To begin today’s subversion, I think it is important to let you know I tried this little experiment blogging once before at everdaysubversive.blogspot.com, and I failed miserably. I wanted it to be revolutionary, incendiary, an anonymous cohort of writers, and aggressive. I wanted my blog to change the Church, and the world.
God said nope.
Instead, it was left to fester and rot after one legitimate post. And the problems were obvious; too many voices muddle the intent, anonymity can be devoid of integrity, the times were still changing, and aggressive in that sense is not the way of the Cross. But that doesn’t mean that God couldn’t take the idea, alter it, purify it a little more, and make it something good, or at least better.
Something that actually subverts the powers.
You see, there are spirits that tell us lies all around us. Whether you believe that is an actual demonic spirit or the zeitgeist (spirit of the times), we all believe it in one way or another. And those spirits cannot be taken as truth just because they exist. We must test them for truth. The truth is that God wants all to follow Him, and wants good for all of those who follow Him; so by proxy, He wants good for all. Not defeatism.
So today, you can subvert the powers (spirits) by trying something again. Tell that voice that says you are a failure and should give up that it is not of the Truth, and you seek Truth today. Get up, and try something again (for the record, the “spirits” didn’t want this getting out- i accidentally deleted all of this a few minutes ago. I ain’t afraid of no ghosts). Subvert the powers today.
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit,
but test the spirits to determine if they are from God,
because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
This is how you know the Spirit of God:
Every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.
But every spirit who does not confess Jesus is not from God.
This is the spirit of the antichrist;
you have heard that he is coming, and he is already in the world now.
1 John 4:1-3