Cancelling out chaos

Society is falling into chaos. This is the message we see in the news everyday as violence and lawlessness continues to increase around us. We can look at this in a few different ways. We can agree with the turmoil around us, become fearful, and retreat within the comfort zone of our theological walls. Or, we can take action in the same way Jesus did. Did you ever notice that Jesus didn’t spend anytime judging the Roman culture around him? We don’t see any mention in the Bible of Jesus condemning the activities of the Roman government, or the rampant perversions that commonly occurred during his time on earth, or getting sucked into the political arguments of the day.

What was his model? To bring the kingdom of God to earth. How did he do it? By going into the marketplace and anywhere else people commonly congregated and revealing the love of God by performing miracles, setting people free from demonic oppression, and teaching the principles of his kingdom. The church in today’s society is poised to be incredibly impactful if we would adopt this same model. It’s easy to wait for people to step into the four walls of a building before we try to minister to them but there are so many people who won’t come anywhere near a church. So we have to go to them.

We have what the world needs. We have access to everything in heaven and we have an opportunity to change the world. We don’t need to be concerned about what is happening around us. We can change that reality if we are willing to step out in faith and actually do what Jesus modeled for us. When the world sees that there is a better way, they will abandon the chaos and step into the love of God. This is how we change the world. This is how we change society. This is how heaven comes to earth.

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