Teens’ Open Heavens 29 January 2018 by Pastor Adeboye – Little By Little

Topic: Little By Little [Teens’ Open Heavens Monday 29th, January 2018]

Memorise: As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all. – Ecclesiastes 11:5


Read: 1 Corinthians 10:11-13 (KJV)

11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Bible In One Year: Exodus 19-21, Matthew 20:1-16


MESSAGE:

It is good to know the weapons with which to engage the enemy, but this is not enough. It is important to also know the techniques of the enemy so that you will be guided on how to apply the weapons you have. The more I study the devil, the more n I am that he is a good boxer. In boxing, there are three major types of blows: the jab, the hook and the uppercut. The average boxer aims at hitting the head of his opponent, but he may not start there. He starts with jabs at the head, while the opponent is dodging these jabs his stomach is exposed and the boxer capitalizes on this to give the hook on the stomach. If he succeeds in hitting the core of the opponent’s stomach, the opponents tilts forward and the boxer gives the uppercut because the head is closer and most likely not protected.

This tells us something about Satan’s mode of operation. His major goal is to separate you form God, but he uses little, seemingly inconsequential sins to take you out little by little. Strongly say no to little sins, never give room to secret sins. Sin will always separate you from God.


Action Point: People fall little by little and rise little by little. If you don’t want a negative surprise, watch little developments that are taking place in your life.

Hymn 7:

1. I am Thine 0 Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.

Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.

3. Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!

4. There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.


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.


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