Living In The Past – Open Heavens for Teens 17 September 2019

Teens Open Heaven 29September 2018

Topic: Mini Hell [Open Heavens for Teens 16 July 2020]

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Memorise: And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. Matthew 18:34

Bible Reading: Mathew 18:22-35

22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.

24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.

25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.

29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?

34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.

35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

Reading In One Year: Psalms 19-21; Acts 19:21-41


A lesson from the story of the unmerciful servant as seen in our Bible reading is that the unforgiving will be handed over to tormentors. The presence of an unforgiving spirit in the life of a person attracts different kinds of negative and wicked spirits. Dear child, know today that there is a link between an unforgiving person and a person in hell. They are both under unquenchable torment. Unfortunately, the lot of an unforgiving person is worse because he put himself in that hell.

When you forgive, it’s not the person you forgive that you do a favour, you actually do yourself a huge favour. Are you holding a grudge against someone? At the end of the day, you are only troubling yourself. You will lose all joy, peace and rest. Stop holding yourself back. Release that fellow who offended you today. The unforgiving are living in a mini hell! Be wise! Forgive everyone who has hurt or offended you and free yourself.

Key Point:

You should forgive always, not necessarily because you want to, but because you need to.

Hymn: Is Your Life A Channel Of Blessing?

  1. Is your life a channel of blessing?
    Is the love of God
    flowing through you?
    Are you telling the lost of the Saviour?
    Are you ready His service to do?

Make me a channel of blessing today,
Make me a channel of blessing, I pray;
My life possessing, my service blessing,
Make me a channel of blessing today.

  1. Is your life a channel of blessing?
    Are you burdened for
    those that are lost?
    Have you urged upon
    those who are straying,
    The Saviour who died on the cross?
  2. Is your life a channel of blessing?
    Is it daily telling for Him?
    Have you spoken the word of salvation
    To those who are dying in sin?
  3. We cannot be channels of blessing
    If our lives are not free from all sins;
    We will barriers be and a hindrance
    To those we are trying to win.

Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

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