“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.”
Church-goers know the phrase “few there be that find it (eternal life),” but the vast majority don’t believe it.
From listening to those who inhabit the churches talk, one would think that the churches are full of people ready to take off to heaven.
Is that true?
How many is “few”?
TWO PLACES TO LOOK
While the Bible doesn’t say exactly how many a “few” might be, there are plenty of hints.
Two places in the Bible the believer might start looking to gain some knowledge about…
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By Julia and CJ
The spirit of God has been in the earth from the very beginning, even before man or beast were created.(Genesis 1:2).
Moses knew that the Lord was the God of the spirits of all flesh, and was told to take joshua who had the spirit and set him before El-e-a-zar the priest and give him instruction so that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient(Numbers 27:15-20).
Jesus called the Pharisees and scribes out many times on their teachings, how they were blind guides who strain at a gnat and swallow a camel! This is why we must be sensitive to the Holy Spirit so He can guide us into ALL truth(Matthew 23:23-31).
1 Peter 1
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1 Peter 1:13-16 (KJV)
13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
What comes to your mind when you think of a shepherd? For me, it’s wise guidance and protection. I see the shepherd guiding his sheep to a calm, clear lake for a refreshing drink of water and at other times fighting off the attack of a wolf. Perhaps this is why the Lord frequently refers to the leaders of His people in this way.
This is also the reason that the silence of so many Christian leaders and pastors regarding future things troubles me so deeply. A number of outstanding teachers and writers either do not believe in Jesus’ return for His church or just never mention it. For me, it’s sad to hear messages on texts that bring up our future hope where the preachers do not mention eternity or the joy that awaits us there.
This morning, the words of Proverbs 10:28 spoke to my heart anew, “The…
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