Disruption Training Part One
Disruption: disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process. radical change to an existing industry or market due to technological innovation.
The Everywhere Network Family of Churches and leaders are to be in unity with the Body of Christ but we will not blend in with the crowd of carnality and man-made traditions. We are not people pleasers and acceptance seekers. We have already been accepted in the beloved and therefore we don’t seek validation or acceptance from people. God already accepted us and that is enough.
Eph 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Validation: recognition or affirmation that a person or their feelings are valid or worthwhile.
In Christ, you are already validated. You should know you have worth in Him. This will keep you from wanting everyone to like you. When God leads you to do His business, it will disrupt some things if you’re following Him and not the pattern of the world and the traditions of the church. You might get persecuted for doing it but praise God for the honor.
When the early church; the apostles, evangelists, and lay people went into a city, they disrupted things. They came in stirring up things. They taught things that those people had never heard. They got beat, tortured, stoned, arrested, and threatened. They caused business owners to lose money because they were operating in the power of God.
Acts 16:16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally, Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her. 19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.” 22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods. 23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. 24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.
Not only did the early church disrupt things in the Kingdom of Satan they also disrupted the religious institutions of that day. The religious were just as mad and sometimes madder at Jesus and His followers than sinners!
Acts 14:1 At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed. 2 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the other Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. 3 So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace by enabling them to perform signs and wonders. 4 The people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews, others with the apostles. 5 There was a plot afoot among both Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them. 6 But they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding country, 7 where they continued to preach the gospel.
Verse 19 Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead. 20 But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe.
We are not here to blend in, but to disrupt some things in the religious world and the secular world. We are here to bring radical change. We are here to disturb and interrupt devilish and carnal activities. If that means we will be persecuted for it, then so be it!