OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 6 JUNE 2023 TUESDAY: WHEN DEFIANCE IS ALLOWED
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 6 JUNE 2023 MEMORIZE: But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. Acts 4:19
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS JUNE 2023 BIBLE READING DANIEL 3:13-28
Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king.
Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?
Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.
Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.
And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.
Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
Today’s Powerful Confession: I confess today that the light of God upon me serves as my guide and my shield, I do not walk in darkness for God’s light shines upon me, evil stays far from me in Jesus’ name, Amen. Hallelujah!
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 6 JUNE 2023 MESSAGE
Today’s Bible reading highlights one of the instances where we can go against secular or religious authorities. There is a time for everything under heaven. There is a time when in order for you to obey the law of God, you have to disobey that of the land.
For example, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego disobeyed the law of the land in order to obey God. Today’s memory verse points out clearly that acts of defiance are allowed if they will stop you from going against God’s law.
Beloved, you need to be firm in your stance for God. As God’s child, you must not compromise your faith by engaging in secret sins, joining others to do evil, or covering up for their sins.
When a teacher or an adult wants you to have sex with him/her, say no and report to a higher authority. When your classmates want you to join their immoral cliques, say no defiantly and report to the authorities. Say NO to anything against the will of God.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 6 JUNE 2023 PRAYER POINT
Father, help me to stand for you wherever I find myself in Jesus’ name.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 6 JUNE 2023 HYMN
HYMN 15 – ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS
1. Onward, Christian soldiers!
Marching as to war,
Looking unto Jesus,
Who is gone before;
Christ, the Royal Master,
Leads against the foe;
Forward into battle,
See His banners go.
Onward, Christian soldiers!
Marching as to war,
Looking unto Jesus,
Who is gone before.
2. At the name of Jesus
Satan’s host doth thee;
On then, Christian soldiers
On to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver
At the shout of praise:
Brothers, lift your voices,
Loud your anthems raise.
3. Like a mighty army
Moves the Church of God:
Brothers, we are treading
Where the saints have trod.
We are not divided,
All one body we
One in hope and doctrine,
One in charity.
4. Crowns and thrones may perish
Kingdoms rise and wane;
But the Church of Jesus
Constant will remain:
Gates of hell can never
‘Gainst that church prevail;
We have Christ’s own promise-
And that cannot fail.
5. Onward then, ye people,
Join our happy throng;
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song:
“Glory, praise and honour,
Unto Christ the King”,
This, through countless ages,
Men and angels sing.
OPEN HEAVEN FOR TEENS 6 JUNE 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: PSALMS 1-8
AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE