In the post the Lord led me to write, The Right Side Of History, I am blessed by Him to present and explore His timeline vision of events given to Daniel that lead to the end of this present age.1 Among those events is the singularly most important of all: the variously foretold coming of God’s Messiah to Israel that was fulfilled in the Person of Jesus of Nazareth! All along God had planned what His Jewish prophets did not realize: that the Messiah they spoke of would come twice. His first coming would be to offer Himself for sin. Then, at God’s appointed time after His death, burial, resurrection and ascension, He would return to fulfill the many promises of salvation.
Neither the prophets before nor first century Jews while He walked among them understood about the first coming of Messiah until they were illumined by Him and the Holy Spirit after His resurrection (Daniel 9:24-26a; Luke 18:31-34, 24:44-49; John 16:5-15; Acts 2:1-39, 3:11-26). Among those the Holy Spirit uses to unveil God’s mystery of Messiah’s two comings is the apostle Paul who formerly persecuted Jewish believers until he became one (1 Corinthians 15:1-11; 1 Timothy 1:12-17) and the absolutely known to God writer of Hebrews (Hebrews 1:1-4). Paul unfolds why it was necessary for the Messiah to come first to deal with sin (Romans 3:9-31, 5:6-21, 6:15-23).
In warning any flagging in their faith (Hebrews 2:1-4), the writer of Hebrews goes deeper into the details of Messiah’s first coming for sin in terms His Spirit-filled Jewish and Gentile followers could appreciate and be encouraged to faithfulness (Hebrews 2:5-3, 4:14-16, 6:9-20, 8, 9:11-22). For it was to save man from sin and redeem us back to God that Messiah came “once at the end of the ages…to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many,” (Hebrews 9:23-28a, NKJV). To this end, the prophets including Daniel were shown His suffering and death (Isaiah 52:13-53:9).
The accomplishment of this first part of His mission is bound up in His final words from the cross, ‘“It is finished,’” (John 19:30, NKJV)! His words also telegraph the successful achievement to follow of every other purpose of God involved in sending Messiah, His Son, into the world; even Jesus--praise His name (Matthew 1:18-21), whom God raised from the dead on the third day as He foretold and signaled through the prophets as well (Psalm 16:8-11; Isaiah 53:10-12; Matthew 12:38-42, 16:21)! So now, at the Lord’s command after His resurrection and ascension the Gospel about Him has been preached nearly 20 centuries to earth’s ends and mankind exhorted to be saved from sin by faith in Him (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:4-11; Romans 1:16-17, 10:1-13; Hebrews 10:1-23).2
1 See the January 30, 2022 post, The Right Side Of History, under the categories Bible Prophecy and Biblical Worldview.
2 To hear a straightforward, biblical presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for yourself and perhaps, with someone you care about, please view one or both of our 30
minute videos on this Ministry’s Strong Man Of God Online Rally YouTube Channel.
As Daniel represented his generation in his heartfelt prayer of confession and repentance before the Lord in Daniel 9:3-19,1 so, after similar prayers over the years I write now, to my fellow baby boomers with a heart yearning for those of our generation who have not, to turn to Christ before it is too late! The foregoing “too late” is not intended so much to be apocalyptic as much as it is keeping it real about the fact that we are moving fast into the categories of higher death rates among senior adults. Though this is so, many still eat what they foolishly believe is the free lunch of rebellion against God they have also passed on to their progeny. I remind you, this belief is completely false!
Baby boomers are the many post-World War II children born from 1946-1964. I was born in the middle of that range and lived the “wonder years” of the 1960s and early 70s in their full rebel splendor with some of the greatest particularly message music ever; some of which I was privileged to perform.2 Following hard after women’s suffrage begun in the mid-19th century during this Christian era, our generation openly rebelled against biblical social mores governing marriage, family and sexual conduct pursuing free love. We pressed beyond alcohol to experiment with and use drugs to free our minds and in free expression, flooded the streets with “anti-establishment” protests.
Too, many boomers turned their backs on the Christianity of their parents.3 A number did not even care to make a proper distinction between the Christianity of Scripture and that of organized human invention pursuing personal freedoms. Our generation abandoned the faith and churches we attended as youth in droves because it is what we wanted to do and could. Hostile attitudes toward Christianity were communicated in words and deeds by many boomers to their children and the generations that have followed. Indeed, the trend to reject Christianity and its practices among baby boomers has not abated to this hour according to Christian researcher, George Barna.4
As New Age religionists, secularists, agnostics and self-proclaimed free thinking atheists who have made science their god and final authority in large numbers, the hostility of baby boomers especially toward the moral standards of biblical Christianity has helped to bring our nation to its post-Christian posture where abortion is legal, truth relative; political correctness and tolerance facilitates sexual perversion and gender identity confusion in the generations that have followed. Needless to say, evil rebellion against God is not what a generation is supposed to pass on to those that follow it. Ours, consequently fulfills the wise observation of Agur (Psalms 2:1-3, 78:1-8; Proverbs 30:11-14)!
In the catch phrase of our generation credited to economist Milton Friedman, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”5 The costs of rebellion against God, His will, way and Word in the Christianity of the Bible are severe and many as warned, but have not always been immediate or foreseen. This is just as Israel’s prophets warned them and Daniel acknowledged in the day his generation endured God’s judgment for their and their fathers’ rebellion against Him (Daniel 9:5-12). Now, nearly 2,000 years after the first appearing of His Son, Jesus Christ, to bring salvation from sin to the world, He who holds the generations accountable assigns the guilt of rebellion in every generation since to baby boomers and its rising severe costs on the horizon to our progeny (Luke 11:46-51; Revelation 8-9).
For our generation knew the truth of the Gospel, but willfully spurned it (John 3:16-21, 36)! Many of our baby boomer generation pass from this life already seeing too late, the harvest of natural and divine imposed consequences our rebellion has brought upon the world and our progeny of generations X, Y and Z.6 Beyond the lyrical and melodic message music of our day warning as the Bible does of future calamity for rebellion and poor stewardship (Isaiah 24:1-6), it has been painful listening to the children of generation Z such as Climate Activist, Greta Thunberg of Sweden, call their parents and baby boomers out for our selfish lack of foresight and empathy for them as they fearfully and angrily communicate their concern about the degenerating state of the planet being left to them.7
However, climate change is not the worst of the many tragic consequences of baby boomer rebellion. Eating what was believed to be the free lunch of rebellion against God, a consequence not foreseen by unrepentant baby boomers is the warning from Bible prophecy our unsaved progeny making up generation Z that lives to be senior adults may well endure the foretold awesome outpour of God’s wrath upon all of earth’s sinners (Isaiah 2:10-22, 13:6-13, 24:17-20; Romans 1:18-32; Revelation 6:12-17, 15-16)!8 Therefore, I first urge every unsaved fellow baby boomer reading this to repent and believe the Gospel to be saved or return to Christ. Then, care enough about your progeny to proclaim the Gospel and witness to them while you have the opportunity (2 Corinthians 6:2).9
1 See the two-part post that starts January 16, 2022, Arriving At These Times, under the categories Bible Prophecy and Call To Repent.
2 I am thankful to God for the privilege I was granted to start the original Sounds Of Persuasion band in Seaside on the Monterey Peninsula, CA and to make music as well as
have friendships with all of its members from 1970-73.
3 As dead manmade religion in many cases, this was actually understandable. Woe to guilty religionists! Read the two-part post beginning August 21, 2016, Christianity The
Religion Of Men, under the category, Instruction. Also, read the two-part, American Culture’s Religion starting September 11, 2016, under the category, Call To Repent.
4 Examine his report at Barna Research.
5 Milton Friedman Quotes. Brainy Media Inc, 2022. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/milton_friedman_141778.
6 See the article by Veronica Thompson, Generation Names Explained.
7 View the YouTube excerpt of then, 16 year old Greta’s address to the UN to see this child’s angry intensity. Let every neglectful pastor still rebelling against God after two
years of His Coronavirus judgment to build your local church empire while not preparing those you serve for the coming persecution take a close look at Greta's face as you
hear her anger. Baby boomers turned their backs on the churches; generation Z in their time will destroy them and persecute faithful Christians to the death (Daniel 7:23-
25, 8:23-25; Revelation 17:12-18)!
8 Read the February 6, 2022 post, The Divine Delay, under the category, Bible Prophecy, giving special consideration to footnote three.
9 To receive a fresh, clear biblically grounded presentation of the Gospel for yourself or someone you care about in whatever generation, please view one or both of our 30
minute videos on this Ministry’s Strong Man Of God Online Rally YouTube Channel.
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