Are You a Satan Taser?
I had a vision of a buddy of mine today that really got me to thinking…
Do you guys know about the “world engine” scene in the new superman movie Man of Steel? In case you don’t… Here’s a 2 minute update:
In the movie this is the process of “terraforming” which is defined, “to alter the environment of (a celestial body) in order to make capable of supporting terrestrial lifeforms.”
While this symbolism is going to be a tad different from my vision, the concept is still basically the same:
I saw this person in the very middle of a valley of complete darkness, standing alone. There was a shockingly bright white orb of light within the center of him, and the light kept building until I could no longer even see him—just this gigantic orb of light that was trembling and which appeared to be volatile. Suddenly… “BOOM!”… The land trembled and the charge released as a circle of white light into the valley. I could see this circle expand and go on and on and on into the distance forcefully without dying down or losing the power of it’s original charge. Interestingly, when this “exploded” into the land, the orb around him still remained– like a “world engine”.
In the movie—This is a bad thing, because the evil dudes are invading the earth, changing the atmosphere for their benefit with the world engine, and killing everybody in the process.
However, the truth is, that in our case… The darkness is already here. In fact, it’s been here since basically the beginning– after the fall in the garden. Colossians 1:9-13 says,
“We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all
wisdom and spiritual understanding, so that you may walk worthy of the Lord,
fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God.
May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might,
for all endurance and patience, with joy giving thanks to the Father,
who has enabled you to share in the saints’ inheritance in the light.
He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us
into the kingdom of the Son He loves.”
And Ephesians 5:8,
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.
Walk as children of light…”
When someone accepts Jesus, it’s literally like a light bulb is placed in the socket of our hearts and the Holy Spirit supplies it’s voltage. We are no longer people of darkness; we become people of light—people of the kingdom. The more we are filled with the knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of God, the more the voltage builds and emits around us. I’m not just speaking figuratively; this is literally what happens in the spiritual realm.
We become world engines—atmosphere changers.
This is what I felt God wanted me to relay to my friend, “There is an explosive light in you that keeps growing as you walk with Him and trust Him; He is giving you structure. When the explosive light finally reaches it’s maximum charge, the voltage will be sent throughout the entire valley around you and everyone will experience the true power and glory of God. It wont be like a little finger shock. It’s going to cause a supercharged earthquake.”
I wanted to share this because it was an encouraging reminder to me…. Sometimes I think that we get so caught up as the Pharisees did in waiting for the literal kingdom that we forget Jesus said,
“For you see, the kingdom of God is among you.” (Luke 17:21)
We know that His kingdom is physically coming, but we tend to forget in our everyday lives that there was an actual manifestation of the kingdom that began with the ministry of Jesus. EVERYTHING, and I do mean EVERYTHING about who we are is supposed to be a continuation of this ministry. We have now become carriers of this same light.
Being a carrier of light doesn’t look nearly as “safe & sweet” as what we’ve settled to believe. Being a vessel of GOD is not something to be taken lightly; we are to be people like John the Baptist, whom Jesus said this about—
“From the day of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and violent (energetic) men seize (catch, take) it by force (carry, lift up, loose) [as a precious prize—a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion.]”
I do believe we as Christians should be a little less “safe” and a little more “violent”. For what effect does light have on darkness? It incapacitates it. Where light is, it is not physically possible for darkness to be—it’s gone. This applies spiritually as well.
Soooooooo…. Some questions to check ourselves with today become:
Am I a finger-shocking church-goer or a darkness-slaying-earthquake-inducing zealot for Christ?
Would God choose me to tase the enemy?
“As you go, announce this: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those with skin
diseases, drive out demons. You have received free of charge; give free of charge…
What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light. What you hear in a whisper, proclaim on the housetops…
Don’t assume that I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”