People who follow Buddha, they are cool. People who follow the Dali Lama, they are way cool. Pantheism is cool these days. There are plenty of trees to hug. As dangerous as Islam can be, it is still cool to follow Mohammed. But openly confess you are a follower of Jesus and you will go from being cool to being a fool. This is not just a western phenomenon. More Christians have been martyred in the past century than all the previous centuries combined.
My point is this – It has never been cool to be a Jesus freak and it never will. According to Jesus there are two main reasons for this.
“Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.” John 12:31
His time being short, Satan is out to persecute the professing believer. The demonic world will never allow following Christ to become in vogue or cool.
“For a little while longer the Light is among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. 36 While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light.” John 12:35-36
The other reason following Jesus will never be cool is “light.” The light of Christ is revelation, truth, and knowledge. Men love darkness and would rather walk in total darkness than the true light because they love to do evil. This is why Jesus doesn’t make sense to many people. Since they love darkness, real spiritual truth seems absurd.
I like looking at things under a black light. I think it is cool. But I do not want to live with my only light source being a black light. I want a real light to see life accurately. Satan would have us believe his black lights are all we need.
This is why Jesus said time and time again, “Walk in My light. Walk in My truth. Because night is coming when no man can see.” Which light are you trying to use? If the world is cool with you and you are cool with it, you have a light problem and are living in darkness. Take this revelation today and begin to walk in the light.