"And the Sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us." 2Kings 6:1
IN JESUS TODAY!
Too Strait? In the Hebrew this means crowded, what happens when too many Christians are in one place? Several things occur. First, if it gets crowded, there is no place to sit, the halls are tight, and the people are squeezed. Second, the light is concentrated in one area and there is no light in other areas that need light. The world becomes darker because all the light is in one place. In order to prevent the spreading of darkness in the world, and to prohibit the overcrowding of areas of light, God positions us as he desires. Many have said, "Why can't I just be around Christians, they understand me better, I can freely be a Christian without having to be misunderstood and feel out of place?" Little do they know that it is not so, because they are the light in the world, and if all this light is always together in only one place, that place will become overcrowded with light while the rest of the world suffers in darkness! The Bible shows us that God doesn't hide his light, "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; And it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify the Father which is in heaven." Mathew 5: 14-16
For this cause it is not good that Christians (God's light) only gather together in one place, but instead they should spread themselves throughout the earth and shine their light! Sure it might be easier and more comfortable to gather together, but how then will the darkness ever come to Jesus (God's light)?