Fighting For A Generation

TribeYouth Awakening

This is war! There is an all-out, full-fledged attack on this generation of young men and women. The reality is that without a genuine awakening to truth and the Holy Spirit, statistics point to only 4% of those born after 1984 being born again believers. Only 4%! Roughly 16% of my generation [born between 1965 and 1983] consider themselves to be born again. Of the generation born between 1946 – 1964, only 35% are deemed to be born again followers of Christ. This generation is currently in charge of American leadership.

Think about it.  Our culture is shaped by morally corrupt movies and television programs, increasingly perverted music, a pornographic invasion on the internet, the legalization of homosexual marriage, the removal of the Ten Commandments from public buildings, and an attempt to take “under God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance. Christianity is under attack in the United States and around the world.

The shapers of our modern culture are, for the most part, motivated by the spirit of anti-Christ. It should be obvious to the discerning observer that there is a concerted effort in America to silence voices of truth. We are now living in the time when many call “evil good and good evil: who exchange darkness for light, and light for darkness; who exchange bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.” [Isaiah 5:20]

Indeed, we are living in the last days when the Holy Spirit declared, “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall…” [Isaiah 40:30] We see it all around us; the youth of our culture are worn out. They are weary in their minds, and when people become fatigued, they yield more readily to the influence of the culture. I know that there are wonderful exceptions but too many of the youth of today fall into these generalizations. Far too many live without purpose, with very little understanding of the value of life, and with souls that are increasingly being desensitized to the sin which steals, kills and destroys.

Why is the enemy fighting for our children so ferociously? It is because the prophecies concerning this generation terrify him. Haggai declared, “The glory of this latter house will be greater than the former, says the LORD of Hosts.” [Hag. 2:9}  Of course, this prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus entered the Temple, but it will find its ultimate fulfillment as Jesus manifests in this generation. Prophetic words abound expressing God’s desire to display His glory in and through the generation that will herald the return of our Lord! And the enemy knows that God will bring them to pass! It is just a matter of time.

Why is the enemy fighting for our children so ferociously? It is because the prophecies concerning this generation terrify him. Click To Tweet

The enemy does not know everything about the future. He simply cannot accurately predict it. Just look at Job. Satan predicted that Job would curse God, but he was wrong! Hallelujah! He’s wrong about you too! But while the enemy does not know all there is to know about the future, he is a spiritual being and as such is aware of things happening in the spiritual realm. He is mindful of the fact that the spotlight of Heaven is upon this generation! God is in the process of raising a tribe of Josiah’s that will shake the nations and shape their world.

WE must fight for the generation that the enemy is fighting so hard against. How? We combat the devil’s ideas with the truth. There is a generation that is hungry deep in their souls for truth and authenticity. [John 8:31-32] We confront the weariness that is invading our youth like cancer with the joy of the LORD. [Nehemiah 8:10] We face purposelessness that produces hopeless living with the prophetic declaration of the plan of God. [Jeremiah 29:11]

To put it simply, we must make Jesus famous in this generation! Not the Jesus of the world’s design or the Jesus created in the image of religious men and women but the real authentic Jesus of the Bible. He loves children, and He longs to release every boy and girl into the fullness of His design.

We must make Jesus famous in this generation! Click To Tweet

I am calling on you to join us in turning the tide of the predicted statistic. We declare that it will not be a pitiful number of 4% who truly know Jesus in this upcoming generation. NO! We declare that this generation is awakening and will be saved! JOIN us in getting your young people to Camp Tribe this year! It will be life changing for them! And please pray about joining us in becoming a Tribe Ambassador to partner with us in doing our part in the Awakening!

Fun. Friends. Fire. #CampTRIBE

TribeYouth Awakening

If you were to ask us what three words best describe #CampTRIBE we’d say FUN. FRIENDS. FIRE.


FUN

For too long this generation has looked at the church as a stale, lifeless organization. It’s time we show them what this life in Christ is all about. As a Christian, if you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong. Here’s a glimpse into the kind of fun we have at #CampTRIBE:


FRIENDS

We all have a deep desire in our heart to belong. It’s how we were created. So as a camp, that’s what we’re all about. We’re a TRIBE for everyone. Every race, every background, every walk of life, with one singular mission – to truly know Jesus and make Him known. You’ve got to join us this summer!


FIRE

Restless and weary of the status quo, this generation is hungry to encounter the living God. Isn’t it time we introduce them to the Jesus that still heals the sick and raises the dead? Isn’t it time we introduce a dying world to the one true living King? At #CampTRIBE we seek to cultivate an atmosphere of fire where kids and teens of all ages encounter Jesus in a tangible way that marks their life forever. Click the image below to learn more today!

Snooze and Lose

awakeningJosiah Generation

Is the alarm clock your enemy or your friend? If I am real, most of my life it seemed more like an enemy than a friend. What about you? Are you a “morning person?” I’m not! At least, not naturally born. I often need to set my alarms [yes, plural] an hour in advance of when I need to get up. And for some crazy reason, sleep seems sweeter after you are supposed to be up. Crazy! Whoever invented the snooze button is my friend for life!


Once I am finally up physically, it still takes me a good bit of time to wake up. My voice doesn’t sound pleasant for at least 30 minutes, and the closest I want to get to a conversation is, “Spark, please.” However, I discover that when I am looking forward to the day, it is so much easier to wake up. The alarm clock, my enemy from the day before, is my friend today because of what awaits me. Motivation is of vital importance to my perspective.


Our generation is in trouble. A brief review of the news on any given day speaks of the myriad of challenges facing us. The world is spiraling downward further and further into the chaos of wars and rumors of wars. Peace and true love appear out of reach. The truth is no longer considered a constant but a moving target that varies with the mood of the moment. There is an all out attempt to redefine borders and reassign morality.


The truth is no longer considered a constant but a moving target that varies with the mood of the moment. Click To Tweet

There is an answer! It is the Church! Jesus said, “…On this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” [Matthew 16:18] The Church is the body of Christ in the Earth: His hands, His feet, and possessing His heart and Spirit! And yet, If you look at what is happening around the world, the church appears to be falling way short of the intended goal. What’s the issue?
It isn’t an issue of authority or power. The church today is not powerless, just asleep. The problem isn’t that we don’t know the Bible. The church is not Biblically illiterate, but asleep. It isn’t that the church is not loving; but, sleepy people care more about their comfort than the needs of others. The issue is that too many in the church are asleep!


The church today is not powerless, just asleep. Click To Tweet

It is time for the church to wake up! It is past time! The alarms are sounding, and we have hit the snooze button for far too long. Look at the way Kenneth Wuest translated Paul’s admonition in Romans 13:11, “And this, knowing the strategic season, that it is an hour now for you to awake out of sleep, for now our salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.”


This is one of the most strategic seasons of our lives! We cannot afford to sleep through another day. If we snooze we will lose a generation! The prophetic promise of Isaiah 60: 1-3 is upon us, “Arise, shine: For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” The Church must rise up in the light of His glory! We will stop hitting the snooze button and motivated by the Glory, we rise and shine.


This is one of the most strategic seasons of our lives! If we snooze we will lose a generation! Click To Tweet

Mark writes in his gospel the account of the Synagogue leader Jairus’ daughter’s illness. {Mark 5} In numerous ways this generation of young men and women resemble Jairus’ daughter. Many voices are declaring that they are dead and saying all we can do is mourn their demise. But I believe that Jesus’ words concerning the little girl are relevant and prophetic of today, “The child is not dead, but sleeping.” [Mark 5:39] The same anointing is available now to awaken a generation. This anointing is working right now to awaken a generation that is destined to experience His greatest glory! Stop hitting the snooze button! Make the decision! Pay the price of the discomfort. Pull the covers back, throw your legs over the edge and get up! A generation is waiting!



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