The door to Heaven is open to all, but it is narrow…

1 11 2012

Shabbat Shalom and greetings to all my beloved friends around the globe in the Mighty and Resurrected name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, our perfect Savior, Redeemer and Deliverer. My prayer for you my friends is that may the peace of the Almighty God and His blessings reign in your families today and forever. Do take time to read the rest of the article and in between lines you may find the answer and comfort of God’s written word. Stay blessed always and be an ambassador for our Lord Jesus Christ.Greetings I bring to you again my beloved ones around the globe. God Is Good All The Time And All The Time God Is Good. Looking at the above topic, “Heaven is open to all but it is narrow!” Very true indeed. Who does not like to get into heaven? I do and I bet that the majority of us would love to go to heaven, don’t we? Earth is only our temporary home but heaven is our eternal home. That is the true fact.

As believers we only think that heaven belongs only to believers who are Christians. Is it really true? Then why is it written that God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for the sins of all mankind? Did Jesus Christ died only for the Christians? If we say Yes, then we are contradicting the written word of God. It is written in the Bible that Jesus Christ himself said that He came for the sinners and the unrighteous. Who needs a doctor, the sick or the healthy ones?

Dear believers it is sad to say that at times, when we bring the written word of God to unbelievers we have to be very careful and sensitive on how we feed people with the written word of God. If we are going to be so religious and self righteous in bringing the word of God to the people, we will be unable to save souls for the kingdom of God. What is our great commission on this earth? Are we not told to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19) and to go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation (Mark 16:15)?  We are to humble ourselves in bringing the written word of God not to the converts but to those people who do not know who Jesus Christ is and telling them what Salvation is all about. It is to save them and not to condemn them. But believers still want to preach to only the converts. They say that the “church” is not meant for everyone…Really?

Who is the “Church?” Is the Church a building or is it the individual? We are the church and we are to be of service to the people as our Lord Jesus Christ was. Who was following Jesus Christ from town to town, village to village and from one vicinity to another vicinity apart from the disciples? Were the Pharisees and the Sadducee’s and the teachers of the law at the time of Jesus Christ following behind our Lord? No. it was those who were not wanted and despised by the society, the sick, the leper, the poor, the destitute, the tax collectors and the prostitutes. They were the ones who wanted to hear the word of God from our Lord Jesus Christ. And to such as these people is the Kingdom of God belongs to.

Sad to say that in this present time of teaching and preaching we only want those who can agree with what we are teaching and preaching. That is why we say that the church is not meant for all people. You as a “church” only want to preach what suits your situation and circumstances. We choose and pick what suits our preaching. Is not the word of God for correcting, rebuking and disciplining oneself?  That is why the road to heaven is very narrow. At times we become so judgmental telling to others that heaven only belongs to believers. Is that really true? Let us read what the written word of God has to say below.

Jesus went through towns and villages teaching, making his way to Jerusalem. Someone said to him. “Sir, will there be only a few saved?” Jesus said to them, “Try your hardest to enter by the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed. Once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you may find yourself standing outside knocking on the door saying, “Lord, open the door to us,” but he will answer, “I do not know where you came from.”(Luke 13:22-25) Open your bible and read from Luke 13:26-30.

Dearly beloved friends, we as children and disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ must be able to bring the written word of God not by our own strength but by the power of the Holy Spirit who is our Teacher in all things. If ever we are called back home in heaven, there might be three great surprises we might be expected to see. First the people whom we judged most unfit for heaven are there! Secondly, the people whom we canonized as saints here on earth are not there in heaven! This is so true because Jesus Christ himself said that “I do not know You!”  And then we go on saying of all the things that we did on earth like healing the sick and casting out demons in the name of  Jesus Christ. Is that all what our Lord Jesus wants us to do? Are our hearts really right before God? There is more to it my friends.

Beloved ones, thirdly we who thought that heaven is beyond our reach, find ourselves there! Jesus tells us in the Gospel that men from east and west, from north and south will come to take their place at the feast of the Kingdom. The door to heaven is open to all, but it is narrow. The way to our salvation is not easy but one has to work our one’s salvation supported by God’s gratuitous grace. It is the will of God that “all” should be saved. “God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him”(John 3:17).

Dearly beloved ones, our membership to Christianity is not a guarantee of our salvation. We have to put on the attitudes of Jesus Christ upon ourselves such as goodness, compassion, kindness, humility, forgiveness and most of all love. Before we get into heaven, heaven has to get into us first. Today let us ask ourselves, what steps have we taken to become a “heavenly”person before we get into heaven!  Have a blessed day and be blessed at all times. Love you all with the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

God Bless

jasmine.c

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