Acts of 17:6b- “These who have turned the world “upside down” have come here too.”
The term “upside down” literally means to to turn it “right-side up…”
Since the world system is totally opposite of the kingdom of God, when we preach the kingdom and see signs and wonders taking place, then everything is shaken, EXCEPT THE KINGDOM!
HOUSTON IS NOW READY FOR A “DIVINE INVASION!”
This was not an exception to the early church, this was the RULE!” The apostles and the church were under constant attack and persecution, not only from the religious system but the Roman government. When they were commanded in Acts 4 not to “speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus”, Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. “FOR WE CANNOT BUT SPEAK THE THING WHICH WE HAVE SEEN AND HEARD.”
IN Acts 5, they were put In prison for preaching Jesus and we’re beaten and cast In prison . An angel of the Lord came and let them out and they were found in the temple teaching the people. Acts 5:27-29- And when they had brought them, they set them before the Council . And the high priest asked them, saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us?”
Vs. 29- But Peter and the other apostles answered and said, “WE OUGHT TO OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MEN!”
Acts 5:40- And when they agreed with him, and when they had called for the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name. And daily in the temple, and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
Stephen was taken and stoned in Acts 6 & 7, Philip turned Samaria upside down in Acts 8 and an angel of the Lord led him out to the desert to preach to the Ethiopian eunuch. After he baptized him, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, and he was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.
Now is the time for the Regional church in Houston to ARISE & SHINE!