(KJV.) MATTHEW 7:13-14
(13) 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:
(14) Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
THE OPEN DOORS
Brethren, interestingly, it is human to follow the multitude; for example, in public vicinities, because of uncertainty manifestations of evil works, everyone is on the edge to run for their lives; at times, in the middle of nowhere when we see people ran from one direction to the opposite direction, without knowing what may be their reasons for the escape, automatically, we join the stampede as well; such is life, we copy what we see others do, however, many times, we copy blindly, and lead ourselves into troubles and failures in life; it's alright to run for our lives, when in dangers; however, let us not copy others blindly, the negative attitudes and behaviors of present times, to fall into damnation: when we are being tempted to copy what other people do; let us pray to search our hearts, discern the rightful pathways of the Holy Spirit's intended purposes for our lives.
In the above text; Jesus is saying to believers, go in through the narrow doorway: because, the wider the doorway of life, the broader the way, that leads to damnation, and many people are going to that direction: therefore, let us not go with the flow, but pray and ponder on things of these present times, before we decide to associate ourselves, or accept them as worthy of our lives: there is another door in this life, which is narrower, and leads into a narrow doorway; but this door is not an easy doorway for humanity to tread upon, this doorway has rocky mountains, including bumps, thorns, and thistles of life; therefore, to go through this doorway, one has to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, cast away the deeds of the old selves, put the whole armor of our Father, walk in his righteousness, enjoy grace, with peace, joy, hope of the second coming of Jesus Christ and life everlasting: the doorway is open to all!
Brethren, it may seem difficult to humanity to go through the narrow way; but it's not so at all, Jesus made it easier for everyone to get through the door; how? he suffered, died on the cross, paid for all our present, past, and future sins, set humanity free from bondage of sins forever; no matter what we did in the past lives, doing currently, all does not matter to Jesus Christ; what matters to him most, is for humanity to make the necessary efforts, turn towards the narrow doorway, that leads into eternal life; once we accept Jesus Christ, believe in him; the Holy Spirit indwells our spirits, to help us on the journey of faith, in his righteousness into eternity: therefore, let us come unto him with all our labors and heavy laden, have rest for our souls; this is the bottom line of salvation! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV) John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.