Confrontation

Confronting A Culture

Our Symbol of Truth

Every ”born again believer” has been endowed with delegated authority in the natural and spiritual environments of life. Although a clash of kingdoms continues around us, we can choose to respond in a number of ways. We can ignore the battles that swirl around us, surrender, withdraw, compromise or become radically different… become Kingdom agents. The choice is ours, but the impact of our choice is significant. We can choose to live passive Christianity; a peace-at-all-cost ideology, practiced by most of the Church or step out of the shadows and confront the darkness head-on.

Our Calling in Christ:

All believers are called to run to the battle line and exercise their kingship authority and take dominion of this earth. Scripture is filled with the stories of those with a reforming spirit. Joshua and Caleb; for example, had an overcoming spirit within them, that made them confident in God to take possession of the land they had been promised (Num 13:30). Standing alone must never deter us, in spite of the confrontations we might have to endure. Jesus said that we are to be “salt” and “light” to a flavourless world (Mt 5:13-16).

We are Ambassadors:

As Ambassadors for Christ and good stewards of our sphere of influence, we are called to release the Gospel of the Kingdom throughout the entire earth. The Gospel of the Kingdom is more than a message we must agree upon. Its Christ’s dominion, culture and rule on this earth through His Body, the Church (Eph 3:10)(Ps 110:1-2). God has established a mandate upon the Church, whereby we become the scepter in the Lord’s hand, who rule in the midst of His enemies… until God makes all of Jesus’ enemies, a footstool.

A Reformer’s Spirit: 

We must become like young David who ran to the battlefield with a real confrontational spirit. When he heard the challenge of Goliath and saw the fear on the faces of God’s warriors, his spirit arose within him: “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God”. (1 Sam 17:26) It was as if he felt this giant had overstepped his bounds and needed to be reminded that God’s Children carried a mark of authority. David understood that those who belong to God, were to rule and never be intimidated by enemy threats.

Spiritual Warfare:

As believers we have been delivered from the kingdom of darkness and translated into the Kingdom of Light (Col 1:13). We are called to be the invading influencers in all the kingdoms of this world (Isa 2:2). This world belongs to our King; Jesus, (Ps 24:1) and our response to the confusion we see about who is to take charge, must be settled in our hearts and established through our convictions. We may not wrestle with flesh and blood, but we cannot let go of the truth that we do wrestle! We fight the spiritual battles and prevail over the powers of Satan with the weapons that carry Divine strength. There is just no way around the fact that spiritual warfare is a confrontation. Its time to awaken our courage and step up into our position as soldiers for Christ.

Hear the Trumpet Sound Forth!

“The time is fulfilled and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15).

The Kingdom of God is at hand, Christ’s Kingship Rule has arrived. Its time to change the way we think. The confrontation is inevitable when we begin to believe the Good News. Jesus puts the trumpet to His lips… Let the revolution begin!

One Response to “Confrontation”

  • james olson:

    Hi, I have enjoyed looking over some of your articles. I feel a kindred spirit with your teaching, and do appreciate it.

    Do you all have a place, or location, or are you traveling?

    Do you teach much on Israel?

    James

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