The narrow way

 

narrow-road

The narrow, and the small gate.

Matthew 7
13 “Enter in through the narrow gate! Because the gate is wide – and the way is broad – that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter in through it.
14 “Because the gate is narrow and the way is hard pressed which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Have we ever wondered why there are two things mentioned here? The way and the gate. What is the way and what is the gate?

Now, Yeshua clearly says that He is the gate to the sheep fold, not? (John 10:9). But, He also says that He is the Way, right? (John 14:16). However, there is something else mentioned in scripture, that’s also the way.

Proverbs 6
23 For the command is a lamp, And the Torah a light, And reproofs of discipline a way of life,

The way, is also Torah. In fact, we see that Father says something to this effect in Deuteronomy 13:

5 “And that prophet or that dreamer of dreams is put to death, because he has spoken apostasy against יהוה your Elohim – who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim and redeemed you from the house of bondage – to make you stray from the way in which יהוה your Elohim commanded you to walk. Thus you shall purge the evil from your midst.

Here we see, the way, is how YHWH commanded us to walk. Interesting then, that Yeshua would use this same word to describe the means of us getting to heaven.

14 “Because the gate is narrow and the way is hard pressed which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

So, if the gate is Yeshua, and the way is Torah (written, and living Torah), then what does that say about our means of salvation? Does James not say the exact same thing?

24 You see, then, that a man is declared right by works, and not by belief alone.

My dear brothers and sisters, the gate being narrow, is Yeshua being difficult to find. Many profess to believe in Him, because they said a prayer once and perhaps even wrote down a date at the front of their bibles. BUT THEIR LIVES LOOK JUST LIKE THE WORLD! Yeshua is not “easy salvation”. Its difficult! IT WILL COST YOU EVERYTHING! And if its not costing you everything, YOU ARE NOT SAVED! The way being hard pressed, is keeping Torah! Its difficult to have a life of sacrifice unto the most High! Why is your life looking like that of the world?? Are you not supposed to be the salt, and the light, of the world? Why do you not look different? Why is your heart not full of compassion for the lost? Why are you wasting your hours away in front of the TV, watching pointless sport!? Were you not created for greater things than this??

What are you doing with your life for God’s sake?! Are you living for eternity!? Start today!

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