Was trying to recall how the spiritual dimensions play into the 5 columns – highly relevant to my listeners,
The spiritual aspects of Crown~Heart~World are important, though they aren’t really drawn out distinctly from the world. It is meant to be comprehensive, world = cosmos. The world upside down is the the cosmos ruled by the “powers and principalities” instead of God’s image bearers (humanity).
Column 4 gives us our counter-revolutionary vision. We are still behind enemy lines. The cosmos are out of order, the world is upside down. However, we have been righted, and now we stand our ground, looking at God’s character revealed in the gospel, to which we calibrate ourselves by Faith. The encouragement of Hope, that victory is already but not yet… that death has been shown to be vulnerable; that there is that which is greater than sin and death, God’s righteousness. With our stabilizing confidence of Faith and Hope we execute our original calling of loving our Creator and one another and exercising AUTHORITY over the powers and principalities. Not in imprudent triumphalism, which would blame our own for their hurts, pains, set backs and various groanings, but in boldness of sacrificial love. The idea to drive home is that we will suffer, but not in a way that forces submission. When the Enemy strikes you, and you wipe away the blood and stare back at them, and then advance… it’s on! That’s the imagery to invoke, stirring groups to move forward against persecution, sickness, death, discouragement, etc. with sober awareness that the cause is not easy, but it is right, and it is certain.
Column 5 invites more graphic display of how things get turned right. Some have offered ways of drawing Gehenna into things, but it isn’t the point. Gehenna is the trash heap. Saving Private Ryan ends with scenes of Allied memorials, not Nazi graveyards. Yes, judgment and punishment and all sorts of descriptive harshness do have their place in scripture, and in our telling, but in a truncated diagram the key is in relating how 3 aspects relate: God, Humanity and Creation. The focus should be on the accomplishment of God’s purposes.
“To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Eph. 3:10-11).