Many people want to go to heaven and are trying to enter in some are paving their own way, and some are following the Way. The problem is some are forming their own opinions of how this should be done without depending on God for those answers of the right way. Many who say they are walking in the spirit, might be walking in the flesh, because of the refusal of correction every time the Lord is showing them a error about their opinions and themselves.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber
If anyone attempts to get to heaven by his own understanding and his own way, they are climbing into the sheep fold some other way, and they are not using The Door. Our own earthly gain and merit and the exaltation that man can give cannot get any one of us into heaven. This is a fact that can get you cast into hell. Narrow is the way that leads to eternal life and few that find it.
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death
We cannot attain heaven by our own earthly merit or understanding. We cannot do anything or gain anything without the Lord. If one’s trust is in the materialistic gain of this world to obtain salvation it is error. Our trust must be in God alone anything else is idolatry. God is not going to share his space with idols of man. We cannot obtain salvation through our own efforts. The Door is The Word of God who became flesh and dwelt among us, The Door is Jesus. Man cannot live by bread alone but by every word that proceed out of the mouth of God.
2 Peter 2:3
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment
We must all be careful to work our our salvation’s with fear and trembling.We must check ourselves daily to make sure that we are traveling on the right path. We must walk in the spirit and not the flesh and it’s lust.
We must depart from these things.
Matthew 10:37 – 39
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
We must not put our trust in things that is passing away. We must set all of our hopes upon the Lord. If we trust in our own efforts to get us into the sheepfold we do not go in through the door. We must abandon our trust in riches and materialistic gain or the things that makes us in love with this world the goodly and pleasant things, these things will be burnt up and all the works that goes along with them. Then what will people have if they trust these things, more than their trust in God? We must put all of our trust in Jesus, he is the door and his Kingdom is not of this world.
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows
Many will be judged because of some of the teachings that is causing the Word of God to be spoken evil of.
2 Peter 2:1 – 3
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.And many shall follow their shameful ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
King David set a good example with the 23 psalms we should make a practice of what it says and enter the door the right way and not the wrong way. Jesus is our rest and he is the shepherd of the righteous. King David said it so well, The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want.
Psalms 23: 1 – 6
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
We must all take our salvation very seriously and abandon the teachings of a world that is passing away by following The Word of God, whom is Jesus. Many can say words of a salvation prayer but true repentance comes when a person turns away from their sin. Many can be self deceived because they believe simple words can save them.
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
It is a scary thing when one is self deceived we must repent and turn away from these things that war against the soul. We must follow Jesus the right way and not in the way we understand to follow we must depend upon him and his word not halfway but all the way. There are no shortcuts to heaven, the narrow road is a road that many do not walk on they go about making their own rules leading them to the broad road that many walk. We must be careful if we are doing this especially if someone is following you on the road in which you choose to go.
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea
It is a serious offense to God if we lead ourselves and others astray.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Repent the Kingdom of God is at hand ! Jesus is coming back in all his glory, Which way will you enter the door. Will you enter in through the door? or will you be a thief and a robber? God gives you free choice you decide, but I urge you follow the way. Jesus is the Way he set the example repent turn away from every evil thing forever and be baptized believe on Jesus and be saved and filled with his Spirit. At the rapture you will need the wings of the Spirit to fly.