I sent the following in response to an e-mail from my sister. It sheds light on what I mean when I say "revolution" and further explains what I've said above.
Webster's definition is probably more suitable than you realize, and I think the following points will really help me illustrate the revolution I'm talking about:
revolution: an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
Here are the premises...
1) Jesus spoke much about the Kingdom of God, that it was very near. Many contemporary Christians believe that He was talking about Heaven, the place you go when you die. I have come to understand it as Heaven, the place that God wants the earth to become. Hence, "Your Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven" (Mt 6:10).
2) Jesus established the Church to make the Kingdom a reality on earth. We are charged to make it happen. And if His Kingdom comes, then clearly, some other kingdom must fall.
Therefore, the more we love, the more God's presence is known and felt; the more his Kingdom is manifested; and, of course, the more we drive out the kingdom of violence, evil, sin, demons, and worldliness. Hence the manifestation of God's Kingdom represents the usurpation of the earth from the hands of evil - the replacement spoken of by Webster.
Given the above premises, the revolution is love. And, by identity, love is the revolution. When we love, we are instituting a new Kingdom - a Heaven on Earth, if you will. We are bringing God and His Kingdom to reality.
This worldview has had a profound impact on how I interact with God and with His creation. I am no longer passive. I don't pray anymore for God to bring peace, happiness, joy, comfort, food, or freedom. Or at least when I do pray these things, I often find God turning it back on me. When I was in Paris and I prayed those things for Orlando, Chicago, and Thailand, God simply said, "YOU do it! YOU bring peace, YOU bring joy, YOU bring freedom! That's what I created you for." I believe that part of being created in God's image means recognizing that we have the power, ability, and desire to do those things that we pray for. And if we don't recognize the power, ability, and desire, then either 1) God does not have the P, A, or D; 2) we are not indeed created in God's image; or 3) we are being deceived by ourselves and by satan. I'm fairly confident that it's number 3.
In conclusion, the revolution that is defined as the usurpation of earth by the Kingdom of God is a revolution of LOVE. So much so that love is the revolution and love itself is perhaps the most revolutionary act. Moreover, this Kingdom is for the here and now. It's not the light at the end of the tunnel... It's supposed to exist in the tunnel, painted like graffiti on the walls. And once we see ourselves - that is, the body of Christ-followers - as those responsible for making the Kingdom happen, we will begin to take up our spray-paint cans and make His grand design a reality.