Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,

 Enter at the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who are going through it, because small is the gate and narrow is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”  Matthew 7:13-14 (MEV)

God’s Word strongly recommends that we follow His advice (Deuteronomy 6:14 & 31:15-16) for choosing fullness of life (Deuteronomy 5:33 & 31:19-20) because such decisions steer its path. Nevertheless, man has exercised free-will in not adhering to the will of God. Even those who believe God is Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent have shown themselves “stiff-necked” in regard to adhering to His precepts. The Messiah was sent as a substitute for the first Adam who did not adhere to God’s advice in regard to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:17). With free-will, the first Adam committed treason against God; and with free-will the last Adam (1Co 15:45) walked in perfect obedience to the will of Abba Father for the benefit of all mankind. Jesus the Anointed One and His Anointing agreed to the mystery of Abba Father’s plan, kept secret from the foundation of the world (1Pe 1:19-20; Revelation 13:8), for the remission of sins bought by His sinless blood which also brought us healing, deliverance, peace of mind, and prosperity. GOD is ever faithful and compassionate; the LORD we serve takes pleasure in our prosperity (Psalms 35:27; Proverbs 10:22; Galatians 3:14; Luke 12:32).

Not surprisingly, there remains a type of fence straddling in church edifices (as opposed to The Church which is the Body of Christ [Ephesians 1:22-23 AMP]). Whereof, one foot is in the way of the world and the other attempts to be in the way of God but there is no demilitarized zone in God’s Kingdom of Light. That is, there is no grey area in the kingdom of His only begotten Son into which we are transferred when God calls us out of the power of darkness (Colossians 1:13). Perhaps a significant number of the well-intentioned, grappling with self-development, are reticent about standing firm footed in what the Messiah says about the narrow gate. Perhaps such is rooted in a genuine attempt to walk in love exhibiting gentleness and respect (1Pe 3:1015), leaving judgement to GOD. Nevertheless, Scripture speaks of a difference between earthly/worldly wisdom and the wisdom that comes from Heaven (James 3:13-18), and warns us against being lead astray (1Jn 3:1-10). Revelation of the information in the WORD by the Teaching of the Holy Spirit renders clarity as to what Abba Father deems to be sin, of which recognition as such isn’t synonymous with judging anyone other than self, for repentance towards change; and an awareness of a sin that leads to death for which we aren’t asked to pray (1Jn 5:16-17). The blood of Jesus obliterated the sins of the world that we might (free-will) choose to become His righteousness, and partake of every benefit or the fullness thereof (John 10:10; 1Co 1:30).

Speak the promise . . . Harriet