Easter is a time to be reminded of Christ’s sacrifice and renewed. But we can hold back and lay roots of rot and resistance. It is not God who holds back His goodness. We are the ones who chose not the beauty of salvation’s grace.
We all wonder what our tomorrow’s will be. We also can fear that we won’t meet up to the expectations of Heaven. Faith is closing our eyes and trusting that our feet will meet solid ground with each new step. Easy? No! Possible? YES!!!
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”
“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
The “gate” in the Bible is mentioned like the fork in the road. There is a broad gate to destruction people are distracted by stuff, pleasure, and gain but the end result is eternal pain. There are trials, stumbling, disappointment when you walk through narrow gate but at the end is rejoicing where Jesus awaits.
“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. After the master of the house gets up and shuts the door, you will stand outside knocking and saying, ‘Lord, open the door for us.’
But he will reply, ‘I do not know where you are from.’
Luke 13:24 & 25
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Matthew 17: 13 & 14
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
“And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.24“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.25“For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?…”
As we sit in the world’s bleachers and watch men and women take a final stand, do we cheer their victory? Or do we shake in fear? Men, women and children are dying for faith each day. Thousands have been burned to death, beheaded, or shot. How can we not honor the martyrs of our time who have stood knowing their lives were forfeit? Fetid is the evil that thinks it has gained a foothold of respect or notoriety. How dare the evil of this day think they have anything but manure to offer this world.
“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.”（Matt 25：1）Wise virgins can hear the Lord's voice, it's mainly because that wise virgins like the truth and seek the truth. They long for God's appearance. So they seek and investigate on the things about the Lord's return, and know how to distinguish the Lord's voice. Are you willing to be a wise virgin? Then hurry up to see whether the truth expressed by Almighty God is God's voice!