Generations Upon Generations – Truth Not Impaired

As I study generational concepts on how religion is viewed and notice the differences, it is really amazing. To expand word upon word of the differences it would take many blogs and certainly many more hours of speaking. This particular blog is to introduce the thought and to spend time on the importance of giving into each future generation, that which is learned from unimpaired truth. The Bible is very transparent about the importance of generations. There is even a dynamic and structured statement declared from God about sin being generational: …by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation…(Exodus 34:7c) The nature of this proclamation has been used by preachers and teachers to express the “why” each generation may be serving their emotions in instead of serving God. There is an obvious truth in this and we certainly know why we need Jesus in our lives. Grace is abundant and everlasting to all that will receive salvation through Christ Jesus! Let us look at a contemplation penned by Ethan the Ezrahite reminding us of the rescue that God promises us in each generation and reaffirming the Davidic Covenant. 1I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. For I have said, “Mercy shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness You shall establish in the very heavens.” “I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn to My servant David: 4 ‘Your seed I will establish forever, And build up your throne to all generations’ ” (Psalm 89:1-4) This is very rich with promise and everlasting to the generations to come. As we know already, or should know, that ‘The Blood Covenant’, fulfilled at the ‘Cross of Calvary’ through Jesus, completes this Davidic Covenant; Giving even a richer meaning to the importance of bringing unimpaired truth to each generation. Before we embrace the generational ‘mentoring’ we need to look at a powerful scripture that reinforces the danger of not giving into each generation the knowledge and the mercies and grace of God. 10 When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the Lord nor the work, which He had done for Israel. (Judges 2:10) After all that Joshua had accomplished, along with the fathers of that generation, there came forth a generation that did not know God nor His works. This is a heartrending truth, which took generations to repair. How marvelous though that the Lord did repair this because He is faithful to all those that call upon His name! When Paul penned the letter to the Romans he placed a reference to generational ‘crippling’ stating that a people knew God but they did not glorify Him! 1…although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. (Romans 1:21) The truth had been impaired in such a way that people began to live against the will of God. This is the cause of so many generations faltering in the reception of God in His fullness: Knowing of Him but living outside of His will and mercies. We must never stop pouring the truth and riches of God into our children and our children’s children, from generation to generation! Faith becomes the ‘catch’ word in each generation! Seeking the truth of the Word and applying it, or should I say, ‘living it out loud’, is so critical in our ‘mentoring’ present and future generations. When Abraham was called from his homeland of Ur… more to come. Remember prayer moves the Hand of God

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