"F E W"
Few ! The saddest word JESUS ever spoke. I'm sure, in HIS HEART, every
time HE said the word "few", HE felt a twinge of sadness. This was because HE
knew ahead of time just how few "there be that find it". Find what? Why the
"Straight Gate and Narrow Way" of course. If you could be saved some other way,
wouldn't HE have said so? And why did HE stress hearing HIS VOICE so much?
Because HIS SHEEP hear and OBEY HIS VOICE. And HE is the GOOD SHEPHERD
that LEADS HIS SHEEP to the Straight Gate. And the "Narrow Way" is the "PATH"
that refers to the "Journey" you take with HIM guiding you to the "Straight Gate".
You, now, as HIS SHEEP, LISTEN to HIS VOICE ...A N D ... OBEY IT. You DO what
that "Voice" in your mind's ear (which you KNOW to be HIS) tells you to do as it's
one Thousand Percent reliable. It starts with small things at first, and then as your
Trust in HIS VOICE grows (due to it's never failing accuracy) you start relying on
HIM/HIS VOICE to lead you in ALL aspects of your life. You find yourself thinking,
"why didn't I get with HIM sooner?" This does NOT mean you will now live without
TROUBLES ! But.....you will now have the Precious Knowledge that HE is now in
Charge of ALL things in your life and that it is HE that is orchestrating even the
"Troubles" you face as they are part of your personal Faith Development Program.
HE acts in our Best Interest ALWAYS, if we submit and obey. Our Pride and ego work
against us. We think we should do "our part" and so we initiate action we think HE
would like......duh ! Yet we KNOW that the ONLY thing HE recognizes is FAITH !
This is where satan sees an opening and using our own Pride against us, gives us
(thru many ways) the notion that we must "help" with our Salvation by doing good
deeds. In reality, NONE of them mean anything, UNLESS, the HOLY SPIRIT is the
Initiator of such deeds. They will be considered Iniquity at HIS JUDGEMENT SEAT.
We know this because HE SAID they would be. Willfully doing something we KNOW
is wrong.....is sinning. The Good News is, HE will FORGIVE US if we acknowledge
our wrong doing (sincerely) and ASK HIM to forgive us, HE will. HE also said THAT.
I can "see" the Straight Gate from where I now stand, but I don't know how much
longer it's going to take to get there, but HE does and I'm trusting HIM to get me
there Safely. How about you ? Do You hear HIS VOICE ? Are you willing to OBEY IT ?
"I KNOW MY SHEEP AND THEY KNOW ME AND THEY HEAR MY VOICE"