At some point in our Christian journey, we will be confronted by God for our sins, faults, shortcomings and failures. In other words, the impurities in our hearts. Holy Spirit will reveal them to us, not to condemn us, but to build our character and bring maturity, humility, and let us know how much we need His Grace.
As I awoke the other morning I heard in my spirit “The Few”. Sleepily I wondered what was that about, later I remembered an old commercial recruiting men and women for the Marine Corp, the words “The few, the proud, the Marines” came to mind.” Few potential candidates can make the grade in the Corp, it takes special dedicated men and women to serve our nation in this branch of service.
How does this figure into the Kingdom? God is looking for a “few” good men and women to serve in His Kingdom. His motto could be that He is looking for: “The few, the humble, the remnant.” The candidate that is willing to serve and love Him with all their heart, mind and strength. To follow Him obey His commands, and do His will.
Matthew 7:13-14 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 there at: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
We are at a crossroads all believers are being tested in these trying times. Our love for God seems to be growing cold, and we are in a time of loose living, conforming to the world, not to the Word of God. We follow Facebook, twitter, and other social media and let the negative things speak into our heart instead of listening for that still small voice that can guide us into all truth.
The Lord is confronting His Body right now, will we continue to remain in the deadness of our sin, or will we begin to seek Him for that newness of life—abundant life with resurrection power. The church has become lukewarm, weak, and about as spiritual as a pretzel. It is twisted with false doctrines, lies, and actually preaching another gospel. I doubt Paul would even recognize his writing if he sat and listened to some preaching today.
We have no one to blame but ourselves, we’ve chosen the way of the “many” the wide gate and broad way, we’ve been taken by a partying spirit, that tells us church is here to entertain us, please us, and serve and honor us. We are called to enter the narrow gate, to walk a narrow path where we will find our purpose, where we follow the Lamb wherever He goes.
The broad way may seem to be the better way to some, they may think it is okay to drink, and follow the trends of the world, but sooner or later the broadness of loose living will begin to control them, and it will no longer be the better way, but the battered way. Sooner or later God will confront those on the way of the world with His holiness.
The “few” who choose the narrow way may feel encumbered for a season. They may even feel like they are missing all the fun out there, but if they keep their focus on heaven, and walk according to the plan of God, they will see that choosing the way less traveled is the best way. It is more freeing, more pleasing to the Father, and isn’t that what we want? It’s time to get our head out of the lap of Delilah, and focus on putting our life into the nail scarred hands of a loving Savior.
Isaiah 50:7-9 For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. 8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.%%detect_both%%