Yes, we do have a calling–a calling that sets us apart. It is a calling from God that makes us at times feel lonely, whether we are sitting in a megachurch with its tens of thousands or in our room longing for someone to fellowship with.
But wherever we reside, the more light that He gives us, the darker it gets around us. We try to share a revelation that we know is from God, and it is either rejected or attempts are made by our Christian brethren to redirect our thinking because they are so sure that it can’t be right because that revelation just does not fit the standard operating procedures of our denomination/fellowship/church.
And so it is a lonely walk, this walk with the invisible Father–this walk to sonship “until Christ be formed in you” (Gal. 4: 19). But, of course, we are never alone, as long as we look after the Spirit (John 8: 29).
This road to immortal kingship that we have been called to walk is not easy. Christ warned us to “count the cost,” to see if we are made of the right stuff for this difficult journey (Luke 14: 28). It is not easy. And few of the masses of humanity will find it. The Master taught us to “enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matt. 7: 13-14).
The Wide Gate That Leads to Destruction
Some will read that passage in Matthew 7 and stop after verse 14. But the real revelation comes in the next verse. Christ shows us who is opening up the wide gate that is swallowing up Christians by the hundreds of millions. In the very next breath after saying few will find this way of truth, He warns, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves” (v. 15). Go to where the many are entering through the wide gate–where the massive numbers of professing Christians are, and you’ll find that they are being led by false prophets and teachers, who come with a peaceful message about Christ that seems harmless enough. However, they will eat you up like a wolf with the end product of their teachings leading the masses to destruction.
Few are going to find this way of truth. So few, in fact, that the prophets of old thought at times that they were the only ones following “the true way.” Elijah, who was hunted down like an animal in the wild, cried in desperation, “Yahweh, they have killed your prophets and have digged down your altars, and I am left alone, and they seek my life.” To which God replied, “I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal” (Rom. 11: 3-4).
There are just a few of us, but we are not alone. Millions will be saved and will walk as babes and children of God in His soon coming kingdom. But there will be but a few thousand who will “walk with Him in white”–who will “follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes” (Rev. 14). Even though we are few and scattered to the four corners of the earth, the encouraging part in these latter days before He returns is that we have the internet. He did say that “knowledge shall increase.” We can communicate with brethren from around the world instantaneously.
Many of us have already experienced some things and have come out of churchianity. I rejoice with you and encourage you to continue your walk. Prove all things out–old things that you were taught back in the day about God, and also prove out new things that are introduced to you or that you get on your own. Prove out through prayer and study both things you believe to be the truth and also things you don’t believe to be the truth.
Remember: If some are not receiving any new truth, then one of two things is happening. Either they have all truth already and “have need of nothing”– or the Spirit is not guiding them into all truth. I doubt that the former is true. So that leaves some in the terrible position of God not fulfilling John 16: 13 in their lives: “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth.”
Christ is our guide on this quest for the Ultimate Truth, and with Him we are not alone. KWH