Topic: Are You Overcoming? [Tuesday 7, November 2017]
Memorise: “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” – Romans 8:37
Read: John 16:31-33
31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?
32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Bible In One Year: John 11-12. Hymn: Sing Hymn 9: My Faith Has Found Resting A Place
God in His Word, states that everyone who will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. The experience of persecution is part of our heritage as believers in Christ Jesus. The world will treat you in a cruel manner simply because of your faith. They will do many things to hurt you simply because you have chosen to live righteous.
There are a lot of prices to pay for being a disciple of Jesus Christ, however the benefits of following Christ far outweigh its cost.
The Lord commands us to rejoice when we go through trials in life because great is our reward. People may say all kinds of evil against you. They may hate you. They may decide not to involve you in any beneficial thing, just to put you off. Don’t be afraid, you will surely laugh last.
Prayer Point: Father, please strengthen me that I may never bow to the pressures of life.
Sing Hymn 9: My Faith Has Found Resting A Place
My faith has found a resting place,
Not in device or creed;
I trust the ever living One,
His wounds for me shall plead.
I need no other argument,
I need no other plea,
It is enough that Jesus died,
And that He died for me.
Enough for me that Jesus saves,
This ends my fear and doubt;
A sinful soul I come to Him,
He’ll never cast me out.
My heart is leaning on the Word,
The living Word of God,
Salvation by my Savior’s Name,
Salvation through His blood.
My great Physician heals the sick,
The lost He came to save;
For me His precious blood He shed,
For me His life He gave.
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.