Skip to main content

Extremely Radical

Extremely radical. If you're doing things weirdly contrary to the norm and get both loved and murdered for it, you're nothing short of an extreme radical. Jesus was like that. 

If Jesus were ordinary and tame, as ordinary and tame as your usual stereo-type, traditional, formal, and respectable church pastor, he'd just be loved, not murdered (or shall we say "persecuted" to use a milder term). Umm, on second thought, most pastors like this whom I know are not really respected; they're quietly tolerated.

Extremely radical persons are highly respected--so highly regarded that they're seen as a serious threat. When you are persecuted for your extreme radicalism people secretly fear and regard you highly, though they hate you for it. 

But Jesus' extreme radicalism was not out of rebellion. It was a nature. God is unique--and that uniqueness is always to the extreme, because God is all powerful. The Word says, "There is no God like God." Or, "Who is a God like you who pardons sins?" Whatever you see in the world, Jesus is the exact opposite of it. Not intentionally, but as his nature. He simply is extremely radical. It's in His inner person, in His DNA.

And whoever is a true follower of Jesus should be as He is, not intentionally or by self-effort. It should be by nature. Thus, the extremely radical Christ must be formed in you [Gal.4.19], and God Himself should do it in you.

The first extremely radical thing Jesus did was to give up everything. He emptied Himself and took the form of a servant. No one today does this. They all want to build their name, to be seen as a success model, to be recognized and looked up to. That's the reason they're crazy about mega churches and being seen together with popular politicians. They use God to build their own empires, not the true Kingdom of God on earth, not the glorious church of Jesus Christ. 

If you want to be famous like that, you compromise. And that means you begin to look like them---formal, traditional, stereo-type, and respectable. You look powerful being with the powers-that-be but you're powerless inside--you're merely their puppet. Once you subscribe to the requirements of worldly fame you shun extreme radicalism, and you fail to be what the Master Jesus was and is. 

Of course, they love you. You won't be privileged to experience persecution for the Name. But if you get hated and murdered for Jesus because of your righteous LIFE and character empowered by Jesus Himself 100 percent in you, you are an extremely radical citizen of God's Kingdom. You don't belong in this world, anymore than Jesus belonged here. The world is not worthy of you.

Popular posts from this blog

How to Know If a Ministry is Failing in God's Eyes

It's easy to see if a ministry is really failing. Remember, God is spirit. The only way to please him is in spirit and in truth. You cannot please God by your church building, church income, membership size or Sunday worship programs.

Actually, the ministry Jesus showed us in the bible was so simple. It's super simple, in fact. It's mainly on preaching, miraculous healing, and discipleship. Just these three. We don't have to add anything to this. Jesus did only these three and he did well. He pleased the Father to the max.

To see what really makes us fail big-time in ministry, click here to read the article.


You don't have to be a titled preacher to do this. Just share the Word. All you need is knowledge of the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. These two equip you to the max. The Word of God is God breathed "so that the man of God may be adequate, fully equipped for every good work," [2 Timothy 3.17].

You see the words, "fully eq…

Micah: Statutes of Omri and Practices of Ahab

It begins with the statutes of Omri (Micah 6.16). Omri was a follower of the evil ways of Jeroboam (1Kings16). He laid down the statutes (or doctrines) and Ahab his son applied and developed them. These are all against being God's flesh on earth.

Omri’s statutes were simple: they were based on wicked and corrupt ways as King Jeroboam did them. How did Jeroboam do them? Simply by doing God’s will in man’s ways. He disobeyed the prophet Ahijah who told him to do everything in God’s ways alone: “If you do everything I command you and walk in my ways and do whatever is correct in my eyes...I will build you a dynasty...”(1Kings11).

Jeroboam grabbed God's will of kingship but did it in greed. Man's ways are nothing but greed, no matter how they try to make it look religious or spiritual or "Christian."

But because of his greed for corrupt power he did everything wicked—he did everything in man’s ways. He always “thought to himself” and not to God, and he revived the …

God as Your Stronghold

"My Life's Stronghold is God." -Ps.27
We read about it several times in the bible that God is a stronghold. Do we know what "stronghold" means? Often, we associate "stronghold" with the devil, like "the devil's stronghold." So, what do we mean by God is my stronghold? How does God become a stronghold. If you don't know what it means to have God as stronghold, that's a stronghold.
Devil as Stronghold
When a person has strong propensities to sin and evil, we say that it's due to a stronghold. And we mean that the devil's hold on that person is really strong. No matter how much that person wants to change and start going to church, he just can't. When presented with a situation that makes him choose between good and evil, he is likely to choose evil even if in his mind he wants good. If he chooses good, it'll just be for a moment---probably 5 seconds---and then be back to evil again. That's a stronghold.

E-book on …