Culture Shakers

Salt Shaker.pngSo last night I was worshiping and God kept speaking to me thru worship. He started showing me the community I live in, the culture that surrounds them and us and showing me this nation.

Thru all that He said to me that He needs his Culture Shakers to get ready and shake this Culture for Christ.

Now it may sound weird talking about culture shaker and what not but I’m going to go into detail about it cause its been running in my head all day and I believe I am suppose to share it.

Now I’m pretty sure I don’t have to explain the meaning of culture cause everyone knows what it is and we all are living in this culture.

Now our culture to sum it up is generally about self,sex,media,money,toys. Now Those can branch off into a lot of things but they all narrow down to those.

But that’s the worlds culture. What is our culture as Christians look like? Well its the polar opposite the culture Christians are in or should be in is about Others,waiting for the one,Prayer,Serving God and many others. If you look at our culture and then look at the culture of the world your going to see the opposites. But God said in the last days everyone will have the chance to know him.

Now how is that suppose to happen? Well in Joel chapter two God speaks and says “I will pour out my Spirit on all kinds of people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions”. Then you go down a ways to verse 30 and he says “I will show miracles in the sky and on earth: Blood, fire and think smoke”. Now I believe all this is prophetic to when Jesus was coming and to the days we now live in. All around America you are starting to hear stories of people getting healed, people giving there lives to Christ, People stepping out of the comfort zones to share the love that God has shown them with others. All this has to do with people seeking after God and doing what He wants.

The church has started running after God in a way they never have before. They are searching after Him and things are happening. Churches are stepping out into their communities and changes are happening in whole cities. The closest church that I know of that is doing all this and more right now is Bethel Church in Redding, California. That church has stepped out from church and into their culture and is making a change. That is culture shaking.

I believe it is time for all of us to submit ourselves to God so we can shake this Culture. It’s time we step out of our comfort zones and show people all that God has done for us and the love He has for us.

If we are to change this culture we can’t just sit back. It’s time to roll.

I’m going to make a pact right now in my life and I hope others do to be a Culture Shaker. I’m ready to press into God and I’m ready to get out of my comfort to listen to God and do his will. I’m ready to shake this Culture and my community and I hope you are to.

Much Love ~ Jeremy Newton