STEP OUT OF DEFEAT – (Open Heavens daily for teenagers 2016)
Memorise: Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness: according
unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Psalms 51:1
Please Read: 1st Kings 21:17-29, 17 And the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
18 Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.
19 And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the Lord, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the Lord, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.
20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the Lord.
21 Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,
22 And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin.
23 And of Jezebel also spake the Lord, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.
24 Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.
25 But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.
26 And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the Lord cast out before the children of Israel.
27 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
28 And the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
29 Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son’s days will I bring the evil upon his house.
Bible in one year: Jeremiah 7:1-8:17; Acts 15:12-35
Samsondied with the enemies; this was due to carelessness on his part. If you feel that you have fallen into sin this how to get out, and is also the route to not fall into sin;
- Pay close attention to God’s voice (Deuteronomy 28:1). This can come through the Bible, through His messenger or sometimes by God speaking directly to your spirit.
- Be ready to do what God tells you. ( Revelations 2:5)
- Pull yourself together out of any defeat you may have experienced.
David knew this secret and he employed it to his advantage. My prayer for you is that, in whatever area you have suffered defeat; the Lord will restore and grant you permanent victory in Jesus’ Name.
Call God today to receive you in all areas.