The message is for the BORN AGAIN people of God. Are most of you falling short of the life that God your Father has prepared for you?
We need to have our thinking restored into the way our Lord has desired for us to think; placing what we believe in the truth the Holy Spirit leads us into. Many have experienced internal life, without going on to experience the abundant life. Jesus said in John 10:10 "I am come that they might have life, (and) that they might have it more abundantly." This Word translated into the word 'abundantly' comes from a Greek word 4012 which means - in the sense of beyond, super abundant (in quantity) or superior (in quality).
He also said in Matthew 7:14 "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." In other words (strait) means there are many obstacles around the door seeking to keep you out by attracting you elsewhere. Many of these are people who are sitting in the pews or preaching behind pulpits. They have not entered themselves and they will seek to keep you that want to enter... out.
They have no knowledge that there is anything more. Many, like me, who experienced the call of the Lord to go further, received opposition from these types of people. As for me, I experienced something very much like the Philadelphia church. I was with others when I saw a door open in heaven and received a call, to come up to it and enter. I told the others about it and asked them to pray with me that I might be able to enter in, because at that time I didn't know what it was about. I just had a strong desire to get through that door. I had no idea what the cost of walking down that road would be. No wonder many wanted to go back to Egypt in the days of Moses.
One thing is sure, it took the power of God for His people to cross over the Red Sea and it took that same power to cross over the Jordan River. These are two separate things; and that is not saying all of the things that go on between these two events that take God to lead you through. So many people stop following the Holy Spirit and listening to God's instructions. Instead they listen to the unbelief of mankind, giving them a report that this kind of life cannot be found, (the giants are too big for us... it is impossible to do what God says for us to do). So like the people of old, they fail to enter in, because of unbelief, like the days with Moses. Today, it is also a matter of a lack of knowledge as to how we are to enter the Kingdom of God.
The leaders allowed the light to go out, just like the story of Eli the Priest who took care of the Temple of God recorded in 1st Samuel. Now that's not all; listen to what God says to this leader in 1st Samuel 2: 29,
"Why then do you kick [trample upon, treat with contempt] My sacrifice and My offering which I commanded, and honor your sons above Me by fattening yourselves upon the choicest part of every offering of My people Israel?"
Also this happened in 1 Samuel 3:2-3 "And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see; and ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;"
If salt has lost its flavor it is good for nothing but to be cast out and trampled under the feet of men.
The others that I went to church with and worked with could only say that I was already in the door and others said I had already received everything and that I should work in the church with them. A member of my family had two people from the church to come to my house and pray for me hoping to cast out some evil spirit, but I knew they were wrong... I had never entered this door and I needed to.
A wonderful thing happened just before these two men came. The Lord spoke to me and said "let these two pray for you being afraid for nothing and they will leave quickly but if you resist they will stay a lot longer." HA! The Lord knows how to get rid of the uninvited. They did exactly as He said.
The word that says 'narrow is the way,' is also meaning; (to suffer is the way) or (tribulation is the way) leading you unto an over comers way of life. Read the 7 letters Jesus sent to the churches and read some of the promises God has spoken to those who over come.
This Kingdom Jesus says we are to seek and the righteousness of it. Then He says that all things we have need of will be added to us. Remember the Words of Jesus, Mat 11:28-29 "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."
Do the words in Hebrews speak to your heart, which says in 4:10&11 "For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief."
Think about it! Who in their right mind would not like to have a life without worry; never have to worry about what you're going to eat or what clothes you will be wearing, where you will be living and so on. A place of rest and peace from the things of this world, which can only be understood by the help and teaching of the Holy Spirit that God gives you. So many of the Lord's people want internal (spirit) life, but they don't want to go on to suffer by losing their life to find this kind of life. Only the Holy Ghost knows how to lead you and teach you the way that will crucify the deeds of this world that are in you (and must be removed in order to enter the Lords heavenly house). So many of the Lord's people live and die of old age and go home to be with the Lord without ever hearing that there is a life of rest that could be entered into while they lived in this world. Instead they have to go home to be with the Lord Jesus to find perfection.
This is why Jesus said, "My Kingdom is not of this world." It is just the opposite of what the prince of this world has to offer you with all of its lusts and every way this evil world has to attract you. Trying to lead you down a wide road that is full of disbelievers in the Words of Jesus. They try to keep you so busy keeping the laws of mans church or churches instead of the law of Christ; that is the way to an abundant life.
To be a real Christian it takes a real man and woman. Not this soft selling of Jesus that you hear in the churches of today; quoting a few lines from the bible and that is all you need to do; except from then on you are called on to give, give, give so the leaders can live in fancy homes and drive fancy cars and you can be told lies of how pleasing you are to God for doing it. It's a perfect picture of the bondage God's people experienced in the days of Pharaoh and his task masters. Pharaoh is a good picture of Satan the prince of this world. The task masters are like preachers who are acting as 'messengers of light,' who do one thing and that is to lead the Lords people into prison work houses of darkness, keeping you in bondage to the whims of men and making you into workers for wolves in sheep's clothing. When that prison house gets too small; they just build a bigger one, but I have news for you that do this sort of thing. God has something special for you. It's a promise that comes straight from the Lord Himself.
"He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints" Rev 13:10.
I am saying this because to experience the power of God; which separates you from a life of bondage and brings you into a new life of following the Lord, is just like being one of God's people in the time of Moses when by the power of God they came out of Egypt and crossed the Red Sea on dry ground. They were on their way to a life that God promised them.
This is an allegory; in other words it is to be understood as representing other things and symbolically expressing a deeper spiritual meaning. The difference is... now you are not following Moses any longer but the prophet God spoke to Moses about... which is Jesus Christ.
Listen to what God said to Moses about Him, Moses then told the people; Deuteronomy 18:15 "The LORD thy God will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of you, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;"
The one God spoke to Moses about that was yet to come was also recorded in Deuteronomy 18:18 "I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him."
The Words of God that says, "I WILL REQUIRE IT OF HIM,"if that doesn't pull at the strings of your heart, then I don't know what will.
(God said, "I will put My Words in His mouth"). Jesus said that He only spoke what His Father wanted Him to say and doing only what His Father did. He spoke no Words of His own. He spoke only the Words His Father gave Him to say.
When Peter preached the sermon to the people in the temple recorded in the 3rd chapter of Acts. He said the same things that were said to Moses giving witness that this Jesus of Nazareth is this Prophet and we are to take heed to every Word God put in His mouth to say to all who would believe in Him.
So OK, what am I trying to say? I want you to think, listen to the call of God and believe!... there is more the God of your soul wants for you. He wants for you to experience the life Jesus is calling you to. To be as a little child in the house of your Father and experiencing the Power of Fathers care over you. He also has a work for you at the end of this age.
We are loaded with people standing behind pulpits and on TV telling the people to believe in Jesus as the Christ of God. They speak of all kinds of things the people should do to please God which are the doctrines of men. It is like another allegory; so many of God's people in bondage much like the people of God in the days of Pharaoh who had constantly cracked the whip over the people to give, give, and give so they can build their monuments. It is amazing how they can preach Jesus and deny Him at the same time and not know that they are even doing it.
They are fulfilling scripture that Jesus spoke in Matthew 24:5 "For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many."
They deceive by using Jesus name to build their own kingdom... instead of God's Kingdom. The laws of man and their kingdoms are much different then the Law of Christ; which is the Law of God's Kingdom.
The laws of the denominations or kingdoms of men differ from one to another but the Law of Christ which is the Word of God is the same word of God's Kingdom. It is the same today, tomorrow and forever.
"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them" Isa 8:20.
Isaiah was not just speaking about Moses but was prophesying about the Law of Christ; the testimony God spoke through His Son Jesus... to every one of us.
This abundant life is something I would like for every one of the Lords people to enter into before it's too late. What will you do when you will not be able to buy or sell anything without the mark of the Beast? Will you be under the power of your Father who will set food on the table? Or will you be one of those who are still falling short of the promise area of God, who think they can work it out themselves? Perhaps you believe the lie that says you won't be here; raptured out of this world. If that's the case then maybe you can give an answer to those that have no job now and can't put food on the table without help.
This is only the beginning of sorrows and I believe it's only going to get worst. I am very thankful that the Word says God will shorten the days of great tribulation for the sake of the Lord's people because many of them will not prepare themselves. They will think they have the answers to survive. Some think that having a lot of money or storing up food and such like will do it, but nothing in this world will keep you safe and fed except the power of God. The Father will hold the hand of His own who are with Him fulfilling all the promises He spoke of through His first Son. The Father will have prepared a place in this wilderness to keep many. Rev. 12:14.
Jesus said "I am the way, the truth and the Life". The answer for all of us is to hear every Word that has come out of the mouth of Jesus and believe the Word of God.
THINK on the Words of God that flowed from the mouth of our Savior. Let us all follow Him all the way by the Holy Spirit God has given to us who believe.