Summary: People always underestimate the value and importance of our young people. This message will show how valuable they are to the kingdom and one of the many darts (SEX) that Satan uses to cause division among them.
Chosen Vessels: the Keys to Satan’s Destruction
Most people today underestimate the importance of the youth. Most people mixed their immaturity w/ their value. Elders get the full blast of the power of God in a well cushioned pew w/ excellent singers while they stuff the youth in little shacky, run-downed rooms, and old run-downed leaders who preach the same David and Goliath story. The reason why so many youth today are out acting outside the value God has placed upon them is because the body of Christ fails to teach them their importance.
Youth goes through the worst pain than any other adult. As a matter of fact, many adults are messed up because of some terrible pain Satan has caused them as a youth. Just because a person doesn’t pay bills or have gray hair or raise kids doesn’t mean Satan doesn’t put the youth through some issues. I believe the youth goes through more attacks of the enemy because Satan knows he uses the little and foolish things to confound the wise.
I remember watching Finding Nemo and in the beginning of the movie you see Nemo’s Dad (Marlon) and his wife enjoying life. All of a sudden a big fish comes and tries to eat everybody up. The fish ate up everything but failed to eat Nemo while he was still in its egg (or whatever you call them) but the fish left a horrible scratch. Because of that scratch Nemo throughout the whole movie had a disfigured fin…all because of what happened to him in his youth.
No for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.
And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated w/ contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are…
(1 Cor 1:27-28)
The things that people believe are insignificant and unable to make a difference are the exact things God chooses to use…which consist of the youth. Satan knows this so he’ll try harder than ever to destroy the youth so he can leave them crippled. Let’s look at the life of a man who was crippled in his youth.
Later on there was a Jewish festival (feast) for which Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Now there is in Jerusalem a pool near the Sheep Gate. This pool in the Hebrew is called Bethesda, having five porches.
In these lay a great number of sick folk-some blind, some crippled, and some paralyzed-waiting for the bubbling up of the water.
For an angel of the Lord went down at appointed seasons into the pool and moved and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was cured of whatever disease with which he was afflicted.
There was a certain man there who has suffered with a deep-seated and lingering disorder for thirty-eight years.
When Jesus noticed him lying there [helpless], knowing that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, Do you want to become well?[Are you really in earnest about getting well?]