The Spirit of Revolution

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Written by Daniel Pinchbeck

When the spirit of revolution arises in the people, it promises to change not only the outer world but also the inner domain of thought, dream and desire. The desire for revolution is the yearning for the decisive event that ends the separation between dream and reality – the threshold when suffering is redeemed, when freedom is gained, here and now.

The wait has been a long one. ‘Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains,’ Jean-Jacques Rousseau observed, back in the eighteenth century. ‘One man thinks himself the master of others, but remains more of a slave than they are.’ Rousseau’s ideas ended up shaping the French Revolution.

The cry for freedom has been the persistent undertone in the music of the oppressed, those who sing for Kingdom Come, the rising of the new sun, for whom history is an unfinished melody or a call that awaits its response. The dream of revolution is a secular version of the monk’s desire for religious ecstasy, which erases the separation between subject and object, and, like fire, purifies as it scalds, transmutes as it consumes, creates as it destroys.

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Securing The Blessings Of Liberty For A Stranger

“The dictates of humanity came in opposition to the law of the land, and we ignored the law.” ― Levi Coffin

I drove from North Carolina to Illinois a week and a half ago (November 6th). As I was driving along US Highway 35 through West Virginia about 15 miles from the Ohio River, I was thinking of the Underground Railroad and the daring and courageous abolitionists, who risked their lives, lively hoods and property to secure the blessings of liberty for perfect strangers; a people born into a 400 year history of humiliation and human bondage, who could provide nothing in return except for their eternal gratitude.

The closer I got to crossing into the “Land of Canaan”, I felt an overwhelming sense of grace as I pondered to myself, “How Christ-like it is for someone to risk everything to help secure the blessings of liberty for a runaway slave!” I wept like a baby as I felt the warm and comforting Love only a loving God could give me.

I had two more similar spiritual awakenings after I crossed into Ohio.

The following video was recorded via Facebook Live at a rest area. My Lord placed the following message on my heart…