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Andrew Comiskey – Ex-gay leaders gather in weakness and wait on the Spirit of God

February 14, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News, Religious Perspective

January 13, 2014

The following excerpts are from the report “Defenseless, Surrounded” on Andrew Comiskey’s blog: … “I am mindful of God’s willingness to become utterly vulnerable, as are those of us who stand for the healing of persons with SSA. On every side, we are derided: politically by the flourishing of ‘gay marriage,’ clinically by the new trend to bash therapeutic efforts of persons seeking to align their sexuality with their faith, and spiritually by churchmen who, caught in the crossfire, abandon those seeking transformation.”

“You could say we have never been more vulnerable. Protective walls have thinned or fallen. But actually, we are surrounded; together we bow before the luminous Babe, all the more grateful for the mercy that exposed the depth of our sin and surpassed it many times over. We join with the angels and saints—the entire host of Heaven–in worshiping our King. Rich and poor bow low together, exchanging defenses for a new Kingdom based on devotion to the One. Naked, we are clothed in glorious light.”

“I spent this Epiphany with an amazing band of saints, the Board of Restored Hope Network. We represent various ministries which serve the sexually broken. All of us have been leveled by the enslaving liberties of our day; most of us have emerged out of the domination of same-sex attraction.”

“How wonderful to gather before the Babe together, casting down our defenses and fears and submitting to each other. Our goal was to plan for the year ahead. But we started each meeting by submitting our weaknesses one to another then waiting on the Spirit for healing and encouragement. Mike Bickle said it best: Gathering on the basis of human strength sparks competition. Community results from gathering in weakness.” …