UPSIDE DOWN

The concept and the notion

When something’s upside down,

Promotes a vision of much disarray

And absurd it truly sounds.

But sometimes it’s the right way up

Without realising this indeed,

Because when someone’s bold to go against the grain

True vision he will see.

The Apostles in their boldness

Turned the world upside down,

Because there was a spiritual requirement

To turn all things around.

Their preaching it was fearless

And conducted with much prayer,

And radical in the eyes of men

With a zeal so pure and rare.

The culture of the day

Promoted every worldly way,

And was devoid of God’s commandments

Where truth and righteousness remains.

The Apostles were bold and courageous

But there was something deep within,

A conviction and love for their neighbour

To see them delivered from their sin.

So they went against the grain

As they revealed the status of same;

The true condition of the heart

Where deception it remains.

‘Troublemakers’ they were called

Because they challenged everything,

And brought to light truth and reality

With commotion this so brings.

When we accept corruption

By those in authority,

Our values and morals are upside down

Where we clearly cannot see.

There was One who turned the world around

And His name was Jesus Christ,

Who exposed the darkness and all pharisaical ways

As He shined His precious light.

That’s why He was crucified

Because His message was not received,

By those in authority

Who had secret lusts and greed.

Jesus came to set us free

Since we’re all captives indeed,

Who need deliverance and the Holy Spirit

So eternal life we see.

(C) P.B. 2021

“But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, ‘These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.  Jason has harboured them, and these are all acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is another king – Jesus.’”  Acts 17:6-7

“Surely you have things turned around!  Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; for shall the thing made say of him who made it ‘He did not make me?”  Isaiah 29:16

“I have had a dream: To my surprise, a loaf of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian; it came to a tent and struck it so that it fell and overturned, and the tent collapsed…Arise, for the Lord has delivered the camp of Midian into your hand.”  Judges 7:13-15

“He removes the mountains, and they do not know when He overturns them in His anger.”  Job 9:5

“He puts his hand on the flint; He overturns the mountains at the roots.”  Job 28:9

“Ephraim has mixed himself among the peoples; Ephraim is a cake unturned.”  Hosea 7:8

“Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.  And He said to them, ‘It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.’”  Matthew 21:12-13

“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.”  Matthew 23:13

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.”  Matthew 23:27

“You shall love your neighbour as yourself.  Love does no harm to a neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilment of the law.”  Romans 13:9-10