When we think of our kids or grandkids. We think of how precious they are and all of the things that we want to provide. We want the best for them.
I think that we’ve all said or heard- “I cant believe this is the world I’m leaving them in”, or “they’ll be worse off than my generation”. But I believe what we all fail to remember is that the word says-
2 Timothy 3: 1-5 TLB You may as well know this too, Timothy, that in the last days it is going to be very difficult to be a Christian. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money; they will be proud and boastful, sneering at God, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful to them, and thoroughly bad. 3 They will be hardheaded and never give in to others; they will be constant liars and troublemakers and will think nothing of immorality. They will be rough and cruel, and sneer at those who try to be good. 4 They will betray their friends; they will be hotheaded, puffed up with pride, and prefer good times to worshiping God. 5 They will go to church, yes, but they won’t really believe anything they hear. Don’t be taken in by people like that.
2 Thessalonians 2: 1-4 TLB And now, what about the coming again of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to meet him? Please don’t be upset and excited, dear brothers, by the rumor that this day of the Lord has already begun. If you hear of people having visions and special messages from God about this, or letters that are supposed to have come from me, don’t believe them. 3 Don’t be carried away and deceived regardless of what they say.
For that day will not come until two things happen: first, there will be a time of great rebellion against God, and then the man of rebellion will come—the son of hell. 4 He will defy every god there is and tear down every other object of adoration and worship. He will go in and sit as God in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God.
Therefore, its a no brainer. Hard times are coming- if not in our lifetime then in theirs. And since we know this to be true it is our duty as parents, grandparents, and mentors to prepare them for battle! We need to give them the Armor of God (Ephesians 6:13-18).
How do we do this you ask? By speaking life over them, praying the scriptures with them, and showing them how to be valiant warriors in everyday life. Just as Deuteronomy 6:7-9 directs us, we must use every possible opportunity to tell them of the saving grace of Jesus and all HE has done in our own lives .
Since we love them enough to worry about them, lets use that same love to prepare them for battle!