The fire of our hands or the fire in our hearts?


We pride ourselves in our ideas, our ideals, our religion, our gods, our science, our establishments, our accomplishments,,, only to set it all on fire?

The following is a story about how when the gospel really comes into culture it renders the things we have established as useless and starts to rebuild hearts and thought processes around kingdom.

“About that time, serious trouble developed in Ephesus concerning the Way. It began with Demetrius, a silversmith who had a large business manufacturing silver shrines of the Greek goddess Artemis. He kept many craftsmen busy. He called them together, along with others employed in similar trades, and addressed them as follows: “Gentlemen, you know that our wealth comes from this business. But as you have seen and heard, this man Paul has persuaded many people that handmade gods aren’t really gods at all. And he’s done this not only here in Ephesus but throughout the entire province! Of course, I’m not just talking about the loss of public respect for our business. I’m also concerned that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will lose its influence and that Artemis—this magnificent goddess worshiped throughout the province of Asia and all around the world—will be robbed of her great prestige!” At this their anger boiled, and they began shouting, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” Soon the whole city was filled with confusion. Everyone rushed to the amphitheater, dragging along Gaius and Aristarchus, who were Paul’s traveling companions from Macedonia. Paul wanted to go in, too, but the believers wouldn’t let him. Some of the officials of the province, friends of Paul, also sent a message to him, begging him not to risk his life by entering the amphitheater. Inside, the people were all shouting, some one thing and some another. Everything was in confusion. In fact, most of them didn’t even know why they were there.”

‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭19:23-32‬ ‭NLT‬‬

So a mass group of hostile people (some of them not even knowing why they were there) are mad, sound familiar?

Things haven’t changed much since the days Jesus walked through earth, as a matter of fact they haven’t changed at all, we live in a time where people filled with the pride of their own knowledge want their way right away, they are spiritually dead and only follow their own logic and instincts, but when the gospel comes to town things are changed, people experience Holy Spirit.

The god Artemis lost its influence because people had a real encounter with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and people were angry because it affected their livelihood, they had built a culture around this false idea and it was decimated when the truth showed up.

So people were angry and a mob ensued, people wanted their money and jobs back, people didn’t like this invisible God ruining their culture they had become so proud of.

“The Jews in the crowd pushed Alexander forward and told him to explain the situation. He motioned for silence and tried to speak. But when the crowd realized he was a Jew, they started shouting again and kept it up for about two hours: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians! Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” At last the mayor was able to quiet them down enough to speak. “Citizens of Ephesus,” he said. “Everyone knows that Ephesus is the official guardian of the temple of the great Artemis, whose image fell down to us from heaven. Since this is an undeniable fact, you should stay calm and not do anything rash. You have brought these men here, but they have stolen nothing from the temple and have not spoken against our goddess. “If Demetrius and the craftsmen have a case against them, the courts are in session and the officials can hear the case at once. Let them make formal charges. And if there are complaints about other matters, they can be settled in a legal assembly. I am afraid we are in danger of being charged with rioting by the Roman government, since there is no cause for all this commotion. And if Rome demands an explanation, we won’t know what to say.” Then he dismissed them, and they dispersed.”

‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭19:33-41‬ ‭NLT‬‬

There are riots there are talks of insurrections but there is one gospel and the gospel of our lord Jesus Christ is changing the world, the kingdom is being established, the way is a movement that is still changing culture today and challenging the world view, be encouraged in these days! We are part of something that is far bigger and more powerful than we could ever imagine and it is shining a light into the darkness permeating the very finer of all that man has established apart from God.

“When the uproar was over, Paul sent for the believers and encouraged them. Then he said good-bye and left for Macedonia.”

‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭20:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The Orchid Reign Podcast

Join me as we celebrate this new addition to the Rev family: The Orchid Reign Podcast.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Part of the Revelation X Resistance network The Orchid Reign Podcast is bringing fresh perspectives, artistic endeavors, stories, movies, music, Inspired by Christian hearts and minds.
Love you guys! thank you to all who have endured this reboot of the Podcast and continue to love and support me, so excited to share this new season with you guys!
#revelationresistance #revelationxresistance #theorchidreignpodcast

Being Excellent

 

Being excellent

I have come to the conclusion that a lot of times we as Christians we have a misplaced identity, we get the delusion that truly serving Yahweh is being relevant and popular and that couldn’t be further from the truth, you don’t have to be Billy Graham to be great for God.

I think it’s easy to see our spiritual leaders and think If I’m gonna have a successful ministry I need to be like that dude… I’ve tried that and have been very unsuccessful at it and at ministry trying to be something that I’m not, so what are you? Where are you most successful for Yahweh? That can only be realized through intimacy and time with Him, you may be a great warrior mom or an excellent employee and mom, maybe your mission is to be head of your household maybe it’s being a great neighbor, yes these are all things that we want to be excellent at but we can tend to shine light on things in ministry giving them great importance when sometimes loving that dude at work that Hates you and doing a great job even though you don’t get paid enough, or your looked over again and again for a promotion and nothing seems fair is a ministry, and these things can become the hum drum of life. We need to remember that Yahweh is our redeemer and that this day like every day has been anointed and appointed and set forth by Him with you in mind, this day and the opportunities within it will never come again and we do not want to miss the greatness that Yahweh has for us just because we felt like our assignment from Him was minuscule and irrelevant. You are relevant today, maybe not Popular maybe not well known maybe the only people that admire you are some little kids that just want to make a mud pie or build some LEGOs or a McDonald’s employee at the drive through… whatever situation you are in Yahweh has appointed you and anointed you to be the best at whatever it is that you are doing today, so many times I’ve overlooked Yahweh’s assignment on my life in the (hum drum) of life because I was looking to the stars. I am reminded of something Yoda said to Luke in the Empire Strikes Back when he was training on Dagobah. “All his life has he looked away to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was… what he was doing.”

What is Yahweh doing in your midst today? The simplest things are holy and relevant, Jesus said:

“Here is another illustration Jesus used: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.””

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭13:31-32‬ ‭NLT‬‬

New Thing.s are coming


As you all well know Revelation Resistance has been in a season for the past 2 years, I’m so excited to announce that we are entering a new season for the podcast, I’ve taken the last month off to sit back and re-evaluate where I believe that Yahweh is leading me and this ministry and what He wants from it in this new season that we will be in… I have tirelessly exhausted myself trying to keep up with and navigate these times as a leader, and like many of you if I do not heed Yahweh’s leadership in my life  I’m not going to end up any good to anyone, and sometimes what was effective yesterday will not be effective today so with much prayer and leadership from Yahweh and the spiritual leadership in my life things are changing… some of you will like it and some maybe not, and those that may not like it have been considered but ultimately I’m not here to serve you what I believe you want,  I’m here to serve you and offer you what I have in this season of Revelation Resistance and I have considered a lot of things and completely quitting podcasting was one of them, but I believe Yahweh is pleased to have me just be me with Him in this new season of the ministry. So I love you all and I greatly appreciate your support over the past 2 years, it’s been a real trek to journey and as you listen to the first 2 years of Revelation Resistance you’ll see someone who was scared and hurt really never wanting to be a part of church or church family be loved and guided towards his full potential as a Kingdom man. Or at least thats what I get out of the past 2 years. -Stacy

Destiny

Just like how Moses prophesied about Jesus and he willfully and knowingly stepped into his destiny, in turn Christ prophesied about us as believers and followers of Him but some of us have been taught a false theology and that is things have changed in the last 2000 years, but as for me… the words that Jesus Christ prophesied over me are still just as relevant as they were 2000 years ago, and today we have the same decision that he did… will we step into our destiny?

“If you really believed Moses, you would believe me, because he wrote about me.”
‭‭John‬ ‭5:46‬ ‭

““I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.”
‭‭John‬ ‭14:12‬ ‭

Do you believe?

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