Topic: Kingdom Principles [Teens Open Heavens 28, June 2018]
Memorise: Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD. Obadiah 4
Read: Obadiah 1-4 (KJV)
1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.
2 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.
Bible In One Year: Job 13-15, Acts 8:26-40
MESSAGE:
Heavenly principles are different from earthly ones. If you want to succeed in the Kingdom race, you must be conversant with Kingdom principles. For instance, Luke 6:38 says you will not be given until you give. Nothing comes without a basis. Giving is the basis for which God gives to you. If you do not give, Heaven has no reason to give to you.
Proverbs 11:24 says if you want to increase, first scatter out what you already have. If you follow the logical, worldly principle of holding tight what you have so you won’t lose it, you will suddenly discover that everything you were holding on to has disappeared and you are more improverished than you could have imagined. To be successful, stick with Kingdom principles!
Action Point: Search the Scriptures, identify and adopt Kingdom principles to regulate your daily living.
Hymn 2:
1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Refrain:
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
2. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
3. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
4.But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
5. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.