These are all terms representing a world reeling under the intoxicating influence of a generation seeking to find direction and make an impact, while maintaining some kind of identity in the chaos and gender-blending of this era.
After drugs, a deluge of media sex and absentee fathers, this generations is poised to reach beyond their environment and become a generation that refuses to be brushed aside or overlooked. They are not “bummed out” or tripping out” . . . they are searching for truth in the midst of the coldness of modern life and emptiness that has accompanied a society that is bankrupt of values and morality. They refuse to be phony! In spite of the high tech deception that is fed through the secular world, there is a remnant that refuses to be disillusioned.
These world changers recognize that the life that Jesus imparts to us is not “propped up” by the surroundings in which we live. It does not draw its vitality or zest from the atmosphere around it. It is internal and it is impacting!
You no longer have to live in the survival mode that has limited your life an vision. You are now empowered to be a person of impact . . . a change agent, representing the Kingdom of God. In II Timothy, the apostle Paul is issuing a challenge to his spiritual son Timothy . . . a mandate, “Be a world changer!” Like Timothy, this generation is rising to the call to become soldiers in the army of God. In the words of an unknown author:
I am a soldier in the army of God! The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commanding Officer. The Holy Bible is my code of conduct. Faith, prayer and worship are my weapons of warfare. I have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tried by adversity and tested by fire. I am a volunteer in this army, but I am enlisted for eternity. I will either retire in his army by way of the rapture or else I will die in the army . . . for I will not get out, sell out, be talked or pushed out. I am faithful, reliable, capable, and dependable. If my God needs me, I’m there!
I’m a soldier, not a baby. I do not need to be pampered, petted primed up , pumped up or pepped up. I a m a soldier! No one has to call me, remind me, write me, visit me or entice me in my duties. I am a soldier . . . I’m not a wimp! I am in my place saluting my King obeying His orders, and building His kingdom. Mon on has to cuddle me, cradle me, or cater to me . I am committed! I can’t have my feelings hurt badly enough to make me turn around and I will not be discouraged enough to turn aside.
I can not lose enough to make me quit. When Jesus called me into this army, I had nothing and if I end up with nothing, I will still have come out even! I will win because I am marching with the Champion. My God will supply all I need and I will always triumph. Devils cannot stop me . . . people cannot disillusion me. Weather cannot weary me and sickness cannot stop me. Battles will not beat me and money cannot buy me. Governments cannot silence me , hell doesn’t know how to handle me and death cannot destroy me. I am a soldier in the Army of the Lord!