Topic: What Is On Your Playlist? [Open Heavens for Teens 1 August 2019]
Memorise: “But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him.” – 2 Kings 3:15
Read: 1 Samuel 16:23
23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
Bible In One Year: Psalm 65-67, Romans 2
One thing I know teenagers love is music. This is very good, but what kind of music do you listen to and sing? If you choose to listen to worldly music, you will gain a trending beat to dance to and demons to go along with the music into your body. But if you listen to gospel music and sing it, you can drive away demons. If you don’t believe me, ask King Saul. When demons tormented him, David played Christian music and the demons ran away (1 Samuel 16:23). Many teenagers are under the oppression of demons because of who/what they praise in the music that listen to and sing.
If you sing gospel songs, every chain in your life and in the life of those around you will be broken just like it happened for Paul and Silas in Acts 16:25-34. If you listen to gospel songs, God’s hand will be upon you, and the potentials and gifts that He put in your life will find expression just like Elisha in 2 Kings 3:15. The worldly songs may sound very hippy and attractive, but it is just an attractive packaging for demons.
Delete every worldly song on your phone and laptop
1 When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for theres no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
2 Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3 Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
4 But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
5 Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
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.