Topic: Go Contrary Always [Teens’ Open Heavens Thursday 22nd, February 2018]

Memorise: This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16

Read: Galatians 5:16-18

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

Bible In One Year: Numbers 7, Mark 4:21-41

MESSAGE:

If you look at how the saints of old overcame the devil, you will discover one simple method that can be applied most of the time. That method is to do the exact opposite of what the devil expects. In every situation of temptation, God has a particular way of escape for you. In the same vein, Satan has his own expectations regarding how he wants you to respond. You are the one in-between these two forces and therefore you are the one to determine which one you will choose. A safe way out is to always go contrary to the expectations of the devil. For instance, when the devil tells you to pay a visit to the opposite sex alone, simply refuse. If you obey him, you will surely fall.
Satan loves to be worshipped. And when you do what he wants, you worship him. In all you do, never give credit or credence to Satan. Never bow before him or his agents and never worship him. Refuse to do what he wants concerning any given situation. Pray and evangelize when he gives you reasons not to. Always go in opposition and you will overcome.

Action Point: If Satan could ask Jesus to worship him, he will surely demand the same from you. Be on the look-out.

Hymn 16:

1. Christian, seek not yet repose,
Hear thy gracious Savior say;
Thou art in the midst of foes:
Watch and pray.

2. Principalities and power,
Mustering their unseen array,
Wait for the unguarded hours:
Watch and pray.

3. Gird the heavenly armor on,
Wear it ever night and day;
Ambushed lies the evil one:
Watch and pray.

4. Hear the victors who o’ercame,
Still they mark each warriors’s way;
All with one sweet voice exclaim,
Watch and pray.

5. Hear, above all, hear thy Lord,
Him thou loves to obey;
Hide within thy heart His word:
Watch and pray.

6. Watch, as if on that alone
Hung the issue of the day;
Pray, that help may be sent down:
Watch and pray.

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.