New Witnesses | The Exchange


In a contemplative and reflective frame of thoughts, I was attempting to discern what God is performing across this land. For instance, a decade ago, for the duration of the monetary crisis that led to the Good Recession, I occurred upon a series of sermons on holiness by David Platt. I knew God was functioning with a new generation.

Now, in the midst of a really noisy culture, I asked God the similar query once again: What are you performing across this land? Delightfully, I am discovering that God is currently performing new issues from the arts, to calling, to declarations. He is performing some thing new!

When we participate in worship, we are greeted with lyrics with distinctive depth. Take into consideration the following smattering of samples from a group of 30 years olds…


Lord you search me, how you know me You perceive my each and every believed from afar In all my wandering, nevertheless you appreciate me
King of glory you pursue my anxious heart
Even when I am not, you are faithful
Even when I doubt your truth holds
Even when I am lost you will not let me go
When my heart is dry your grace flows
No matter exactly where I run, I am not far from house
Yea, I may well be weak but you are capable
Even when I am not, you are faithful
Even when I am not, you are faithful (Eric Neider—Faithful)



In the morning when I rise to meet You
In the morning when I lift my eyes
You are the only A single I wanna cling to
You are the initially believed on my thoughts
Let our voices rise
All creation cries
Singing out an endless alleluia from this moment on
Join with Heaven’s song Singing out an endless alleluia!
In the moments exactly where You go unnoticed in the ordinary day to day
Numerous miracles of life about us Point like arrows to Your name (Cory Asbury—Endless Alleluia)



And each and every knee will bow in a wonderful surrender
And all the nations come, crying out collectively
That Jesus is the Lord, and He reigns forever
Salvation to our God, to our God forever
And each and every knee will bow in a wonderful surrender
And all the nations come, crying out collectively
That Jesus is the Lord, and He reigns forever
Salvation to our God, to our God forever
Forever and ever
Oh we pour out our praise to You, Jesus
Who reigns forever and ever
The Lamb of God, the excellent sacrifice, Jesus, hey! (Lindy and the Digital Circuit Riders—Stand In Awe)


The lyrics in the worship songs have skilled God, speaking about his enduring faithfulness, unmatched, and 1 can only stand in awe. The private revival of folks are breathlessly captured in words and songs. The society categorized them as the millennials.

But they are the new generation of witnesses for God across this land.

His new witnesses have also made new categories David Bowden and his poetry aids all of us to engage with the living God of the Scriptures in a completely new way. Bowden’s ‘I Think In Jesus’ amongst his repertoire of deep theological poetry strikes a chord with the listener not only mainly because it is sound, but also mainly because the beauty of theology can be so just expressed. Right here is a distinctive category from a new generation giving witness of the gospel in this land.

Or contemplate this: there is a contact for 1 million African-American males to serve in missions across the Middle East. In a current February stadium rally of ‘The Send’, which gathered 58,000 men and women, David Bryant testified how God referred to as him out of Detroit to join this movement to attain the unengaged unreached men and women groups in the planet.

God has his new witnesses.

Gender ‘reveal’ is becoming a cultural phenomenon. From reside streaming, to parties with buddies, the 30 and below generation are utilizing different venues to reveal the gender of their babies. This is not only amongst Christians this is widespread across this land. At a time exactly where society is purportedly confused about gender and fluidity, there are new witnesses declaring the gender of the child who is nevertheless in the womb.

For each and every instance cited herewith, there are hundreds of thousands that God is breathing by means of as witnesses. Our politically right silences, eyeballing space occupying vitriol digital memes, in a culture of outrage have shielded us from what God is performing.

God is performing a new point in the millennial generation by means of his witnesses.

Have you spotted his handiwork, listened and watched his artists, identified and prayed for his witnesses?

Samuel E. Chiang is a husband, father, ordained minister, and President and CEO of Seed Corporation in Arlington, TX, a nonprofit committed to Scripture translation for men and women without having God’s Word by means of Good Commission Partnerships.

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