Scripture: Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants, And our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace; (Psalm 144:12)
Devotional: In a dream I saw myself lying on my sick bed in a clean, sterile hospital room. The doctor had informed my family that I would not survive the night. I slept peacefully waiting for the Lord to appear and take me home, while my family stood quietly around the room.
Suddenly, two young boys appeared by my bed and stood quietly, one on each side. I opened my eyes, and I knew instinctively that it was Samuel and Angel. Others in the room appeared to be unaware of their presence. I felt an urgency to communicate with my sons to explain to them how and why they were taken from me. I wanted to tell them all about who God was, and how He had reunited us; but my youngest son, Angel, threw his arms around me as if to quiet me with his hug. There was no need for words between us. Without speaking, his hug said to me, “It’s OK mom, “It’s OK”! “He has sent us”.
At that moment I awoke from the dream. I realized that my children are in the presence of God, but in spirit they are still here on earth with me. The message from God was not that I needed to tell them about who He was, but rather, it is the children that are still living here on earth that must be told about Him. It is this generation and the future generations that we must reach with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
It is those that would destroy the lives of a generation that has not yet been born, and those that seek to enslave our youth through drugs and perverted life styles that we must reach with God’s truth. The message that we must get out to our children is the truth that He came to give us life (John 10). Only the truth of God’s word can free us and them from this culture of death.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have eternal life.
Prayer: Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit and through the authority of Jesus Christ give us boldness to stand against the powers of darkness that seek to destroy this generation and future generations of children. Awaken us from our sleep that we might unashamedly proclaim the truth of your word to our children. Amen.
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