The Changing Props On The World Stage
I remember being part of a stage production in high school. I had a small acting part. I played a police detective. That acting role was prophetic of what I would do as a profession later in my life. The stage set was designed and constructed by some very gifted people. I remember the hectic nature of what took place behind the lowered curtain as new stage props were positioned for the next act. Throughout the play the only thing that remained constant was the physical stage. Each new set of props changed the landscape of the stage for the coming scene. Life is like the set of a stage production – it is always changing.
Some of you are seeking to understand the events that have been played out on the stage of your life and on the larger stage of world events. God has lowered the curtain to create an intermission. You are expecting to see familiar faces and events once the curtain rises again, but God has brought about a divine shift behind the scenes. A new set of props with new actors is about to emerge.
The Church has been repositioned into a new place unlike any we have known in the past. We have been placed in new cultural territory. When the curtain of fresh revelation rises and reveals this new place don’t be thrown by what you see or by what you no longer see. God has refined and redefined some things that we have assumed would remain forever. These things need to be transformed in order to make way for something new.
We are living in a moment of history when events are about to transpire that will not align with the playbill of what has been known in the past. Those who will accurately interpret these unfolding events are those who have deepened their intimacy with God. From this intimacy will flow the revelation that will keep you secure and unwavering in the face of the new and unfamiliar props being positioned on the stage of world events.