In prayer yesterday, the Lord showed us that we need to pray for the Agnostic Gate. Someone who is agnostic is someone who is not willing to commit to the existence or non-existence of God. Agnostics won’t commit to believing in God, that something has a higher point of reference in their heart— in their mind (intellect), will (status), and emotions. This non-commitment is in reality a denial of the existence and need for God in their lives. This reasoning is a high place, a false alter, a “sacred” pillar, a carved IMAGE that is keeping them out of the most Holy Place of the Garden of Love!
This Gate is subtle and deceptive because it has a “form of godliness but denies the power”; it relies on intellect, accomplishments, perfectionism, displays, images, status. This Gate is most predominant in the church because it can look good. This heart gate sees itself rich but doesn’t know it is naked and beggarly. This Gate cannot cry out anymore for “amazing grace” or the need for “new mercies each morning” because it says, “I can do it myself!”
Zechariah 7:11-12 But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears from hearing. They made their hearts like flint so that they could not hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets; therefore great wrath came from the LORD of hosts.
We all sin, and it is a choice to feel remorse and acknowledge we have sinned against God and others. But some people refuse to let God into their hearts, refuse to acknowledge Him, refuse to let anyone tell them anything about God, and refuse to let God lead them.
We need to pray for all our friends and family members who are agnostic, to have their hearts of stone be changed to hearts of flesh, so they can receive the Holy Spirit that will cause them to walk in obedience.
Ezekiel 36:25-27 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.
Lord we pray for those who are behind the Agnostic Gate to Awaken, Acknowledge God, Repent, Receive God, a new Heart and the Holy Spirit, and Walk in His ways.
Papa, have mercy on those at this Gate. Stir the people to repentance. Let them come to Intimacy’s Gate, Holy God, by your loving hand!