Topic: No Parasites or Loafers [Teens Open Heavens 13 November 2018]

Memorise: And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Luke 3:9

Read: John 15:1-2 (KJV)

Bible In One Year: Ezekiel 4-6, Hebrews 10:1-23


God’s army is an extremely disciplined one with a defined order, structure and government; every recruit must be aware of this. The first thing to note here is that the Commander-in-Chief of the heavenly army is highly intolerant of parasites. Parasites are those who want to enjoy the benefits of the kingdom without contributing their quota. They like the rights and privileges, but fail to be committed to the obligations. According to John 15:1-2, such parasites will be forcefully taken out. Similarly, there is no place for loafers – those who claim to be part of the army but are not ready to make a commitment to the Commander-in-Chief.

Are you a child of God and you are doing nothing for the advancement of the Kingdom? You are a loafer. A loafer gives more of his/her time to move about and engage in activities that are unimportant and unprofitable. Are you a parasite or a loafer? God does not tolerate parasites and loafers in His army.

Prayer Point: Pray that God will increase your commitment and dedication to kingdom assignments.

Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye

Hymn 5:

1. Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!
Christ, the Royal Master,
Leads against the foe;
Forward into battle,
See His banners go!

Onward, Christian soldiers!
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!

2. At the Sign of triumph
Satan’s host doth flee;
On, then, Christian soldiers,
On to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver
At the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices,
Loud your anthems raise!

3. Like a mighty army
Moves the Church of God;
Brothers, we are treading
Where the saints have trod;
We are not divided;
All one body we
One in hope and doctrine,
One in charity.

4. Onward, then, ye people,
Join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song;
Glory, praise and honour,
Unto Christ the King;
This, through countless ages
Men and angels sing.

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.