"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will." ~ Romans 12:2

At these times, peer pressure is everywhere, they're are totally unavoidable. Most of the time, just the sake of impressing our friends, we follow what they say and what they do. Sometimes, they're even teenagers that get into drugs, alcohol, pornography, smoking, masturbating, pre-marital sex etc. Just because their friends are doing it. As simple as this, this way, teenager's lives are being destroyed. This is how Satan is trying to destroy us, he's preventing us from rising for our generation.

The Lord said,"You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by man.''~ Matthew 5:13

We are the salt of the world, Satan is right now, using everything and anything that means neccesary to damage thrising generation. But, nevertheless, the prophecy of God ruling over all things is going to be fulfilled. Satan is working harder than ever to stop us, and are we just going to let Lucifer poison our minds, and just lead us to eternal burning in Hell?

Stop being deceived! You see, whatever it maybe, Satan's strongest in his arsenal, is actually 'deception'. Even from the time of man, we were already deceived by Satan. Remember, how Satan lied to Eve so she'll eat the fruit? and then later giving it to Adam so their purity will be compromised? You see, even teenagers these days, are just full with life responsibilities. And some teenagers, even resort to suicide to solve their problems. Believe me, everyone who commits suicide will go to hell.

This is because, by simply taking out our own lives away, we're rejecting the salvation that our wonderful God has given to us. When someone commits suicide, he's also 'expediting' his journey to Hell. I'll give an example, your examination is coming, and you did not study, and when exam time came, you simply gave up, not even trying, thus the result would mean that you'll fail, no? If we look it at a different way, it'll mean exactly as not putting up our armor of God which is God's word, and then later in life, we reject the "exam", and we'll go to Hell. Life is like an exam(well sort of), if we reject the exam, it'll also mean that we're rejecting life and God's salvation. Then, we'll be more than worthy to go to Hell.

Stop being decieved! in Romans 12:2, it also tells us that our mind CAN be disciplined. Negative thoughts can be changed to positive thoughts, and tempting thoughts can be erased. Now, that'll make life so much better, isn't it? We should be the trendsetter in living for Jesus, instead of a follower who lives like the world.

We are the rising generation of this world, we are the salt of the world, we are the light of the world, the Rising generation WILL rise up to stand up for God and his word. When the world perishes, only 2 things will remain, the souls of men and God's word.

Let me tell you the story of Gideon.....

The land of Israel was full of sinful and cowardice people, and God allowed Israel to be conquered by the Midianites for 7 years. And then there was a famer by the name of Gideon, one day, while he was beating wheats, an angel of God suddenly, appeared to him and said : "The Lord is with you, mighty warrior." Gideon was a weak and poor farmer nevertheless, and his clan is the weakest in Mannesseh, therefore it'll be natural for him to think that God choose the wrong person, and he did. But God said: "I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together." and please note that Gideon from there on, became a one-man army. "strike down all the Midianites TOGETHER.".....

"Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon, and he blew the trumpet, summoning the Abiezrites to follow him." ~ Judges 6:34

When the Lord fills us with the Holy Spirit, we can do many wonderful and great things. For instance, just as the Lord commanded Gideon, he commanded Martin Luther King Jr. to lead the black people in America to demand equal civil rights in the country. And so he did....

Gideon was ready of the uprising against the Midianites... And then God commanded Gideon to gather 22,000 men (for the army), but God felt that was too many, and so God commanded Gideon to tell the men which were scared, uninterested and unwilling to lay down their lives to leave.

And 2,000 men were left. And God still felt unsatisfied with the number, so he told Gideon to command the soldiers to go to the lake to drink water, then God kept an watchful eye, many soldiers put down their swords and spears and many were lapping water like a dog at the creek, while a small number knelt down while holding their spears and gently cupping the water into their mouths like civilized men. And these men, came up to the number of 300, and God choose these men for the war, and the rest packed up their bags, and went home to drink tea.

When the time of war came (night), Gideon gave every each of the 300 men, a torch to put inside a pitcher, and a trumpet. And in the middle of the war, God commanded Gideon to tell the soldiers to shatter the pitcher, and then blow the trumpet. And then shouting: "A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!". And as the uncountable amounts of bright light suddenly emerging from the battlefield, and the very powerful power of the sound of the trumpets. Then, all the Midianites ran to and forth, crying out in confusion, and killed each other with their swords in the turmoil. And the vast number of the Midianites warriors was reduced to almost nil, and they fled far away.

You see, my friends, that light emerging from the darkness, that light that suddenly caused all the Midianites to kill themselves is our faith for our God, and that powerful power of the trumpet is our will to Stand up for God's word, and rise up against Satan.

We're the rising generation of this world, and our sole duty is to obey God and stand up for God and fight against sin. That light can be also imagined as our faith in the middle of darkness, which is sin.

Imagine a gargantuan crowd of mixed people from all sorts of nations, and every faithful Christian were to be given a torch, and when you turn off the 'lights', suddenly there's darkness, but out of nowhere a vast number of lights suddenly emerge from the darkness, and then slowly the darkness itself is being consumed by the blinding light. And then the darkness is no more, but what remains is just the Word of God and the souls of Men.

Are we going to let the greater future, be endangered by Satan's pathetic lies? Are we just going to sit on our arses, while the world is being engulfed over sin and poverty? Are we going to let Satan rule over the world?

Then let's together, as the rising generation of this world, stand up for God's word and send Satan back to HELL! Let's do our part to welcome Jesus back, lay out the red carpet for Jesus!

Leon Lim
p.s. This is a repost.