with Me. There are many subtle pressures of evil, which come only to My chosen ones. Things which lower your spirits – depression, anxiety, doubt of Me – must be seen as very definite temptations, from which the sin affecting others can so easily occur. In My arms of love, go forward as a new person, with a song in your heart. Hallelujah, amen!
Thought for the day: Christ in you is bigger than your problem. Be peaceful!
Song for the day: Fairest of all the earth beside, Chiefest of all unto Thy bride, fullness Divine in Thee I see…
Bible reading for the day: Joshua 14-15; Luke 4:33-44