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Volume 9 ... #2
Enter Ye In At The Strait Gate
Mt. 7 ... 13 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: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
The strait gate:
- ONE GOD, the creator of heaven, earth and all therein
- ONE LORD: Jesus Christ who died for our sins and was raised from dead by God and sits at right hand of God and intercedes for us
- ONE FAITH
- ONE BAPTISM:
Romans 6 ... 3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into HIS death? 4 Therefore we are buried with HIM by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of HIS death, we shall be also in the likeness of HIS resurrection: 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with HIM, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with HIM: 9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over HIM. 10 For in that HE died, HE died unto sin once: but in that HE liveth, HE liveth unto God.
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
There is a strong movement in the world today where all "faiths" should be friends and tolerate one another and "fellowship" with one another... "one church movement". There are ads on TV showing such where the Buddhist and Christian are great friends and yet worship their gods in their own way. There is even a physical building proposed where all faiths can worship their gods in one building.
This is impossible for true Christians.
I Peter 1 ... 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.
17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20 WHO verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21 WHO by HIM do believe in God, that raised HIM up from the dead, and gave HIM glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
I Peter 2 ... 7 Unto you therefore which believe HE (JESUS) is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, THE SAME is made the head of the corner, 8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at THE WORD, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of HIM who hath called you out of darkness into HIS marvellous light: 10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
II Cor. 6 ... 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the LIVING God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be MY people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean; and I will receive you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be MY sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Antichrist would destroy with "peace" ... Daniel 8 ... One religion ... where all are friends regardless of their belief. A world church.
Many Christian churches today in various denominations try to eliminate all things that would offend from their services. Thus they explain away scripture or just don't speak of those scripture that would divide people. (antichrist)
But the Word of God is a two edged sword ... and when the word comes it does divide! It separates the people called by God from the people of this world.
Jesus said ...
Lk. 12 ... 51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. 53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
The Word of God comes to divide us ... to separate us from the world ... to prepare a people for God ... to raise us up in the way of God ...
This present world will never be righteousness. It is the new heaven and the new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. We look for that.
As we wait for Jesus' return, where we will be caught up "in the air" with the dead in Christ who are raised, we live on this earth in fellowship with God and with the righteous who are believers. We try to live in peace and we try to be kind but we will never be one with this world and certainly not with other doctrines.
The broad gate, spoken of by Jesus in Mt. 7, is a way to destruction ... "many" go that way, approving various sins ... We can never approve sin.
I Cor. 6 ... 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Gal. 5 ... 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
The current time, in which we live, is a dangerous time of "peace" where the world demands that everyone be approved and accepted ... homosexuals, adulterers, fornicators.
But we will never accept such. Because we are of God and know what God says by HIS Word.
Just watch ... and do not fall asleep to the Word of God.
Light and darkness cannot co-exist ... If you want to be as the darkness, you will have to become dark.
In 1979, God gave me the following terrifying dream:
Destruction was everywhere.
Destruction was everywhere.
A meeting was going on. A man was speaking to a room filled with people. I went in and began to listen.
A second man rushed in and said: "Stop ... Wait ... Can't you see ... It's too late ... It's already begun."
The first man resumed speaking.
I looked out the window to see what had "already begun."
There was a tall pole with a yellow civil defense speaker at top of the pole. A gas was coming out of the speaker. I knew it was poisonous and would kill the people. It was coming directly toward us!
The shocking thing was the speaker that was set there for the purpose of warning us was being used as the instrument which dispersed the gas that was poison and would kill us!
I looked at the man seated next to me. He had a big grin on his face and was looking directly at the man who was speaking to the group. But then I saw this man was a corpse, though he looked alive. He was already dead!
I looked about the room at the other people and realized they were all dead.
As I sat back in my chair and listened to the man speaking I began to feel sleepy and I knew as I sat there among them this was killing me too.
God was showing me the anarchy that was already going on in our church groups in 1979. Destruction was everywhere in church groups. It is worse now.