Open Heavens for Teens 7 December 2018
TOPIC: Sin and Sickness
[Open Heavens for Teens 7 December 2018]
Memorise: Afterward Jesus findethhim in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. John 5:14
Read: John 5:14-16 (KJV)
Bible In One Year: Daniel 9-10, 2 John 1
One major cause of sickness is sin. if you live a holy life, sin-induced ailments may never be able to penetrate your body, in Psalm 119:67, the Psalmist observed that before afflictions came to him, he had veered off the path of righteousness. If you are toying with sin, you are sending an invitation to sickness. If you want to live healthy, keep away from sin and obey God’s Word.
Another cause of sickness is defying God’s order on Holy Communion. 1 Corinthians 11:27-30 says whenever you take the Holy Communion unworthily, you send and invitation to weakness. If this trend continues, your invitation will extend to sickness and thereafter death. Are you always feeling weak, tired and always wanting to rest even when you have not done any strenuous work? Examine yourself! Are you sick? Is the sickness as a result of sin or violation of the Holy Communion? Repent today and turn a new leaf.
Key Point: Sin and sickness are related. Wherever you find one, you will most likely find the other.
1. I am Thine 0 Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.
Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.
2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.
3. Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!
4. There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.
Daily Devotional for Teen’s was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God
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