Topic: Mouth Control II [Open Heavens for Teens 15 October 2019]

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Memorise: “A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.” – Proverbs 29:11

READ: Joshua 2:1-11

1.And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot’s house, named Rahab, and lodged there.

2.And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the country.

3.And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country.

4.And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were:

5.And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.

6.But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.

7.And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.

8.And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof;

9.And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.

10.For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.

11.And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.

Bible In One Year: Isaiah 56-58, 1 Thessalonians 3

MESSAGE:

Every teenager now seems to be struggling for the next most liked or commented on post on social media. Be careful what you put on social media, there are spies watching you there too. Don’t go there and say “Lord, help me to pass the Redeemer’s Universal entrance exam that I am going for today” Did God tell you that He is picking prayers to answer from Instagram or Facebook? You have just given the enemy information to deter you from passing that exam.

“Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles”.Proverbs 21:23

You want to stay away from some troubles? Learn to keep your mouth shut especially on social media. Sometimes, the trouble you are saving yourself from is not even trouble of today. It has become popularly known now that “the internet never forget”. Whatever you put online can be used against you many years from now when you are trying to get trying to get to a prominent position. Your Social media account is not your diary, don’t put everything about your life there.

Prayer Point:

Father, help me to bridle my tongue, let my mouth work for me and not against me.

Hymn 6:

  1. Our God, our help in ages past,
    Our hope for years to come,
    Our shelter from the stormy blast,
    And our eternal home:
  2. Under the shadow of your throne
    Your saints have dwelt secure;
    Sufficient is your arm alone,
    And our defense is sure
  3. Before the hills in order stood
    Or earth received its frame,
    From everlasting you are God,
    To endless years the same.
  4. A thousand ages in your sight
    Are like an evening gone
    Short as the watch that ends the night
    Before the rising sun.
  5. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
    Soon bears us all away;
    We fly forgotten, as a dream
    Does at the opening day.
  6. Our God, our help in ages past,
    Our hope for years to come,
    Still be our guard while troubles last,
    And our eternal home!

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.