The Narrow Gate

Gerry Legister By Gerry Legister, 29th Nov 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The way into the kingdom of God is made manifest to individuals who will make Jesus their Lord and master

The correct entrance

Please teach me my Lord to walk straight; show me how to find the narrow gate, and then I'll follow your golden rules while I am walking on the straight path. Put me together, one heart and mind; then, undivided, I'll worship in joyful fear. Psalms 86:11.

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leaded unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:14 few will discover the door which leads to abundant life, because they do not enter by the correct entrance, they are conformed to this world, and their thinking is clouded by the lust of this world.

A small gate and a narrow road leads to kingdom, those who find it are well bless, the mode of expression points to the difficulty of the way, those unwilling to give up worldly interest will find securing everlasting salvation an arduous task, when people are excluded from Gods grace it shows their interest lies somewhere else. If a person really wants to find the path that leads to life and peace, God will make it possible for them to see the path.

But few there be that will find it, literally it means a little door in a large gate, when one gate closes, God will open another, when one opportunity is lost, another will be created, metaphorically, the entrance is the beginning of the end, or the acquiring of a new way, so the gate of repentance opens the door of paradise; The way into the kingdom of God is made manifest to individuals who will make Jesus their Lord and master, refuge and strength. When Adam disobeys the entrance to the garden was closed, but God did not abandon him, he showed justice, judgement and mercy, by providing another way.

Seek for the old paths, and walk therein, let righteousness run down like a mighty river, truth is your garment. What the blind man saw, men as trees, then Jesus touch him again, he saw clearly. Teach my lord to walk soberly on the straight and narrow way. Because straight is the way and narrow is the gate that leads to life everlasting.
The plumb line is a string with a weight at the end, used to measure a vertical line, masons and builders are more familiar with the term. The plumb line is used for accuracy in building a straight wall, in Amos chapter seven we see God standing on the wall with a plumb line in his hand, and ask Amos if he knew what he saw, to which he reply similar to that of Ezekiel.

Ezekiel what do you see, I see a valley full of dry bones, God told Ezekiel to preach to them, and behold there was a noise and a shaking, bone came to bone, ankle bone connected to the leg bone, neck bone connected to the back, there is a shaking, and things start to come together. Conviction is the revelation of God righteous judgment which has been upon man since Adam.
When conviction is upon a person, they will be irritable, and will do one of two things, try to deaden the conscience by doing accessibly or they will yield to God. Or they will yield to God and begin to walk straight. As a Christian it is important to walk straight with God, no matter how broke you are, follow your heart and be true. Humans cannot walk straight if they are blindfold, and many professing Christians have found crocked paths.

There are only few selected individuals who will truly find the way to heaven; and fewer still that will spend any time in it; and even fewer who will walk in it; and less amount of saints will be persevere unto the end.

Train me, God, to walk straight; then I'll follow your true path. Put me together, one heart and mind; then, undivided, I'll worship in joyful fear. Psalms 86:11
Who is able to go through the narrow gate? And what type of individual is God looking for? The bible has the answer, and to a great degree we also have some idea, the psalmist asks the question and also gives the answer: Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill? The narrow gate is found only by those consecrated individuals that walked uprightly, and worked righteousness, and speak the truth in his heart.

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Discipline, Gate, Gates Of Heaven, Life Experience

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I am from the UK, and I love creative writing. And I write on many different subjects, including War peace, love, happiness.

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