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Romans 1:16; 12:2
I don’t know how many Christian heroes you know, but I know that there’s a ton.
Martin Luther is considered the Father of the Reformation, for he started it posting the controversial “Ninety-Five Thesis.” They didn’t agree with the Pope’s teachings, but the Pope’s teachings didn’t agree with God.
Nicholas von Zinzendorf saw a painting of the Lord Jesus crucified that had a caption that read: “All this I did for thee; what hast thou done for Me?” He gave Christ his whole life and quit his high-ranking government job and became the spiritual father of the persecuted Moravians.
William Booth actually had an army of people with him and they fought for the Lord. But they didn’t do it with guns and swords. For example, when they’d fire a volley, they’d shout “Hallelujah!” And they’d hold revival meetings everywhere in England, and they started to occupy other nations. In addition to sharing the good news, they were concerned for the people’s physical well-being.
And there’s so many other great rebels out there. But the biggest rebel was alive before any of those men I mentioned above were. The biggest rebel in the history of the world was, and is, Jesus Christ. His teachings were really radical. The people were taught “Eye for eye and tooth for tooth,” but Jesus said, “If one takes your jacket, give him your sweater.” He did and taught many things that were counter-cultural.
We Christians are called to be rebels as well. Understandably, rebels are usually looked upon not so positively, but most of the world is falling in terrible, sinful ways. We must stand up and show them the light and the truth. Thus, we will be rebels.
Not only we should be rebels, we should be unashamed rebels! We can’t back down from the call and mission the Lord has commissioned upon us.
In order to be unashamed, Jesus must come first in our life. In order for our passion to become contagious fire, it must consume us first. We must ask Christ to lord over our life and take total control of it.
We must let him be our guide. We must wait for his guidance and be prepared for whatever he wants us to do. And when he gives us that job, we must give our 100. We must give our all and work hard at the job that he has given us. Work as unto the Lord and not unto men. As KB ended his song “100:” “I just wanna hear that: ‘Well done my faithful servant. A life full of pushbacks at that moment will all be worth it. And my work is worship. And when he comes back for his church, we’ll be given no less than what he gave us first. One hundred.”
God will never give us a job that we cannot handle. He knows what is best for us, and we can trust him always. He knows that the job he will give us will be satisfying in every way possible.
We each have different jobs to do as Christians. Remember what Paul said in 1st Corinthians 12:14-20: “Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,’ it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. And if the ear should say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,’ it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. If the whole body were an eye where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.”
So find comfort that the part you are playing is exactly what God wants you to do, if you are following his will. Besides, God doesn’t care if you are popular or not, for you are loved by him no matter how many people love or know you. He does want you to be with him, but don’t forget that he does have things for you to do.
There will be others who will question the good we do, and we will have to be able to give an answer for our faith. We need to study the Word so we will know what it says and be able to defend it when the time comes or to use it whenever we are asked to do wrong.
But we must do everything in love. Paul says in 2nd Timothy 2:25, “Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth.” We must speak the truth in love and show that we are different and that we do love others. You won’t really be able to win anyone to Christ if you fight them. We must be gentle all the time. Be gentle as doves, but shrewd as serpents.
And we must pray, pray, pray. Prayer is considered the most powerful weapon we have as Christians, for we have direct access to our heavenly father and can talk to him and even ask for things. Just imagine, asking God for help through a tough trial: wouldn’t that be powerful?
As a rebel, we must have a set standard of conduct for ourselves. And for us Christians, I don’t think there’s many things on that check-up list for ourselves. In fact, I can only think of one: Say “no” to sin! How easy is that? Actually, not easy at all.
Because we were born with the sinful nature, we instinctively sin and do bad things. It’s not easy to conquer the flesh, so a lot of prayer and Bible reading can help a lot. It may get easier to say “no” when you’re alone, but it gets really tough when others ask you to do stuff. When you were alone, not that it was easy, but you didn’t have to think about what others would think, but in this type of a situation, you would really have to. But we must have courage and be unashamed of the gospel and be willing to say “no.” Besides, we really shouldn’t be thinking about what others would think, but we should think about what God would say. His opinion is more important than any other.
In that case, we aren’t just supposed to stand up for what’s right when we’re tempted, but also whenever we see an injustice. We can’t let people break the laws and principles that God has placed. But we cannot force morality on people, for sometimes people only see that they’re wrong if they believe in Christ.
As I mention several times, we are to be different and the world should see that. In that case, we are to take up the attitude of Christ. Honestly, it is very tough to be like Christ, but here’s one word that can help a little bit: be humble. It really isn’t easy being humble, but we see Christ in the Bible being humble. And if we are to be like Christ, then we must try to become more humble.
The greatest joy we should have is when one joins our group, which is when one decided to believe in Christ. We should be telling the world about the good news of Jesus Christ. This is the highest calling a Christian can have: to tell the world the good news.
Why do we Christians not complete this job? I do not know. Why are we willing to let the world suffer? We must get up and share the good news.
As Christians, we are given a job to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world and do good things for him. Let us take up the call to serve the Lord and do it well. Let’s be committed, unashamed rebels and make a difference.
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