Stirring a city
“They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar”
Well they were not exactly throwing the city into an uproar. I feel this was an exaggeration. They were throwing the accusers into an uproar because they had lost their income from the slave girl.
It’s a good thought though isn’t it?
How about we read it like this: “These people are Christians and are throwing our city into an uproar.” Even if it wasn’t strictly true, it would be a great accusation to have!
Wouldn’t that be amazing?!
When Jesus entered into the city of Jerusalem the whole city was stirred and they asked ‘who is this?’ That’s what we will celebrate this Sunday in our churches.
But wouldn’t it be amazing if our churches stirred the cities of the nations again?!
Maybe, by entering them with the purposes of God, with a declaration of victory and an atmosphere of praise to the living God, just like Jesus did.
Or maybe like Paul and his team, by delivering those held by the enemy of our lives, or by healings and transformations, or by business people bringing their own household to salvation as well as receiving themselves, or by holding baptisms down by the river or maybe by going to the place of prayer.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if we stirred every city?
Let’s start in our neighbourhood today.