We are no doubt witnessing a change, No, a “radical transformation” in the church concerning kingdom relationships, especially among leadership! I have personally visited with at least “4” men of God the last couple of weeks, all ranging from 70-80 years old, who are not thinking about RE-Tiring, but RE-FIRING for the work of God!
I always known I had an “old-school” attitude with a “new day” alignment in the things concerning the kingdom! I’ve always related to a generation of older men who have had their hearts opened to stay “new and fresh” in the things of God, but had the wisdom and insight to help the generation coming. This is INVALUABLE!!
I thank God for a heritage in the gospel, family names that have been linked together through years of relationships, the Becton’s, the Dyson’s, the Glass’, the Grisham’s, the Miller’s and too many others to name that are intricately interwoven! Right or wrong, good and bad, orthodox and unorthodox, A “wise scribe is like unto a man that is a householder, who will bring out of His treasure things new and old!” (Mt. 13:52)
If generations are not important, tell me why so much of the Old Testament begins with the “genealogy of families, and the New Testament begins with “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham?” (Matt. 1:1)
The natural always precedes the spiritual! We are now the generation of Jesus Christ, the 42nd generation, a “chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, His own special people; that we should show forth the praises of Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (I. Peter 2:9)
Isa. 58:12- And those that be of you shall rebuild the old waste places; and you shall raise up the foundations of many generations: And you shall be called, “The Repairer of the Breach”, and, “The Restorer of Paths to Dwell In!”
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!