Satan is stealing young people who have been raised in strong Christian families. I get letters that are gut-wrenching. They are from parents whose child has been blinded by the enemy. They write, “I am so confused and stunned. I don’t understand how this could have happened. They denounce God, and nothing I say gets through to them.”
This is a crushing heartache. Especially to the remnant who have kept their love for God fervent in this dark and evil time. What is going on?
Last night, the voice of the Lord came to me. This blog is the result of His message to me. He told me to comfort you. He told me about a miracle He holds in reserve for you and your child.
Proverbs 11:21 promises you this:
You can be very sure the evil man will not go unpunished forever. And you can also be very sure God will rescue the children of the godly.
God Himself will activate a rescue mission. The seed of the righteous will be redeemed by an appointment with God. He has set a time for His power to come upon them.
Here’s what you need to know right now:
This crisis happened because of Satan. You can’t waste time punishing yourself or searching for a root cause for their rebellion. The reason it happened, despite your best efforts and a Christian upbringing, is not a mystery. This is the work of Satan. The Bible tells us that the god of this world has blinded these young ones. (2 Corinthians 4:4) The devil has stolen their faith and continues to shut out the light.
This is an important starting point. Realizing how this happened releases you from guilt, and allows you to fight back effectively.
David Wilkerson said, “It doesn’t do any good for a parent to try to look deeper for a reason behind it. It’s all the work of Satan. He wants to keep that child bound, confused, and in sin. The problem goes way beyond counseling, preaching, or parenting strategies. It’s going to take a miracle, plain and simple.”
What you have sown into them is greater than the power of the devil, and it will prevail. God has set a time for His power to come upon them.
Your child has been attacked unfairly. They will also be blessed ‘unfairly.’ When Jesus announced His ministry and read from Isaiah, He finished by declaring the year of God’s favor. There is no way around it—favor is favoritism. This is how God’s favor falls out: just as you have been unfairly attacked, so shall you be highly favored. Your child will be impacted by that favor.
You and God are now partners in the salvation of your child. We must take our stand in the Spirit. That is where this evil originates, and that is where it will be destroyed. Our battle is in the supernatural. It will demand a presence of God in your life such as you have never known. But it will be worth every sacrifice. You must believe that the manifest presence of Jesus will make Satan powerless against your loved one.
Remember our awesome God and hold up your child before Him. Hold in your mind a picture of that child serving God. Keep that portrait vivid in your spirit.
Yes, they often get worse when you start declaring a miracle, but don’t be fooled. Remember how rebellious Saul of Tarsus was, right up to the moment of his violent conversion. Trust in the inevitable and supernatural intervention of God.
Nehemiah 4:14: And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.”
Do not lose heart! These current conditions remind me of those that existed right before the Jesus Movement swept California and we saw the hardest cases in the youth culture saved and delivered. They too had abandoned their parents’ faith. They went into extreme immorality and showed no sign of turning back. Then they encountered the power of God.
Lift up your eyes all around, and behold: They all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side. –Isaiah 60:4
The greatest promise is Joel 2:28:
And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.
That is the promise of God for a worldwide harvest of souls, and I am convinced it is our children who will be the harvesters!