I pray you are all having a blessed week and that you are filled with the joy of the Lord. Today is the day the Lord has made and you are part of it. He created you with a purpose and a cause. You are part of God’s amazing plan in the here and now. Not just some pie in the sky when you die, but down on the ground when you’re still around. I know what you’re thinking, “But Isaac, do you know all these people are saying it’s only going to get worse, the anti-christ is coming, the great tribulation is already here, and I’m just waiting for God to get me out of this mess.” Well my bible says, *“When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will again lift up a standard against him.” (Isaiah 59:19*)
And anti-christ you got nothing on me, because my Daddy said, “*Yeah the anti-christ spirit is here, but don’t sweat it my children I have overcome him because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.” (1John 4:3-4)* I believe God is ready to do something amazing right now in this generation. Right now in this great country two out of every five babies are tragically aborted. Over 52 million people have been silenced since Roe vs. Wade in 1973. Why is the devil trying to keep this generation from being born? Why is he trying to keep us so oppressed and constantly trying to keep our heads in the sky looking for Jesus to rapture us out of this mess? I believe it is because God has something special for this generation and the devil knows it.
The first generation Satan tried to keep from being born was Moses’ generation. Exodus tells us that Pharaoh decreed that all male children under the age of two were to be executed. Thousands of babies were killed during this very difficult time, but as we know this difficult time produced the generation which saw the manifestation of God’s promise so many years before Abraham, as they entered into their promise land. Moses generation was a deliverance generation.
The second generation Satan tried to destroy was the Jesus Generation. King Harold decreed that all the children, again under the age of two were to be killed. Again thousands of babies were executed, but out of this generation our Savior came forth. This was another deliverance generation. Now Satan has taken his swipe at this generation, our generation. The reason there is such an attack on generation through abortion is because we are destined to be a promise fulfilling generation! A deliverance generation! No matter what kind of attack you are under right now and it seems like all Hell is breaking loose, don’t give up. Don’t lose heart. You must prevail! You must prevail in prayer. You must prevail in worship! Don’t stop crying out to the Lord.
One of the greatest weaknesses of our generation is a lack of commitment for the long haul and so often we are like the cheetah generation. See, the cheetah is the fastest know mammal. It has been clocked at speed up to 70 mph. Unfortunately, the cheetah has one major issue; it has a tiny heart. It tires quickly. If it doesn’t catch its prey quickly, it won’t last. Some Christians have a cheetah approach to life and the promise Gods given them. They don’t have heart to sustain the effort for the long haul, but Isaiah 40:31 say’s, *“Those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not grow weary.*
Let me finish with this true story. Sometime ago there was a pilot of a small plane. While in flight he noticed a warning light indicating an open door on his plane. He got up to check it out and just as he got there, the door blew open and sucked him out of the plane. The copilot radioed back to the flight tower in a complete panic, “I’m coming back. The pilot just got sucked out of the plane! Send a rescue team to look for his body.” What the pilot didn’t know was when the doors flew open and pulled the pilot out, the emergency ladder fell and clinging to it for dear life was the pilot. In 15 minutes, the copilot landed the plane, unaware that the pilot’s head was only three inches from the concrete. When onlookers saw what was happening, they ran out onto the runway to aid the pilot. No Joke, they had to literally pry his fingers loose one finger at a time. He was holding on that tight. Do you know what that is church? Perseverance! Hanging on to the promises of God. Don’t let go! Don’t give up! Because I know that God has something so great for you, your family, our church, and this entire generation. *“When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will again lift up a standard against him.”*