Looking back through history, we see that the Greatest Generation and the Silent Generation watched our country get thrust into war time and time again; they experienced some of our country’s darkest hours, including the Great Depression, though they also witnessed victories; they watched as America put a man on the moon, and they heard Martin Luther King describe his great dream. The baby boomers have arguably contributed more to moving the U.S. forward and pushing us into our current tech age than any other generation (just ask my dad). Generation X took what the boomers started and ran with it, pushing the envelope further and further. Each of these generations has contributed to the betterment of society. But many might say that there are two generations that are, for all intents and purposes, completely and utterly lost.
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We have all experienced it. A new hire is made at the office. The collective sigh of coworkers is heard echoing down the halls when it is discovered that the new person is a millennial, or even worse, a member of Generation Z. Then the chatter commences: “They are lazy; they are entitled; they don’t listen to authority; they contribute nothing.” Millennials, also called Gen Y (I think of them as “Gen Why”), definitely have a reputation that precedes them — or have they just gotten a bad rap?
It seems that they, and the generation coming up behind them, Gen Z, live in an altered state of reality. This goes far beyond their weird clothes, their body piercings, and their rainbow hair. They cannot differentiate between male and female. They think that changing their God-given gender is normal. They think that drag-queen performances should be available to all ages, and not just available — but encouraged. They don’t believe that sex should be reserved as only between one man and one woman who are married; no, they have lost sight of this truth to such an extent that they think it cool to be “queer,” or worse, “polyamorous”: engaging in relationships with all types of “genders,” or with multiple partners at once. Redefining words to fit their whims has become the norm. And “canceling” those who disagree with them is a self-righteous act signaling more virtue than anyone can possibly imagine. What is wrong to us is right to them. Where have we lost our way?
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them (Genesis 1:27 KJV).
But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband (1 Corinthians 7:2–3 NIV).
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter (Isaiah 5:20 NIV).
G. Michael Hopf wrote in Those Who Remain: A Postapocalyptic Novel: “Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.”
Alexander Fraser Tytler’s Cycle of Civilizations describes something similar: a period lasting roughly 200 years and in which society begins in bondage and goes forward through several steps — spiritual faith, courage, liberty, abundance, selfishness, complacency, apathy, and dependence — before returning to bondage.
I think Hopf and the Tytler Cycle sum up very well what we have seen over the past seven generations or so. We are certainly experiencing the latter parts right now. But there is hope!
I belong to Gen X. (More precisely, I am from a micro-generation within Gen X called the “Xennials.” It is said that we were born analog but grew up digital.) The millennials follow right behind us. In fact, it is not uncommon for some people to fall at the end of Gen X while their younger siblings come in at the start of the millennials. Gen X includes many in our national leadership who are now trying to reclaim our country from the nonsense of leftists hell-bent on installing communism (as socialism/Marxism, of course) in this country. Such men as Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Ted Cruz come to mind. Interestingly, my husband and I share something in common with those men besides belonging to the same generation: We are parents of young children.
When my husband and I go out anywhere with our son, we are stopped by folks who just want to come up and see our boy. They are drawn by his bright eyes, beaming smile, laugh, good behavior, gentle soul, and countenance. They just have to come up to meet him! And I mean this happens everywhere we go, and every time! We have known that there was something special about him since the day we learned he was coming. And in fact, he was not even supposed to be possible: I have some medical issues that doctors told us would make conceiving a child impossible. But nothing is impossible with God! After 18 years of marriage, my husband and I were shocked and delighted to learn that we were going to be parents. And ever since our son’s arrival, he has touched everyone he meets. You cannot be sad or upset when you are around him; there is, indeed, something special about him: It is God’s anointing and His love shining through him!
One day I sat considering the generations. I realized that I did not know what my son’s generation was called, so I Googled it. What I learned brought me to tears: It’s called Generation Alpha! I felt God saying that it will be through Generation Alpha that He brings His “new beginning.” And I sensed Him saying also that it is my generation’s duty — as Gen X — to X out the evil that has been allowed to flourish in our country and in the world. You see? It is our responsibility, our duty, to put a stop to the schemes of Satan and overcome the leftist attempts to not only bring our country to its knees, but to destroy any ounce of what America used to look like. We must do this for our children.
“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:6 NKJV).
Over the past 40 or 50 years, my parents’ and grandparents’ generations sat by idly and allowed evil to flourish in this nation. This started out quietly enough but has since spread like a virus into every aspect of society. At times it may seem as if the virus cannot be stopped, as if Satan has gained too much ground, as if we are fighting a losing battle. But that is not what God’s word tells us! We have victory in Him because — guess what — in the end, God wins.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33 NIV).
So, I beseech you, dear reader, if you are like me and cannot sit quietly by any longer watching our country die, if you feel a calling on your heart to help stop the evil plaguing our nation, stand up with us! Once we have done our job of eradication, our children, Gen Alpha, will carry the torch further than we can ask or imagine. God has placed His mantle upon them. There is, indeed, something special about Gen Alpha! There is, indeed, hope!
He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many (2 Corinthians 1:10–11 NIV).
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).
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Alysha Townsend is a co-leader of the IFA Florida state prayer group. Photo Credit: Canva.