Acts of Grace Difficult is the Way

Difficult is the Way

Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.  No one comes to the Father but by Me!”
Jesus is the One to claim He is The Way!  He did not say, I am A Way but I Am THE Way!  The definite article ‘The’, which means there is No other way!  So He could boldly say, I am the way, walk in it!  I am the way, follow it!  I am the Gate, enter by the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad that leads to destruction. Many go by it because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way that leads to life.  And there are few who find it.  Jesus Himself said that we ought to choose the path that we take.
Miracles begin by the hand of God only after you make a decision and honour the decision the you make, then God intervenes in your life and He helps you to bring it to pass.  But as long as you’re thinking and talking and dreaming and hoping and wishing, nothing happens!  You have to make a decision and then act on your decision.  Then only God will step in to strengthen you because He is a good God!
We are very narrow minded because there is only one way.  This way is narrow.  It seems difficult to get in. But the way of the world is very wide, everybody rushes in.  But this gate that you enter, it is narrow but as you walk through that gate it is straight, it’s not crooked.  And as to keep walking this narrow road it gets wider and wider and wider.  You get more freedom, more liberty, more blessing.  But then there is another gate that is offered by the world and it is a wide gate.  A lot are going in.  It is easy to go in.  But when you walk that way, it is a crooked way and as you keep walking that way it gets narrower and narrower and narrower.  So you start with a very wide gate but you end up very, very narrow to self-destruction!  The way of God may seem difficult but once you walk into it, it will become straight before you and it gets wider and wider and wider leading to life eternal.  But it begins only with a decision that you make.
God gave you the privilege of choice!  Today all over the world, man wants to take away that God-given choice.  God gave you the freedom to think and the freedom to choose but man, in the name of philosophy, in the name of politics, in the name of race, in the name of religion have taken away the God-given freedom and they play god over your lives.  God would not have another god beside Him.  Jesus said, the devil comes to lie, to kill, to steal, to destroy but I come, said Jesus, to destroy the works of the devil and to give you life eternal.  To give you a divine quality of life.  For He said, I am the Way, I am the Truth, I am Life!  Outside of Me there is none.  Such bold statements He can make with such confidence.
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