The Revolution Has Already Begun

The Revolution Has Already Begun May 3, 2019

 

As a follower of Jesus, I am a subversive agent of a Kingdom with unlimited powers.

My mission is to overthrow this empire from within and to unravel its systems and re-boot the culture.

This is accomplished by introducing the Gospel virus into the existing mainframe of reality. This “Metanoia” program is designed to re-write the code of our thinking. It has the power to re-wire hearts, reprogram minds, and transform human behaviors.

The purpose of this Gospel is to increase the number of radicalized agents into our culture and exponentially advance the range and effect of the Metanoia program.

Our leader has given us access to an unlimited source of life and power. Our lines of communication with him cannot be tapped, traced or interrupted. We can receive messages from our source at any time, at any place, regardless of access to electricity, infrastructure or technology.

One by one, we are now in the process of changing the world from within. Slowly, almost imperceptibly, we are transforming people from darkness into glorious light. Those who formerly walked in the shadows are now awakening to the inescapable truth. Every second of every day, people around the globe turn from walking in the way of this world and begin to follow the way of life contained in the Metanoia program.

Those who are infected by this unique virus have begun to think different, and to act different, than other humans around them. They begin to take on the same heart and mind and perspective of our leader, Y’Shua of Nazareth; loving those who hate them; forgiving those who seek to harm them; seeing everyone as a potential brother or sister and a future operative in the program.

We are not alone. Our numbers are legion. Our methods are varied, but nonetheless subtle and unstoppable by any government, law or threat known to man.

The weaker we grow, the more powerful we become. The more you oppose us, the greater our effectiveness.

Our victory is assured.

We have outlasted every empire for the last 2,000 years. We have endured persecution, torture, and even death. We may die, but our mission carries forward. No force on earth, or even the entire universe, can stop us, or defeat us, or destroy us.

Our lives are already lost. We have surrendered all to this single purpose and calling. Our death was accounted for on the day we embarked on this mission.

We have no fear. All fear has been erased by an irresistible love that permeates our existence. We are guided by this love and fully compelled that it alone is the hope for all life on this planet.

We have no country. We owe no allegiance to any nation, state or ideology other than that of our King.

We have no armory. The weapons we employ are love, compassion, service, mercy, and grace. Combined with prayer, hope, trust, and faith, these are all we need to accomplish our goals.

Make no mistake, this world is fading away. A new world is coming. Behold, the kingdoms of this world have become the Kingdom of our God.

Nothing you can do will change this. The insurgency will prevail.

Join us and live.

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Keith Giles was formerly a licensed and ordained minister who walked away from organized church 11 years ago, to start a home fellowship that gave away 100% of the offering to the poor in the community. Today, He and his wife live in Meridian, Idaho, awaiting their next adventure.

His new book “Jesus Unbound: Liberating the Word of God from the Bible”, is available now on Amazon and features a Foreword by author Brian Zahnd.

He is also the author of the Amazon best-seller, “Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics To Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb” with a Foreword by Greg Boyd.

Keith also co-hosts the Heretic Happy Hour Podcast on iTunes and Podbean. 

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  • CO Fines

    My understanding is that altho Jesus was executed as an insurgent, this was because the religious establishment did not have the power or authority to execute him for blasphemy and forced the hand of Pilate, that not even Pilate believed Jesus was an insurgent, an enemy of the state. I do not see Jesus acting as a political activist, tho I do see this as being a deep disappointment to most of his compatriots. As much as anything, the Way seemed to ignore the prevailing empire whenever possible, and to cooperate with it up to a point when necessary. Perhaps this will change if the end of this age is indeed upon us, but I am highly suspicious of calls for political activism fostering division and rancor. If Jesus had a beef with anyone during his earthly mission, it mostly seemed to center on the religious establishment. Now Michael and his angels, that seems to be a different story.

  • Matthew

    “My mission is to overthrow this empire from within and to unravel its systems and re-boot the culture.”

    I think the operative word here is “my”

    Meet the new boss … same as the old boss?

  • Matthew

    As I´ve asked in other places … just how much should the Chrisitan be involved in the political process? Yes … empire does what empire does being motivated by the things of empire. That said, empire also does things that benefit the masses. As such, shouldn´t Christians be throwing their hat in the ring … at least somewhat?

    I don´t think there is really an easy answer to be had. Jesus´ public life and ministry was not lived out in a 21st century liberal, western democracy and as such this requires us to build a bridge from his time to ours. That way we can see just how to fit his teachings into the political process most of us are involved in.

  • Chuck Johnson

    “Meet the new boss … same as the old boss?”

    Fortunately, no.
    As Christianity continues to decline in the industrialized world, Keith and others repeat the same old pep-talks and rallying cries.

    Keith is right, big changes are occurring in societies around the world.
    But supernaturalism is a declining part of those changes.

  • Matthew

    Can we really say the same for Africa, Asia, and Latin America? The rise in conservative, supernatural Christianity seems to be seriously on the rise in those places.

  • Chuck Johnson

    Latin America, no.
    I consider Catholicism to be conservative and supernatural.
    The Nones are on the rise in Latin America.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Latin_America

    In Africa, missionaries continue to promote Christianity, often with harmful results. Africa is a battleground.
    Christianity and Islam add to the fighting and to the death tolls.

    In the far east, Christianity is not very popular, with the exception of the Philippines.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_in_Asia

  • Matthew
  • Chuck Johnson

    Thanks.
    The statistics show us that in North America and Europe have distinctly declining Christianity.
    Continents with earlier forms of culture have an increasing level of Christianity.

    As cultures mature, they need educational and moral systems more suited their needs, thus the decline in Christianity.
    This will take place in other parts of the world as the standards of living rise there, too.

  • Josie Barley

    Hi Keith Giles,
    I post this comment (below) on your facebook account, which is very respectful and then you block me from your account without messaging me in any way. Why would such a “loving man” who professes to be a “Christian” and says he wants unity in the universal body of Christ behave in such ways? You leave my post up as to deceive others that you allow such a post which is longing for you to dialogue with someone who disagrees with you, but yet behind the scenes you block me.
    I have seen that you have done this with others on the internet; always then dishing them on your facebook account by posting parts of emails to present a one-sided view of the other person while looking for your supporters to dish them too, so you feel justified in your behavior. Truly your true colors are revealed.
    I hope you can become a man who behaves as he speaks, and lets go of the passive aggressive behavior you implement often behind the scenes and closed doors. May you come to know the breadth and length and height and depth, know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

    My post that I previously posted today and which then you blocked me:
    “You had asked me to give you examples where I personally feel you are divisive, and when I do, you just defend and then allow for everyone to gang up to support you. I removed my post because I did not want or invite for all of the comments. If you are really interested in maybe considering what my heart experiences of some of the divisiveness, I could PM you when I see it, and then you and I can have a dialogue, hopefully kind, if you want. If you are not interested or will not truly consider what my heart experiences when I would PM you, then I do not want to waste my time. Just let me know. Thanks Keith Giles.

  • Matthew

    Thanks. Interesting though … the U.S. has a very high standard of living, but in many ways it is very religious … probably the most religious industrialized country in the world.

  • KontraDiction

    Strange, my impression of Jesus was that he was acutely aware of social injustice and political topics such as the treatment of foreigners.

    Pilate had plenty of evidence that Jesus was an insurgent, the way he marched into Jerusalem amidst palm fronds and calls of “hosanna” (save us) and “messiah” (conquerer) – these had clear political meaning. And during the festival celebrating previous rescue from Egyptian rule? I’m sure he didn’t have to think twice about that decision.

    I agree with your mistrust of “calls for political activism fostering division and rancor.” Instead, let us answer Jesus’ call for activism that unites us all, excluding none, and fosters healing rather than hate.

  • KontraDiction

    Love this! Revolution from the inside out and from the ground up. Maybe we can even reclaim Christianity from within!

    Just like in the Terminator, “If you’re listening to this, you ARE the resistance.”

  • Chuck Johnson

    The economic success of the USA has something to do with it.
    The fact that we were victorious in WWII and our country wasn’t devastated, also.
    The technological success of the USA, also.
    The cold war, also.

    Some Americans congratulate themselves and each other for being Gods chosen people.
    This is in line with the teachings of some religious denominations in the USA.

  • otrame

    So… you read Snow Crash, huh?