Jay Rogers
Director:
Jay Rogers

Recent Posts

The Forerunner

Generation X: What Makes Them Different?

By Jay Rogers
Published December 22, 2007

The LORD says to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand,
Until I make Thine enemies a footstool for Thy feet.”
The LORD will stretch forth Thy strong scepter from Zion, saying,
“Rule in the midst of Thine enemies.”
Thy people will volunteer freely in the day of Thy power;
In holy array, from the womb of the dawn,
Thy youth are to Thee as the dew.

- Psalms 110:1-3 –

All over the world, young people are coming to know the Lord Jesus Christ in unprecedented numbers. In nations where there is exponential church growth, such as mainland China and the former Soviet Union, the vast majority of the converts to Christ are children, teenagers and young adults.

Throughout the centuries, reformers and revivalists have interpreted Psalm 110 as a prophecy referring to a great end time harvest among the youth of the whole world. Look out to the horizon in the morning as far as you can see – and there will be the dew blanketing the earth. That is how it will be with this generation. Everywhere you look you will see the youth volunteering freely to serve God as part of an end time army of prophets.

Other scriptures confirm God’s promise to bring revival among the youth: “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh, your sons and daughters shall prophesy … your young men shall see visions” (Joel 2:28). Moves of the Holy Spirit which characterize revival and spiritual awakening are always most evident among young people. Modern day surveys indicate that up to 85 percent who get saved are converted before age 30, and most people before age 25. Young people are the kindling which helps to set the fires of revival. In every generation, God has been faithful to bring a revival somewhere in the world among young people.

The ‘Boomers and the ‘Busters

The younger generation of Americans, those under age 30, are different from the generation that preceded them. The popular media have termed these two generations: the Baby-boomers and the Baby-busters. The Baby-boomer generation are the sons and daughters of World War Two veterans born from 1946 to 1962. The Baby-busters are the children of the Baby-boomer generation. Even the secular media have noticed that there is something unique about this generation. The have also been termed “Twenty-somethings” and “Generation X” in popular magazines.

It is no coincidence that this generation has come on the scene at the present time. The whole world is in a state of transition. As we close out the millennium, entire nations are in a state of upheaval. The social, economic and political landscape of the world is fast changing. It is generation that has come of age “for such a time as this.”

Generation X

This new generation is comprised of individuals with different ideas, who are as equally bouyed by promising opportunities as they are weighted down with problems. It is this generation, according to many youth experts, who have the greatest potential to attain greatness.

Studies have shown that there has been an explosion of entrepreneurialism by those 30 and younger. They are taking the entrepreneurial route first rather than going to corporate America. Economic adversity defines this group more than any other factor. Campus hiring is down as well as the median earnings for this age group. Necessity is the main reason why they are striking out on their own.

The computer revolution is the prime factor that makes this possible. While the older generation were the first to be brought up around television, Generation X were the first to be brought up with computers. Computers have so changed our culture, how we obtain information, how we do everything we do, that computer illiteracy in our age is akin to print illiteracy of past generations.

Twenty-somethings tend to be more confident in their abilities to work with and develop new technologies. Baby-busters often act like they know more about everything than the Baby-boomers. This aggravates the older generation to no end, because in many respects it is true. Thus they are often perceived to be arrogant by people just a few years older. This perceived arrogance is an unredeemed gifting that will be transformed by God into a boldness to do great exploits. This is a generation set apart by God to take the gospel to the ends of the earth.

A World-Wide Phenomenon

The emergence of Generation X is not something confined to American culture, but is occurring worldwide. There is a global network of young people who have been around computers their entire lives. They are able to begin businesses faster and run them cheaper. An above average 20-year-old, who is literate with video, audio and the written word has more potential to change the world than many corporations.

Coupled with the worldwide revival that God has predestined for this generation, their potential to change the world will explode into reality. The people who are chosen for this time will be revolutionaries. Those who are destined by God to be a part of this movement will be on the vanguard of a new era of renaissance and reformation.

Among our generation are some of these rare individuals who have a revolutionary message who can solve many of the world’s problems and who can also relate to their generation in a relevant way. This new breed of Christians will be pioneers of new media technologies. They will utilize every new medium available to bring their prophetic message to the entire world.


Forerunner - Home » The Forerunner Newspaper » Youth Culture

Your comments are welcome!

We don’t need religion, that’s the revolution.

Posted by rosc on 09/12/2008 01:18 AM #

Excited about the fulfillment of prophecy before our very eyes. Just wait and see what is happening in Australia. Youth are the spearhead for revival in our nation and the tables are soon to turn a whole 180 degrees towards Jesus Christ and his ways. It’s happening already – make way….

Posted by Christina Dietrich on 10/22/2009 04:13 AM #

Textile Help

God's Law and SocietyGod's Law and Society (DVD)

Download the Free Study Guide!

God’s Law and Society powerfully presents a comprehensive worldview based upon the ethical system found in the Law of God.

Speakers include: R.J. Rushdoony, George Grant, Howard Phillips, R.C. Sproul Jr., Ken Gentry, Gary DeMar, Jay Grimstead, Steven Schlissel, Andrew Sandlin, Eric Holmberg, and more!

Sixteen Christian leaders and scholars answer some of the most common questions and misconceptions related to this volatile issue:

1. Are we under Law or under Grace?
2. Does the Old Testament Law apply today?
3. Can we legislate morality?
4. What are the biblical foundations of government?
5. Was America founded as a Christian nation?
6. What about the separation of Church and State?
7. Is neutrality a myth?
8. What about non-Christians and the Law of God?
9. Would there be “freedom” in a Christian republic?
10. What would a “Christian America” look like?

Perfect for group instruction as well as personal Bible study.

Ten parts, over four hours of instruction!

Running Time: 240 minutes

Watch over 60 on-line video interviews from God’s Law and Society.

$19.95 — ORDER NOW!

(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)

Click here for more information


Go Stand Speak (DVD)

With “preaching to the lost” being such a basic foundation of Christianity, why do many in the church seem to be apathetic on this issue of preaching in highways and byways of towns and cities?

Is it biblical to stand in the public places of the world and proclaim the gospel, regardless if people want to hear it or not?

Does the Bible really call church pastors, leaders and evangelists to proclaim the gospel in the public square as part of obedience to the Great Commission, or is public preaching something that is outdated and not applicable for our day and age?

These any many other questions are answered in this documentary.

$19.95 — ORDER NOW!

(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)

Click here for more information


The Real Jesus: A Defense of the Historicity and Divinity of ChristThe Real Jesus: A Defense of the Historicity and Divinity of Christ (DVD)

Who is the Real Jesus?

Ever since the dawn of modern rationalism, skeptics have sought to use textual criticism, archeology and historical reconstructions to uncover the “historical Jesus” — a wise teacher who said many wonderful things, but fulfilled no prophecies, performed no miracles and certainly did not rise from the dead in triumph over sin.

Over the past 100 years, however, startling discoveries in biblical archeology and scholarship have all but vanquished the faulty assumptions of these doubting modernists. Regrettably, these discoveries have often been ignored by the skeptics as well as by the popular media. As a result, the liberal view still holds sway in universities and impacts the culture and even much of the church.

The Real Jesus explodes the myths of these critics and the movies, books and television programs that have popularized their views. Presented in ten parts — perfect for individual, family and classroom study — viewers will be challenged to go deeper in their knowledge of Christ in order to be able to defend their faith and present the truth to a skeptical modern world – that the Jesus of the Gospels is the Jesus of history — “the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). He is the real Jesus.

Speakers include: George Grant, Ted Baehr, Stephen Mansfield, Raymond Ortlund, Phil Kayser, David Lutzweiler, Jay Grimstead, J.P. Holding, and Eric Holmberg.

Ten parts, over two hours of instruction!

Running Time: 130 minutes

$19.95 — ORDER NOW!

(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)

Click here for more information


The United States of America 2.0: The Great Reset (Book)

High Quality Paperback — 40 pages of dynamite!

Revival, Resistance, Reformation, Revolution
An Introduction to the Doctrines of Interposition and Nullification

In 1776, a short time after the Declaration of Independence was adopted, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin were assigned to design an official seal for the United States of America. Their proposed motto was Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God. America owes its existence to centuries of Christian political philosophy. Our nation provided a model for liberty copied by nations the world over.

By the 21st century, we need a “Puritan Storm” to sweep away the Hegelian notion that the state is “God walking on earth.” We need revival and reformation in full force to vanquish the problems that plague us as a nation — from government controlled healthcare — to abortion on demand — to same sex “marriage.” This booklet gives a primer on our founders’ Christian idea of government and examines how the doctrine of nullification was woven into the Constitution as a safeguard against federal tyranny. It concludes with the history and theology of civil resistance. A Second American Revolution is coming with the Word of God growing mightily and prevailing! (Acts 19:20).

$7.95 — ORDER NOW!

(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)

Click here for more information


Dr. Francis Schaeffer - How Should We Then Live? (DVD)

Special Two-Disc Set!

After 40 years of intense study and world-wide ministry, Dr. Francis Schaeffer completed his crowning work of scholarship – to present profound truths in simple film language. Dr. Schaeffer’s brilliant analysis of the past and predictions for current trends have proven so uncannily accurate that this amazing series still feels contemporary almost three decades after its initial release. Ultimately, Schaeffer concludes that man’s only hope is a return to God’s Biblical absolute, the truth revealed in Christ through the Scriptures.

Available for the first time on DVD, this documentary spectacular also includes intimate in-depth conversations with Francis and Edith Schaeffer. With the on-disc study guide, this presentation forms a unique course of comprehensive study. While this series forms an innovative analysis of the past, this outstanding work is more than history. Each episode focuses on a significant era, yet speaks clearly to 21st-century man with answers for modern problems.

$49.95 — ORDER NOW!

(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)

Click here for more information

Share |

View CCNow Cart/Checkout
View CCNow Cart/Checkout

RSS
Subscribe to
The Forerunner

Have The Forerunner Weblog sent straight to your inbox!

Enter your email address:

YouTube
The Forerunner Channel on YouTube


Promote Your Page Too

Featured Product
If you like the articles on this website, you may also be interested in:

Featured Articles

Live Seminar!

Real Jesus
The Abortion Matrix DVD: Update

The Abortion Matrix:
Defeating Child Sacrifice and the Culture of Death

is a 195-minute presentation that traces the biblical roots of child sacrifice and then delves into the social, political and cultural fall-out that this sin against God has produced. You can order this series on DVD, read the complete script and view clips on-line...
continued ...


View My Stats