Two Ways ” The Narrow & The Broad Way” Matthew 7:13-14.
In Life There Are Only Two Things Involved.
Life as a whole is placed in two groups, every thing in life has it’s exact opposite. We have the good and bad; life and death; success or failure.
We will be looking at a very interesting and important topic, because this topic is the base of our Christian life and walk with God. It will also determine where we will spend eternity.
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.
This passage tells us of two ways, two lives, two ends. The way to heaven and the way to hell. The right and wrong, the good and evil.
In one of which we are currently walking MAJESTICALLY, either knowingly or unknowingly. There is no middle way, is either you are on the narrow way, or you are on the broad way.
The Wide Way! ” some call it ” God Understands; God see my Heart; Era of Grace””
This way allures multitude into it, and keeps them in it, off course ” the gate is wide, and the way is so vast and broad.” We have lot of travelers on this way.
~ You have abundance of liberty in this way;
the gate is wide, and the way is so vast and broad
,and stands wide open to tempt those that go right in. You can do whatever you like on this way, dress to kill, flaunt your boobs and say your nasty words. No body cares. You can go in with all your lusts, pride, arrogance, lasciviousness. This way give no check to your appetites, passion. You may walk how you want, carry different kinds of things and characters.
It is a broad way, for there is nothing to stop or obstruct your walk in it. There are many paths in it, you can make your choice on the kind and type of sin you want to endorse in. People in this way always use this slogan ” IT DOES NOT MATTER ” there is Liberty.
But remember Galatians 5:13. For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
And also Romans 6:1. What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
~ You will have abundance of company in this way: ” For many there be that go in at this gate and walk in this way”
If we follow the multitude , it will be to do evil: if we go with the crowd, it will be the wrong way. It is natural for us to incline to go down the stream, and do the most do.
That which should affront us all it is! that it leads destruction. Death, eternal death, is at the end of it ( and the way of sin tends to it).
Wether it be the high way of open profaneness, or the back way way of close hypocrisy, if it be a way of sin, it will be our ruin, if we repent not.
The Narrow Way. ” Way of Holiness”
~ The Gate is Straight. Conversion and regeneration are the gate, by which we enter into this way. There we practice Holiness and Righteousness by faith. We are out of a state of sin into a state of grace. We undergo the New Birth John 3:3-5
This is a straight gate, hard to find and hard to get through. It is a straight gate, we must strive, stoop and even become like little children before we can enter.
~ The Way is Narrow. We must go through the wilderness of life, we must overcome the temptations and attacks of the devil. We can only overcome when we navigate through the narrow way. On this way, we can not do what we like or have what we want, we can’t go where we want,we can’t just open our mouth and talk as we like. On this way, there is a Special Police officer that controls every bit of our life. ( Holy Spirit). We must put off the Old Man. Self must be denied, the body kept under subjection, corruption mortified, daily temptation must be resisted.
You have to endure hardness as a good solders of Christ on this way.
~ The Gate being so Straight and Narrow make Few Find & Choose It. Many pass it by, through carelessness, because they prefer liberty. Some look at this way but shun it.
Those going to heaven are few compared to those going to hell.
Both ways have an End, and I always say! ” The End Matters Most; and it will justify the Means!”
-The Narrow way will lead you to heaven. “As Christians we are not guaranteed a smooth ride, but we are guaranteed a Safe arrival to our destination.” , this way will lead us to Life in abundance and Everlasting joy.
The end of this way will make us forget all the pains and hardship. Isaiah 35:10
– But the Broad way has a bitter end, it leads to death.
The matter is stated clearly. Life and death, good and bad, narrow and wide. They are both set before us, we should remember what Moses told the children of Israel: Deut 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
The choice is ours to make, which way you choose. You are capable and you will take full responsibilities of your decisions.
I encourage you this day, delay not, deliberate no longer: But enter ye at this straight gate; know that it is by sincere, constant prayers and endeavors. I promise you, you won’t regret it. A new beginning will be given to you, a new door shall be opened.
It is true, we can neither go in nor go on, without the assistance of a divine grace; but remember grace is freely offered, and it shall not be wanting to those that seek it and submit to it.
Conversion is hard work, the road to heaven is not easy. But let this sink in your head. ” Heaven is By Force!!!!”
Luke 13:24. Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
Remember if you miss Heaven, it will be a wasted years, the pleasures of sin and this world won’t last for ever. There is life after this. We will live again, some might end up Holy, some might end up Hot.
You have heard the Gospel, make haste and delay not. Seek God now that He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Isaiah 55:6.
Proverbs 8:17. I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
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