OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 20 FEBRUARY 2021
THEME: MOSES II
MEMORISE: Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; ECCLESIASTES 9:10
READ: EXODUS 3:1-12
Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.
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Yesterday, we established the fact that it is futile to help yourself when you need God to help you. If you read Exodus 2 till the end, you will see the consequence of Moses action.
When God knew that Moses had learnt some things from Jethro and that he was ready to accept His help. He stepped in and Moses became bold enough to confront Pharaoh.
You also need to understand that no knowledge is wasted. Every experience you acquire at any point in time will be useful for you in the future.
For instance, if you are living with someone today and the fellow seems to be harsh on you, giving you difficult chores to do, do them happily because it is all for your good.
Don’t throw away any chance to learn any new (good) thing because you never can tell when the experience will be needed. I’m sure Moses went through different drillings in Pharaoh’s house.
He would have been taught the Egyptian language, how to fight like a warrior, and settle disputes and how to survive harsh conditions especially during war. He also patiently learnt from God in the desert. All these experiences came in handy when he was to confront Pharaoh.
KEY POINT: No knowledge is wasted, learn patiently
HYMN 13: I’VE FOUND A FRIEND IN JESUS
1. I’ve found a friend in Jesus,
He’s everything to me.
He’s the fairest
of ten thousand to my soul;
The lily of the Valley,
in Him alone I see
All I need to cleanse
and make me fully whole.
In sorrow He’s my comfort,
in trouble He’s my stay,
He tells me every care
on Him to roll: (Hallelujah!)
He’s the Lily of the Valley,
the Bright and Morning Star,
He’s the Fairest of ten thousand
to my soul.
2. He all my griefs has taken,
and all my sorrows borne;
In temptation He’s my strong
and mighty tower;
I have all for Him forsaken,
and all my Idols torn,
From my heart, and now
He keeps me by His power.
Though all the world forsake me,
and Satan tempt me sore,
Through Jesus I shall safely
reach the goal, (Hallelujah!)
3. He’ll never, never leave me,
nor yet forsake me here,
While I live by faith,
and do His blessed will;
A wall of fire about me,
I’ve nothing now to fear;
With His manna,
He my hungry soul shall fill.
Then sweeping up to glory,
to see His blessed face,
Where rivers of delight
shall ever roll (Hallelujah!).
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
NUMBERS 3-4; MARK 3:22-35
AUTHORS: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE
PASTOR (MRS) FOLU ADEBOYE