Topic: Riding Death [Open Heavens for Teens 13 August 2019]

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Memorise: “When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.” – John 11:4

Read: 2 Kings 20:1-5

1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.

2 Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,

3 I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying,

5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.

Bible In One Year: Psalm 96-98, Romans 12

MESSAGE:

One thing that I have learnt about God is that He likes to show off His mighty power. Sometimes, He waits till a situation is very terrible, then He shows up and turns things around. Thus was the case in our memory verse for today. The pathetic thing is when people give up easily instead of continuing in prayer for God to intervene; many have lost their miracles because they thought the situation had become to terrible or it had become too late to salvage.

Are you or a family member experiencing a terrible illness? No matter how bad that sickness is, even if it is life threatening, keep praying about it and healing will come in Jesus’ name. Jesus healed incurable diseases like leprosy, He raised Lazarus from the dead, yours cannot be too difficult for Him. Don’t give up, Jesus will turn things around for your good. I have seen situations where SS genotype is turned to AA, I have also seen people who are HIV positive become HIV negative. God is very much alive, believe and you will truly ride over death in Jesus’ name.

Prayer Point:

Command every spirit of death programmed against your life and your family to become powerless now in Jesus’ name.

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.