The God of Generations
It has been my absolute honour to travel to multiple nations this year and to see God move amongst every Generation from the youngest to the oldest. To watch as all ages encounter the Presence and Power of God. There is a Hunger and Thirst for the Supernatural Presence of God. This hunger and thirst transcends nations, it is evident on every continent. I am always humbled as I watch Children step into Supernatural expecting What God said He would do. As children laid hands on the sick, there were healings manifest. There were a number of these accounts that happened this year. Children are not content to just hear about the miraculous, they want to be participators.
There is also a surge in Parents and Grandparents who are not content to let others raise their Children spiritually. They are stepping up to the plate to be counted amongst the number of those who will nurture their Children's Journey of Faith. One of the messages that has been strong in my spirit is the need for those who consider themselves "RETIRED" from ministry, they have had their day. Now they simply sit in the pews vegetating. "Don't RETIRE - REFIRE" There are deposits of God in this age group that are desperately needed for the next generations. These are the Spiritual Mothers and Fathers who have had incredible encounters with God. If they do not pass these onto the next generation, they will simply die with them.
Generations differ widely in their life experiences and values. And this is true among followers of Jesus. But no matter what we wear or the kind of music we enjoy, our spiritual connection is stronger than those differences.
Psalm 145 say “One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. . . . They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness” (vv. 4, 7). Within a great diversity of age and experience, we come together by honouring the Lord. “They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might” (v. 11).
God's Kingdom is alive and ACTIVE in every Generation.
James W Goll says "Each generation of Christians needs to see itself as a bridge generation that builds on the past, lives in the present, and plans for the future."
When God describes Himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, He is not just identifying Himself by name; He is describing His very being and how His purposes proceed throughout history.
It has been said that "the Church is always one generation away from extinction" When we fail to see the Generational Connection that is rich in the Bible and God's Dealings with families, we run the risk of losing the next generation and in the process become the spectators of church extinction.