OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 5 JULY 2023 WEDNESDAY: HIS FAVOUR LOCATES II
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 5 JULY 2023 MEMORIZE: Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners: and purify your hearts, ye double minded. James 4:8
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 5 JULY 2023 BIBLE READING ESTHER 5:1-3
Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, over against the king’s house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.
And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.
Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 5 JULY 2023 MESSAGE
In today’s Bible text, the king raised his golden scepter, which symbolized that he was beckoning Esther to come closer. The golden scepter was a symbol of his power.
This shows that when the time comes for God to favour a fellow, He beckons on him/her to come close to His power. After Esther touched the scepter, the king then told her to make her request, promising that all would be granted, up to half of his kingdom.
Did you also notice that before Esther asked, the king had already said that the answer was settled? This means that when the time of favour comes, all prayers will be answered.
The crux of today’s message is that for God’s favour to locate you, you must draw near to Him. So, if you are yet to give your life to Jesus, take a bold step, ask for forgiveness, and surrender your life to Him today.
If you have given your life to Him and you with sin, rededicate your life to Him today and ask Him to favour you.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 5 JULY 2023 PRAYER POINT
Father, please, draw me closer to You and let me be favoured.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 5 JULY 2023 HYMN
HYMN 17 – THERE SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS
1. “There shall be showers of blessing”
This is the promise of love;
There shall be season refreshing
Send from a savior above
Showers of blessing
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling
But for the showers we plead.
2. “There shall be showers of blessing”
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys;
Sound of abundance of rain.
3. “There shall be showers of blessing”
Send them upon us Oh Lord!
Grant to us now a refreshing;
Come now and honour Thy Word.
4. “There shall be showers of blessing”
Oh, that today thy might fall,
Now as to God we are Confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!
5. “There shall be showers of blessing”
If we but trust and obey;
There shall be season refreshing,
If we let God have his way.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 5 JULY 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: PROVERBS 18-20
AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE