The Lost Generation…..Where Are They?????
“If I ever shut off the supply of rain from the skies or order the locusts to eat the crops or send a plague on my people, and my people, my God-defined people, respond by humbling themselves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives, I’ll be there ready for you: I’ll listen from heaven, forgive their sins, and restore their land to health.” II Chronicles 7:13 & 14(NIV)
Today we are faced with a tragic situation. Sadly to say, many people with whom we communicate on a daily basis are totally ignorant to, and unaware that this state even exists. The bottom line is this: We now, daily, have to overcome the devastating results of a generation which no longer exist. We are confronted with economic, social and spiritual “abnormalities” which have been produced …. Or have been cloned from a distorted mold. We are daily confronted with and bombarded with the opinions and the like which are the results of a lost generation. And to make matters worst; we can be compared to a flock of uninformed sheep who are being lead to a slaughter. We walk blindly – daily. We have sat silently and permitted our government to alter and completely abolish the authenticity of our God given standards. We have as of yet, not opened our mouths; and I reiterate, have been led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, still we have not opened our mouths (Paraphrased from Isaiah 53:7).
I could continue with the comparisons and analogies. However, to get to the point, I’ll state that the “lost generation” referenced is that generation of God’s people who were totally “sold out” for Him. That generation who may have still encountered its own challenges – but were militant and radically allegiant in their reverence for and to the Lord.
We have lost that generation of people who sacrificed themselves, their possessions and whatever it took to remain in the correct relationship with the Lord. We have lost a generation of people who may not have known; …..correction…. who DID NOT know the Greek, Hebrew or Aramaic dialect of the Bible; but who knew how to get the attention of God! We have lost a generation of people who were WILLING to serve God – at the risk of being ridiculed or harassed. We have lost a generation of people who loved God more than they loved themselves. We have lost that generation who was willing to actually bring their flesh under subjection and seek the presence of God during all night prayer services. (I’ve attended what many have called all night prayer services – only to discover that no one really PRAYED all night!) We have lost that generation whom, although they may not have totally understood what God was doing in a given situation – they totally trusted Him. We have lost that generation who didn’t just sing about the Lord; but their song resonated from the Holy Spirit within them. They truly sought His face prior to seeking His hand. Therefore in seeking his face; He freely opened His Hand to them.
I can remember my grandmother’s response to sooo many of my questions. (Although I was also told that I ask too many questions!) She would simply say, “Well, girlie, that’s the Lord’s business, and when He’s ready, He’ll tend to it.” She would also say, “If you trust in the Lord, ....Everything will be alright”. (And I’ve learned that her responses were very accurate.)
Nevertheless, although we have lost that generation – God has given to us the remedy and the principles to re-establish our current generation. If we who are still here, would live in obedience to II Chronicles 7:14; then God would hear us and respond by giving to us the wisdom that we need to uproot and cancel every diabolical plot, plan and scheme. Then we would have the ability to bring an awareness to this generation that our God is still the omnipotent, omniscient, loving God that we proclaim Him to be.
We have lost one generation – let’s not lose another. It is our responsibility to begin as of today to make a conscientious decision to amend our focus. It is high time that we truly begin to make the Lord, the true LORD of our lives. It is time for us to love the Lord with ALL of our heart and to Love our neighbor as we love ourselves. (First, some need to learn to love themselves and appreciate who God has created them to be.)
When we begin to truly Love the Lord, more than we love anything else; then we will begin to regain the power and the authority of that lost generation. We must come to an awareness that our every thought, motive, deed and action MUST receive the approval of our loving Father; and that our accountability is to our “Yahweh Hashopet”.
Let’s all become more responsible and live in obedience to I Corinthians 10:13 which states:
“ Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”
If we simply obey this one verse… the Lost Generation will be lost no more!