A new project will take the concept of intentional nationhood and use it for a Christian NGO that promotes freedom, conducts world missions, and provides aid and advocacy to Christian refugees.
The concept of intentional nationhood, as we have described in another article, is a new way to define ourselves in connecting with other people on a spiritual as opposed to purely political basis.
One such “nation of people” is a name derived from four core ideals: Unity in diversity, Popular sovereignty, Democratic equality, and Rule of law. From UPDR the name “UPaDaRia” is developed. The concept of this national identity stems from a Biblical and balanced application of these ideals as the basis of Christian civilization.
From these ideals a whole set of principles, practices, and mandates are developed as well and used by individuals and groups of people to find and fulfill God’s best for their lives with excellence and to be a living witness and influence for Jesus to the nations. Thus the Upadarian identity and way of life is the heart and soul of a new form of spiritual nationhood that is adopted by individuals on the basis of freewill covenant association.
There is also a new, planned international Christian NGO with a focus on Christian and general empowerment and liberation, world missions and missional living, and support and advocacy for Christian refugees. The relationship between this new entity and the new spiritual nation is that the new NGO will be a genesis structure of that new spiritual nation and will consist of and be run by people who have adopted this new nationhood.
Some aspects of the NGO include exposing and confronting official and corporate corruption and abuse, promoting methods and means of liberation and freedom, promoting missional living and conducting world missions, providing refuge to members and serving Christian refugees.
Because nationhood as a form of shared identity, lifestyle, and mission provides a strong organic cohesiveness, this makes the governance of the NGO simpler and less in need of central hierarchical structures of control. The NGO will have a governance structure, but it is designed to allow for a balance of maximum global cooperation and, at the same time, maximum local autonomy.
People all over the world can adopt this new Christian nationhood by learning and adopting its 17 Protocols into their own lifestyle and using them to fulfill God’s best for their lives. Only people who can demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to these 17 Protocols, which are really just a Biblical lifestyle and governance discipline, can become members of this NGO. However, the NGO will serve many people, whether they are Upo Nationals or Christians or whatever their nationhood or religion.
People can become Upo Nationals or NGO members regardless of church affiliation provided they embrace basic Christian universals, like the Divinity of Christ, for instance.
This NGO will either establish or support connected hubs around the world that are beacons of freedom and safety for all who seek peace and shelter, especially Christian refugees and Christians in crisis. These hubs may have different roles, such as a specific function like training missionaries or being the global support hub for a missionary tribe. They will be built using some form of private development or charter community model on lands owned or leased by the Upadarian Land Trust for that purpose.
People who become “Upadarians” will be from all races, nationalities, and ancentries and will form their own clusters and groups all over the world, using The Blue Book of Upadaria as their guide. The Upo approach is decentralization and local autonomy as much as possible. It is from these people that members and leaders of the NGO and Branch Societies connected to the NGO will be established.
The general concept here is to be a nation of people whose God is the Lord that is a nation whose peers live as a witness and influence for Jesus to the nations, in part by seeking to fulfill God’s best for their lives with excellence. Everything from the 17 Protocols to the NGO and its Branch Societies and local chapter communities is geared to supporting this core mission and to empower peers to live such a life.
Unlike church hierarchies, the Upadarian nation will not be centralized and controlled. It is a form of nationhood adopted by individuals between themselves and God alone. Individuals pursue this on their own or with others without any control or dictation from a higher authority over them.
For many people, this is a new and difficult concept because it is too far ahead of their own 20th century paradigm of politicracy in which politics controlls life and defines the nation and only a few people control politics. This old paradigm is not suited to the needs and technology of the 21st century and has to give way to a new way of conceiving nationhood that truly empowers the individual.
An NGO based on this nationality, an adopted spiritual nationality that has no historical baggage and that can include anyone, anywhere, of any ancestry or race, can reach the nations for Jesus in a more concrete and relevant manner. The Gospel of the Kingdom will be imparted in words, deeds, supernatural power, and through example and the distribution of the fruits of blessings reserved for nations whose God is the Lord.
Thus, Upadarian Embassies and Missions and other facilities and hubs will be viewed by people all over the world as places of refuge and peace for all who are seeking God. The Upadarian Flag will be a standard of God’s righteousness and blessings to the nations. The entire project, from the spiritual nation to the NGO and other genesis structures, is meant to serve the world and the Body of Christ at large but to be managed and run by people whose shared adopted nationality creates organic cohesiveness.
The new project will be launched sometime in late 2020 or early 2021 with a book and a platform that both explain everything and that allows for people to connect and gather around these ideas.