Open Heaven For Teens 3 January 2024: Period Of Relaxation

Open Heaven For Teens 3 January 2024: Period Of Relaxation

TOPIC: Period Of Relaxation [Open Heaven for Teens 3 January 2024]

MEMORISE: “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way” – Matthew 13:25

BIBLE READING: Acts 23:23-27

23 And he called unto him two centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night;

24 And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.

25 And he wrote a letter after this manner:

26 Claudius Lysias unto the most excellent governor Felix sendeth greeting.

27 This man was taken of the Jews, and should have been killed of them: then came I with an army, and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman.

MESSAGE

In today’s Bible reading, we read about military operation that was carried out at night when people would normally be relaxing.

Hence. you need to be careful about your times of relaxation and what you do during these times. For example, we can see in Genesis 9:20-27 how Noah the man God rescued with his family when the entire world got wiped out, relaxed and get drunk. This made him pronounce a curse on his younger son who mocked him far being naked. It was also during a period of relaxation that Samson lost his hair and strength. He relaxed on Delilah’s knees and the enemy took advantage of his distraction (Judges 16-19). The enemy always looks out for periods of relaxation so that he can attack.

My dear child, be mindful of how you relax and the places you go to relax. A lot of young people have been poisoned while they were relaxing with friends over drinks. Some girls have lost their integrity and others have been kidnapped or even killed while “relaxing”.

Your destiny will not be destroyed in Jesus name.

This year do not relax in studying your Bible, praying, giving, working for God and evangelism. Do not give the devil the opportunity to attack. Stay alert at all times.

KEY POINT: Be mindful of how you relax and the things you do at those times.

HYMN 20: 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 thy unguarded hours:
“Watch and pray.”

3 Gird thy heavenly armour on;
Wear it every night and day
Ambush’d lies the evil one:
“Watch and pray.”

4 Hear the victors who o’ercame;
Still they mark each warrior’s way;
All 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!”

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 5:1-7:24; Matthew 3:7-4:11

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.

Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:

Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus’ name Amen.

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