Thursday, October 19, 2006

Wanted: Revolutionaries

Two thousand years ago, Jesus arrived on the scene, initiating a revolution, the likes of which the world had never seen before or since. He recruited a handful of revolutionaries, training them to carry on this revolution until it would reach the ends of the earth. He is still recruiting today. However, his call to come and join the revolution is being misinterpreted by many to join a spiritual club whereby one's membership in it will provide many benefits.
Listen to his call (paraphrased): "If anyone wishes to come and join me in the revolution, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for my cause shall find it" - Matthew 16:24,25.
Revolutionaries are radical people. They are consumed with the cause, sacrificing everything that stands in the way of their involvement in the revolution. Life itself is to be sacrificed if it will further the cause. This is the kind of radicalism that makes waves in the complacent status quo. Jesus and his revolutionaries shook the culture of the first century, and only the same kind of revolutionaries can shake the culture of the 21st century. Only those who are passionate for Jesus and his cause, who are willing to lay down their lives, need apply.

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