Ghosted By The Living God
Are you "ghosting" someone who doesn't know it? Ever been "ghosted" and didn't know why? According to https://www.urbandictionary.com/, you are ghosting someone or you've been ghosted by someone, "When a person cuts off all communication with their friends or the person they're dating, with zero warning or notice beforehand. You'll mostly see them avoiding friend's phone calls, human media, and avoiding them in public." The definition, without specific indication, implies that the person doing the ghosting is (you guessed it), a ghoster.
These terms (for the not-too-online-savvy), should be unfamiliar. Gone are the days when new was new until it got old. These days, what used to be considered old, is now "vintage." Bad is the new good, and "hot" is the new cool. In case you hadn't noticed, Gen-X is notorious for popularizing thousands of other acceptable opposites that redefine traditional English words.
The act of ghosting and being ghosted is subjective. By human standards, past, or present, the transliteration of the terms has everything to do with the living and absolutely nothing to do with the dead. Digital and social media Gen-Xers eventually accept the rejection; they suck it up and move on to interacting with replacement friends. However, what most Gen-Xers fail to realize is that the God of all creation is the original ghoster (O. G.), ever!
Whenever the Holy God, Yehovah, cuts off communications, chaos erupts; natural order runs amuck, and the human mind twists out of alignment with His commands. Church going believers attend church services to increase their faith by hearing the Word of God preached; some read their Bibles throughout the week to keep their eyes on God's Word.
The Bible contains numerous events that happened to several children of Israel when God stopped communicating through His prophets. On more than one occasion, the people ran to the prophets to hear from God. Instead of answering, God simply ghosted them because of their disobedience.
King Saul went from being an anointed king with whom God (through the Prophet Samuel), communicated frequently, to a ghosted unanointed king. God began ghosting King Saul when Saul decided that his ideas were better than God's decisions. Discomforted without spiritual communications from heaven after Samuel's death, Saul sought the ability to conjure up dead spirits from a "necromancer" (a spirit medium, a psychic, a witch, a warlock or a fortune-teller). The witch worked her powers until she saw "an old man" who appeared to be "covered with a mantel And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground and bowed himself" (I Samuel 28:14).
The irony here is that Saul, while anointed, had purposely killed off the witches from Israel. The one who had escaped with her life is the one he used to conjure up the dead for him.
Today, there are millions of people with whom God chooses to communicate because of a shared loving fellowship. Yet, there are millions of people who get ghosted by God because of their choice to disobey and unfollow Him. Then, too, there are just as many people who have not heard God's voice because of their unbelief and hatred for Him.
Hatred for God not only includes disobedience to His commands, but it also includes denying His Son (Christ), blaspheming His Holy Spirit. Most Gen-Xers neither read the Holy Bible nor do they have knowledge of or a personal relationship with the Living God. Why not? Do they think they are ghosting the Living God?
Hebrews 10:31 in the King James Bible teaches this: "It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the Living God." Next to eternal life in hell, the third-worst thing that could happen is to get ghosted by the Living God.
Hard to believe? Perhaps a necromancer will ask, King Saul for you!