World Changers

“And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also,” (Acts 17:6)

Paul and Silas were teaching and preaching in Thessalonica about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many of the Jews and Greeks believed their message and started to follow Paul and Silas. Some of the Jews were jealous that they were gaining a following. They attacked the house of Jason where Paul and Silas had stayed. Their bone of contention with Paul and Silas was that they spoke about Jesus Christ. Furthermore, that they were “turning the world upside down.”

So powerful and revolutionary was the message that Paul and Silas preached, with such great conviction, that this was viewed by even those who were against them, as turning the world upside down. This turning the world upside down referred to revolutionary change which would spur a spiritual revival and awakening. The disciples saw what happened to Jesus and they knew for sure that they were likely to experience death for the message which they spread.

Many disciples were stoned, beaten with whips, crucified and thrown in jail. The persecution could not stop them from changing the world. They just would not shut up about Jesus and the saving power of the cross and the blood of Jesus. They were completing their assignment no matter the cost. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” (Matthew 28:19)

Brothers and sisters this assignment has not changed and our mandate is to let people know about the saving power of Jesus Christ. We have a mission in the marketplace and our schools; our universities and places of work should be different because we are there. We are called to stand out and be different and whatever we do should contribute towards the furtherance of the gospel. Remember that we are not here to stay, but we have been sent for an appointed time to accomplish God’s will and purpose.

Within us is the good news of the gospel and the power and authority to turn the world upside down. “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.” (John 9:4)


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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