Youth Power Yesterday’s Promise

If one is my age in 2018 and watching the Youth of America rise up to cry for the sanctity of their lives you have to find a context to make the most of the turn of events. Take 20, 30, 40, or 50 years off your age today and you will find that you are part of a generation that tried to turn its heart to the ancestors, to the parents, and you will also have seen the demise of a youth movement. Many were crushed by the current world-ruling powers. That is why we need a context to the joy of seeing the rise of a generation that challenges the previous generation with a vision of the future.
If the children’s hearts are going to be turned to their parents’ and vice versa something new has to be in the making.

A DREAMER AWAKES JUST IN TIME.

Dreams die hard and the assassination of a dreamer does not mean that a community will prevail against the dreamer’s message. Delaying the impact of youthful voices was devastating in New Testament times. Old folks are dreamers who cling to the past. The older generation of Jewish people who returned under Cyrus’ decree wept when they saw the rebuilt temple while the younger people were full of joy. Americans are among the biggest dreamers of modern times. The American War of Independence and the founding fathers who dared to say no to British colonialism are testament to both youth (men not yet middle-aged) and the spirit of invention. Both commodities have been frittered away in the quest for superiority and lost in the mountains of merchandise. It is highly unlikely that the US constitution gets amended even though it is the only way to have an effect on attitudes and behaviour that are killing

The future is not illusion

A GREAT SHOUT
Ezra 3:11
And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord, For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

Ezra 3:12
But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ houses, old men who had seen the first house, wept with a loud voice when they saw the foundation of this house being laid, though many shouted aloud for joy,

DISTINGUISHING THE JOY FROM THE WEEPING

Ezra 3:13
so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the joyful shout from the sound of the people’s weeping, for the people shouted with a great shout, and the sound was heard far away.

The elders had seen Solomon’s temple and this 2nd temple was not much to look at. The province of Judah in the 6th century B.C. was not going to be Israel-Judah 2.0. There would be neither prophet nor king until the appearance of John the Baptist and Jesus.
The American revolution is about to leap into preparation for the beast. Let’s be clear about one thing. The Beast (the leader of the coming world-ruling alliance) will not stand for chaos and the current Administration in the United States is one example (of both rogue and prince), an aberration that will distinguish the chaff from the wheat. The order which was envisioned by the founding fathers must come back into place so that the way will be prepared for the Beast to gather all nations under its hegemony in opposition to the king Yeshua.

While an American revolutionled by young people is highly unlikely this is an opportunity of seismic proportions. While the success of any revolution is limited.we can expect a wide range of course corrections, violence will mar the declared peace, oppression will greet the poor, and tas usual, the young morph to elders.