Teens' Open Heavens: Monday 2 October 2017 by Pastor Adeboye - The Blessing Of Solitude II | Flatimes

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Teens' Open Heavens: Monday 2 October 2017 by Pastor Adeboye - The Blessing Of Solitude II

Teens' Open Heavens: Sunday 2 October 2017 by Pastor Adeboye - The Blessing Of Solitude II

Topic: The Blessing Of Solitude II [Monday 2, October 2017]

Memorise: "Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.” - James 5:17

Read: 1 Kings 19:9-18

9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?

10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:

12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

14 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

15 And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:

16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.

17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.

18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

Bible In One Year: Malachi 1-4. Hymn: Sing Hymn 1 - O Lord My God

MESSAGE:

Other blessings of solitary living include divine authority, divine revelation and divine direction. In our memory verse for today, we read that Elijah was a man who possessed a divine authority that controlled the weather. He commanded the rain to cease and it was so, when he felt it was time to release the rain, he commanded it to start falling and it was so! This did not come by careless and flamboyant living. This authority as a result of solitary living and a separated life. He had been in solitary confinement ever since he made the proclamation of the drought. We receive divine instruction when we are alone with God.

Unknown to Elijah, he was not the only prophet standing for God, hence he wanted to die. However, he was told that God Himself had preserved seven thousand prophets who had not corrupted themselves! What a revelation and a lesson. Never think you are the only one keeping the bounds of holiness, there are others unknown to you. So don't give in to the deceit of Satan. God will never change and He will never lower His standards. God bless you as you continue with Him in holiness.

Prayer Point: Father, the grace to be separated unto You, not following the multitude, please give to me.

Open Heavens 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.

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