: in such a way that the upper and the lower parts are reversed in position
Basically it means the reverse of what’s normal.
If we’re going to be people that really turn the world upside down as Paul did in Acts, we’re gonna have to go against the norm.
When I look at the life of the New Testament’s greatest heroes, it’s impossible not to see this trend…
- Jesus healed on the Sabbath.
- Paul preached Jesus in the temple.
- Peter said that Jesus was for more than just Jews.
- Stephen refused to give up.
If we’re going to change the world, we must reverse our position. I’m not talking about being a social outcast or being so weird that no one will have anything to do with us, but rather we react differently from the norm to circumstances and situations…
- We love when others hate.
- We have faith when others panic.
- We give when others are taking.
- We forgive when others hold anger.
- We stay faithful when others give up.
- We seek God when others just want out.
- We obey when others turn away.
It’s this kind of “reverse thinking” that is going to turn the world upside down. It’s not a Christian on a corner with a bullhorn or another placing tracts on the back of the toilet to get peed on, it’s acting out REAL faith…becoming more like Jesus…loving more like Jesus. That’s the only way we’ll ever be able to…
turn the world UPSIDE down.