Enter In At The Narrow Gate
Posted by truthoughts on October 1, 2009
The Lord has been laying something on my heart so heavy that at times all I can do is shake as tears flood down my cheeks. I am praying that He will give me the words for this post because right now, all I can do is cry. At the moment, my hands are shaking and there is a warm heaviness deep inside me flushing throughout my being.
The true subject of this post is holiness. Putting everything aside and getting to the heart of it all… We must be holy to enter into the kingdom of heaven. God will not accept anything less than a holy bride, a holy servant of Christ. Before we go further, lets take a look at some scripture from God’s Word.
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.
1 Corinthians 6:19
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1 Corinthians 3:17
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are.
1 Peter 1:15-16 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
2 Peter 3:11-14 [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
Here is a warning:
2 Peter 2:20-22 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known [it], to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
This being the case, what could be worse then before they knew the Truth? Before they knew the Truth (salvation of Christ Jesus) they were on their way to hell. What is worse then hell? Could it be that there are different degrees of hell? I certainly would not want to find out.
Part of how Jesus ends the book of Revelation is with:
Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
Will you make sure you are counted in the end group or will you continue in the first group?
There is a testimony that I came across that I would like to share with you here of a lady who found this all out the hard way. Lets learn from her so that we do not have to experience this ourselves. I will attempt to embed the video of her testimony here as well as a transcript with links. Please watch her video. Some of the video is unclear, so refer to the transcript for those parts. Just remember that we are to Luke 21:36 “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass (God’s wrath), and to stand before the Son of man.”
Here is the link to the video: Video
Here is the link to the transcript: Transcript
March 25th, 2007,on a sunny Saturday afternoon at 2:35 PM, I came home from helping a friend and lay down to take a nap. All of a sudden, the right side of my bed started to roll like a wave of water as I was laying on the left side of my bed. I did not feel the bed moving, I only saw it moving.
Well, I am a born again Christian and I know to call on the name of Jesus when these things happen. So I started pleading the blood of Jesus over my bed then bam! I was standing up on the floor behind my bed. I remember standing there and thinking to myself, how did I get up here without remembering and who is this woman laying in my bed?!? And why is my bed still rolling like this?
Then I looked down at my body. I was slim and beautiful but naked! I specifically remember that there is no time in eternity, none! We are governed by time in this reality but in the spirit realm, there is no time governance. Also, I remember that all thoughts and communication are conveyed through thinking and then the recipient just receives what you are saying and then back and forth like that. No mouth needed!
I was then taken from my apartment and I appeared in this massive room where there were people of every colour and shape and size from every nation standing there, all dressed in very bright white. I thought to myself, this is a room of saints.
However, I was immediately told by my invisible spirit guide, who I knew was standing there beside me, that the white robes that these people were, people who were professing Christianity but had evil continually in there hearts. There were millions of people!!! Suddenly, I saw their flesh start to drip off of them like chocolate melting in heat. The flesh just started to drip off of these people right onto the floor. I just stood there in quiet amazement. I was told that all of these people are on their way to hell because they profess Christianity but have evil in their hearts continually.
Then I was taken up into eternity, this is what took place. I was up in the air somewhere in eternity and I was looking down on this scene. There was a female, who has the same complexion as me laying on her back on this platform naked. She had shreds of clothing, white and black in colour, hanging around her neck. She was up on her elbows looking intensely at something in front of her.
There was a great being standing beside her that I could not see but I knew was there who was ALL POWERFUL! Over the entire scene was a canopy and the canopy was the spirit of God. The platform that this female lay on was a flat surface but there was a funnel under the platform and inside this funnel was a great whirlwind that kept this funnel in place.
Then, all of a sudden, I was down and inside this body. Now, I lay there. I was whimpering but too much in utter awe at what was happening in front of me. All of a sudden, a great circle appeared in front of me. The circle grew to the size of a two story house and a flat brown surface appeared inside this circle that acted as a door. Words appeared on this flat brown surface in a foreign language that resembled Hebrew. Although I didn’t know the language, I could understand what the words said: THE GATES TO HELL!!!!!!!!!!
These gates started to open, and then I saw the fire…blue, yellow and red flames. I was told that the flames that I was looking at are 20,000 times hotter than the fire on earth and that this fire is fed by sulphur and brimstone. I then saw the darkness. The sun lights the day here and the moon lights the night here, but there is no darkness like it is in hell. The darkness is alive with pure evil!!!
I then saw the darkness..the sun lights the day here and the moon
lights the night here, but there is no darkness like it is in hell. The
darkness is alive…with pure evil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was about to be thrown
into this fire and then,all of a sudden, I was back into this body. I lay here in
this body, feeling heavy physically because the spirit is free with no flesh and
blood, just completely free but I lay here.
I was about to be thrown into this fire and then, all of a sudden, I was back into this body. I lay here in this body, feeling heavy physically because the spirit is free with no flesh and blood, just completely free but I lay here. The GOD of all ages spoke directly to me, this is what He said to me, and let me just say that He was ANGRY. When He spoke, His voice went through my bones like a massive vibration!!! All I could do is just lay there and hear my master speak.
He said,”This is the end of all sin. If you do not serve me
with your whole heart, I will use you to save others but you will die and go to
hell.” “If you do not serve me with your whole heart, then you serve Me not at
Than the Lord of hosts got even angrier and said, “TITHES AND
OFFERINGS ARE A COMMANDMENT. THIS IS HOW MY WORD IS
PREACHED, THIS IS WHAT TAKES CARE OF MY CHURCHES!!!!”
The Lord said, “You go and tell them….WITHOUT HOLINESS, NO MAN CAN
ENTER INTO MY KINGDOM!!!”
The Lord said to me exactly what was in the
bible, “Be ye holy as I am holy!!!!” This is what I changed me forever.
I was living half holy before this experience but not anymore. I am on my
way to Heaven. I do not ever want to go back to this disgusting place. The
Lord has also told me that he is going to use me to preach the unadulterated
truth of his word..NO SUGAR COATING…NO EASINESS…JUST HOLY
This is why I was born. He gave me a boldness to tell
people things that they do not want to hear…It is ALL OR NOTHING WITH
JESUS CHRIST….NOTHING ELSE WILL SUFFICE…..ALL OR NOTHING…ALL OF
YOU OR NONE OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As Jesus Christ is my lord, my God and my king, this record is true and real
and is my personal beginning of wisdom.
The word of God says in Proverbs,
“The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.”
I fear him now and have an utter
reverance for the god of ages that I never had before.
By: Queen E. Dixon
My suggestion would be to pray very hard to the Lord Jesus. Ask Him to cleanse you of every sin that you have committed, whether knowingly or unknowingly. Ask Him to help you to draw near to Him and that He make you holy and pure in His sight. Ask Him to help you to live for Him and to be obedient to Him through His Word and His Holy Spirit. Ask Him to make you ready to be in His presence and to be pleasing to Him in Jesus’ name.
Daily… this is a daily focus. We must strive for holiness in Christ every day, this is what is meant by taking up our cross daily (Matthew 16:24, Mark 8:34, and Luke 9:23). We are to work out our salvation with fear and trembling for this very reason (Philippians 2:12 ).
I will leave you with this…
Philippians 3:13-15 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Run the race well, with endurance and faith to overcome.