Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ready to be a Revolutionary?

God is calling up a Generation of Revolutionaries.

Revolutionary: sudden, complete, or marked change. Radically new or innovative; outside or beyond established procedure, principles.

A Revolutionary is someone who stands up against status-quo, who goes head on against the Tide. Who Leads by following Christ and not necessarily by what they've seen done before. Are you being called to be a Revolutionary?

A Revolutionary doesn't wait for someone else to lead. They follow the Lords leading. No matter what intense Rejection they may face, there response will Always be the response of Isaiah...

Isaiah 6:8
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me."

A Revolutionary doesn't care what everyone else is doing. Or about what is considered acceptable practices. They see that they serve the Living God, who created All things and in HIM all things are held together and to that GOD impossible doesn't exist. Joshua 10

A Revolutionary knows that just because we haven't seen it done in the past or just because it may not have worked before, doesn't mean that God won't use it now.

A Revolutionary isn't trapped by their experiences or lack there of: a Revolutionary is Radically seeking GOD's will and to see HIM Radically move in lives.

A Revolutionary takes Rejection and doesn't allow it to slow him down. A revolutionary is always on watch, very aware of the different traps that satan will throw in his path to slow him down.

A Revolutionary listens for and Knows the voice of GOD. (John 10:25-30) A Revolutionary doesn't consider quiet-time an obligation but their life source.

A Revolutionary doesn't get discouraged by the apathy that they face, because we are called a people of GOD and if we allow others to pull us back down to status quo, we risk not seeing the hand of GOD at work. 

A Revolutionary's Biggest fear is not rejection of men but being Rejected by God and to not be radically used by HIM!

A Revolutionary is Paul: who being brought up as the "Junk" (who everyone looked up to, wanted to be like him, no one would stand in his way),  Left all of that behind and turned and followed the Christ he formerly rejected adamantly.

Isaiah who thought at one time that he was somebody, until He had a vision of the living LORD and saw just who he really wasn't and said "Here I am LORD, send me." 

David who was the rejected, younger, ruddy brother, who was respected by no one, even his own family thought he was a joke. He took that rejection head on.  He was told he was stupid to try and slay a giant, especially since he was just a kid, just a dirty shepherd boy, but he stood up when everyone else ran away. They laughed and mocked him and instead of allowing that to defeat him, he trusted his GOD. I know I'm not big enough or strong enough, but my GOD is! 

A Revolutionary is Noah: who GOD spoke to and said that he was going to send a mighty flood from rain (which they had never seen before) didn't allow that to deter him but out of faith he spent 75yrs. building an ark. 75 years of rejection, accusations and I'm sure a few "straight jacket jokes," but on faith he said, "Yes LORD!"

The list could go on and on. 

 A Revolutionary doesn't quit as soon as it's hard. A Revolutionary doesn't quit when he faces rejection. A Revolutionary says, "Here I am LORD, Send me! No matter the cost, No matter whats lost, no matter the rejection, no matter my fears. You are my God, I am not and YOU own my tomorrows.  Here I am LORD Send me!

Philippians 3:7-11
But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

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  1. "A Revolutionary doesn't consider quiet-time an obligation but their life source." Amen! I want to be a Revolutionary! I know I don't always live that way, but I want to. And God is doing the work. Great post, Melissa!

  2. The example of David is an excellent one, too. Even after being anointed king he spent years fighting against Saul, protecting himself so he could live to take the throne. Good post!

  3. I so want to be a revolutionary! I often get slowed down by criticism and harsh comments. But, i want to live for Him alone!

  4. David is very special to me. I thank you for sharing these beautiful words...I REALLY needed to read them today.

  5. 'revolutionary' is a great term. i also like 'faithful' and 'persevering saints'

    great blog posting!