Based on a vision this morning:
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Mat. 7:13-14)
Strongs 3598 defines the “way” as a road, a journey, a path. Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication, a progress; figuratively, a mode or means.
As faithful Believers, we are called to deny the fallen world, false religious doctrines and the lowly self. We are called to pick up our crosses and follow the Lamb at the exclusion of all things and everyone else in order to find the strait gate and walk on and in the narrow way:
“He that love father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that love son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me. He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.” (Mat. 10:38-39)
“Friends of Jesus Die For Him” (Words of Knowledge spoken many years ago) (Rom. 6:6; Rom. 8:36; 2 Cor. 4:11; Gal. 2:20; Jn. 15;15).
There is nothing and no one else on earth, above earth and below earth who opened up the strait gate and paved this narrow way but the Lord Jesus Christ and His selfless sacrifice on the Cross:
“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and “living way” which He consecrated for us, through the veil that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water (by the washing of the Word and progressive sanctification by the Holy Spirit throughout life’s journey and until the time of our heavenly redemption). Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” (Heb. 10:19-23)
The life of the flesh is in the Blood. (Lev. 17:11) And it is through Jesus’ sacrificial living blood that the narrow but “living way” has been made accessible for all who will follow Him. It is the blessed, narrow and “living way” that unifies us with Him, GOD and the Holy Spirit during our journey on earth. And it is the “living way” that will ultimately lead us to heavenly glorification “in” the Oneness of the GODhead at the time of death or at the time of the rapture. What an unfathomably amazing Love GOD has for HIS people. We are so infinitely blessed – praise GOD and thank you Jesus!
“Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goes; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.” (Jn. 14:5-7)
Unbelievers, including backslidden and lukewarm Believers are called to follow Him who is the “living way”. Believers on the path, GOD bless and keep on keeping on! The enemy has great wrath but there is a way out for those who will follow the living Christ.
(More about the “strait gate” in the following message.)
Keep the Faith,