EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: USE OF MEDICATION IS NOT WRONG
DATE: TUESDAY 23RD NOVEMBER, 2021
(21) For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me.
(22) Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?
KEY VERSE: JEREMIAH 8:22
Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?
May God bathe His people with answers left and right, front and back, up and down, in Jesus’ name, Amen. All cases of barrenness and delay in childbearing should be taken to the Lord in prayer. It is not wrong to seek medical assistance or to use medication, both conventional and herbal, but you must not adopt evil alternatives of seeking after wizards for help. Do not fall into the hands of some people who claim that believers must not use medication.
Do people trek from their villages, towns, states and nations to the Holiness Campground in Abuja to attend conferences there? No. Usually, they come by vehicles, trains, airplanes and other forms of automobiles. It is God that gave man the wisdom and knowledge to invent easier and faster means of transportation. Will it be wise to teach that we should reject use of airplanes and vehicles and travel by faith? Should we pray that God should transport us supernaturally to the Campground the same way Philip the evangelist was transported to Azotus? Not at all! We have to obey the law of mobility.
Similarly, nothing stops you from using medication that God has graciously provided for the good of humanity. Somebody may suggest a herbal remedy for treating malaria by drinking boiled extract from leaves of mango, guava and lemon. Again, someone recommended the use of lime, garlic and ginger to clear offensive body odour. There is no sin in this.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God graciously provided medicines for good of humanity.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Jehovah touched my life with His hands, my life changed…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Ezekiel 29-31; James 5