Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. – Matthew 7:13-14
The fact that this is a narrow gate
it requires leaving your baggage behind.
It requires leaving behind the love of sin
and the love of the world
and love of self.
Jesus said if any man shall come after Me,
he must deny himself
and take up a cross
and follow after Me.
except you strip down
and strip away
and all self-righteousness
and you humble yourself and you come
as a little child
into the kingdom of heaven.
And it is a narrow gate whereby you can only come one at a time.
You can’t come in a group.
You’re going to have to peal off from the group,
you’re gonna have to break off from the pack,
you’re gonna have to break even from your family
and come one at a time to the Lord Jesus Christ.
He is calling
everyone under the sound of His invitation
to leave where they are
and to leave what they are
and to come immediately to Him
and enter to through the Narrow Gate.
You need to know that the Gospel is a command,
and you will either live in obedience or disobedience
to this Christ who is calling you
to enter through the Narrow Gate,
and to fail to respond to this Gospel
is to commit the greatest sin under heaven.
It is to trample under foot the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and it is to insult the Spirit of Grace
who would be convicting.
To say no to the Gospel of Christ
is to commit the greatest sin.
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