The Narrow Gate— Few Are Those Who Find It! Matthew 7:13 Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it. 14 But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it. AMPC Jesus said to take the gate, enter through the gate that has pressure on it, the gate you can’t seem to get open. Get that gate open because it is a matter of heaven or hell. But the gate is wide that leads to destruction and many are entering through it. Many are on the wide path that leads to that wide gate that has easy access. The enemy knows just how to get to us and that is with what is easy and comfortable. He makes things a little rough (for the Words sake Mark 4:17), just to get us off that narrow path that leads to the narrow gate, that leads to eternal life, and presto— his ploy worked! Anything good is worth fighting for, in fact Jesus said the Kingdom of God is taken by force, yet we don’t fight. He said the Kingdom of God is as a precious pearl we will have to sell out for, but we don’t, we compromise instead. If the summation of who we say we are does not match up with who the Word tells us we should be, then we really are not who we say we are. If when it comes to standing up for Jesus proving His will is good and perfect,yet we quit and give up, then who are we? Instead of taking the counsel of the Holy Spirit, it is well know for many who call themselves Christians to compromise, to do what feels good in the moment instead of press in and do what represents Jesus. What if you knew that your compromise would lead you to hell, or should I say what if you actually believed it does? Wouldn’t that start a fire in you? If you believed hell was a real place, if you believed in it and that you were making a choice right now, each and every moment to enter into heaven or hell when you leave here, would that effect the choices you are making now? What if it is more than a prayer that leads to salvation? What if there was more to the prayer you prayed you weren’t aware of? What if you thought you were fine, but you are in a real place of compromise and on the path that leads to destruction? Wouldn’t you want to know? What if you believed you might be wrong and examined yourself for the possibility of being off of the narrow path? Life is exactly what Jesus said it is. It is a journey down a path that leads to a gate. The narrow path leads to a gate that is hard to get open, there is pressure on it. There is someone trying his hardest to keep you from getting to that gate and through it. The way to get through that gate is to fight your way through it. You will have to fight by doing what is right without compromise. Doing what is not always comfortable, or easy or even popular. You will have to get on your knees every morning and ask the Holy Spirit to correct you and teach you in order to stay on that path that leads to that gate that opens the door to eternal life! The narrow path leads to eternal life, starting now with the choices you make now. The wide path leads to destruction, starting now— with the choices you make now.