Open Heaven For Teens 8 April 2024 – King Ahaziah

Open Heaven For Teens 8 April 2024 – King Ahaziah

TOPIC: King Ahaziah (Open Heaven for Teens 8 April 2024)

MEMORISE: And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of the LORD, as did the house of Ahab: for he was the son in law of the house of Ahab. 2 Kings 8:27

READ: 2 Kings 1:2-6

2 And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.

3 But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?4 Now therefore thus saith the Lord, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.

5 And when the messengers turned back unto him, he said unto them, Why are ye now turned back?

6 And they said unto him, There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

MESSAGE

King Ahaziah of Israel was sick, and he desperately sought a solution to his problem. He probably believed in the philosophy that the end justifies the means; that is, what matters is getting one’s needs met, and how one does it is unimportant. This is possibly why, in his desperation, he sought help from the god of Ekron and wrote his own death sentence (2 Kings 1:6).

Are you tempted to follow crooked methods and systems to get quick results? Would you rather get involved in cybercrimes to get rich? Would you engage in examination malpractices to pass an examination? This story of Ahaziah is a warning to you. The only way to have good success is through God’s word.

Beloved, like Ahaziah, you will be tempted to take shortcuts or find alternatives that bring immediate success and riches. However, they will eventually take you away from God’s will and purpose.

KEY POINT

A balanced Christian life is dependent on God.

HYMN 18 – Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

1 ‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise;
Just to know, “Thus saith the Lord.”

Chorus
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!

2 O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
Just in simple faith to plunge me
‘Neath the healing, cleansing flood!

3 Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.

4 I’m so glad Learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Saviour, Friend,
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 31:1-32:27 Luke 12:8-34

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.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20 Luke 11:37-12:7

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.

If you just prayed the prayer of salvation online please send your testimonies and prayer request to info@rccg.org, +234-1-8447340, +234-0-7098213112.

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