The Narrow Gate

Gerry Legister By Gerry Legister, 4th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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So here was a revelation of how the application of the law was measured in the lives of the people, God stands on the wall that was made by a plum line with a plumb line in his hand, he is not there to build upon what was already build he was there to pull down what was of inferior standard.

worship in joyful fear

Please teach me my Lord to walk straight; 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.

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.

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 good 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.

So here was a revelation of how the application of the law was measured in the lives of the people, God stands on the wall that was made by a plum line with a plumb line in his hand, he is not there to build upon what was already build he was there to pull down what was of inferior standard.

What king means going to work with another who has 20,000 soldiers, first plan his strategy, he takes the high ground, or who intending to build a tower sit down first to count the cost.
So in the light of the members conference, when trustees and leaders are elected or appointed, there are measurable areas that will be taken in consideration, areas that stands out clear, not lopsided, nor people who are living slack lives, they cannot be entrusted with such responsible position.

Notable areas must be support and the use of resources for Gods work, attendance and participation, and the most important, the spiritual aspect includes holiness and been filled with the Holy Spirit.
But there is always carnal man, someone who has another agenda, who has hidden agenda, a no good person, they may even be religious, with good moral principles, but it takes more than good moral living to go to heaven, if it was just case of morality, then most people in the community would be saved, God requires a change of heart, a complete turnaround.

God wants to use those whose lives are transparent, no hidden agenda, and no secret motives, no under hand dealing. Straight as a plum line, no deviating from his worship, no trying to trip up your brethren, jumping up and down in the air without a parachute, when the land upon firm ground they need to walk straight, because straight is the way and narrow is the gate that leads to life, and only a few will find the is pathway.

As was with jeroboam, who felt if Jeroboam was to succeed in returning the kingdom to the David line, he would be alienated. His life would be in danger, all what he has work for, the scheme and plots he has hatch will all be in vain. There are those who plot the downfall of others, to hide their own insecurity.

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Gates, Gateway Arch, Right Thinking, Righteousness, Straight

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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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