Paul writes to Timothy in 2 Timothy 1:5, "remembering the genuine faith that first lived in your grandmohter Lois and your mother Eunice and that I am persuaded lives in you also."
I sense the Father saying, "I am downloading the faith of grandmothers not only into their children, but unleashing a major downloading of their faith into the third generation--their grandchildren!"
I was reading recently in Francis Frangipane's book, This Day We Fight!, that Francis wondered how he was drawn to the Lord like many of us in the early '70s when there seemed to be no corporate prayer from pastors or churches praying for an outpouring upon young people. Upon asking the Lord what activated this major move of the Spirit, the Lord responded to Francis, "I heard the cries of a million praying mothers crying out to Me for their children, across all denominations!"
A Mother's Prayers Are Powerful, but Oh, the Power of a Grandmother's Prayers
You have probably heard it said that parents are the "law" and grandparents are "grace." I believe perhaps grandparents, especially grandmas, may have an edge of prayer-power to influence their grandchildren because "with years comes understanding, and with the ancient there is wisdom."
I wonder why so many grandparents seem to be having to raise their grandchildren because of broken marriages today. In spite of these tragedies, I sense these grandchildren are being greatly influenced through godly grandparents, especially grandmothers. And God is turning it around for good.
Grandmothers Not Only Spoil Their Grandchildren, They Spoil the Enemy's Plans for Them
I saw bloodhounds from heaven being released to pursue this "third" generation. I saw grandmothers pleading the blood of Jesus over their grandchildren, and these bloodhounds were picking up the scent of that blood as they began to outrun and overtake them at every turn, for there was now no more hiding place!
Some grandchildren were climbing up trees to escape these eternal prayers, but these bloodhounds were at the bottom, barking and out-waiting many of them as they began to cry out and call upon the name of the Lord to be saved!
We are now in the "third" day move of God on the earth. Watch and expect the third generation to come in, hounded by the prayers of their grandmothers.
As Christmas is approaching, I hear the angels singing over this third generation, "Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go. We'll be home with bells on."
Bill Yount has been a member of Bridge of Life in Hagerstown, Maryland, for the past 36 years, where he is now an elder and a home missionary. He is currently an adviser at large for Aglow International. Bill faithfully served in prison ministry at Mount Hope for 23 years and now travels full-time, both in the U.S. and internationally, ministering in churches and Aglow circles. Humility and humor characterize his ministry as he brings forth a fresh word that is "in season," proclaiming the word of the Lord. The shofar, or ram's horn, is often used in his meetings, breaking the powers of darkness over regions, churches and households. The shofar represents God's breath blowing into the nostrils of His people, reviving them and awakening the lost. Many of God's messages, which Bill ministers prophetically, come out of his everyday life with his family and friends. Please visit Bill's website at billyount.com.