The Narrow Gate
Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. This is Rob Haymes. Wherever two or three are gathered together in My name, Jesus said, there am I in the midst of them. To those of you who love Him in truth: mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied.
Praise you Father. We just praise you right now in Jesus’ name. We thank you Father for this program, The Narrow Gate. We just thank you for it. Let’s turn to Mat 7:13&14, Jesus was speaking, and He said, Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Let’s turn to Mat 7:21-27, Jesus said, Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!
Then He said, Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.
Ok, let’s turn to Mat 25:31-46, When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me. Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You? And the King will answer and say to them, Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me. Then He will also say to those on the left hand, Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me. Then they also will answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You? Then He will answer them, saying, Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me. And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life. I just want to quote that verse again, …these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.
Ok, now let’s turn to 1 Pet 1:13-23, Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
because it is written, Be holy, for I Am holy. And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the Word of God which lives and abides forever. Let’s turn to 2 Pet 1:2-11, Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, or endurance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Have you forgotten that you were cleansed from your old sins? Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, If you love Me, keep My Words. He said, Enter by the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many who go in by it, because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. The way to and through the narrow gate is love, true love. The only way you can find the narrow gate is by love, and the only way you can go all the way through it is by love. Love is patient, love is kind, love endures all things, hopes all things; love never fails. Jesus said, Greater love has no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends; loving God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and loving your neighbor as yourself; love does no ill to his neighbor; doing to your neighbor as you would have him do unto you. When you see him hungry, feed him, or thirsty, give him a drink. If he’s naked, clothe him. In 1 John it is written, If you have this world’s good, you know, if you have money, if you have clothes, if you have food, and you see your brother or your sister in need, and you do not minister to them, how dwells the love of God in you? If you are only mindful of yourself and your own needs and desires, seeking your own pleasures, seeking money or power; the things of this world: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, you cannot see the way. You won’t be able to find that narrow way unless Jesus has mercy on you and deals with you to bring you to repentance and the love of God. He said, I Am the way, I Am the truth, and I Am the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me. He will lead you through that narrow gate, and in His way. But it is difficult; it is hard, because, before you can come before the Father, you must be changed; you must be broken; you must be purged and conformed to His image. You must seek Him with all your heart. You must seek after righteousness and you shall be filled. You will find God when you seek Him with all your heart. If you love the world, the love of the Father is not in you. If the love of God is in you, when you are confronted with the truth, you will repent, and turn to Him with all your heart. You will stay faithful to Him as He brings you through the narrow gate to purge you and wash you and create in you a clean heart and righteousness from the God of your salvation: the righteousness which is from God by faith in Jesus’ sacrifice for you on the Cross. You will love Him because He so loved you that He gave Himself for you and washed you from your sins in His own Blood.
The last thing, the last thing you would ever want to do is continue in any sin after He has revealed and proven His love for you by His sacrifice for you on the Cross. He died for our sins and rose again for our justification. The narrow gate is the cross. We must deny ourselves and take up our own cross every day and follow Jesus, being led by; yielding to the Holy Spirit every day as He leads us in following Jesus to do the Father’s will. Remember, Jesus said, the only ones, the only ones who are going into the Kingdom of Heaven are they who do the will of His Father. Not my will, Father, but yours be done. Is that your heart? Or are you still after your own pleasures? Do you love Him? In Mat 25:41, Jesus made it clear when He said, Depart from Me you cursed into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels… Consider the word, everlasting: it never ends, day after day; night after night, eternal torment and pain, with no rest forever, but, continual joy, glory and peace with Jesus and with His Father in His Kingdom, to those who continue and remain faithful unto death through that narrow gate. Only the love of God can sustain you through it. Everlasting life, or everlasting death: it’s one or the other.
Interpretation of a message in tongues:
I Am God Almighty. Behold, I have spoken through My servant Rob to warn you this day. The way is narrow that leads to eternal life. You must seek it with all your heart. Turn to Me with all your heart and seek Me with all your heart and you will find Me, says the Lord.
Thank you for reading this message from 15 Minutes With Jesus at roberthaymes.com
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you who love Him in truth, Amen.