1 John 1:5-7, 5 this then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
The word fellowship comes from the word Fellow, meaning related by blood, marriage, or union. And Ship meaning we are all going in the same direction or the same destination.
Youth – is defined as the time period between adolescent and adulthood. That means you are not a child but you’re not an adult either.
Revival – In my new book A Declaration to the Spiritual Soldier I stated that “The word revive in one sense means to restore to consciousness or life, to bring back from a depressed, inactive or unused state, but for Christianity this word has become an old worn out and archaic idea.
The Christian definition for revival is a term that generally refers to a specific period of increased spiritual interest, or a renewal in the life of an individual, church congregation, or many churches, either regionally or globally, bringing AGAIN into activity and prominence the worship and spiritual influence of God.”
If you look at the word revival as I just outlined it then you will see a complete degradation of the very instrument which gives the church its influence and power. This instrument is the power of the Holy Spirit.
Without the Holy Spirit you have Spiritual sleep, spiritual death. This proves conclusively that if there is a need for revival, then there must be a cataclysmic failure of the church to move, operate, and be led under the auspices of the Holy Spirit. There is a breakdown of capacity and ability to walk and fellowship with Jesus Christ.
That is why you hear cry for REVIVAL……
The YOUTH today are under severe attack. They are being overwhelmed without resistance, restraint, strategy, or vision
I am going to speak on and call out by NAME 7 Major spiritual attacks that the youth of today are facing. Keep in mind if there is an attack it is because there are demons present.
Keep in mind I am not talking about the youth of the world, I am talking about the youth in the Church house today. The world is getting exactly what it CHOOSES by rejecting God.
Rebellion–To DIS-Honor the parents, Filthy communication w Parent, Teachers and each other. God’s word said Honor thy Mother and Father that thy days may be long upon the earth. This is why children are dying before their parents like never before. You must learn HONOR and INTEGRTY.
Suicide – This is the spirit of DEPRESSION AND DEMISE. Suicide is a permanent to a temporary problem and is a direct result of not having faith in and walking in fellowship with Christ. Suicide is the leading cause of death amongst Youth in America today.
Fornication – This is not just having sex outside of marriage but the forsaking of God and following after or depending on other gods and idols. You open a door within yourself to demonic activity which can move through 3 to 4 generations after you. The CDC states that 53% of all high school students have had sex. I’m calling it out tonight. Let’s take the kids gloves off and say that this is against God and you will reap the consequences.
Abortions - The callous murder of one’s own unborn child. This is satanic child sacrifice. There have been 60 million abortions since Roe vs. Wade in 1971. 60% of these abortions are from black females age 16 to 25. A lot of them from Christian homes.
Drug/Alcohol Abuse – Drugs and alcohol are mind and mood altering substances. Biblically in the Greek, the word for drug use is Pharmakia which when translated into English mean sorcery or witchcraft. This includes marijuana and cigarettes. All drugs are a Spirit. A Stronghold. That’s why it’s hard to break any addiction.
STD’s – According to the CDC, About 9 million youth ages 13 to 19 contracts an STD each year. 10K youth contract HIV on a yearly basis. Of those 53% high school youth having sex, 77% of them do so without birth control. We have an epidemic on hour hands parents. Today is your Wake-Up call!!!
The Spirit of entitlement – Youth today believes they are owed something or are privileged to it JUST BECAUSE. They are selfish, self-centered, dishonest, and full of fear. The main reason behind this is the Country, the State, the City, and the Households are all out of order. Children now run their household. Listen what you want is not a RIGHT but a PRIVILEGE.
I know that I’m going to step on some toes here with what I’m about to say, BUT These pestilence, diseases, mental illnesses, addictions, delusions, and deaths have always been allowed by God for sinful acts in the bible.
They are judgments.
They are not just happening by accidents. The Bible plainly teaches that our choices bear consequences. Whatever a man sows, that’s what he reaps (Galatians 6:7-8).
Righteousness brings blessing and sin brings judgment and consequences:
It’s time to UNDERSTAND who you are and where you are in this life. Many times it’s the adults giving teenagers permission to walk in darkness because in error most adults believe the youth cannot live the lifestyle God call them to live.
Let’s go to Bible Doctrine and see what God has to say.
Mary was about 14 years old engaged to Joseph when God birth in her Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. She was willing to face the embarrassment she knew she would face to make a stand for God.
David was a 15 year old boy who had slain a bear, a lion and then Goliath by faith in God. David was a youth acting like a man. Today that lion, that bear and that Goliath represent the enemies in your life. Our enemies today are spiritual. You’re going to have to make strong stand 4 God and you’re going to have to make a real choice 4 God. To not choose God is to make a choice to stand for the enemy.
The 3 Hebrew boys were about 16 or 17 when they made a stand for God and decided they would rather die than reject Him. You see whenever you make a stand for God in this world you will have to go through your fiery furnace. But you won’t have to walk alone because just like Jesus walk with them He will walk with you.
Jesus said I will never leave you nor forsake you. The word of God is not locked into the Ancient of days nor is it conditioned by man. His word is both timely and timeless.
All of these were youths were at the age of accountability. Accountability is the age when you are responsible for answering the call of God. It when you are accountable for what you do or what you don’t do. This is why there has been an unholy attack in America on kids in the last 20 years. There are killings in school, kids murdering their parents, babies having babies, and homosexuality is a rampant reality amongst the youth today.
It’s time to make a stand. Just because your mother & father ARE Christians does not mean you are automatically a Christian. God is calling you. His word does not change. Pick up the Holy Scriptures, read then apply them to your life. Repent & stop practicing sin. Just because your mother and father are not saved does not mean that has to be your fate. Listen up, Ignorance of Gods law is no excuse.
I have children that I am responsible for. I held my younger child’s hand when we cross the street because she didn't know any better, but I don’t hold my youths hand because they are supposed to know better and it would seem strange if they needed me to hold their hands just to get across the street.
It is the same way in fellow shipping with God in His spiritual kingdom. Youth, you are responsible up in this church. I want the youth here to listen up. As believers, you are expected to grow like a child does. When you are young in your faith, God only expects for you to get the "milk". There’s always more room to make mistakes because you're growing, learning, just like a child does.
If you can say that you've been a believer for x-amount of years and you're still making the same mistakes, you haven't grown as you should spiritually.
Just imagine if my 13-year-old Son Kadesh was still wearing diapers and eating jars of Gerber baby food: wouldn't that seem strange? How much more, then, should we grow year to year, glory to glory in our walk with Christ?
Acts 2:17 - And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.
1. Last Days begin when Jesus died on the cross over 2,000 yrs. ago. We are in the Laster Last Days
2. God’s Spirit is available to anyone who receives and fellowship with Him.
3. Don’t get it twisted. Fellowship in God’s Kingdom does not come in words or just deeds but in Power. You can come to the church house every day and not be in fellowship with God. Just look at most of the youth in regular church service. Texting, talking, stoned faced, no praise no worship. NOTHING!!!!!
4. For too long the church has lived in old archaic traditions, treating youth as if they are not able. They are more than able. They must… make a stand & A choice…NOW!!!
5. For too long the church house has been longing for revival, for a makeover. God has instructed us to walk in the New Man on a daily basis. God has commanded us to be new, to actually have nothing to do with the old man.
2 Corinthians 5:17, Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
That’s now, you’re new right now. New is a condition that exists now that has never existed before. Stop crying out for revival and walk in Victory and Power. Revival is not a New Testament word given to us. Christ paid and finished it all!!!
His spirit is available to anyone. Today we are here for the purpose of you answering that calling. You see it’s already done. It’s finish. Jesus did it all. It’s time to run the race now. It’s time to take a stand and draw a line in the sand of your life and make a choice.
In closing, in the book of Joshua 24 verse 15 God spoke through Joshua and said, “Choose today whom you will serve”.
Joshua was stating here that if serving God is troublesome, a burden, embarrassing, and not a pleasure and delight: if you have found a better master, and whose service will be more pleasant and profitable to you then make a choice. But choose.
When it comes to me and my family, we shall serve the Lord. Listen, God is saying here if this is something you choose not to do then I break fellowship with you and I give you your leave.
God is not obligated to bless you if you are not in order or fellowship with Him. You cannot have fellowship with God and walk in darkness. This is a lie and Satan not God is the Father of the lie.
No man can serve 2 masters.
To the Youth that are here tonight I charge you to choose Jesus Christ, walk in and acknowledge Him in all your ways.