Glorious change is here to stay!

I watched this video clip from Justin Paul Abraham last week and was greatly encouraged by his prophetic insights. One thing the Covid-19 pandemic has changed forever is our “normal.” And this is not a bad thing. God will often use these times of turmoil and crisis to move His plan forward.

Here’s a summary from the video description of what he was discerning for the world and the church in the coming season:

“Forced change is here! If we get this right, we will see the greatest era yet for humanity – limitless energy, technology like magic, harness gravity, new joy economics, creative education explosion and more. To create a better world we must disturb the present! Featuring Justin Paul Abraham. Recorded in WALES. Company of Burning Hearts.”

I don’t know about all the specifics Abraham mentions but do I totally agree that God is using this current upheaval in our culture to bring about massive change. God is bringing this about so that He can re-calibrate our hearts to where He wants us to be.

It can no longer be just about the local church. We must globally come together, erase walls of division and work together in order to come into our rightful place of Kingdom authority. We cannot just keep thinking about our own needs. As I’ve said many times here, the Church of Jesus Christ must learn how to walk in other-centered, self-giving love, so the world will see Jesus in us, and then it will be a better place for all.

Abraham is spot-on that our education system must change. The current educational model, based on a 200 year-old cookie-cutter system, has become a prison more than a place for releasing creativity in our children. We much teach our children how to think instead of just what to think.

Our current educational system will not work in our future that’s increasingly becoming more machine-controlled. We must become more uniquely human if we’re going to thrive in the future. We cannot compete in the workforce with robot-based technology. We must learn the “soft skills” of creativity, as Jack Ma of the Global Economic Forum mentions on the video.

We must also leave the myopic and predictable closed-system of deistic Enlightenment for the open-ended and fluid quantum realities of the Spirit.

Abraham also mentions that technology is going to boom and seem like magic. I agree with him that we as believers don’t need to fear this. This is not necessarily a bad thing because many breakthroughs will happens that will solve human suffering and disease.  We who follow Christ are not enemies of science but partners, potentially providing divine insights and solutions that come from heavenly realities.

I also love how he said that our current economy—based on Gross National Product (GNP)—which is all about make-more, buy-more consumerism—will be replaced by New Joy Economics. Imagine an economy based on joy, happiness, and well-being. Nations will actually start competing with each other on how healthy and happy their people are!  While I find this one hardest to believe—with greed and fear and the political spirit’s lust for power and control currently driving things—it would truly be awesome if it happens!

Here’s the video clip:

If this all sounds like wild-eyed Pollyanna nonsense, I wouldn’t dismiss it too quickly. But, as is required before all major change, it will require repentance from us  in many areas of our current thinking.

Many of us will need to stop abdicating our unrescinded role to be caretakers of this planet (Gen.1:28); we will need to change our gloom-and-doom biblical worldview (one that was also taught to us over the last 200 years). It will require that we stop limiting God based on our humanistic mindset and discover the unlimited possibilities found in His mind (see 1 Cor.2:9-16).

We must be honest with ourselves and admit that the current evangelical model is broken, not because of Scriptural compromise, but because we have not been moving with the Cloud. We must grow in our understanding of the Bible by letting Jesus be our guide.

If history is any indication of the future, many will also resist this change, unfortunately. And they will quote the Bible to justify staying stuck in the past. Beloved, let this not be so of you. Look up! God is at work and it’s glorious! As I’ve said many times before, this is not a time to hide in the shadows waiting for escape; it’s time for us to arise and shine!

“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
    and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth
    and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
    and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light,
    and kings to the brightness of your dawn. (Isa.60:1-3 NIV)

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 40 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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10 Responses to Glorious change is here to stay!

  1. It is good to know that someone else realizes this as well. Some of my conversations over the past few weeks have hinged upon everything mentioned here. Change is necessary within us and around us. Thanks for sharing.

  2. eghoff777 says:

    This is a truth that many will not accept, Mel. Whether people are followers of Christ or not, they are stubborn. Technology will surely continue to evolve, but politics Trumps change. Pun intended. There are droves of people who cling tightly to their darkness simply because it is comfortable.

    To truly change this world, we need the return of the King. Otherwise the greed and lust for power exhibitied by those in authority will only exacerbate the disparities we see everyday. The anti-Christ may be a person of great technological prowress and use his knowledge and power to create a world-wide caste system bringing glory and wealth to the few who follow him and leave the rest of us to live in squalor like a third-world country.

    China has shown what is possible with surveillance and military-style enforcement and we are fooling ourselves if we think such overstepping won’t come to America. It’s already here. Just under a different guise.

    • Mel Wild says:

      If it was up to our wisdom or human efforts, I wouldn’t have any confidence in any real changes. But with God all things are possible. I also have no fear of what could happen. But I do know that a lot of this change needs to be in us so that He can work through us.

  3. Thank you for spreading hope at a time when many can’t see past this crisis. I truly agree that despite what we know awaits this world biblically our duty isn’t to step back at let evil unfold and take ground. Our duty is to bring heaven to earth and we do this through a love that “believes all things and hopes all things.” If it truly is God’s joy to bring beauty out of ashes then His image bearers should seek this same joy. God bless you!

    • Mel Wild says:

      “Our duty is to bring heaven to earth and we do this through a love that “believes all things and hopes all things.””

      You said it all right there, smileyriley94! We actually live from heavenly places, so we are to bring what we have in Christ to the earth (religion tries to do the opposite). We’re not to live according to our circumstances but according to heaven’s reality. And like flying in a plane above the clouds, the sun is always shining! As Isaiah 60 says, the world may be in darkness but not us. We live in the light. And people need light and hope and know that they are loved and not alone. We are God’s hope-bringers!

      Thanks for your comments. Blessings to you as well.

  4. Oh, I like that! I could sure use a positive, prophetic word! I think he is right too, this really is an age of wisdom and change is definitely in the air. I’ve been trying to meet all these rapid changes with some expectancy and excitement, rather than just anxiety. “We must disturb the present..” that’s really wise, too.

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