Truth Revolution=Restoration Revolution

Posted: February 28, 2011 in The Truth Revolution Book

Revolutions are big news these days. Well-ensconsed Middle Eastern and African dictatorships are toppling like dominoes.Social unrest has ignited into full-fledged anarchy and revolt, reminding us of these words:

“Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His Anointed” (Psalm 2:1-2)

These contemporary revolutions – the latest in a continuum of human revolution – are really counter-revolutions. The kingdom of God is the ultimate revolution to take back what was lost through rebellion – contemporary revolutions included.

In Jesus’ foremost kingdom revolution message – the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5) – He begins with a pronouncement of blessing upon brokenness. The Beatitudes promise kingdom wholeness for all human brokenness, ultimately to be experienced in fullness in the age to come, but partially in the present age. And this revolution of restoration – destined to overthrow the present-day counter-revolution of brokenness – has powerful implications and applications for us today. As His disciples, we are the present-day administrations of the restoration revolution. So much as we are used to bring the word of God and power of God to bear on human brokenness, the restoration revolution begins to break through the current human counter-revolution. This side of the new earth, the restoration revolution will not arrive in fullness. But, as agents of the King and the Kingdom, the restoration revolution will be demonstrated through powerful and compassionate deeds performed through our lives.

If the truth revolution is ultimately a restoration revolution, doesn’t it behoove us to fully participate in it today? Is this not what we are asking when we pray, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven”? Do we not seek, through this prayer, to be agents of kingdom revolution in a broken world? Do we not make ourselves available to be used with gospel truth to transform lost lives into kingdom citizens?

The truth revolution is ultimately a restoration revolution. The restoring revolution comes to bear on our lives, bringing wholeness and healing as we submit to kingdom power and principles. And we then become administrations of restoration through the sharing of scripture, heartfelt prayer for human brokness, and loving touch.

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