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The Prophetic Purpose of this Generation
July 30, 2017      |     By: Sam McVay, Jr.      |      Category: Sermons

Sam discusses how to agree with and steward the Lord's unique work in this generation such that we do not miss the time of our visitation.

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How to agree with and steward the Lord’s unique work in this generation.

Matthew 24:32-34 (ESV)
32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.
33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates.
34 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.

The scriptures reveal that God not only moves uniquely in individual’s lives but also in generations.

Luke 19:44b (ESV)
44 …And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.

Moses Generation: Presence & Priesthood
Joshua Generation: Possession of Inheritance
Samuel-David Generation: Prophetic Praise filled Kingdom
Ezra-Nehemiah Generation: Restoration
John the Baptist Generation: Messianic Manifestation
Luther Generation: Reformation of Gospel

I believe we need to grow in the revelation of our personal purpose but also our "generational purpose".

Standard Purpose for Every Generation in the Church Age:
1. Gospel Proclamation
2. Disciple Nations
3. Glory of God
4. Etc.

Unique Purpose in this Generation:
1. Fulfillment Generation: I Corinthians 10:11, Acts 3:19-21

I Corinthians 10:11 (ESV)
11 Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come.

Acts 3:19-21 (ESV)
19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,
20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus,
21 whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.

2. Finishing Generation: Matthew 24:14

Matthew 24:14 (ESV)
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

3. Family Generation: I Corinthians 4:15

I Corinthians 4:15 (ESV)
15 For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

1. Give yourself in a unique way to faith receiving scripture study, prayer, and proclamation about the fulfillment season we are in.
2. Go, give, and pray radically for all nations to be reached and discipled.
3. Embrace the reformational work of the Spirit that is transforming the church from a “business” to a “family”. Be fathered and become fathers. Embrace the organic relational Spirit birthed and led church that Jesus is building.

“The church started under the apostles as a family, it moved to Greece where it became a philosophy, it moved to Rome where it became an institution, it moved to Europe where it became a culture, and then to America where it became an enterprise.”

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