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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Children and Youth Revival
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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Apostasy

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The Good News Behind Why Teens Donít Need a Bible for Christmas

Dec. 18, 2015 - A new survey from the American Bible Society and the Barna Group reveals that 75% of Protestant American teenagers (13 to 17) have their own Bibles and read them weekly. Some 37 percent read their Bible several times a week.

When you add in the 91 percent that hear the Bible read aloud at church once a week or more, it adds up to about 95 percent of practicing Protestant teens (79% of whom are non-mainline) hearing or reading the Bible at least weekly.

Source: Sarah Eekhof Zylstra - Christianity Today

Prophetic Significance of Youth


Oregon allowing 15-year-olds to get state-subsidized sex-change operations

15-year-olds [in Oregon] are now allowed to get a sex-change operation. Many residents are stunned to learn they can do it without parental notification -- and the state will even pay for it through its Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan.

Source: Fox



CEF touched nearly 20 million kids with Gospel last year

May 31, 2015 - Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is the largest mission agency in the world serving children. They were able to share the Gospel with nearly 20 miliion children last year, and 6.7 million of them professed faith in Jesus!

CEF reached nearly 28 percent more children with the Gospel last year than in 2013, when 15.6 million kids heard the Word through their ministries. And its goals for upcoming years are no less ambitious.

CEF is active in 192 countries, and have the goal of daily, ongoing, personal ministries to children in every nation on earth by 2017.

Source: OneNews Now

3 factors keeping youth in church through adulthood

May 4, 2015 -

Studies conducted by the Southern Baptist Conventionís Family Life Council, LifeWay Research, the Assembly of God and The Barna Group show that between 88 and 61 percent of youth end up walking away from the church around their late teens or shortly thereafter.

However, there is some good news. Read this article for details on three proven ways that keep most young people on track:

- True conversion to Christ
- Equipped Ö not entertained
- Parents preaching

Source: OneNewsNow


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