“He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.” Malachi 4:6 (NIV)

The very last verse in the Old Testament describes a day of a great return. A day where the spirit of Elijah will be operating and awakens a great harvest! I believe we are in that day!!! Knowing that this day was coming, the enemy has been especially threatened by the younger generation. He has sought to kill them off through aborting millions of them over the past decades. He has defiled them with hatred toward God and of this nation through lying media, demonized Hollywood stars, traitorous school board, teachers and professors, as well as relativistic and passive parents who have “entitled” and pampered them. This younger generation is the least spiritually aware group alive! But God’s calling is on them! They are going to be awakened and step into their destiny has warriors for God. I believe that these lost children, the prodigals, the rebellious, the deceived, are going to be the greatest recipients and leaders of the coming harvest. Middle schoolers, High schoolers, college students, twenty somethings, even thirty somethings are going to come back and stand on our shoulders, doing greater things than we have ever done for the Kingdom of God! Our role is to pray, equip and give them the space once they step in, to succeed. They are coming back!!!

Ask God to break the lies and strongholds that are over this younger generation. Cry out for the forerunners to turn back to God NOW. Pray for the hearts of the children to be turned back to their fathers and the Father, and for fathers to come home and be God fearing/loving parents! Pray that God would reveal Himself (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) to them and destroy the false images they have of Him from disappointments, lies, deception, sin…

Please join us next Saturday, August 7 at the Back to School Prayer Vigil from 9am to 6pm. You are welcome to come at any time through the day, or come with your church at an assigned hour. But please come! The venue is The Gallery at Athens Church (10 Huntington Road, Athens 30606). The church of the city is coming together and crying out for this younger generation! Parents, pastors and praying people, your prayers do matter!!!