“God said, Go out and stand on the mountain in my presence, for I will pass by.”
(I Kings 19:11)
When someone says to you that their religion is private, that they worship in their own way,
that they pray in their own way, that they don’t believe in organized religion, more often than not what they’re
unintentionally revealing to you is that they do none of these things. It’s a shield to keep you out, the same
shield which keeps God out. Behind that shield is a blank space, a void, a nothingness, because without
God you have nothing at all. This behavior is not new. The Essenes of long ago lived in the desert and
communed with God in that way, but in their case they really did have a relationship, not just a cover-up for
no relationship at all. Their theology may have been off but at least they had something.
I just read ramblings on a blog site by someone who claimed to be a gay Christian but boasted
that he wasn’t born again. Guess he missed the part where Jesus said “You must be born again.”
(John 3:7). If you don’t accept Jesus’ words, then you don’t accept Jesus either. Not everything
is gray; certain things will always be black and white.
Here’s the difference between born again Christians who take a walk in the desert and those who take the
same walk who don’t know Him. Those who have no relationship with their Creator come away with the same
thing they went in with - nothing other than maybe some pleasant “me time.” But the born again person gets
to commune up close and personal with the majestic ruler of the universe. We get to call upon the mighty
forces of Heaven, we get principalities and powers at our disposal, we get the protection of horses aflame,
and we get to be under the watchful eyes of holy cherubim and seraphim. Be assured, o born again one,
that the glory of God will come your way.
“Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks, but God was
not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but God was not in the earthquake either. After the
earthquake came a fire, but God was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.”
(1 Kings 19:11-12) There’s nothing which compares with the gentle whisper in the ear
of one who is capable of hearing it, the born again soul redeemed by the blood of Jesus.
It’s not a gray area.