Can we really impart mercy and grace into the generations to come? I mean can I pray and serve and then reap rewards that bless my grandchildren....my great great grandchildren?
I think so and that is so very exciting to me!! You know.....honestly....I don't know that I personally will ever in my lifetime be responsible for 10s,100s, or even thousands of souls bowing before Him on this earth but I have great hope for my descendants!
I know that God has no *grandsons* we all have to seek and serve Him on a personal basis. However God does bless whole families and entire households. He does bless unto a thousand generations. All it takes is one person to change the very course of a family tree. Even a tree that seems somewhat rotten and hopeless.
Remember Rahab? When God got ready to take Jericho.....every house,every brick,every wall came tumbling down....all but one. One house stood firm. Not only was Rahabs whole house and family spared but she became the great great grandmother of King David!! Now that is exciting! Rahab was a Harlot. Not even a direct descendant of Abraham....a Gentile....and yet she changed the very course of human history. In Hebrews 11:31 Rahab is listed as a hero of the faith along with Moses, Abraham, and Noah.
God is still searching through the alleys and the dark sides of our cities to find the harlots, the destitute, and the hopeless to show them mercy.He wants to use us to usher in His kingdom through generational momentum. Who will your great great great great great grandchild be? Rahab the Harlots was Jesus Christ. Matthew 1:5
Deut 7:9Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.