Open Heaven For Teens 17 September 2022 – A Sure Weapon
TOPIC: A Sure Weapon [Open Heaven for Teens 17 September 2022]
MEMORISE: And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. 2 Chronicles 20:22
READ: Acts 16:25-26
- And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
- And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Corinthians 9:1-15, Ecclesiastes 1-3
I’m sure you are familiar with the story of Paul and Silas. They were imprisoned for casting out the spirit of divination from a girl who made a great deal of money for her master. The master incited people against them and they were sued to court. The magistrate then handed them to a jailer after having them beaten. Thereafter, were put in stocks and thrown into the inner prison.
Let’s even assume that a jail break was planned. If they could have removed the chains, would they have been able to escape through the gates? Mind you child, this is not an action movie or a stunt. It wouldn’t have been possible. Their only weapon, having read how the wall of Jericho collapsed before Joshua and how Jehoshaphat won a battle against three kings, was praise. This they did and the prison doors opened of their own accord.
What have you prayed about for so long that seems as though the answer is not forthcoming? Try praise, it is a sure weapon against the enemy. It can never fail because God Himself comes down when there is praise (Psalms 22:3).
Don’t make any request today; just praise God.
HYMN: ‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus
- ‘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.
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!
- 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!
- 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.
- I’m so glad I learn’d to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Saviour, Friend,
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.
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.