I Long to Live in the Light
I just finished Jonathan Cahn’s “The Paradigm.” If you have not read it, the book traces America’s path from being a God loving nation (David’s reign) to a nation that rejects God (Ahab’s reign). The closing chapter resonated. The author makes the point that America has moved from a Davidic realm into a realm of Ahab’s reign, wherein all things that God hates are celebrated and enshrined. Then he makes the statement that Christians must change their mindset from being a disvalued minority (my term) to that of revolutionaries. In this case, he defines “revolutionary” by one’s lifestyle, and calls us to live radical lives of faith that are radically different from society. He calls all Christians to be Elijah, confronting the world with its sin in our stand, words, and deeds.
And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” 1 Kings 18:21
It seems to me that living in Oneness with each other while being in the Father, and in that living apart from the world’s ways, is indeed “being in the light,” and as such we allow the light to shine through us. In that we would be standing in Elijah’s sandals as it were, proclaiming God’s truth in the face of apostasy. “Being in the light” should be our normal experience, not just when physically gathered or in a group setting. It should be our normal day-to-day, moment-by-moment experience. Achieving THAT would be radical in our world, and a beacon. I have moments (instants!) on occasion, but long to experience it as my “normal state.”
So … how does one, or a group, go about such? To me, it is all about radical abandonment to God’s heart. What will happen when we become one in that?