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Millennials Part 2

Posted by admin in March 13th, 2009
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Jeremiah 31:15, “The Lord says: ‘A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.’”

So what do we do? What am I called to do, through Scripture, for this generation? Perhaps you are a Millennial and you know personally the struggles of your generation. Maybe you’re a parent of a Millennial and your own kids are fraught or you know of others in your neighborhoods, churches, and communities—kids that are being afflicted by the very issues I wrote about yesterday. I have always said that what one generation does in moderation the next generation does in excess. It is our responsibility as followers of Christ to hold on to the Millennials and not hand them over to the enemy. Greatness can come from this generation. Perhaps the enemy knows that they are destined for great things and that is why he has worked so hard to destroy them. I think about the Great Commission. God’s call to His people to go into all the world and preach the good news of Jesus Christ. Even with 1.9 billion unreached it’s still a doable goal in this day and age. For example, and hang in there with me now, don’t let me lose you, Robert Woodruff took over the Coca Cola company and after WWII when the company was financially wiped out he came up with a new vision, a mission statement for Coca Cola, “A Coke within arm’s reach of desire for everyone on the planet.” In 1999 the company revised the statement and wrote on their website, “A Coke in the hand of every person on the planet by the year 2010.” They have since removed that statement because they didn’t quite make it, but it is the most recognized product in the world. They’ll make it eventually. Here’s my point: if Coca Cola believes they are able to get a Coke into the hand of every single human being on the planet then surely we as evangelicals can get the Gospel message heard around the world. (If nothing else we just follow the Coke trucks!). The Great Commission is doable. It is attainable as never before in history. Globalization, technology, air travel, satellite phones and television—all these things make the sharing of the Gospel worldwide an achievable task. Perhaps the enemy of our souls knows this and knows that it would be this generation, the Millennials, that will accomplish the task remaining. Can you see how he would hate them then? Because what does God’s Word tell us about the finishing of this task? Matthew 24:14, “And this good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world, as a testimony to all the nations; and then the end will come.” Now The End is a good thing. This is when Jesus returns and fixes everything. This is where He comes and heals us and heals our world and redemption is fully realized. The End is really the New Beginning. So be happy about The End.

I ask, could it be that the enemy of our souls knows that it is this generation that will usher in the Coming of Christ and he so hates them so much that he is doing all that he can to kill, steal and destroy them? Is it this generation that God has set apart for the task? Is this why we are seeing such a Massacre of the Innocents?

It is time we join together to bombard the throne of heaven and intercede on behalf of this generation. It is time we covenant to pray for God to deliver the Millennials from the work of the enemy and reclaim each and every life for life…life that is abundant and free. I am asking everyone to join me on March 31st to fast and pray for this generation. That somehow we can join together to grab hold of the horns of the altar and cry out to God to strengthen, deliver, empower, and to fulfill His will in their lives. Will you join me?

Jeremiah, 31:16-17, “Thus says the LORD: ‘Keep your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears for there is a reward for your work, says the LORD: they shall come back from the land of the enemy; there is hope for your future, says the LORD: your children shall come back to their own country.

If you want to join me in fasting and praying for the Millennials on March 31st, please sign up via email (teri@iics.com) or through the comments section of this blog. Let’s join forces to reclaim the Millennials for God’s purposes and for His plan. Peace.

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