“And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him:but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. (Elijah 18:21 KJV)”
Brother Ron Parker expounded a wonderful message on this one simple verse. The presence of the Holy Spirit was evident as Brother Ron discussed the meaning of the word halt. He stated that the origination of the word comes from the idea of being crippled or affected in a way that prevents one from moving. Elijah uses it in a sense that the people were unable to make a decision between God and Baal. Many of these people had alters to both in their home and felt by serving both they would surely get it it right. Ron pointed out that there were those present that had made their decision to follow Baal and were completely sold out to that cause. There were also those there that were sold out to God, his name was Elijah. This message was not directed to either of those groups. The message was directed at those who try to straddle the fence. Those who want to choose God, but hold onto the desire to be their own version of God, or those who wanted to choose sin yet their conscience will not allow them to do so. These people are halting between the two. Playing church, yet serving their God of pride, lust, and pleasure. They may not see or be aware of the dilemma they are in and certainly don’t see the danger. Just riding along, ignoring the danger signs, living as if they had an eternity to make the decision. Believing the lie of pluralist doctrines and cultural definitions of what Jesus is.
How long? Will you believe a lie? How long will you ignore the facts? How long will you resist the calling of God and serve the present day Baal?