We are told that God created the heavens and the earth, Genesis 1:1. The earth later referred to as a garden, and described as Eden somewhere in the Eastern part of the world, Genesis 2:8. Which was perfect, for all habitats with its history discoverable in the first three Chapters of Genesis. But that didn’t last, for the earth and all its habitats were cursed. Also discoverable in those early chapters, and beyond. It’s why we die, fight and war. With larger life forms eating smaller life forms. With the earth being restless with constant destructive eruptions. No one today would call earth a Garden within Eden.
In due time, God introduced a remedy called Jesus Christ. And from that remedy, would come the following. “Now, therefore, you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of the household of God. Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone. In whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit,” Ephesians 2:19-22. That’s part of what it means to be a WORLD CHANGER!!! Changed from within first, then sharing ones change so that others are no longer strangers or foreigners, but fellow citizens.
It’s accomplished through His church. With the church not being one of those God condemned things discovered in Revelation 2:1-3:22. Which are very visible, and dot the American landscape and conform to the will of the government and their corporate masters but not God. Got some questions? Read yesterdays discussion, “Change Makers.” But rather the church is a codified individual, who assembles with like minded people. Who become small bands, who are difficult to detect, as they strike God’s foes with their swords and disappear. Insights discovered with the 17 December 2016 discussion, “Christendoms Future City A War Away.” That completes what it means to be a world changer and introduces how it’s done.
Getting it done though takes the stone like character of Christ, who is the chief cornerstone. Were many are not willing to go because of the sacrifice and danger. It’s a great misnomer to think that getting it done for Jesus must be done through violence. Because Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God,” Matthew 5:9, and in the same breath, “Blessed are they, who are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” verse 10. Who would prosecute peacemakers? Muslims and secular governments, that’s who! And even, some of your church going neighbors. And not to be left out of the mix ones on family, and befuddled agnostic and atheist neighbors. While at the same time, Jesus said, “Think not that I have come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword,” Matthew 10:34.
Oh! How our nay-saying foes love what they suspect are dichotomies. Declaring that such scriptures demonstrate the contradictions of Christendom; and therefore, Christendom is a falsehood. They are both deaf and made sightless, so no need exists to explain them away. Other than to say that it’s an incurable disease, apart form God’s intervention, Proverbs 20:12, “The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the LORD has made them both.” Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again. “He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their hearts, lest they should see with their eyes. Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them,” John 12:39-40. For the scriptures says to the Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show My power in you, and that My name might be declared throughout all the earth,” Romans 9:17. So lets sock it to them, big time. For that reason God raised up our naysayers; in all of their various forms that His name might be declared through out the land.
Become, well acquainted with yourself through 1 Peter 2:5-6. Because individual Christians are likened to as ‘living stones,’ who are anchored to the chief cornerstone of Ephesians 2:20, who is Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is a masterful illustrative artist. What He said thousand of years ago to those of His era, is applicable, and works for us today. Though divine, He often referred to himself as the Son of Man. With that phrase being used a total of 88 times in the New Testament. With such references making him very human. Like what is said in Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man, came not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Therefore God’s intervention in the affairs of humanity, and His purpose for the Son of Man and His Stones. It’s illustrated through Mark 8:34, when He had called the people to himself along His disciples, He said to them, “Whosoever desires to come after Me, let them deny themselves, and take up their cross and follow Me.” With His cross symbolizing action, persecution, prosecution and death. And that’s what it means to be a sword whirling peacemaker who is blessed through persecution referenced in Matthew 5:9-10. In other words, His stones are to condemn with strength and with visibility everything offensive to what the scriptures teach.
Christ was the perfect societal trouble maker. That’s what he meant, when He said, “Think not that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword,” Matthew 10:34. Which means violence, but not through His living stones. Because the scriptures teach that justice and retribution belong to God. Our job is make clear to society exactly what will bring about His justice and retribution.
That is best done through small codified groups, maybe as small as two. Who can easily strike at evil, then disappear. But there is power through huge numbers. But take note, “Likewise the Spirit also helps our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God,” Romans 8:26-27. Suggesting that our small groups, are silently adding to their numbers. Praying for a great ground swelling of living stones, who come out of seemingly from nowhere. And congregate at some Spirit determined location, denouncing Americas godlessness. Refusing to be dispersed at government insistence. Whether local or federal, even as force begins to take hold. America has lost its spiritual destiny, and the nation is beyond decaying, it’s putridness is toxic to survival as a nation under God. This is where the stones of Jesus become violent! Not of ourselves, but of God knowing we can’t prevail. So we have to pray, for God’s justice and retribution. Which can manifested itself as follows, “To me belongs vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time. For the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them shall make haste,” Deuteronomy 32:35. Many swords are at God’s disposal. He can raise up his enemies, like Muslims to punish individuals or nation states. Even using weather patterns as a viable weapon, if He so chooses. Thus giving clarity of meaning to Matthew 10:34. Because the ox knows his owner, and the ass his masters crib, but AmericaÂ has rebelled against God. Modified from Isaiah 1:3, but the truth keep in tact, especially verse four. America must repent or be destroyed!
Hopefully this discussion has contributed to what it means to be a world changer and how its done. The unknown to many is the willingness and ability to sense what the Spirit is saying. Then having faith to act in whatever form the communication comes. After all the Spirit is within each lively stone, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20