KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 7:13 KJV “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 thereat:”
C S Lewis the Irish Christian apologetic ones said ” The safest road to hell, is the gradual one, the gentle slope, soft under foot, without sudden turnings, without milestones and without signposts” The picture painted by this great Christian philosopher is that, the road to hell is with great ease. The Lord said the way that leads to life is strait. This road is full of obstacles standing close about. This road requires carefulness and a constant struggle to resist temptation. Please note this, the word used by the Lord Jesus is not ‘straight’ which means not crooked, but the word is strait which is narrow, difficult to be entered and so a few treads on it.
The way to death and destruction is broad easy and free. It is the place of doing what pleases the heart. This road is spacious and many people are taking that path. It is the way of the flesh. Those who would not endure any slightest challenge or difficulty. There are many people even Christians who would compromise when the way gets ‘tough and rough. What they say is, everyone is doing it, so there is nothing wrong if I also do it. This is the real essence of the road into death. Where are you treading?
THIS message goes for all persons including those who claim they are Christians, and those who have not given their lives to the master. What kind of life are you living?
A person on the broad way is praised by all people and his life pleases all men. Woe to you if everyone praises you, satan may be the choir director.
A person on the broad road does not love the Lord nor the word of God. He would be a self-centered individual. Titus 1:16 KJV They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. Such people claim to know God yet they are very disobedient to Him
Such people are sensual and earthly minded Philip 3:18 & 19 KJV (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
The scripture said these are enemies of the cross of Christ. This means they would not make any sacrifice for the sake of Christ in any way, their god is their belly. They are full of satisfying their carnal appetites. Their end is destruction and they mind earthly things.
The only way out is to repent and choose the way to life. You must throw away all bad actions. Break with some friends. Clean your mobile phone of certain pictures and films and replace them with scripturally inspiring ones. Stop some habits and commit your life to honoring God’ in all you do.
MY father in heaven I come to you in Jesus name. I turn away from all my stubborn ways. Lord Jesus l call on you to be my lord and the Savior of my soul.
Proverbs 14:12 KJV” There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death”.
Matthew 5:29 KJV” And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.