June 12th, 2017
Passing The “Spiritual Baton”
Psalm 78:5-8 (KJB) For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: 6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: 7 That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: 8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
God desires that His Word, which is divinely and perpetually established, to be handed down to the next generation.
In fact, He promises that His Word will be forever preserved (Psalm 12:6-7).
Today, at times, it may seem as if interest in The Bible and possessing a personal relationship with God is waning.
Even if it appears there are fewer and fewer young people who are dedicated to upholding the Bible as the standard for their life and that of their family, pause for a moment and consider that God promised that His Word will be preserved forever. Even if only a small remnant of believers chooses to remain spiritually solid, His Word will always be supernaturally upheld as the only true standard in this world and for all eternity.
God’s commandments and precepts are not contingent upon amassing a strong network of believers. It is not necessary for God to have friends, followers, or amass fans in this world. A man can profess a personal relationship with God but be fickle and fake when it comes to personally acting upon spiritual business. However, man never fools God because He knows the condition of every heart.
God’s Truth is preserved solely by the presence of His divine supernatural power and presence at work in His children as they sojourn in this world.
The bottom line is that many hear and understand God’s desire for passing His “spiritual baton” to the next generation, however, few successfully act upon this important spiritual element failing to effectually sow seeds for God with their lives. However, God’s Word is supernaturally potent and operates without regard to any condition or lack of commitment found in this world.
Non-action of mankind cannot ever limit the power of God for He promises to multiply His Word in this world (Isaiah 55:11) for bringing about a continual spiritual harvest of souls despite the presence of a dark and deadly spiritual atmosphere.