OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 25 JULY 2020 SATURDAY: NO TEST, NO PROMOTION
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 25 JULY 2020 MEMORIZE: Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. James 1:12
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 25 JULY 2020 BIBLE READING GENESIS 22:1-14
1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11 And the angel of the Lordcalled unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.
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OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 25 JULY 2020 MESSAGE
Life can be likened to a school. No one attends a school without taking examinations.
If all the students in a particular school just attend classes without writing examinations what will be the basis of promotion? Such a school will be a joke.
In the same vein, God generally runs his children through tests in order to determine their readiness for the next phase of their lives.
You have to take cognizance of the fact that before you can be allowed to advance in any sphere of your life, you will have to pay a price in one way or the other.
Nothing ever just happens. Doors never just burst open. If you will make it in life, you have to pass series of tests.
Do you want to go closer and deeper in your walk with God?, Put in more time in the place of study and prayer.
Do you want to have better results in school?, Grind harder in the library. You have to press for what you want.
Successful people are not lucky people, they are people of action. They know what they want and they go hard for it.
Wake up dear child. What do you want from life?. Prepare to work for it.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 25 JULY 2020 PRAYER POINT
Lord Jesus, help me to pass every divine and life test that I have to go through.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 25 JULY 2020 HYMN
I’M PRESSING ON THE UPWARD WAY
1. I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground”.
Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith on heaven’s table-land;
Where love and joy and light abound,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.
2. My heart has no desire to stay,
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these
abound, my constant aim is higher ground.
3. Beyond the mist I fain would rise,
To rest beneath unclouded skies,
Above earth’s turmoil peace is found
By those who dwell on higher ground.
4. I long to scale the utmost height,
Though rough the way, and hard the fight,
My song while climbing shall resound
Lord lead me on to higher ground.
5. Lord lead me up the mountain side,
I dare not climb without my Guide;
And Heaven gained, I’ll gaze around,
With grateful heart from higher ground.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 25 JULY 2020 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: PSALMS 44:21-26, PSALMS 45:1-17, PSALMS 46:21-11, ACTS 25:1-27