Friday, September 12, 2014

UPSIDE DOWN

 By Angeline M Duran Santiago


After writing yesterday, I wondered if I should have shared what I did....Somehow we just gotta let go of the past and move on, right? I assure you that I have. It's important to get the attention of those who say they're living for God yet live their lives keeping others from knowing and experiencing TRUE life in Jesus.

We need to go back to basics. 

I look at what the first Christians got all crazy about. They became known as fanatics on a mission to do one thing and one thing only, to make Jesus Christ known, to make a big deal about His crucifixion and his resurrection.
They made it their business to go around, even to the knowledge that they were risking their lives, to point their finger to God's plan, to salvation, to being filled with God's Spirit, and to Know Jesus had died for a reason, for them.

Their main agenda was not to light a shine on the social agendas, the uprising sins of the times, or how they were being persecuted for their faith. Their main goal was to preach Christ, to preach hope, life and God's kingdom. How different today's Christians have become. We preach on everything except Christ returning for his church. We talk about every sin worthy of condemnation, yet we don't talk about the healing power of God or God's forgiveness. We go ballistic pointing fingers, inside church and out in the community, at the ugliness in man's heart, but fail to point to the beauty and the love inside God's heart~ reaching out and calling out to us all.

A part of Acts 17:6 says, " These people who have been turning the world upside down have come here also..."

Of course, this is out of context. You need to read the book of Acts to discover what these first Christians were living like. But, they were know as people committed with a passion to turn their world, their moment, upside down. They did it all with the Message of Christ's life, death and resurrection.


What are you, dear pastor, preaching today? What are you, dear evangelist, teaching and ministering? What are you, leaders who say you have been called by the Lord spreading to new Christians, hungry to serve and live for God?

Are we hungering to preach Jesus and turn the world upside down, or are we hung up on doctrine, personal agendas, and cliques? Let us not waste time in the foolishness that profits absolutely nothing and let us become a people, shining the spotlight on God's plan and purpose, making an explosive deal about God's love and salvation, and leading others to the Lord through our testimony.

If we are the Church, If we are Christians, then Christians represent God and his kingdom. Let us walk, never forgetting that's all we are supposed to do, represent Him, live for Him, imitate him.