Christmas was the start of a revolution! Christmas was the birth of a revolutionary. Jesus at the heart, was a revolutionary. He came to upset the status quo, to the rock the religious, cultural, and political boat. Jesus came to this earth to inaugurate a new kingdom order, a new heart set. He was the fulfillment of the prophetic word from Ezekiel, Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh. Jesus came at Christmas to build a revolution of the heart.
He came to change the world one heart at a time. Jesus focused in on the heart of every person he met. The scriptures say that He would not entrust Himself to certain men, for He knew what was in their heart. Jesus couldn’t have cared less about one’s lineage, one’s place in society, one’s status, or even one’s religion. He gazed into the heart and made His assessment.
Jesus had little time for those who’s hearts were cold toward Him, but he always made time for those who wanted His love, His compassion, and His friendship. He zeroed in on the broken hearted. Jesus built His movement on men, women, and children who were seeking His brand of revolutionary love.
This Christmas, don’t forget that in that barn, in that manger, was born in the city of David, a Savior, a Revolutionary, who is Christ the Lord. Jesus didn’t come to start a new religion or political party but a revolutionary movement of the heart. That movement is the greatest movement the world has ever known. No man who has ever lived, no army that has ever fought, no philosophy that has ever been taught, has so revolutionized the entire earth.
This Christmas we will be worshipping the Shepherd of this revolution along with (almost) every tongue and tribe on virtually every continent on the face of the globe! From the most remote Stone Age tribes of Irian Jaya to the most sophisticated millionaire in Paris, we celebrate Christmas as brothers and sisters in Christ. Now that’s the Revolutionary I want to worship and that’s a revolution I want to be a part of.
Have a revolutionary Christmas in 2014,
 The New King James Version. 1982 (Eze 11:19). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.