The Upside-Down World

December 5th, 2012

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Luke 1:46-56

According to Mary, our world is upside down. Mary’s Magnificat, a prophetic song, makes it clear that when the kingdom comes and the will of God is done “on earth as it is in heaven,” radical changes will be made.

The proud will be scattered, the humble exalted. Mighty rulers will be brought down and the oppressed will be raised up. The rich will be kicked out of their mansions empty, and the hungry will be filled with good things.

From beginning to end, the Christmas gospel tells us that Christ wants to turn our world right side up with the poor and oppressed having a full voice. After all, Jesus Christ was born in a barn, not a palace or a mansion.

You and I can’t turn the world right side up by ourselves. But we can help. What lifestyle changes could we make to show solidarity with the Jesus revolution? What will be the first act at your home, church, neighborhood, your work place that will (1) exalt the humble and (2) fill the hungry with good things?

Author: Wesley Tracy


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One Response to “The Upside-Down World”

  1. Barbara Says:

    December 5th, 2012 at 5:39 am

    “. . . when the kingdom comes and the will of God is done “on earth as it is in heaven. . .”

    For the record: God promised to send a savior in Isaiah 9:6 and fulfilled that promise with the birth of HIS Son (Matthew 3:17) , born of the virgin (Luke 1:27) Mary (Matthew 1:16); lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:14-15); crucified (Matthew 28:5); died (Mark 15:39); buried (Matthew 27:59-60); resurrected (Matthew 28:5-6); and showed himself to his disciples (John 20:26-27) before He was taken up (Acts 1:9) to be at the right hand of God (Acts 2:32-33); where He now rules (Matthew 28:18) with the power of the Holy Spirit in HIS Name (John 14:26).

    John 3:3 states that we can’t see His Kingdom if we are not born again with the Holy Spirit (John 3:6). His kingdom is seen through the Church (which has members of various maturity levels in many denominations). It is the world that does not recognize or acknowledge His Kingdom; however, there will be a day of reckoning (Romans 14:11-12) when all will see.

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