Looking to the Next Generation
“In Isaiah 28:9, the question is posed: ‘If the Church is currently in (an unusable) condition, how can we begin to shift things for God?’ Who can we begin to teach the right principles to and convey the message of the transformation? The question is asked in verse 9, ‘Those just weaned from the milk? Those just drawn from the breast?’ It is as if the prophet is suggesting that we may have to intentionally turn to a new, younger generation to get the job done! This is to display God’s eternal purposes and the manifold wisdom of God to the principalities and powers, the mandate for subduing and having dominion, the call to bring territorial transformation, the strategy to heal the land, the heart to restore people but also to restore all – the mission to cause the kingdoms of this world to become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ.” (Tom Hamon)1
“Who is the LORD trying to teach? To whom is he explaining a message? Those just weaned from milk! Those just taken from their mother’s breast!” (Isaiah 28:9; NET Bible)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Intercede for the spiritual mothers and fathers to arise and make themselves ready to teach the younger generation the truths of the Gospel of the Kingdom.
If you are in the spiritual father/mother age group, ask the Lord to make this shift in your mind and heart.
If you are a Millennial or younger, ask God to send you and your friends spiritual fathers and mothers to teach you Kingdom ways, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
Do a Bible study in the New Testament looking for teaching on the Kingdom.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we call forth the mothers and fathers that have placed themselves under Your Lordship and maintained a right relationship with You. Stir them to make themselves ready to impart the teachings of Kingdom life and Your ways to the next generation. As a father or mother, I ask You to help me to shift priorities around, so I have time. Give me a love for the young ones and give me what I need to give them. As a Millennial or younger individual, I ask You to send my generation the spiritual fathers and mothers you have been raising up for the last few decades. God, You have taught them so much that I need to understand of the Kingdom. Don’t make my generation start all over again. We know our need of them and will receive from them. Jesus, show us all, old and young together, the Kingdom strategies in Your Word, that we may walk together in them. Amen.
I decree that God will bring together the spiritual fathers and mothers and the younger generations for Kingdom advancement!
1 Learn more about Tom Hamon here.