God counted on Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David, Peter and all saints, and He was not disappointed. He became delighted in their works before Him. They lived and served Him. They even died working, and died serving Him. Yet after their death their names, works and answers to their prayers (while they were alive) are still serving God delightfully.
Now, Peter is not alive, Paul is not in this generation, David is not alive in this generation for God to count on them. Who to count on, in this generation is you. For someone to hold the fort, for someone to bring God’s hands down in this generation, God is counting on you and me. If David served Him as we are serving Him, if Peter served Him as we are doing, would God have been delighted in their works.
If in our time the works of the long gone saints are the only ones that still give God joy, then we are not doing well enough or have not done well yet. I believe they worked as faithfully and diligently as they could but God determined to keep these works alive because they are durable and exceptional. The works of the earlier saints work like they are still alive. So, we that are alive, is there life in our works. If the works of the saints that are resting in the bosom of our Lord are still alive and serving God, of what use is our being alive? Of what use is the works that are dead while the doer is still alive? Or, of what use is our existence if there is no life in our works? Are we not even restricting or suffocating the early saints’ works with our lukewarmness and non chalance. The writer of Ecclesiastes said, “Yea, I hated all my labor in which I had toiled under the sun: because I must leave it unto the man that shall be after me.  And who knows whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labor in which I have labored, and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun” Ecclesiastes 2: 18-19.
Awake, oh sleeping worker! Go to work, oh idle worker! Work and pray that life may enter into your works and service before God while you are still alive. Do this so that God will become delighted in your service and work. Do this so that you can fill the gap that the death of early saints have created. Do this so that God will not see you as dead while you are still walking on the earth in this generation.
Come alive and let God be happy that yet again He has found another faithful and diligent worker in this generation. For revival, acceptable service and enduring works in this current generation, God is counting on you and not Paul or David. Paul cannot evangelize our generation but you can. Daniel cannot pray for revival in this generation but you can. Joshua cannot take this generation to their promise land but you can. Joseph cannot lead this generation away from famine but you can. David cannot conquer territories in this generation but you can. You can because you are still walking and existing on the earth. Work and pray that your work and prayer will show that you are alive. God is counting on you in and for your generation, do not take this for granted!
Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go (Ecclesiastes 9:10).