Open Heaven For Teens 19 June 2022: My Father’s Blessings
TOPIC: My Father’s Blessings [Open Heaven for Teens 19 June 2022]
MEMORISE: And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed. Genesis 27:33
READ: Genesis 27:27-40 (KJV)
27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the Lord hath blessed:
28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
31 And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son’s venison, that thy soul may bless me.
32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.
34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.
36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?
37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?
38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;
40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 4:1-22, Nehemiah 9-11
God has bestowed so much power on fathers such that whatever they decree over the lives of their children cannot be changed except by Him. For instance, in our Bible text for today, when Isaac realised that he had blessed Jacob instead of Esau, he couldn’t reverse it. So also, when Jacob cursed his first son, he remained cursed (Genesis 49:4). Your actions can either
make your father bless or curse you but any wise child will alway seek the blessings of his/her father.
I remember that a long time ago, I had just returned from a journey and was carrying two big bags, one on each hand. Two of my children-in-the-Lord approached me: the first one greeted me while the other one quickly collected the bags from me, so I said to the latter “God bless you.” The other one then said, “Daddy, you didn’t say’God bless you to me too.” Then I replied, (You saw me carrying bags but didn’t help. The child that got blessed did something that provoked the blessing. Do whatever will make your father bless you. The blessings of your father will make you soar high in life.
Celebrate your father in a special way special today, make him happy enough to rain blessings on you.
HYMN 10: Now Thank We All Our God
- Now thank we all our God,
With hearts, and hands and voices
Who wondrous things hath done,
In whom His world rejoices;
Who, from our mothers’ arms,
Hath bless’d us on our way
With countless gifts of love
And still is ours to-day.
- O may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever-joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us,
And keep us in his grace
And guide us when perplexed,
And free us from all ills
In this world and the next
- All praise and thanks to God
The father now be given,
The son and Him who reigns
With Them in highest heaven
The one, Eternal God,
Whom earth and heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now
And shall be evermore.
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.