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The Narrow Door!



The Narrow Door!

I do not know about you, but I know one thing for sure about me, I am a claustrophobic. I hate to be in small areas or in tight places, especially if it is underground. I can remember going into different caves systems with my family when we were on our vacations over the years. I told them I subjected myself to those uncomfortable situations only because I loved them and for no other reason.

There are many people in this world, who like to take the wider path which is being provided for them rather than one that may be narrower. Unless a person is not reacting in the norm, the path of least resistance and with a much more open pathway, generally is the road most traveled. The reality of this is the fact the road or path most used is not always the best one to be on!

In Luke 13:23-24, Jesus addressed such a thought process, “And someone said to Him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And He said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.” What the Master was telling them was that to enter into the Kingdom of God there is only one way, and that way is through Him.

In today’s world, just as it has been in the past, there is the idea/teaching there are many ways unto eternal life. Christianity is the single proclaimer of the belief there is only one narrow path leading to salvation and only one name under heaven by which man might be saved: Jesus Christ! All other wide roads lead away from the only person who can truly bring about everlasting life!

For those individuals who continue traveling down the wrong direction their destiny is eternal condemnation. The sad part of it all is there is only so much time for them to turn around and starting heading on the correct route that will take them through the door leading to a life forever with their Savior Jesus. One day their life will end, or Jesus will return, and then the door of opportunity will be closed. Here is what Jesus says concerning this final situation, “When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’

Knowing Jesus as your Lord and Savior and having an intimate relationship with Him is it folks! There will be many people who will die believing they are headed to eternal glory, through the right door, only to find out their decision was wrong. It will be a rude awakening and a day of regret beyond measure. Let us not wait, hoping we have time to get our life moving down the right path, leading to the narrow, open door, where Jesus is waiting for us. Blessings on your journey!!!!!! Pastor McCarty



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