Open Heaven For Teens 20 February 2024: King Omri

Open Heaven For Teens 20 February 2024: King Omri

TOPIC: King Omri [Open Heaven for Teens 20 February 2024]

MEMORISE: And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. Genesis 22:18

BIBLE TEXT: 1 Kings 16:21-28

21 Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

22 But the people that followed Omri prevailed against the people that followed Tibni the son of Ginath: so Tibni died, and Omri reigned.

23 In the thirty and first year of Asa king of Judah began Omri to reign over Israel, twelve years: six years reigned he in Tirzah.

24 And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver, and built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill, Samaria.

25 But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the Lord, and did worse than all that were before him.

26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger with their vanities.

27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he shewed, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

28 So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.

MESSAGE

Omri reigned for 12 years in Israel and the Bible records that he was worse than the kings who reigned before him (1 Kings 16:25). He had to fight for the throne because some of the people wanted a man named Tibni to be king. However, Tibni died during a battle, and Omri seized control of the throne.

Despite how evil Omri was, he was able to purchase a hill called Samaria, which became the capital of Israel and remained so for a long time. The city of Samaria and its surrounding area later became the home of the despised Samaritans during Jesus’ time. This discovery made me remember how God gave us several hectares of land in Osun state, in South-Western Nigeria, for many years, and this later became the base of Redeemer’s University about ten years later.

My dear child, there will be people, skills, and things that God will allow you to have now which will be a blessing to you and generations after you in the future. I pray that you will be sensitive to decipher them and be wise enough to retain them.

KEY POINT:

God’s blessings are not for you alone.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Leviticus 9:7-10:20; Mark 4:26-5:20

HYMN 17: There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing

1.⁠ ⁠”There shall be showers of blessing”
This is the promise of love;
There shall be season refreshing
Send from a savior above

CHORUS
Showers of blessing
Showers of blessing we need;
Mercy drop round are falling
But for the showers we plead.

2.⁠ ⁠”There shall be showers of blessing”
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys;
Sound of abundance of rain.

3.⁠ ⁠”There shall be showers of blessing”
Send them upon us Oh Lord!
Grant to us a refreshing;
Come now and honour Thy Word.

4.⁠ ⁠”There shall be showers of blessing”
Oh, that today thy might fall,
Now as to God we are confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!

5.⁠ ⁠”There shall be showers of blessing”
If we but trust and obey;
There shall be season refreshing,
If we let God have his way.

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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