Topic: Reflect Jesus [Teens’ Open Heavens Thursday 8th, February 2018]

Memorise: let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:4-9

4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Bible In One Year: Leviticus 4-6, Matthew 25:1-30


MESSAGE:

God is calling every believer to rise and shine. You can shine like the moon. The moon receives light from the sun and reflects it to the world. Shortly before His ascension, the Lord gave an instruction to His disciples in Mark 16:15-18. He was simply asking them to go in His Name, take the light from Him and reflect it to the world just like the relationship between the sun and the moon. You need to reflect His light because of the gross darkness that has covered the earth.

One characteristics of light is that it attracts all kinds of things. If you turn on a light bulb in the midst of darkness, it will attract good people, like readers, it will also attract different kinds of insects. Just as light attracts good things, so does it also attract bad, ugly and evil things, in effect, the moment you begin to shine, be on your guard. consciously consider everything before you allow them around you. Ask the Holy Spirit to increase the intensity of light around you and make it a blazing fire, so that nothing evil will come near you.

Action Point: Ask the Holy Spirit to increase the light inside you and ask Him to make that light bright enough to light up the world around you.

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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