We are changed from the inside out. Our beliefs create an internal reality that
will eventually work their way outward. The environment that we carry on the inside
will be recreated on the outside. This is why what we believe about who God is and
who we are is foundational to the transformation of our world.
If we believe that God is disapproving, distant, and angry, then we will live out
the thoughts, beliefs, and actions of an orphan. If however, we believe we are fully
loved, fully accepted, an heir of God, a son of God on the earth, co-ruling with
Christ, then we will live out the thoughts, beliefs, and actions of someone who
has taken responsibility for their life and the lives of those around them.
Sons of God take ownership for the culture they are creating.
Sons of God take ownership for the culture they are creating. They look at the raw
elements of the earth and society and they begin to intentionally craft a kingdom
ecosystem from the lens of heaven. They are no longer earthly abdicators, but heavenly
ambassadors, culturing and stewarding the earth until it looks jut like heaven.
Only in the past 150 years or so have Christians separated evangelism from cultural
transformation. They have put a high emphasis on personal renewal while leaving
out an emphasis on kingdom cultural renewal. That is all about to change. We are
going to see in this generation a shift so radical that it creates a line of demarcation
in the historical sand. Communities of worshippers are uniting as sons and daughters
of God with a new sound, a new heart, and a new message, and one of their main manifestations
is going to be cultural transformation.
We are here to draw a new line in the sand.
We are here to draw a new line in the sand. The line in the sand is that we no longer
see ourselves as sinful shameful orphans who have disappointed their Father. The
line in the sand is that we will no longer be sin conscious, but son conscious.
The line in the sand is that we will no longer be event oriented, but presence oriented.
The line in the sand is that we will no longer echo the voice of an institution,
but be proclaimers of the heart of God being expressed through our community. The
line in the sand will be a stronghold of heaven on earth that never goes away.
It's time to turn the world upside down again.
We are the carriers of the atmosphere of another world. We bring the power of that
world to bear wherever we go. We carry the answers to unsolvable problems. We have
the ability to prophetically release the heart of God so powerfully that it changes
the destiny of our cities and regions forever. It's time to get into community.
It's time to start taking world changing risks together. It's time for the dreamers
to explode. It's time to banish sickness and lack from the earth. It's time for
orphans to become sons and heirs. It's time to turn the world upside down again.
It's time for heaven on earth.