It seems to be a pitiful shame that today we have a hundred English versions of the Hebrew Scriptures, with the added value of the New Testament, and two thousand years of church history to tranquilize us from listening to the Holy Spirit.

He is all the first century believers had, so they weren’t distracted from turning their world upside down. Blessed, apparently, are believers in the earth who are truly persecuted, who must depend on their Father for guidance, provision, protection, and fellowship that gives them Life.

Blessed, also, though, are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will receive the power to live lives that blaze the name and the person of Jesus into their spheres. We can turn the world upside down, too. Focus… Commit… Burn!