Several years ago I was studying the Biblical account of Moses as he led the children of Israel out of Egypt. Concerning America’s potential recovery, God opened my eyes to the possibility of an effort that could take generations to be realized.
Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt, but was not allowed to go into the Promised Land. A good bit of the book of Deuteronomy is dedicated to Moses as he prepared Joshua to enter the land.
This reminds me of the humble beginnings of the movement to make America a socialist nation. It was in 1905 when Upton Sinclair met with a handful of socialist radicals in New York City to launch the ISS, the Intercollegiate Socialist Society.
These men knew that America would not be won overnight. Most realized they would not live to see the realization of their goal. It turns out their gut instincts were correct. At this writing it has been 108 years since the inaugural meeting of the ISS. Although their ultimate goal of a socialist America has not been fully realized, I believe we can consider their efforts very successful.
We in America would do well to understand that America is a big ship. The bigger the ship, the longer it takes to make a turn. I believe it will take three to five generations to fully see a complete reversal of our current direction.
From my experience I believe there are currently three generations in America: Moses, Joshua and the Children of Promise.
Moses is the generation ages 25 and up. I am in the Moses generation. I do not believe I will see America enter the Promised Land, which is a complete return to Christ and our Judeo-Christian values.
This prediction does not depress me at all. It is not a doom and gloom prediction for us old fogies! Embracing this realization helps define the purpose of our lives and our goals.
My generation has a major role to play in bringing America back to Christ. As a matter of fact, without us, a comeback is not even possible.
As the Moses generation, our role in this effort is that of “Provider.” We have resources.
First, we have life experience and wisdom. We have lived long enough to know how far America has fallen. It was our fathers and grandfathers who fought in WWII. We have witnessed America at her greatest and at her decline.
The generation, ages 25 and under, does not have the historical educational foundation or life experience, thus the perspective, to put into context the horrific damage big government, secularism and moral relativism have inflicted on our nation. American exceptionalism, as we have known it, has not been the experience of younger Americans.
As the Moses generation, if we do not pass our American Judeo-Christian values down to our youth, the America we know will go to the grave with us.
Secondly, we have money. Folks, there is no other way to say it. God has blessed us with the means to fund the launching of this movement. I know the last five or so years haven’t been kind to our wallets, but this fact remains; there are a lot of baby boomers. If each of us will contribute what we can we will have more than enough funds to finance this movement.
Remember, the principle isn’t equal giving, but equal sacrifice.
The second generation is “Joshua.” Joshua is the generation, ages 13-25. Moses will “Provide” and Joshua will “Possess!” This generation might actually make the initial “crossing” into the land.
Remember Joshua and Caleb? When the majority of the spies said we can’t take the land because,” there are giants over there”, Joshua and Caleb stood up and bucked the majority. I am discovering teens across America who are excited that someone older is placing faith in them.
I am discovering that these young people love Jesus, their peers and this country. Given the resources and the training, this young generation will begin a movement unlike any we have ever witnessed!
The third generation I call “The Children of Promise.” This generation is comprised of those newborn through 12 years old. If Moses will “Provide,” Joshua will “Possess,” the Children of Promise will “establish.” Today’s little ones may one day witness our nation return to Almighty God.
Moses, the time is now to reclaim America by strategically and intentionally passing down our American, Judeo-Christian values to our nation’s youth. Together, let’s reach and equip the next generation of great American Christian leaders!