Topic: Real Paradise [Teens’ Open Heavens Sunday 28th, January 2018]

Memorise: And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: each several gate was of one pearl: and the streets of the city [was] pure gold, as it were a transparent glass. – Revelations 21:21


Read: Revelations 21:21-25 (KJV)

21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

Bible In One Year: Exodus 16-18, Matthew 19:16-30


MESSAGE:

By God’s grace I have been privileged to visit the houses of some of the high and mighty people in this world. Usually, when I go to beautiful houses, I discipline myself not to look around in awe of the splendor, but I remember when one of my sons invited me to his house, I could not help myself, I found myself looking around admiring the great splendor of that house. It was really beautiful. I have also been to a bedroom before where the bed is made of gold. However, as beautiful as these houses are, I have never seen a house in this world that is made of gold, neither is there any street that is made of gold. It does not exist in this world. But I know where you can find houses and streets made of gold, not just gold but gold so pure that you can see through it. That place is heaven.

Many years ago, God showed me my mansion in Heaven through a vision. The building was so big, it was frightening. The splendor of that building is indescribable. The gold was so pure, I could see through it. There is nothing in this world that is beautiful or enticing enough to make anyone miss Heaven.


Key Point: Be ready to sacrifice anything in this world for Heaven, what is waiting for you there is far better than everything on earth put together.

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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