EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: TRUST IN GOD FOR A MARRIAGE PARTNER
DATE: Friday, January 22, 2021
TEXT: Psalm 118:8-9
KEY VERSE: Jeremiah 17:5 ‘Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.’
Don’t put your confidence in man’s choice. They may be doing it to help you because they think you are ageing, but they may be leading you into sin. God may not be in the whole arrangement. Sometimes, it is you that approaches them because you think they are clairvoyant – they can see the future. But can they see like God? Can they be trusted like God? Are you sure it is not Satan giving them vision? Go to your Father by yourself. Yes, others can join you in prayer but let God who is your Father make the choice of a future partner for you. Let nobody turn himself or herself into a matchmaker. Moreover, don’t go into this boyfriend and girlfriend relationship. That is the way of the world. Don’t seduce or entice anybody to yourself. If you do that you have employed Satan and the Holy Spirit will not be in it. Do not consider an unbeliever for a wife or a husband. He does not know your God and may never know Him. Don’t think you can convert him or her after marriage. Don’t think once he or she joins you in fellowship in Holiness Movement he or she will change. It does not work automatically like that.
Your partner is somewhere and God knows him or her. Don’t approach a person before seeing the leadership or the marriage committee. You don’t need to dream before you receive God’s leading. It could be a kind of peace in your heart. Present the name and let the leaders investigate because he or she may be married, or already engaged to someone else, or a divorcee, or may belong to some synagogues of Satan. But whoever it is must show evidence of salvation and give assurance they are marriageable in Christ for God will not give a serpent for fish or a stone for bread. Don’t talk to her yet. There is time for everything. The leadership will ask you to go for medical tests to confirm critical blood compatibility for wisdom is profitable to direct. It may also be necessary to check the genitals because somebody carrying a man’s face may have a woman’s genital. Are you a eunuch? Why do you need a wife? Why create a problem for the future? If medical tests are okay, you move to the next stage of proposal. Then follows parental introduction with accompaniment to avoid temptation.
Thought for the day: If you look up to God for direction, you will never miss your way.
Song for the day: We are saying faithful are You Lord …
Bible reading for the day: Exodus 1-3; Matthew 15:21-39