Are we ever going to turn our schools of higher learning into bastions of truth and the gospel again? I'm not completely sure, but, if not, we are going to raise up other ones that are. We're going to see revival in a young generation. We can start with hearts that are turned back to the Bible and to Christ. We can help them take up a biblical worldview. I prophesy to you that that is exactly what is coming in this next outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Millions of young people around the world are going to connect with the Lord, Jesus Christ. For many of them, for the first time in their lives, they are going to be interested in the Bible. They're going to want to know what it says. They're going to have an infatuation with God. Instead of a humanistic mindset, their attitude will be, "What does God think about this?"
"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God" (Rom. 12:2).
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Intercede for the raising up of colleges and universities built on a foundation of the Word of God, while providing a solid education.
- Pray these schools and faculty will give the students the ability to advance the kingdom well in their chosen spheres of authority.
- Passionately ask God for an outpouring of Holy Spirit on this generation of those 25 and younger.
- Ask Him to break the humanistic mindset off of our youth and young adults, giving them a desire to seek Him for direction, instead of looking to themselves for all of the answers.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we need schools like we had at the beginning of this nation. We need schools that honor You and Your Word, while providing the best possible education. Our children need to be equipped spiritually and educationally to fully penetrate the darkness of our society. They need to be equipped to bring Your ways into government and the marketplace. Pour Yourself out on this generation of young people, Lord. Draw them to You! Break the power of humanism from their minds and cause them to lift up their eyes and look for You for solutions to the problems they want to resolve. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
We decree that the minds of our youth and young adults will be transformed as they come to know Christ, that the worldly thinking will fall away and they will effect His change in this nation and in this earth!
Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized author, teacher and conference speaker. He travels extensively, empowering believers for passionate prayer and societal transformation. Dutch has pastored, taught in several colleges and seminaries and served on the board of directors for numerous organizations. Dutch's greatest passion is to see America experience a sweeping revival and return to its godly heritage. He burns to see people find God's "dream" for them and tap into their destiny. Dutch is a messenger of hope for America, encouraging believers to contend for awakening in our day and reformation in our lifetime. Dutch has written over 20 books, many of which have been translated into over 30 languages. His international best-seller, Intercessory Prayer, has sold nearly 1 million copies worldwide.
This article originally appeared at dutchsheets.org.
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