Teens Open Heaven 29September 2018

Topic: Receiving From God [Open Heavens for Teens 23 September 2020]

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Memorise: Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Psalms 40:6

Bible Reading: John 4:23-24

  1. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
  2. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Bible Reading In One Year: Galatians 1:1-24

MESSAGE:

Not everyone hears from God. It is better however, that you are amongst those that hear from Him because it will make your life beautiful. To hear from God, your ears must be open because God seeks those whose ears are open to receive from and obey Him. To hear from God, you must be awake, that is, you must be sensitive to His voice. Ephesians 5:14 says:

“Wherefore He saith, awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”

God compares anyone that is sleeping to a dead person. So you need to wake up, if you are sleeping in the spirit. Note that this sleep is not the same as your state of mind and body when you are not performing any physical exercise and your eyes are closed while lying on a couch or a bed. Rather, it is not watching and praying. When you don’t give quality time to prayer and fasting, then you are sleeping.

To hear from God, you also need to be close to Him. If you draw nearer to God, He will draw nearer to you. You can draw nearer to Him by spending time in worship. Then you keep quiet and listen. God will speak to you and when He does, obey promptly.

Key Point:

Wake up from your spiritual slumber or sleep.

Hymn: Christian Seek Not Yet Repose

  1. Christian, seek not yet repose,
    Hear thy guardian angel say,
    ”Thou art in the midst of foes:
    Watch and pray!
  2. Principalities and powers,
    Mustering their unseen array,
    Wait for thine unguarded hours:
    “Watch and pray!
  3. Gird thy heavenly armour on,
    Wear it every night and day,
    Ambushed lies the evil one:
    ”Watch and pray!
  4. Hear the victors who overcame;
    Still they mark each warrior’s way,
    AII with one sweet voice exclaim,
    “Watch and pray!
  5. Hear, above all, hear thy Lord,
    Him thou lovest to obey;
    Hide within thy heart His word,
    ”Watch and pray!
  6. Watch, as if on that alone
    Hung the issue of the day;
    Pray, that help may be sent down:
    “Watch and pray!

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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