The Fight For The Future

God Wants To Use Your Kids In The Last Days

You are never too young to change the world and to make an impact in your generation. When the world looks at you and says you are part of a hopeless generation, God looks at you and says you are part of the hope for the generation.

Our heart at Hungry Generation Youth ministry is to focus on our city. We are not pushing for large youth groups outside of our city to come and join us but to develop and grow the youth in our own city.

The Fight For Our Teenagers

We have over 40,000 students in our city. Jesus died for every one of them. For that reason, we are going to fight for our youth and teenagers. We believe for stadia to be filled not for football games but to glorify Jesus!

I believe teenagers and the young generation are the future. They are not just the next generation but the now generation.

“Teenagers are not the leaders of tomorrow; they are the leaders of today. If you babysit teenagers, you will raise babies but if you lead teenagers, you will raise leaders.”

Pastor How and Lia, Generations

We have a vision at Hungry Generation Church for our students to see their schools as a mission field so we can take back everything that the enemy has stolen. We will see this generation saved and the pharaoh of drugs and sexual immorality under our feet, in the name of Jesus Christ!

“About this time a man and woman from the tribe of Levi got married. The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She saw that he was a special baby. She kept him hidden for three months. But when she could no longer hide him, she got a basket made of papyrus reeds, and waterproofed it with tar and pitch. She put the baby in the basket and laid it among the reeds of the Nile River and sent it down the river.”

Exodus 2:1-3

The Attack On The Youth

Later, we see Moses encounter God in the burning bush in the next chapter.

“Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. Come now, therefore, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”

Exodus 3:9-10

The context here is that there is a king named Pharaoh. He is not a good king to the people of Israel; he holds them captive as slaves. In chapter 1-2 of Exodus, he sees that the people of Israel are multiplying very fruitfully. Pharaoh starts to get scared because he reasons that if a future attack came to Egypt, the Israelites might ally with the enemy and overcome Egypt. So he comes up with a plan to avert a future attack by having all the Hebrew babies killed.

The devil is scared for his future. What he gets scared about is not just grown adults that are there. When the devil tries to avert a future attack on his camp, what he is scared of and targets is the youth. This tells the church that the youth are the future.

Youth Are The Future

In Exodus 2, Moses was a crying defenseless baby. What Pharaoh saw was not a crying baby but someone who would answer the cry of God’s people. The church needs to embrace this mindset. We should be like Moses’ mother who looked at her baby and saw something special about him. Of course babies are human beings and are precious but there is nothing so extraordinary or special about a three-month-old. It is the potential of what they can become in the future that makes them special.

We as the church need to see our youth like this: There is something special about them, there is something great about them, there is an anointing on their lives. There is something about them that the enemy is scared of. Let us be a church who will look at youths in the chapter 2 of their lives and see them in chapter 3. All it takes is sight to see a three month old baby. But it takes vision to see that this baby will become a person who will answer the cry of God’s people.

Sight And Vision

It is bad to be blind but it is worse to have sight but no vision. Pharaoh was trying to kill the youth to save his future. We must invest into the youth to secure our future. This is how we fight for the future. This is why we need to sponsor, support, and invest in what God is doing in our schools among the youth.

The success of the devil’s future will come at the cost of the future of our youth. There is an evil, driven, demonic agenda that is after our kids. We have to be a church that is after our kids too. We will not let them slip into suicide, fall into failure and despair. Fight, fast, pray, and we will see teenagers lay down their lives for the glory of Jesus Christ! How do we go about this fight?

Speak Into Their Purpose

It takes maturity and wisdom to look past what is seen and see the vision for our youth. We need to see the special purpose God has for them. When we raise and support them in this way, I believe our students will be the reason our parents come to know Jesus and family trees become liberated.

Sight sees where something or someone is, vision sees where they are going. Share on X

Today’s Investment Opportunity

Sometimes in the shower, I contemplate what would my life have been like if I had invested in Telsa stock or Bitcoin when it was worth under 2 dollars. That was an opportunity I could have taken when I was younger to impact my future. We have a chance now to invest into the youth who will lead tomorrow. I don’t want to be on that side of history where I look at teenagers who are worshipping the devil with the gift God gave them, and say they were in our youth group and ministry. They were around me. Why didn’t I invest more into them when I had the chance? We want our youth to rise to high places, medical arena, sport arena, and the political arena knowing Jesus.

Invest Into Their Future

I want you to see that Pharaoh was coming after the Hebrew’s future by attacking the babies. Moses’ mother saw that Moses was valuable but she couldn’t just keep him in her hands. She had to release him in order to secure his future. That was the price she had to pay. She provided the basket, made it waterproof and set Moses safely in it among the reeds. He couldn’t do this for himself. That was how she invested into Moses’ future.

“Be alert! Be watchful! For your enemy, the devil roams around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.”

1 Peter 5:8

Invest Into Teenagers Before The Devil Invades Teenagers

There is a Pharaoh of drugs, culture, sexual immorality, vaping, alcohol and gambling that is searching for the anointing in your children. They are searching to and fro to find a teenager that is not getting invested into by the Kingdom of God.

Look at how many stars there are in Hollywood and around the world that have a God-given gift but they are using it for the enemy because the world got to them before the church did. The Pharaoh of culture got to their talent because they were hidden – no, don’t go there; I can’t let you go; you shouldn’t do that. The devil is looking for young people that don’t have spiritual fathers and mothers to cover them.

Statistics On The Fight For The Youth

  • 23.6% of 12th graders use illicit drugs.
  • 4.2 people between age 12-20 have admitted to binge drinking.
  • 90% of substance abuse disorders begin in teenage years.
  • 1 in 6 teens have used prescription drugs to get high or improve their mood.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Gen Z in the USA.
  • Between 2009-2017, depression rates have increased more than 47% among adolescents aged 12-13, 60% among teens, and 46% among young adults.
  • The suicide rate for children aged 10-14 has tripled in the last ten years.
  • The average age a child first sees pornography is 11 years old.
  • 93% of boys and 62% of girls see porn before the age of 18.
  • 70% of teenagers leave church after high school.

The devil is looking for our teenagers in their schools, social media, friendship groups, and platforms. The devil wants to stop the move of God in our schools. We have to captivate them with Jesus before the devil captures them with sin.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; And when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6

That is the verse; let’s reverse it. How much less darkness would we have in our world in adulthood if we invested more in childhood? By investing more into the youth, we won’t lose them to the world, we will loose them to the world. Let’s see them out of drugs, pray them out of their misery, fast them out of generational curse. Let’s not let the Pharaoh get to them before we do. Don’t let the devil invade them before we reach them and invest into them. The devil is fighting the youth because he knows that if he wins, he secures the future.

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