These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.
The first Christians were walking torches who weren’t afraid to share their faith, spread their news, praise their Lord, and set the world on fire. They’d discovered a secret that had turned them inside out. Gone were their inhibitions, failures, sins, and temporal concerns. The risen Christ was living within them, walking among them, and working through them. They were filled with the Spirit, and they shared the Word with boldness, though it sometimes brought the lash down on their backs and the government down on their heads. They didn’t expect to be here long, so they made the most of every opportunity.
There are still Christians like that, but the majority of us are content with being middle-of-the-roaders whose lukewarm Laodicean faith won’t even cause the world to tilt a little.
The Gospel isn’t going to turn the world upside down until it turns us inside out and rightside up, and we’ll not set others on fire until we become walking torches. But when the zeal of Christ sets a church afire, people will say of us as was said of old: “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.” (From Turning Point)
The Christians who have turned the world upside down have been men and women with vision in their hearts and the Bible in their hands.
T. B. Maston