OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 14 OCTOBER 2023 SATURDAY: TIMELY OFFERING?
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 14 OCTOBER 2023 MEMORIZE: And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou has found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me. Genesis 27:20
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 14 OCTOBER 2023 BIBLE READING GENESIS 27:20-33
And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me.
And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.
And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands: so he blessed him.
And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.
And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son’s venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.
And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.
And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:
Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son’s venison, that thy soul may bless me.
And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 14 OCTOBER 2023 MESSAGE
I once shared a need of the Church with one of my sons, and instead of promptly meeting it because of its urgency, he said he would go and pray about it.
The following week when he came, ready to meet the need, God had already raised someone else to resolve the issue, He felt bad about it but learnt the lesson that the work of God cannot suffer as God will always raise people to do what is needed to be done.
Many children are very slow in acting upon God’s direct instructions or Scriptures, such as in the giving of offerings and tithes or doing good to our neighbours.
Some people waste time thinking about why they should give and the possible outcome of their giving.
When they now decide to give, it is already too late because the one who needed help had already gotten it from another Source or has lost out completely.
May the Lord grant you the grace and wisdom to offer your gifts at a time acceptable unto God, and may He never substitute you for someone else in the name of Jesus.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 14 OCTOBER 2023 ACTION POINT
Identify areas of need in your fellowship, Church or neighbourhood. Meet at least 1 of them this week.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 14 OCTOBER 2023 HYMN
HYMN 5 – TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE
1. Take my life and let it
Consecrated Lord to Thee
Take my moment and my days
Let them flow ceaseless praise.
2. Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for thee
3. Take my voice and let me sing
Always only for my king;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.
4. Take my sliver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as thou shalt choose.
5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall no longer mine:
Take my heart, it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,
6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for thee
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 14 OCTOBER 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: MARK 1-3
AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE