It's an interesting parable with a mystery. I shall not give you the mystery plainly, for its meant for the eyes that can see. A man asked, if there were few that would be saved? Yahusha (Jesus )replies,
that we are to STRIVE TO ENTER IN THROUGH THE STRAIT GATE:
The definition of Strait is a narrow passage between waters.
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Can you see the correlation?
But it's a narrow path that we must remember and that few find it! Bc it is not as easy as the world makes it seem. Sure we can all go into the water and say we were baptized, but we're we really? If your heart doesn't change for more of him and less of the world after baptism, or if your hearts desire is more of what the world has to offer in prosperity and not in meekness and humbleness of heart intertwined with God's love and unending mercy, you likely have not been baptized in truth!
Though this is a bold statement, but our Father takes us as we are, and molds us into the express image of his son, that we may be forever changed by him and his grace he bestowed to us, though we deserved it not.
Repent! Be baptized in truth and examine yourselves in faith.
In verse 25,
Which oddly corresponded with Matthew 25 in the story of the 10 virgins, 5 which had oil in their lamps and 5 without. And when our Lord comes, those who have oil in their lamps and are ready to receive him, bc they have been (waiting and watching for him) will enter in and those without will ask those that have in hopes they will give their oil, and though sharing is caring, at that moment, Discernment kicked in and those 5 wise virgins told them to get oil from those who sell for there won't be enough for either of them!
Truth be told, where can you buy that oil, once he has come? Do you think you can truly come into all that the Lord has in a day? Even in my walk it's taken over 3 years to get here! There is no merchant, church, synagogue, priest, pastor, or teacher that can give you this oil (anointing) except the spirit himself!
So where did these foolish virgins go?
Breathe . . . and find your quiet strength within. There is a force inside of you that stirs . . . this is your place of power, this is your place of greatness. .
This is the place where “digging deep” brings forth every ounce of fire and passion in your soul, propelling you forward with a momentum that is unstoppable. This is where your essence resides and it is a pool of your unlimited potential.
Within you all things are possible. Reach down deep inside this place and remember WHY! Don’t ever quit, because too often throughout history people have quit about 2 feet before the finish line. Remember your WHY and continue to be inspired by that. .
Continue to be propelled forward with that unstoppable momentum, with that quiet fire fueling your passion to achieve and succeed because THAT is who you are! That is who you deserve to be . . . this is your destiny. .
So go after it and keep going, keep making progress and very soon you will be able to step back & bear witness to the tremendous impact you made and the influence you had in manifesting something great! You may need to pick yourself up a couple times . . . do that, dust yourself off and get right back at it.
We all fall down, but that is not a defining moment. Getting up, putting your head down and foraging ahead with all the focus, strength and belief in yourself that you started with, THAT defines you.
You are not a victim of your circumstances or the speed bumps along the way. You are the champion of your own life. ---.
READ // Exodus 2:11-15
The Lord had a great calling in mind for Moses—to free more than 2,000,000 Israelites from Egyptian bondage. And the future liberator seemed qualified for the task. As Pharaoh’s adopted grandson, he would have had access to royal privilege, power, and education.
But Moses also had a strong independent spirit that could get in the way of his obedience to the Lord. God’s plan required a broken spirit that would follow Him and rest on His divine power.
A big mistake—killing an Egyptian for beating a slave (Ex. 2:11-12)—was Moses’ opportunity to learn this important lesson. Realizing the murder had been witnessed, he fled to the desert to escape Pharaoh’s wrath. It was there that he came to the end of himself.
Like Moses, we’re all born with a tendency toward selfishness and stubbornness and want things done our way. But God gives us opportunities to bring every area of our life to Him in submission.
Though few will be given a task on the scale of Moses’, the Father has a calling in mind for each believer. Whether His plan is that we raise a godly family, reach out to a neighbor, or run a business with integrity and consideration, He wants us to do so in His power. To prepare us for this work, He sometimes uses brokenness. That wouldn’t be our chosen method, but God knows hardship is sometimes necessary to strip us of our selfish ways.
Do you want to achieve what God has planned for you to do? In humility, ask Him to bring any brokenness that He deems necessary.
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For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to "SUGAR COAT" say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths (2 Timothy 4:4-3). “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. (Matthew 7:15-20)
For Jesus, it was a bitter cup. It wasn’t sweet when the crown of thorns was pressed upon His head and blood spilled into His eyes. It wasn’t sweet when they took a whip of leather holding pieces of glass or stone and shredded His back like a farmer would plow a field. It wasn’t sweet when they blindfolded Him, slapped His face and mocked His deity. It wasn’t sweet when they placed a beam on His raw, exposed shoulders and forced Him to carry His own cross. It wasn’t sweet when He fell under the load. It wasn’t sweet when they laid His body on the beams and pierced His hands and feet. It wasn’t sweet when the cross dropped in the hole and ripped even further the flesh that had been pierced, It wasn’t sweet when He lifted His voice and said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” It wasn’t sweet when He pierced the heavens with these words: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?” I am speaking of the gospel story, the penetrating truth of what Jesus Christ had to endure so that you and I could be adopted into His family.
Now, 2,000 years after His brutal death, we find “pastors”(NOT ALL) glossing over and “SUGAR COATING" this message in order to avoid offending society’s delicate palates with the bitter truth. They have become tolerant (II Timothy 4:1-2). STOP YOUR SUGAR COATING EAR CANDY PREACHING!
PREACH THE WORD AS IT IS WRITTEN!
Accept our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Now is the accepted time. You may not have tomorrow.