There is a generation that is missing today. This is the generation of Godly saints, young men and women that never reached their mark. This is the generation that the Lord wept over. A generation that lost its place in history.
A lost generation leaves the next generation barren and without hope. As a family is strengthened through its generations, so are the children of God, the priestly bride. Rather than giving hope and exemplifying a life in Christ, the missing generation has nothing to show for the Kingdom of God. It leaves the next generation with a dilemma.
What does a righteous generation look like? Is it really possible to live a powerful, influential life as a Christian? There is no hope in blaming the previous generation, but rather challenges the current generation to come back to the Word of God. The Word of God says of a righteous man:
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
(Psalm 1:3 (See also Jeremiah 17:8))
This scripture challenges the current generation of what it should look like. I am not writing off the previous generation as having done nothing for the Kingdom. The Lord did what He could with those that lived for Him. But I will not grant them the glory of Christ as having fulfilled His Will for their generation. What I see around me are youth that feel God is distant. They feel God does not speak today and is not near to them, because the “Christians” around them, have not been good examples.
God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. (Acts 17:27)
And in a collection, they are a generation of Christians that showed a poor example of what a life in God really looks like.
It arouses my passion for Christians, especially youth, that believe life is better lived chasing after the lusts of this world. And how little they realize. It angers and saddens me to see youth that have not had the proper upbringing from the previous generation to know the reality of a living God. The greatest phenomenon in this world is the ignorance of the reality of God. But I want greater for my generation. I want my generation to prove the acceptable, pleasing and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2).
Not every one will answer the call, but it is not an excuse to believe for a greater response to the call in this generation. People have simply lost their faith in God. But when they begin to see a generation that reflects the VERY IMAGE OF GOD, they will run to the cross. God is not the problem. Christians’ poor reflection of God is. God is real and more alive than any living thing on the face of the earth. When we begin to walk in His Glory, nations will bow down. No great thing happens, but that which the Lord does.
With all that said, reflect upon these things. In five, ten, years, where will you be? Do you believe your God is indeed GOD! What do you actually believe in? Being a regular, “I go to church,” Christian, will die off. There will come a time in your life, where the Lord Jesus Christ will come to the door of your heart and ask you once again, “Have you rejected yourself, and chosen Me?” There will come a point in your life where you will no longer be able to lie to yourself about what truly lives inside of you. If Christ doesn’t have the throne of your life, you will assuredly see your own reign come to an end. At that point, you will either continue to deny the Truth in ignorance and pride, or you will fall down to the feet of the One who so loves you, the One that broke His flesh for you. His name is Jesus Christ.
“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” (John 14:6)
– Jesus Christ