EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY HIS FAITH
TEXT: MARK 5:35-42 (Please refer to your Bible for scripture reference)
KEY VERSE: JOHN 11:40
Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
Today’s topic is both an exhortation and an instruction to every believer on how to relate with God personally. God expects you to exercise personal faith in Him so that you may live. Whatever situation that arises against a just man, he is exhorted to have a personal faith in God. Are you experiencing some invasions of the enemy in your life? Are sicknesses and diseases tormenting your life? Whatever opposition that comes against a just man; whatever mountain is standing against a just man, trying to instil fear into him, the Bible advises the just man to have faith in God. In the presence of that great, contrary situation, the just man must have faith in order to live and overcome. Have faith in God in spite of that great opposition and you shall conquer it and make progress. All that is required of you is to trust in your God.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because He hath set His love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My Name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him My salvation.
In today’s devotional text, a man came to Jesus asking Him to come to his house to heal his daughter that was ill. Jesus delayed in coming, and a message was sent to this man not to trouble Jesus anymore because his daughter had died. Jesus overheard the bad news that was brought to this man and encouraged him: “Be not afraid, only believe!” That is what Jesus is saying to you. Whatever is confronting you, be not afraid, only believe. If you sincerely believe, you will see the glory of God. Is that terrible sickness threatening your life? Be not afraid, for you shall live to give testimony if only you can believe God. You will overcome that problem and laugh at the devil. If a just man falls inside water and appears to be drowning, if only he can believe, he will float on the surface of the water and be rescued. This is the exhortation to the just man and woman.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Faith activates miracles.
SONG FOR THE DAY: I believe, yes Lord I believe….it is well with me
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Isaiah 10-12; Galatians 5