Sadly, in the modern world many people who have had experiences of God are persecuted. People often face hostile reactions from both family and community. The reaction of a family can vary from loving support which may lead to pathologising the religious experience, the involvement of psychiatrists, incarceration. medication and even electrocution.
In traditional religious communities we have seen that life changing religious experiences may lead to counter-persuasion and verbal abuse, mockery, physical assault, rejection, denial of financial support, being chased out of the home, public humiliation, murder threats, and ultimately even murder. People have always endured hardships to hold on to their experience of God.
Esaens offer community and support for people that have experienced God.