Broadening the Narrow Way
John 14:6; 15:1-7;Rom.1:24-32
The Narrow Way to Life is a stream whose tributaries refresh the land. Love, joy, peace, gentleness, mercy, kindness and holiness proceed from the Life of Christ within the believer. But the same River which refreshes the land also cleanses and washes away the debris of the old life. Often that cleansing process is confrontational as the believer discards vile trappings of what constituted his old wicked way of living, and friends or family disagree.
There is no other Way to Life except faith in the shed blood of My Son Jesus and abiding in Him, the Living Vine. My dear people are tempted to veer away from My Highway of Holiness. They make for themselves exits from that Narrow Way which leads to Life Eternal. In times of peer pressure or crisis they reach a fork in the road called “Decision”. It is then each person must make up his/her mind whether they will remain true to the standards of My Word or “go with the flow” and conform to the wicked ways of this fallen world.
My Love is used as an excuse to depart from standards of holiness clearly outlined in My Word. Homosexual and other deviant lifestyles are okayed and even accepted as “normal” because it would be “divisive” or “unloving” to “make waves” or to “judge” some other person’s way of life. Even pastors are giving the nod to extra-marital relationships (adultery and fornication) by saying “love covers all sins”.
If such an all-inclusive, sin-excusing, soul-damning “love” is all I require, then why did My Son suffer so horribly at the hands of enemies and die on a cruel cross? If I can so easily excuse vile sin with “love”, then how can I justify the Plan of Redemption which caused all of heaven such heartache to see carried out? That precious Name adored by the holy angels was trampled upon, spit upon, and blasphemed by wicked men. That precious face of love which brought light, life and hope to a fallen world was mangled beyond description for YOUR sins! Those Holy Hands which fed the multitudes and healed the sick were torn upon a cruel cross, bleeding. The back which bore the weight of YOUR sins was cut to ribbons by whips studded with sharp metal. My perfect holiness demanded such awful sacrifice as only Christ, being perfectly holy, could render up to Me.
There are supposedly a thousand DIFFERENT routes to heaven today, but 999 of them are false lies. Only ONE WAY will get you there, and it is clearly outlined in the Road Map of My Word: abiding faithfully in Christ, the Living Vine, Who loved you and gave Himself for you.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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