Signs of the Times

Youth Problems/ Youth Revival

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:

2 Timothy 3:1-4 says

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God...

While this prophecy applies to ungodly behavior of people of all ages, the phrase "disobedient to their parents" shows that it is especially true of many teens and young adults. Of course, they are not intrinsically worse than previous generations, but they are the ones who have inherited an extremely troubled world, and understandably do not have much faith in a peaceful and prosperous future. Their temptations to addictive substances and immoral activities are intense. They are the victims of the apostasy of our end-times generation.

On the other hand, if the Lord sends us the revival that we need and desire, young people will lead the way, or at least be a vital part of such a wonderful event. There are already many promising movements that could lead to a full-grown "Great Awakening," and hundreds of thousands of young people who are faithful disciples of The Lord Jesus Christ."



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Joel 2:28-29 Further Study
God will pour out His Spirit on Children and Youth.
1 Timothy 4:12 Further Study
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young.
2 Timothy 2:22 Further Study
Flee the evil desires of youth.
Apostasy
1 Timothy 4:1-3 Further Study
Some will abandon the faith.
2 Timothy 3:1-8 Further Study
Terrible times in the last days.

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Prophetic Significance of Youth


4-14 Window Film: It's Time to Wake Up!"

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Common Core qualms spike homeschool numbers

Dec. 7, 2014 -
The proliferating numbers of homeschoolers in America — estimates place the population at more than 2 million — have been boosted even higher of late due to increasing agitation from parents over the federally imposed Common Core in public schools.
Source: OneNewsNow

Prophetic Significance of Youth


Why did Disney block God?

Dec. 1, 2014 - When 10-year-old Lilly Anderson tried to answer a question on the Disney Channel's website, she received a disappointing response.
The Disney Channel wanted to know what she was thankful for. So Lilly typed in her answer. “God, my family, my church and my friends.”
. . . A message written in red popped up on the screen. “Please be nice!” the message read.
When contacted by the girl's mother, Disney Channel employees said they were not sure why the word "God" is blocked, but a team of people were looking into the problem.
Source: Fox



Obama quietly serves up 3,415 new regulations this Thanksgiving, 3 target educators

Nov. 30, 2014 -
Just months after taking control of America’s education system with its federally imposed Common Core, the Obama administration unloaded its colossal regulatory agenda on the eve of a major holiday (Thanksgiving) to reportedly avoid major detection.
Opponents to the new package of 3,415 regulations, known as the federal Unified Agenda, claim that, if it is approved, it will limit the ability of states, local school districts and parents to decide what children should learn.
Source: OneNewsNow
See earlier articles:
New Study: Common Core ELA Standards Harms U.S. History Instruction - From Prophecy Central's America Section
Revelation 3:15-17 - From our "Rejoicing In Revelation" commentary

The religious drama 'God's Not Dead' surprises at box office

Mar. 22, 2014 - "God's Not Dead" was shown on only 780 screens nationwide, but it took in more than $2.8 million Friday. It may be the No. 3 movie for the weekend.
The film, which opened on just 780 screens nationwide, took in more than $2.8 million Friday. It's likely to be the No. 3 movie for the weekend.
Meanwhile, "Son of God" is still drawing crowds and staying in the top ten this weekend. It is showing on 2,129 screens and has garnered $53.6 million so far.

The article says this looks like the year that "Hollywood finds religion." "Noah," the controversial big budget film will be released next Friday, "Heaven Is for Real," will begin showing on April 16, and others are coming later this year including Ridley Scott's "Exodus," "Last Days in the Desert" and "Mary."

Source: Susan King - Los Angeles Times
Box Office: What's Behind the Surprising Success of 'God's Not Dead'? - Moviefone

Indiana: Ground Zero in the Battle over the Common Core Standards

Mar. 16, 2014 - The state of Indiana could be poised to become the first state to fully withdraw from the Common Core standards. Dr. Susan Berry says there will be "strong political pressure placed upon parents, teachers, and taxpayers to conform to centralized education standards."
Indiana has already pulled out of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), its Common Core testing consortium.
Source: Breitbart
Editor's Note - Read the comments after the article to see why many people oppose the standards.

Faith-based film takes on political correctness in public schools

Feb. 13, 2014 - "Uncommon," a new faith-based, full-length film from Liberty Counsel and JC Films, is available for showing at churches or community events. It message is:
It's possible – and constitutional – for Christian teens to fight against political correctness to defend their right to worship, meet, and perform.
Source: OneNewsNow
Uncommon
Trailer - YouTube
Church and communities can host an Uncommon movie night.


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